Microsoft KB Archive/172768

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MSN and Internet Desktop Icons Do Not Respond

Last reviewed: October 14, 1997
Article ID: Q172768

The information in this article applies to:

  • The Microsoft Network version 2.0

SYMPTOMS

When you double-click the MSN or the Internet icon on the desktop, your computer may not attempt to connect to MSN, The Microsoft Network.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur for either of the following reasons:

  • Your dialing properties are not set to connect to the Internet as needed.
  • You are connecting to MSN or the Internet using a proxy server.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Internet.
  2. On the Connection tab, click the "Connect to the Internet as needed" check box to select it.
  3. In the "Use the following Dial-Up Networking connection" box, click The Microsoft Network.
  4. Click the Connect Through A Proxy Server check box to clear it, and then click OK.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about MSN and Internet connectivity, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q139105
   TITLE     : Internet Explorer May Not Dial Automatically

   ARTICLE-ID: Q173679
   TITLE     : MSN Sign In Screen Does Not Appear

Additional query words: 2.00

Keywords : msnconnect kbtool
Version : WINDOWS:2.0
Platform : WINDOWS


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Last reviewed: October 14, 1997
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