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I have a computer issue that is quite puzzling to me, and I wonder if anyone knows what is going on?

Asked by evelyns_pet_zebra (12843 points ) May 24th, 2009

Recently I networked my two computers to be able to share files. Shortly after that, I started to get a pop up to connect via dial-up. I am running DSL and both machines are linked to the same router. My DSL is on full-time so signing up with dial-up is irrelevant. I assumed it was because my wife’s computer is hooked first into the DSL router, or that mine is farther away. I pulled up a window in my network connections (in Settings, Control Panel) and unchecked a few boxes, which solved the problem to the extent that now the only window that pops up now has the heading Network Connections, with the typical yellow triangle with an exclamation point in the center. Underneath it reads Cannot connect the phonebook entry. Error 720: A connection to the remote computer could not be established. You might need to change the network settings for this connection. For further assistance, click More Info or search Help and Support Center for this error number.

None of those Help links exist in this persistent pop-up window, and this problem doesn’t hurt anything, other than being annoying while I am online. I did look for Error 720 online, and couldn’t find it. I’d appreciate some advice on this.

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MrGV's avatar

To disable the popup
1. Click Start, point at Settings, then click Control Panel
2. Double-click the Internet Options icon .
3. Click the Connections tab, then click the circle beside Never dial a connection
4. Click OK to save and close the window

For error 720
http://mx04.com/pipermail/winxp.network/Week-of-Mon-20061225/030311.html

Lupin's avatar

@MrGeneVan Thanks for the tip! My pc kept tryin got dial too. Your suggestion stopped it.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@MrGeneVan Thanks for the input, I knew there was a way to fix it, I just couldn’t quite figure it out. As someone who has buggered up a computer in the past by disabling the wrong thing, mucking about with the registry always makes me a little leery.

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