Little background. I've got a cable modem hooked up and am running OS9. After starting the computer, it seems as the the modem and computer are not talking at all. When I talk with modem tech support and adjust and save settings in TCP/IP ctrl panel, connection starts working (99% of the time). It wasn't changed settings that correct the problem, but the fact that I update the pref file. Now, if it doesn't work, I change a setting in the control panel, save it, change it back to the way it was, and save it again. Voila, it works.
Why does my pref file become either corrupted or not being read?