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Windows 98 > Internet Explorer 5 Tips


No prompt to disconnect

By: Arie Slob

When you close the browser or Outlook Express, and it's the last Internet Application you close, you will get a dialog box asking if you want to disconnect your connection.

If this doesn't work, first check:

  1. In Internet Explorer, select Tools > Internet Options from the menu
  2. Select the Connections tab
  3. Select your connection in the Dial-Up Settings box and click the Settings button
  4. Next to the Passwords box, there is a button Advanced, press this button
  5. This will bring up the Advanced Dial-Up window for the current setting. Both check boxes Disconnect if idle for XX minutes and Disconnect when connection may no longer be needed need to be checked

How to stop the prompt "Do you Want To Close Your Connection?"

If this doesn't fix the problem (or both boxes are already checked), try this:

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Internet Settings
  3. Look for a value Auto disconnect in the right-hand pane
  4. If the value data reads 00 00 00 00 double-click this entry and change the value to 01 00 00 00
  5. Exit Regedit, and restart your computer