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    DUN dominance

    W98SE:
    Is there a way of disabling these two characteristics of dial-up-networking (seems to be tapiserv.exe) that takes command of the console such that
    (a) until a connection is established, outlook express is unable to respond to any keystroke or mouse action
    ([img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] when a connection is lost, a dialog box appears and takes unto itself every keystroke I intended to go to the current application?
    All help gratefully received!

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    Re: DUN dominance

    I'm not sure there is a way to change the first behavior. Often, loading an application uses enough resources that nothing else responds, despite the "multitasking".

    Regarding the second point, go into Control Panel/Internet Options/Connections tab & uncheck "Dial whenever a network connection is not present.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: DUN dominance

    With regards to (a) is it possible to get any response from OE if it is operating in Offline mode?

    Alan

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    Re: DUN dominance

    Thank you once again, Paul:
    No other applications I use hold on to control when they aren't actually using much CPU - while DUN is waiting for server to respond, Process Explorer reveals that CPU is 90% to 95% idle.
    The "Dial whenever a network connection is not present" box was already unchecked - but disregarded!
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    Re: DUN dominance

    Thanks, Alan:
    There was only a problem when dialling and while waiting for a connection - all all other times, including the verification and logging-on phases, OE and the entire system responded to the console properly. I suspect these two antisocial characteristics of DUN were related to corruption in the registry. I have loaded a six-month-old registry back-up and rebooted, and now I don't lose response. I hope things will be back to normal when I lose connection in future, too.
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    All help gratefully received!

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