How do I turn of a pop-up box that asks the question-

Do you want to close the connection to "Internet Provider's Name"?
YES      NO

This box pops up at random times in both IE5 and Outlook.

Running original Windows98, IE5 and Office 2000.


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To stop this from happening:
1.In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options from the menu
2.Select the Connections tab
3.Select your connection in the Dial-Up Settings box and click the Settings button
4.Next to the Passwords box, there is a button Advanced, press this button
5.This will bring up the Advanced Dial-Up window for the current setting. Here you can uncheck the box for Disconnect if idle for XX minutes and Disconnect when connection may no longer be needed

Some computer manufacturers (Compaq, Dell and others) use software to have you sign-up with their Internet services. This places an entry called Encompass_ENCMONTR in the Startup tab from msconfig (Select Start > Run and type msconfig in the Open: box). You can remove this entry by deselecting it's check-box (Not recommended IF you are indeed connected with the ISP from your computer manufacturer), this has fixed the annoying prompt "Do you Want To Close Your Connection?" for many.

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well, that sounds like a perfect answer, so he probably gets the points.

If, for some reason, it does not work, visit http://www.winbatch.com - this is the perfect programming language for windows.  It is like a mixture between basic & DOS batch and *very* simple. You can, with 2 or 3 lines, write a little program which sits in the background & waits for a pop up box  with the title you want, then pushes the "no" automatically.
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