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Disable the Ethernet LAN in BIOS.
Check that all users (v. "me only") can use the connection.
Check that only TCP/IP Services is present in Connection Properties - you
might need the VPN Enhaced whatever driver too.
"Mark L." <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I have a single PC with 5 users, no network, dial up only, running XP Pro
> I have a recurring problem in that my dialup settings keep changing.
> Under "Internet Options" on the connections tab, in the Dial Up and VPN
> settings area, for some reason the setting keeps reverting back to "Never
> dial a connection"
> I keep setting it on "Always dial my default connection" but after a
> couple of restarts/days it changes back.
> There is an unused built in ethernet adaptor on my motherboard (which is
> an ASUS A7V400-MX in case it makes a difference) but I have disabled it in
> Windows and it is not connected to anything anyway.
> When this setting change happens it doesn't look for the LAN either it
> just does nothing.
> I am usually alerted to it happening when I start up IE or Outlook Express
> and they don't dial up.
> If anyone has any ideas on how to stop this happening I would be very
> Mark L.