Reoccuring message in IE ("Work Offline")

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  1. cjp85

    cjp85

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    I keep getting this message about every 5-10 minutes when browsing with IE, but when I click Try Again, my connections is fine. I ran a couple searches but couldn't find anything. It's getting pretty annoying. Pic attached.
     
  2. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    There is some program running in the background that must be trying to connect. I’ve seen this once before, it turned out to be MS Messenger. Check your Internet options and make sure that you do not have "Always dial ..." selected.
     

  3. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

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    The next time you see that message, try opening a Command Prompt and typing

    ping www.google.com

    And see if your connection is still live.

    If it is, make sure File> Work Offline isn't ticked in IE or OE.

    Then switch to Thunderbird and Firefox, or use the Mozilla suite as I do.

    Good luck!