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Posted: 10/22/2001 7:39:31 PM EDT
Everytime I boot it up or wake it up from hibernation[Dont know abot standby,I don't use it]it dials my ISP.It doesnt open up IE though.I went through every program I can think of.Nothing sched.WHAT THE HELL IS IT???
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 7:41:37 PM EDT
Check the Task Manager.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 7:44:23 PM EDT
I did but nothing that should dial out.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 7:48:38 PM EDT
Check your connection properties, it might be set to automatically reconnect.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 7:56:10 PM EDT
What OS? Is it a Compaq Presario by chance? Go to internet Explorer properties, connection, and tell it to never dial a connection. This will make you manually dial... but that's less annoying. To actually fix it...check your startup group. There are many programs that run in the startup group, that attempt to send or gather information on startup to the developer... or to check for updates. You can delete them one by one, or all of them, and see if that fixes it. Then restore the ones you want fromt he recycle bin. Go into the system tray. Hold your mouse over each item. Make sure you REALLY need it running. Go into real player and kill startcenter. You will find this frees up a lot of resources, and the computer will run less buggy, and faster.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:01:33 PM EDT
on second thought FORMAT AND REINSTALL!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAA [chainsawkill]
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:16:43 PM EDT
FDISK? Or if it's a 'puter from a major company such as Dell, Gateway, Compaq, HP, etc. They put a ton of extra stuff that you won't use in your lifetime... The steps to find/get rid of them are: [b]NOTE: It is possible to uncheck something that is normally needed to run your computer. However, this is "usually" easy to repair by doing these steps again and putting the required checkmark back.[/b] START>RUN Type in MSCONFIG and click OK In the pop-up window, click on the option that reads SELECTIVE STARTUP Click the STARTUP tab The list is all the programs that load and run every time you boot your computer. To see a guideline of what each one does go to this web site: [url]http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm[/url] Take the checkmarks out of the stuff that isn't needed, click OK and reboot.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:36:13 PM EDT
"The directions said to install Windows 95 or better, so I installed Mandrake Linux 8.1."
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:40:38 PM EDT
My AR-15 is a lot more reliable than my 'puter. i guess the AK of 'puters would be a commodore 64.[:D]
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:48:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By libertarian: My AR-15 is a lot more reliable than my 'puter. i guess the AK of 'puters would be a commodore 64.[:D]
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Man...you are dating yourself. My first computer was a Commodore Vic 20, with 4 Mb of total memory!!! ANd I was impressed!! Sgtar15 [img]http://www.tartarus.net/images/water/frog2.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 8:55:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15: Man...you are dating yourself. My first computer was a Commodore Vic 20
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I first one I worked/learned on daily basis was a TRS-80 Model 1 with 4k, but the first one I called my own was an Atari 400 with a whopping 16k...
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 9:31:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15:
Originally Posted By libertarian: My AR-15 is a lot more reliable than my 'puter. i guess the AK of 'puters would be a commodore 64.[:D]
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Man...you are dating yourself. My first computer was a Commodore Vic 20, with 4 Mb of total memory!!! ANd I was impressed!! Sgtar15 [img]http://www.tartarus.net/images/water/frog2.gif[/img]
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How the hell did you get 4 MB on a Commodore. Come on, somebody had to go there.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 9:35:20 PM EDT
Seriously, I had a problem with my modem making alot of noise into my phone line when I tried to talk. This happened after I changed to Cable Internet. I just unplugged the damned modem and haven't had the problem since. The freakiest thing was for a while when I ran Office 2000, it tried to Install Calendar Maker 2.5 every time I started Office. I figure some program was crossed, so I uninstalled both and reinstalled Office 2000. Haven't had the problem since.
Link Posted: 10/22/2001 9:47:22 PM EDT
Now to get in on the first computer issue: 1) Atari 400 2) IBM XT 3) Apple IIc 4) Apple IIe 5) Macintosh TV 6) IBM PS/2 7) Packard Bell Pentium-60 8) IBM Aptiva (450 Mhz P3) 9) Clone Canibalized From Various PCs (Piece-Meal Upgrade From Aptiva) Operating Systems: 1) Atari's DOS (Atari 400) 2) ProDos (Apple IIc/IIe) 3) Apple OS 7.1 (Macintosh TV) 4) Apple OS 7.5 (Macintosh TV) 5) Apple OS 7.5.3 (Macintosh TV) 6) Windows 3.1 (IBM PS/2) 7) Windows 3.11 (PB P60) 8) Windows 95A (PB P60) 9) Windows 95C (PB P60) 10) Windows 98 (IBM Aptiva) 11) Windows 98 SE (IBM Aptiva) 12) Windows 2000 Professional (IBM Aptiva) 13) Windows 2000 Advanced Server (IBM Aptiva) 14) Windows XP Professional Beta 2 (Aptiva Clone) 15) Windows XP Professional RC1 (Aptiva Clone) 16) Windows XP Professional RC2 (Aptiva Clone)
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 12:42:59 AM EDT
If you use IE, Try going to tools= Internet options= connections tab= Highlite your ISP and click on settings, Uncheck automatically detect settings AND use automatic config script. and see if that dosen't stop the problem. KenS
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 3:42:13 AM EDT
Take your phone cord and wrap it around the SOB!
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 7:53:35 AM EDT
I have a Sony Vaio desktop,1gig athlon.Running windows me.I did what Robbie sugg.That took care of it.It also took care of some of the Sony keyboard commands.I think im going to burn some cd's and start over new.Then I can set it up exactly like I want. One other problem. The Sony emblem was loose on the monitor so I took it off and it says HAL under there.Whats a HAL.Now my web cam follows me when I walk across the room.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:06:08 AM EDT
HAL is the computer from Space Oddessey 2001, it eventual kills everyone. Run while you have the chance, it is a conspiracy, Ice
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:24:38 AM EDT
by any chance do you have audio galaxy satallite on your computer? mine used to do that too untill i removed audio galaxy from the start up options.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:26:35 AM EDT
Ice I can't believe that.It has started talking to me in a nice soothing voice.It has even asked if I would like to play a game in the airlock.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:31:50 AM EDT
Thats freaking crazy, now I am paranoid again, where are my blue pills... where are my blue pills. "How are you today? Would you like to play a nice game of chess?" Run Armalite, run. [:D] Ice
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