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Every time i close a ie or several other things dial up networking prompts me with a window asking if i want to disconnect.  How do i stop it from doing that.  I been through every configuration i can find dealing with this problem.
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Patricia Siu-Lai Ho earned 300 total points
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patrickhincle, Try this.

Go to the Control panel, Internet options or open an IE5 browser- Tools- Internet options.

At the Connections Tab, Select your DUN (default and others) at the Dial-up settings. Click the [Settings..] button on the right side. Near the Password, click into the [Advanced] button,

But in IE5, the autodisconnection is controlled under two option by:-
 [x] Disconnect if idle for [20] min. and
 [x] Disconnect when connect may no longer be needed.
Thus, if no activities, the idle time has passed after 20 min. it will disconnect.
Or if you once closed all IEbrowsers or OutlookExpress, it will disconnect without prompt.
Click Apply and OK.

Restart the computer.

Try and let me know if you have any queries.   pslh
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by:H4nnibal
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Patrick,
If you are using Internet Explorer, pslh is absolutely correct in what he say's, however the Internet Options are in the view menu, and then connection, and settings.
Cheers,
Hannibal.
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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hannibal,
<<however the Internet Options are in the view menu, and then connection, and settings. >> What version of IE that you're using? Have you verify it on your desktop?    pslh
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by:H4nnibal
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pslh,
I'm very sorry. I'm using IE4.72, and I have verified this on the desktop. I was just providing additional information, I'm not after the points, just here to help.
Hannibal.
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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Hannibal, Thank for your verification.
Welcome as you're newly joint and give a helping hand as I am doing here.

Because this is a professional QA site, in order not to mislead the questioners, I'm serious on every words/steps/procedures, which I've been posted here.
Due to my methodology have been adopted the usual practice of a chemist, I would test and verify every steps and procedure before I posted it. That's my way of eliminating confusion.

Most of the current users have been upgraded to IE5, I've mentioned it in my post.

Once you've posted that it was easy to recognise it was IE4 but it needs your verification.
Otherwise, confusion will be made and conflicts will be created.
pslh
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by:patrickhinckle
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Yes, I am using IE 5.0.  If i opt to have my computer disconnect after 20 min.  Will it disconnect if i am downloading and not here, or will it recognize that i am downloading and wait till it is finished.
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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Patrick,
[x] Disconnect if idle for [20] min.
20 min. is only a suggestion as you can change to other times.

Mine is setting at 5min.
 
<<Will it disconnect if i am downloading and not here or will it recognize that i am downloading and wait till it is finished >> No, it will not disconnect during downloading.
After downloading finished and has been idle more than 20 min. without any surfing or activities of browser or your Outlook express has been closed, it will disconnect.

If you do not want to disconnect when idling time has been passed, you can open the outlook express to receive emails simultaneously and checking time is configured to be less than the time of idle (e.g. 5 min.). It will keep connection when you’re back.
pslh
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by:patrickhinckle
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I tried it and it still gets me the prompt.  I booted up my old system and check to see if it was checked on that one.  It was not.  I have never had that prompt from my other HP.  I wonder if its another app that is installed that has the setting on it.  It does'nt only happen with explorer it happens with everything that uses a internet connection.  If i close AIM i get it.  If i close Yahoo messanger i get it.  I also get prompted to log into windows at startup.  I leave the fields empty and i still get the windows login prompt.  I deleted all .pwl files and i still get it.  This problem is not critical, but its a pain in the butt having windows pop up all the time that you dont want.  
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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Patrick,
You may do it to enable the caching:
Go to the control panel, network; select the "Microsoft Network Client" as Primary Network Logon. Click OK.
Restart the computer. A logon prompt asks you to enter a password. Give a password and reconfirm the password. Enter into window.
If you close the browser or any other Internet related programs, it prompts you with a window asking if you want to disconnect. There is a [ ] box asking you if you want it to ask you again. Checked the box and tell it not to give you this prompt again.

See if any help.
pslh
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by:patrickhinckle
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Although that solved my password at login problem.  I still get the "Do you want to close the connection to erol's" prompt after closing anything that has to do with the internet.  Everytime i get this i have to select yes or no or i can not go on.  I can't find the setting for it anywhere.  I know it has to be here somewhere.  I am usually pretty good at finding these kinda things out, but man this one is stumping me big time.  If you have anymore suggestions i could definantly use them.  Thanks for all your help.  
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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Patrick,
If you close all but DUN still be connected, the prompt will pop up.

If you do not want this prompt to pop up, you may uncheck these boxes: -

But in IE5, the autodisconnection is controlled under two option by:-
 [ ] Disconnect if idle for [20] min. and
 [ ] Disconnect when connect may no longer be needed.

Changes will be effective on next open of IE5 browser.

See if this is what you're looking for.   pslh
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by:patrickhinckle
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I tried checking both those boxes and still get the prompt.  I Tried not letting programs use that connection.  That does'nt work.  I am going to up the points abit.  I didnt know that it was going to be this much trouble.  thanks for you help.
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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Patrick,
Go to the Internet options, Connections, select your ISP DUN and click the [Set Default] button. Your ISP DUN is now set as default.
Checked the option
[x] Always dial my default connection

<<I tried checking both those boxes >>, are you sure those boxes are unchecked now?

Or tell us more about what was done.

As I have verified this prompt disappear and reappear if these boxes are unchecked and checked in my desktop.
 
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by:patrickhinckle
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Check this out!  If i go to System Configuration Utilily.  And select normal startup opposed to selective startup (which was default).  Then i dont get that message at all.  Only thing that is different that way is that i can put anything on my taskbar.  But if i change it back to selective startup then i get that message again.  Would that mean that its a program that is being loaded by my config.sys file or autoexec.bat on startup.  Doing a normal startup does not bypass the autoexec and config file does it.  As far as the settings you were talking about with explorer.  I tried both checks and even rebooted to see if that made a difference with them and it still gave me the prompt.  It seems that for some reason changing to Normal startup eliminated the prompt but I want my taskbar to be active again.  I put a few of my icons down there.  Thanks for your help.  
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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Patrick,

Is Taskbar referring to the systray just next to the clock?

Which functions have not been selected for a selective startup in compared with a normal startup?

<<Doing a normal startup does not bypass the autoexec and config file does it. >>
No, it doesn’t bypass the autoexec.bat and config.sys.
For a selective startup, you can still check (select) the boxes
[x] Process Config.sys file
[x] Process Autoexec.bat file

<<It seems that for some reason changing to Normal startup eliminated the prompt but I want my taskbar to be active again.  I put a few of my icons down there. >> 
What are these icons? You can go to the msconfig-startup Tab, checked the boxes related to these icons.

pslh
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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Patrick, Have you installed the Windows Update notification and is it enabled? Do you have any antivirus programs e.g. PCillin or Norton Antivirus? If they are enabled the live update, their jobs may be still running at the background while you closed all browser.
Disabled them may help.
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by:patrickhinckle
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Yes i have update notification installed.  I also have mcafee antivirus.  I set all my settings back to default.  Windows was asking me for a password everytime i booted windows.  Even when i left it blank it will still prompt me for it.  So i took along shot and added a name and password.  Well now i dont get the prompt anymore, but that still does'nt solve the problem of why i was getting it in the first place.  Or why i keep getting the login even though i was leaving the fields blank.  I am stumped on why a close connection prompt would be related to windows logon screen.  I am satisfied with just typing in a username.  I have tried disabling all software running in the backround and that didnt work either.  It seems that for some reason this logon thing worked.  To confirm this i deleted .pwl files and removed windows logon from network in control panal.  I got the blank prompt at start up.  Added nothing, and the prompt came back.  So it has to be related to that somehow.  I know that sounds very weird, but for some unknown reason it works.  If you think that there is something else to try by all means tell me.  I dont want the logon screen at all, but if this is the only way i would rather have that then the connection prompt.  Thanks
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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Patrick,
<<I dont want the logon screen at all, but if this is the only way i would rather have that then the connection prompt.  >> This is the only way.
When you created a logon window prompt to a user desktop with name and password, windows will switch from “local machine” (no user, no cached *.pwl) to “current user” with its own user’s settings (including LAN, internet and desktop).

All passwords and other related desktop settings will be cached and created by a temporary cache file named "user.pwl".  When using DUN, it will create the rna.pwl. However, if there is no user.pwl, the rna.pwl will not work nor be created. The file rna.pwl will also cache your DUN passwords and web-sites password and other related settings, too.

Thus, I would just enter once as a user and save a lot later on works.

pslh
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