The AutoDial Procedure Stops If You Quit Internet Explorer

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When Internet Explorer performs an AutoDial procedure, the Internet Explorer window and the Dial-Up Connection dialog box are displayed. If you configure the AutoDial feature to automatically connect, the AutoDial procedure starts. When this occurs, you can quit Internet Explorer. If you do this, the Dial-Up Connection dialog box closes. Because the connection is not established, the modem dials, negotiates line speed, and then stays connected until an Internet service provider (ISP) timeout occurs and quits the connection.


This problem occurs because the methods that are used by Internet Explorer to determine whether a connection is open or not do not determine if the connection is in the process of being established.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer 6. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
328548 How to Obtain the Latest Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack


To work around this problem, click Cancel in the Dial-Up Connection dialog box to cancel the connection. When you do this, Internet Explorer does not quit when your computer attempts to establish a connection.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1.


Article ID: 309178 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
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