If you can't find the cause, you might opt for the auto-repair. Find out what the difference between these two settings in the registry is, make a reg-file which automates the changes and run it as late as possible (during boot). You might even have to make a batchfile running first this regfile, then IE, to replace the normal shortcut.
Hope this helps.
Windows 98SE/ Pavilion 6535
Began spontaneously two weeks ago. I was told by my ISP that it was probably my Internet Explorer 6, which had failed. So I "repaired" with the Internet Explorer Repair tool. It continues to default to the Proxy setting detect (in Lan)
So, I found the IE 6 setup file on my computer, and ran it again, against the warning of the computer...
However, it worked, in that, it kept me connected.
But everytime, I boot up, and try to reach a web site, ( I am connected to the internet) I simply have to go to Internet Options (connections section) and clear the Proxy setting in the Connections Tab Section, in order to even reach my own start page.
Does anyone know how to lock that connection to "always dial my default connection"?