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    hi guys... i'm new here...

    about a week ago i started working on installing my new car pc...

    all is working right
    * minlogon
    * windows sp2 updated
    * removed services
    * ect.

    now, when i start windows, no matter what program i run or what i do...
    after about ten minutes, pops a window with the title "work offline"
    and the message
    "no connection to the internet is currently available.
    to view internet content that has been saved on your computer,
    click Work Offline"

    i have two choises:
    "work offline" and "try again"

    i even configured that the network dosent have any internet connection.
    and the computer isn't connected to any network.

    how can i solve this ?

  • #2
    Anything configured to look for updates on the internet, eg, Virus scanner, Windows update, JVM, etc?
    Old Systems retired due to new car
    New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Rob Withey View Post
      Anything configured to look for updates on the internet, eg, Virus scanner, Windows update, JVM, etc?
      i dont have a virus scanner on my car pc
      i disabled windows update
      and i dont have any java aplication

      i only have bootvis, centrafuse, all the VIA motherboard drivers, the ffdshow codec and nvidia PureVideo Codec

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      • #4
        Open internet explorer. In the "Tools" drop down menu, select "Internet Options". Under the "connections" tab, be sure "Never dial a connection" is selected. Click the "LAN Settings" button. If "Automatically detect settings" is unchecked, Check it. If it is checked, uncheck it, restart internet explorer, then check it again.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Arrow View Post
          Open internet explorer. In the "Tools" drop down menu, select "Internet Options". Under the "connections" tab, be sure "Never dial a connection" is selected. Click the "LAN Settings" button. If "Automatically detect settings" is unchecked, Check it. If it is checked, uncheck it, restart internet explorer, then check it again.
          in the internet options i dont have any dialer so i cant choose "never dial a connection"
          (it's unselectable... in grey... you know)

          i checked "auto detect" in LAN settings...
          and... didn't help...

          same wierd message after about 10 minutes...
          even after restart...

          please... someone... help!

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          • #6
            hmm... I missed the part about it coming up randomly. Something is obviously trying to access the internet and can't. Double check your startup programs by running "msconfig" from the "Run" dialog. If you don't see anything that you think might be it, you may have some adware on your computer. I'd imagine you did a lot of protection free browsing while getting things set up. Try downloading Ad-Aware. It's a free spyware scanner. Run it and see if it finds anything.
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            • #7
              I assure you it's not random.
              There is some application or driver or updater trying to access the internet, or at least an IP-based network.

              Does FFDShow or the nVidia codecs have auto-updaters?

              You might consider looking at what you have in startup locations (Startup folder, registry) and see if there's something there that tries to access the 'net.
              Also, could your CF skin have some 'net-based weather or a CD player app that pulls info from CDDB perhaps?

              Just thinking through my keyboard.
              Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
              How about the Wiki?



              Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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              • #8
                hmmmm.... good stuff...

                i'm going to check the registry for startup cr*p
                and i'm going to run ad-aware.

                when i first configured my carpc i got connected to the internet without any protection.
                maybe it's spyware...

                going to report back soon


                by the way... thanks for everything

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                • #9
                  nothing!!!

                  i scanned with ad-aware i searched the registry and the problem exists...

                  maybe it's a virus...
                  anyone know an online free virus scanner that CAN fix viruses ?

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                  • #10
                    You can try actually connecting the PC to the interweb and see what is trying to download. Then, once it is updated, whatever it is, the message might go away...

                    Just a thought.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by galvitron View Post
                      You can try actually connecting the PC to the interweb and see what is trying to download. Then, once it is updated, whatever it is, the message might go away...

                      Just a thought.
                      If you go this route, Zonealarm can tell you what is accessing, with the option to allow or deny it access.
                      Old Systems retired due to new car
                      New system at design/prototype stage on BeagleBoard.

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                      • #12
                        AVG Free Edition is the virus scanner I use. Works well, and it can clean up viruses.
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                        • #13
                          i had another idea...

                          i connected the carpc hard drive to my pc at my room and scaned it with
                          notron antivirus...

                          found a few spyware and a trojan...
                          probably from the first time i got connected to the web (wihout any protection)


                          now everything works fine...


                          thank you all....

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                          • #14
                            So I know this is an old thread but I'm having the same issue. I think it's Garmin Mobile PC that is trying to contact the internet and causing the popup box, because it started happening about the time I switched from iGuidance to Mobile PC.

                            What I am wondering is whether it is possible to prevent this "work offline" popup box even in the presence of applications that are trying to contact the internet? Any ideas please?

                            Thanks
                            mpr.

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                            • #15
                              manually configure a dial up connection, this is only so you can modify the internet options, the you can select never to dial a connection, after that's done you can delete the connection.
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