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AOL Help

Alan

its only fun
#1
Hi,

I have a mate who is new to puters and he put the AOL free120 hrs disc in his pc,[Fool]

Well his problem is everytime he boots up AOL keeps opening and wanting to connect to the net.

If any of you know how to stop this please reply.

It will have to be a step by step "How to" so i can cut and paste the answer in a e-mail for him.

Thanks for the help

Alan

 
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mafiafromrussia

Guest
#2
try going to msconfig and removing it from start up list ? or look around in options on aol, there should be icon near clock with autostart featurs, turn them off.
 

Alan

its only fun
#3
Originally posted by mafiafromrussia
try going to msconfig and removing it from start up list ? or look around in options on aol, there should be icon near clock with autostart featurs, turn them off.
Thx for the quick reply;)

The problem is he dosen't want to remove it [Fool] him not you;)

I dont know the 1st thing about AOL, but there must be some sort of option to stop it loading on boot-up, as I said he is very green with puters, thats why I want a step by step.

Thnx again
Alan

 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#4
its probably an app requesting a connection

the biggest culprit on my system is winamp

options / preferences /
untick / check for new versions at startup

:cool:
 

Alan

its only fun
#5
Well, according to him, its AOL launching the browser:confused: on start up.

I haven't a clue of the settings in AOL, thought someone here might.

Henyman where are you:)

Alan

 
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mafiafromrussia

Guest
#6
hey alan, aol is pretty good program, not isp. and i've just installed aol 8.0 myself :)
 

Alan

its only fun
#7
Originally posted by mafiafromrussia
hey alan, aol is pretty good program, not isp. and i've just installed aol 8.0 myself :)
Then you could be the man :D

Why is it starting on boot up?, and how dose he stop it ?

Must be something in the setting yea:confused:

Thnx
Alan

 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#8
try taking the aol icon out of the startup folder

right click aol / auto launch options /
tick do not use auto launch options.

I still think an app is requesting a connection
start / run / MSCONFIG
untick all startup items
enable startup items one at a time until AOL fires up
this will tell which program is requesting a connection


Mafia is that beta version of AOL 8 your using ???
I signed up to be a beta tester but had no word
I don't think its been released in the UK yet

 
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mafiafromrussia

Guest
#9
as i said above, there should be tray icon near clock, right click on it, chose autostart options. there select dont use any autostart options, and do not show tray icon. also it could be that some web page is just trying to open up at boot and aol is set to be default program to open the web page so it starts and tryes to dial. u can go to IE tools>internet options>programs and make it default. also there might be some other program trying to access the internet and aol is default dial up program. do disable that go to IE properties>connections and either change to never dial, or change default connection.
 
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mafiafromrussia

Guest
#13
u should go to keyword and type "upgrade" there it'll open up the right page right away



try this link, should work in aol
aol://4344:1227.upgrade8.9420624.717947345
 
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mafiafromrussia

Guest
#19
lol, u beta testers always get your sofware late. what does that say about the software? lol
btw 2z it took me less then 10 min to get that thing lol. looks like u'll need some more time to get it :D
 

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