Did you every get a reply to this - I have exactly the same problem. I suspect it has something to do with office (97) - tnx
I have a recurring problem with IE 6: I have repeatedly changed the option under Tools, Internet Options, Connections to Never dial a Connection; I have DSL service. Still, I often get my Dial-Up box appearing when I am changing pages (perhaps because there is a momentary loss of DSL, although I don't know.) I have changed it within IE and also from the Control Panel, yet the problem returns.