Yes I have checked the dialing preferences...set to never dial up... it still will dial up. Odd thing, when it does the self dial, I have checked the Task Manager and there are no programs running.I have a exact clone of this puter and it runs just fine.About to loose it!!!!!!!walldoc said:Not wanting to over simplify, but have you checked the dialing preferences in the properties of your dial-up networking window? You can set the modem there to never dial a connection unless prompted to. If you've got it set to Always Dial, certain programs can dial up on their own to check for updates, etc.
painterman said:Help, I have tried everthing...Virus scans spyware scans..checked all settings and my computer will dial up on its own.Any ideas? Could the modem be at fault? Thanks
Get Linux. It works great on older machines and alot more secure. Won't need to worry about getting highjacked or virusesmalware, that sort of thing written for the Windows platform.MasterStrokes said:It is a relic in its own right. It was a trade off so I can’t complain. It’s actually pretty fast as long as you don’t turn it on. :cheesygri