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After some playing around with proxies, I have an "Internet Connection" connection in my Network Connections.  It was not there before.

When I try to remove it, I get an error dialog:
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Error Deleting Connection
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You cannot delete a connection while it is busy connecting. Please disconnect or close the login property page and try again.
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If I disconnect from the network, it disappears, only to reappear when I reconnect.

How do I get rid of it?

Windows XP SP2.
ICS and windows firewall not enabled (I use Comodo).
Linksys router.
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by:Jonvee
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Could be a modem share problem.  You could try temporarily disabling the modem.
See if this previous thread helps >

"Delete Connection from Network Connection in Windows XP":
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Windows_Networking/NT/Q_22728743.html
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by:Pete Long
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"If the computer says You cannot delete a connection while it is busy connecting, do this: press ENTER then click Disable this network device. (which is at the screens left edge)."
http://www.secretguide.net/read/index.php?filename=maintenance

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by:alexo
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Don't have a modem.  I'm connected via cable.

Disabling does not work.  Message says:
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Error Disconnecting
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It is not possible to disconnect at this time. The connection is currently busy with a connect or disconnect operation.
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by:Jonvee
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Did you try ...
Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components.
You should have an "Internet Gateway" or "Internet Connection" listed here.
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by:alexo
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Sorry, no such thing there.
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by:alexo
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Now the LAN icon is sutck showing "acquiring network address"...
IPCONFIG shows that everything is fine though.

I did install Windows defender in the same timeframe.  I don't know if it had anything to do with it.
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by:johnb6767
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Is the Universal Plug and Play Service enabled and started?

Start>run>services.msc

Look for it and double click it, and disable it. Reboot and hopefully it will be gone...
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by:johnb6767
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Can also Disable UPnP on the Administration page in the linksys...
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by:alexo
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UPnP set to manual and is not started.
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by:Merete
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I did install Windows defender in the same timeframe.  I don't know if it had anything to do with it.<< indeed it will, its probaly preventing the acces, uninstall it seems the best option since it started then
Windows defender has been known to cause majour damage to a HDD, like its cousing Norton.
The damage is caused if its running a deep regestry scan and the system locks up and a hard shutdown is peformed others have reported they can nolonger boot into windows as Defender has changed the boot.ini or something and corrupted windows.
If your a smart internet user you dont need windows defender use AVG free  instead it is a user friendly AV
run ccleaner often install spyware blaster prevents activx and malware from installing
keep it all up to date.
Best regards
Merete
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by:alexo
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I uninstalled Windows Defender and rebooted.  No change.
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by:alexo
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Renamed the connection to something unique and found it in RegEdit here:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network\SharedAccessConnection]

Same parameters as on the other Win-XP machine (that does not have this "Internet Connection")
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by:alexo
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Running services (getting desparate here...)

These Windows services are started:
   Alerter
   Automatic Updates
   avast! Antivirus
   avast! iAVS4 Control Service
   avast! Mail Scanner
   avast! Web Scanner
   COM+ Event System
   Comodo Application Agent
   Cryptographic Services
   DCOM Server Process Launcher
   DHCP Client
   DNS Client
   Event Log
   Fast User Switching Compatibility
   Help and Support
   HID Input Service
   HTTP SSL
   Logical Disk Manager
   Machine Debug Manager
   Network Connections
   Plug and Play
   Print Spooler
   Protected Storage
   Remote Access Connection Manager
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
   Secondary Logon
   Security Accounts Manager
   Security Center
   Server
   Shell Hardware Detection
   SSDP Discovery Service
   System Event Notification
   System Restore Service
   Task Scheduler
   TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
   Telephony
   Terminal Services
   Windows Audio
   Windows Management Instrumentation
   Windows Time
   Workstation
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by:Merete
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What's the connection name alexo:, if you could stop it in the task manager then you maybe able to delete it, however it may not solve the the issue if its some kind of program set to run as a service.
Your comment>>After some playing around with proxies<< undo this set them back to defaults.
You may have to reboot to safemode unplug any network cables then try to uninstall your default internet connection, if it has a hold over the new.

Have you tried system restore?

Try stopping these then atempt to delete the new connection.
Network Connections<< this states its running
DCOM Server Process Launcher
Secondary Logon
Telephony

Otherwise you may have to sift thru the Services in control panel administraive tools and set some to  manual.
Time consuming. here is a list of the services in XP

http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm
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by:johnb6767
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This one is also related to UPnP....
SSDP Discovery Service

Try disabling....
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by:alexo
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Sorry for the delay, I will return to this question soon
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by:Merete
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ok thanks
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alexo earned 0 total points
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Solved it.

Deletied the network adapter in the device manager and rescanned for changes.
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by:Merete
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Good job. alexo:  :)
Please close out your question answered here
How do I close a question?
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi9

Regards Merete
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by:Jonvee
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Netminder,

Yes, PAQ/refund sounds fine, thanks.
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