Damsel in distress! Mad modem attacks!
any of you willing to help a lady in trouble?
For the last couple three or four days my modem keeps dialling the internet. It's a right pain.
When I start the computer, its away. I click cancel and another box opens up, to which I click 'work offline'. Then the previous box appears and I have to click cancel again, then the other box, click 'work offline' again. Then it stops.
But if I try to open a Word file, it starts dialling away like a madman again, with me clicking and clicking these two boxes that appear as soon as I click the other. During the opening of Word files these boxes appear six times each (that's 12 times I have to click 'cancel' and 'work offline') and it takes well over a minute to open a Word file.
Meanwhile, I can open jpeg files ok, but if I right click on a jpeg icon the modem is dialling again and I have to click 'cancel' etc another four times before I can do what I intended when right-clicking.
This happens when I try to open some other programmes too.
I have tried everything with this problem but nothing seems to work. It started after a NIS Live Update. I have tried System Restore but my computer says it can't (even though I enabled it). When I try to set up my own restore point the computer refuses to do it. The calender screen seems to be frozen, too.
My home workstation is Windows Me.
Is there a gallant knight in shining armour or a fellow technobabe who can help me??? Many thanks x