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    Hello all

    More of an annoyance than anything but I wonder if it's referring to anything deeper.

    My procedure is to boot up the computer and connect manually by double clicking the .exe connection file.

    Until recently all goes well, my connection is established and my home browser page opens.

    Now I get an error message saying "Windows cannot find 'http://(my IP address here)'. Make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again. To Search for a file click the Start button and then click Search."

    It other words ... it looks like the connection has failed BUT, if I wait a little longer, my home page browser opens up as normal over the top of this error message.

    I just click the usual "x" at the top right of the error message and it disappears.

    Anyone know (a) why this opening error message (which seems to mean absolutely nothing) should have started to appear and (b) how to stop it? I'm having no luck getting to the bottom of this.

    Thanks.


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    Have you tried running ccleaner? May just be a too full temp folder etc.

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    Well, guess? I post here and it goes away. Not seen it since I posted my question. Oh well...

    Thanks for the heads up anyway, Canuck. I needed to upgrade to the latest version of CC [v1.40] but hadn't done so. You reminded me.

    All up to date and (seemingly) working as it should now thanks.

    EDIT > Spoke too soon. Updated Ccleaner, scanned/cleaned out system, rebooted. Same ineffectual error message on logging on to the net. :x


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    Hi Oddjob

    It could be that your browser is ahead of your modem ...

    What I mean is your browser is trying to connect to the webpage before your modem has connected to your ISP ... so it can't find the webpage, but in the time it takes you to cross off the error message, your modem connects, so everything is then Ok...

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    Thanks for the input, Steam. Everything is indeed working fine here. It's just a annoyance more than anything.


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