Dialup window keeps popping up as content loads

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Berilac, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Berilac

    Berilac Guest

    This has me puzzled. As a page is loading, the dialup window keeps popping up
    and disappearing. Is that supposed to be happening ? It never happened with
    IE 6 - the items loading just showed up as text in the status bar. In IE 7
    that happens too, but why does the dialup window keep popping up ? This is
    very annoying. I am using XP Home SP2 with updates , Zone Alarm and Avast 4

    I like IE 7 a lot :) TIA
    Berilac, Feb 1, 2006
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  2. That shouldn't be happening, but not sure why it is.

    Go to IE tools/internet options/advanced and make sure the option to
    automatically check for IE updates is turned off. Also, go to IE tools,
    internet options, advanced. Turn off 'check for publisher's certificate
    revocation' and 'check for server certificate revocation'.

    If using OE, go to Tools, Accounts. Make sure the connection setting is 'any

    Are you using ADSL/Cable or dialup?

    Sandi - Microsoft MVP since 1999

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  3. Berilac

    Bones Guest

    I don't get the dialup window pop up, but when I open IE 7 B2, I get the work
    offline window poping up. I click try again and all is well. Have a PPPoE DSL
    connection, and I am always online when I open IE. Also, the option to work
    offline option is not checked, and it is set to never dial a connection. This
    did not happen in IE 6, 7 B1, or FF...just the new beta.
    Bones, Feb 1, 2006
  4. Sandi Hardmeier - MVP, Feb 1, 2006
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  6. Berilac

    Berilac Guest

    I'm using XP connection abilities not ISP. When I click IE icon I get one
    smaller dialup window then another opens - almost as if there are two but in
    connection manager there is only the one connection. Is it possible that
    something from IE 6 did not get unistalled when IE 7 was installed ?
    Berilac, Feb 1, 2006
  7. Sandi Hardmeier - MVP, Feb 1, 2006
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  9. Berilac

    Berilac Guest

    Sorry - it happens with all url's. I have unistalled IE 7 and IE 6 works fine.
    One window that popped up was "Dial Up Connection" and if I clicke "connect"
    I got a 2nd window popping up that said "Connecting Earthlink", but after the
    page loaded, as content was loading, the "Dial Up Connection" was the window
    poppin gup and reappearing very rapidly. I apologise if it I am vague but I
    am being as precise as I can be. Hopefully my input will prove helpful. Thank
    you very kindly for your replies as they were appreciated. I may try to
    install IE 7 Beta again later.
    Berilac, Feb 1, 2006
  10. I'll be honest; I'm struggling to understand why images or other content
    would trigger a dial up window. I could understand it if you were being
    disconnected by a background process (an old chestnut that turns up every
    now and then) but my understanding here is your connections are stable the
    whole time and not dropping out, even for a moment.

    I wonder if running this command would help - it certainly can't harm:

    netstat winsock reset

    Sandi - Microsoft MVP since 1999

    Inetexplorer has changed - for instructions on how to
    find old URLs, go here:
    Sandi Hardmeier - MVP, Feb 1, 2006
  11. Berilac

    Russellf Guest


    I'm having the same problem with the dialup windows, all mine say ADSL
    connecting. I've switched off the display status while connecting, in the
    properties section of tools/connections - but still these annoying windows
    that never happened with IE6
    Russellf, Feb 1, 2006
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  13. Berilac

    Grassi Guest

    After installing IE 7 I got the same problem described above. A Dial up
    connection window pop up showing mya DSL server conncetion. I noticed that it
    happens every time a page is loaded and may happen more than once in the same
    page if this one has many objects being loaded. This was not happening in the
    IE 6. I have tried your tips disabling some featurs in the Internet Options,
    but got no effect.
    Grassi, Feb 1, 2006
  14. Berilac

    ben Guest

    My problem is the same. I have tried the changes mentioned but still get the
    "dialup connection flash bye". When I go to Quicken.com there will be 20 to
    25 popups before they stop and it seems to be related to number of items
    loading as indicated in the status bar. This seems to be the pattern with
    every url I bring up ,even MS!

    Hope a solution can be worked out soon.


    Win XP Pro, SP2, Tiny Personal Firewall , AVG virus protection, dialup ADSL
    ben, Feb 1, 2006
  15. Berilac

    Leith Guest

    Why dont you find a family member who has dial-up intrernet, surely there
    must be someone you know who doesn't have broadbadn, or is dialup a rarity in
    the US now?

    Leith, Feb 1, 2006
  16. Berilac

    Berilac Guest

    For the record, I restored my system back to a drive image (ghost) that I
    made after finshing the last format (all updates from windows update
    installed). I thought if it were my machine, surely going to that state would
    alleviate the problem - it did not. So, in spite of liking IE 7 very much, I
    restored my last image and said goodbye to IE7. IF the problem is fixed soon,
    I'll be happy to install IE 7 again. I was very excited to get the chance to
    preview it, but disappointed that such a strange problem should crop up - it
    makes it unusable. IE 6 is working fine.
    Berilac, Feb 1, 2006
  17. Berilac

    Martino Guest

    This way worked out for me (with a DSL connection):
    Tools->IE options->Connections: check "Never dial a connection" on the
    "Choose settings if you need..." section.
    Good luck.
    Martino, Feb 2, 2006
  18. Berilac

    Skoop Guest

    I have the same problem and I AM on a dialup. Whether I connect
    automatically or dial up my ISP first and then start IE, I, too, get the Dial
    Up Connection window flashing with each page refresh or even when there are
    multiple independent items loading on the same page. That alone is very
    annoying. But, I also have my cursor options set to move to the default
    button in a new dialog box, so that whenever the Dial Up window flashes, I
    lose cursor focus to that window. It snaps to the "Connect" button by
    default. I cannot use this software like this.
    Skoop, Feb 2, 2006
  19. Berilac

    Berilac Guest

    I tried that too, but the result was that I could not connect <S>. Whoever
    wrote the software will have to figure this one out - I'm no tech, and I
    think whoever will be using it eventually is not going to want to have to get
    out of the car and crank then engine to get it to turn over ;)
    Berilac, Feb 2, 2006
  20. Berilac

    Russellf Guest

    The "never dial a connection" setting worked for me.

    Russellf, Feb 2, 2006
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