How can I get\ "Disconnect Prompt" back?

Question

When I exited the internet I received a disconnect prmpt with outlook express and I don't receive it anymore. How do I get it back? Charles

Answer

This question was answered on December 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This behavior can occur if the EnableAutodisconnect value in the registry is set to a data value of 00 00 00 00

RESOLUTION

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, modify the data value of the EnableAutodisconnect value in the following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

Change the data value to 01 00 00 00 After you make this change and quit Registry Editor, restart your computer.

Auto Disconnect can also stop responding if another application is using the connection The other connection may not be obvious Applications such as Active Desktop, some screen savers, offline content collection for Internet Explorer, and some scheduled tasks may use the Internet connection in the background.

When you change the Auto Disconnect option, the setting may not take affect immediately You must close Internet Explorer, and then disconnect from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) When you reconnect to your ISP, the settings take affect

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Posted by Henry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 2, 2004