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Using IE4 & Dialup Networking.  In IE4, View, Internet Options, connection --- The connect to LAN radio button is always selected after boot-up... I set it to connect by modem and point to dialup networking icon that dials my ISP. Shut both down, IE4 and close Dialup network... Now if I double click the IE4 Icon on the desktop, first it dials ISP then connect to my home page.  This will work time after time so long as I dont shut down the system. When I do that I have to re-do the internet options thing again. This was working fine for weeks. I dont know what happened that made it reset itself over a restart but I cant figure out how to fix it!  Help ???
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by:ktownsend
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Has your system been shuting down completely?
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by:ronallard
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Yes, no problems whatsoever????
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by:MasseyM
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Do you have Client for Microsoft Networks installed?  If not install it...

Control Panel/Network/
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by:lizzzard
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Do you have an ethernetcard installed using TCP/IP?
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by:ronallard
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I don't think I have an ethernetcard mostly cause I don't know what one is!

Masseym:
Yup, "Client for Microsoft Networks" is still there... Notice that this just stopped working "out of the blue". I didn't install anything, my system didn't crash, nothing?!?!?

Another interesting thing, now that I think of it. When I IPL, boot up, it's been asking me for a ID and password. It never used to do that either???  I just put in an ID (no password) and it finishes comming up OK.
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by:lizzzard
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could you show us what is in your network configuration list?
(configuration window -> network -> page configuration)

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by:ronallard
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Client for Microsoft Network
dial-up adapter
tcp/ip
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by:ronallard
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As is shown by subsequent discussion this is not the case...
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by:Mrfixit
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Sounds like some registry problem I would try SP1
Http://www.microsoft.com/ie
Did you try IE 4 with SP1 download and install it. Good luck.


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by:ronallard
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I already have IE4 SP1 installed!!!
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MasseyM earned 50 total points
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It sounds as though you have a corrupted password-list file.  Go to your C:\Windows\ directory and delete all .PWL files... Reboot the machine.  It wil then ask you for a login name... give it a name (like you have been doing) with no password.  from here on in, it shouldn't ask you for a name again.

(If it does, get TweakUI.  It has an option to "automatically" login using a name and password.  Set that up to login with just the name)  This will store your passwords in the PWl file and allow you to save the passwords.  
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In the past I've tried deleting *.pw* and it didn't clear up... but this time deleting *.pwl it cured the problem...?!?!?!?! Thanks...!
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