ISP Autodial at Bootup
Posted on 1999-07-25
For about the last month, my computer has been dialing my ISP near the end of bootup. I have tried various things to stop this including:
1. Spending 90 minutes on the phone with a knowledgeable Microsoft technician
2. Trying the solutions for this very problem listed in the white paper on M/S’s Knowledge Base.
3. Unchecking autoexec.bat, config.sys, system.ini, win.ini and the startup folder items in the msconfig application.
4. Checking Run, Run Once, Run Services items in the registry.
5. Booting in safe mode.
None of these solutions has stopped the dialup.
According to a program called Guard Dog, which I installed to help find the solution, it says (via a warning message near the end of bootup) that C:/Windows/Explorer.exe is trying to dial the Internet.
I don’t know if this sheds some light on the matter or not or whether it is too general a warning message to be helpful. In any event, I am not sure what to try next.
I am running Win98 SE (installed after problem started) and IE5 (installed way before problem started).
I’d very much appreciate some help if anyone has any thoughts. Thanks very much.