Posted 19 September 2005 - 08:57 AM
Okay, let me see if I can make this as clear as mud. PC Identification is:
Custom built, Pentium 4, 1.8 gHz speed.
512 mg ram
Windows XP pro w/ XP office
Using IE6 and Outlook Express 6
Server is SBCglobal.
Okay, I think that will be enough info for my problem, which didn't start until I installed SBCglobal/Yahoo service after moving here in July.
I can get on-line with Explorer and usually am able to stay on for 1/2 hour or so before being booted off. But when I try to get my email through Outlook Express I will only stay connected for 3 or 4 minutes before redialing. Outlook express also takes forever to load sometimes getting this (not responding) error and having to close it and start all over. I have tried removing and reloading it through the Windows remove/change menu which made no difference at all. I thought about completely uninstalling it but it's not listed in any of the add/remove lists.
The real kicker is when I get this error message saying the server is not found and I open accounts and SBC and Server and find the pop3 has been change to the local host 127.0.0.1 instead of the pop.sbcglobal.yahoo.com. that it is supposed to be. I can change it back, click apply and things are fine until I close OLE, then when it's re opened the same stuff if right back. Another problem along the same lines is in the IE when I try to change the Internet options is says I do not have permission to do that I need to see the administrator. I am the administrator so is this something to do with the Yahoo Server that has Hijacked my system?
Right now I have run Spybot in safe mode, as well as Hijackthis, also in safe mode and Reg Cleaner. While all this seemed to speed the system up some it did not fix the problems with Outlook Express.
So my question is how do I fix this problem and is it related to the Yahoo/SBCglobal service?