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Microsoft KB Archive/174377

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Article ID: 174377

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 95

This article was previously published under Q174377


When you try to make a Dial-Up Networking connection, the connection attempt may appear to stop responding (hang).


This problem can occur if the View Details option is enabled in Dial-Up Networking and you have installed the Windows Desktop Update component with Internet Explorer 4.0.


To work around this problem, start the Dial-Up Networking connection using a shortcut, disable the View Details option in Dial-Up Networking, or uninstall the Windows Desktop Update component.

Start the Dial-Up Networking Connection Using a Shortcut

  1. Create a shortcut for the Dial-Up Networking connection, and copy it to a new location.
  2. Start the Dial-Up Networking connection using the new shortcut.

Disable the View Details Option in Dial-Up Networking

  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Dial-Up Networking.
  2. Click the View menu, click Details.

Uninstall the Windows Desktop Update

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click Internet Explorer 4.0, and then click Add/Remove.
  4. In the Internet Explorer 4.0 Active Setup dialog box, click "Remove the Windows Desktop Update component, but keep the Internet Explorer 4.0 Web browser."
  5. Click OK.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


For information about installing Internet Explorer or additional Internet Explorer 4.0 components, see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

171229 How to Add and Remove Internet Explorer Components

170993 How to Install Internet Explorer 4.0

Additional query words: 4.00

Keywords: kbdialup KB174377