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Annoying Work Offline popup

by Ras Keita / November 3, 2007 4:30 PM PDT

I have a very annoying pop up.
"Work Offline
No connection to the internet is currently available."

The problem is I know there is no internet connection this particular computer is an audio workstation, therefore I don't have and don't want internet connectivity. I've had Windows XP with SP 2 on a previous DAW and this annoyance never happened. I've searched and tried all the fixes suggested, I've disabled most services, anything and everything connected with the internet and networking has either been disabled or uninstalled. I've tried the fixes suggested in changing the registry entries. I'm frustrated, when using some audio applications, while recording the popup causes interruptions, actually stops the app. Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Some applications.....
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 3, 2007 8:01 PM PDT

like Windows Media Player, will attempt to search the internet for track and DRM information.

Perhaps you could search the Tools > Options of the apps you use.


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Looked into that
by Ras Keita / November 3, 2007 10:59 PM PDT
In reply to: Some applications.....

I've unticked that function in the Media Player, disabled Auto Updates anywhere I can find them, still the popup remains. OInstalled Adaware and run full system scan.

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All I can suggest
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / November 4, 2007 5:26 AM PST
In reply to: Looked into that

is to hunt for it in the Task Manager. Right click the Taskbar and select Task Manager, then click the Processes tab. If you have a column header called CPU click it twice. If you do not, goto View > Select columns and select CPU Usage.

Watch the Task Manager. If anything unusual uses CPU when the pop up appears you can then investigate further.


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by crazythaikat / November 8, 2007 1:04 AM PST
In reply to: Looked into that

y did you install adware software if it isnt connected to the internet?

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re:some applications....
by v_2vinch / November 6, 2007 5:48 PM PST
In reply to: Some applications.....

hi there,
i really dont know whether this is gonna work, but you can give these two steps a try.

1) open internet explorer. File >> work offline. This will enable internet explorer to work in the offline mode

2) open internet explorere. tool >> internet options >> connection tab. select the radio option which says never dial a connection and see what happens.

3) if these doesnt work, i would suggest try disabling the network card from device manager and see what happens....


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The Pop-up fix
by thrigh / December 8, 2008 1:13 PM PST

Goto Control panel; Click performance and maintenence; click Administrative tools; Double-click Services icon; disable automatic updates --- restart computer.

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