I have had to make ennumerable cals to Internet Service Provider in order to settle this problem.
Symptoms: Erratic ability to connect to internet
Erratic ability to use Outlook Express
Many time-outs do to inactivity on Outlook Express
Twoo weeks ago, I had re-format and re-installation of Windows XP Professional with Front Page(Office 2003)
I have also installed in addition:
Yahoo Instant Messenger(BETA)
Dial-up Acceleerator(from phone company)
Internet Call Manager(also from Phone company)
Phone company advised me that it might be "spyware"
Have done following scans:
-Spybot S & D with following results:
MicrosottWindowsSecurit:yCenter_disabled: Settings (Registry change, nothing done) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHJNE\SYSTEM\CurrentcontrolSet\Services\wscsvc\Startl=W=2
Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenteç.iisabled: Settings (Registry change, fixed)
Sometimes desktop shortcut for internet connections works and sometimes it does not.