Posted 25 March 2005 - 11:35 AM
Once the ISP lady had me Restore Defaults in IE, the GT just stopped working. I've fooled around with them so that they are just about where they should be again (the settings to allow 3rd party). A couple of days ago, I reinstalled GT but with no luck. Now, when I go to Add/Remove Programs, I click on the GT and the add/remove button. It thinks for about 5 seconds then nothing happens except it freezes up on me and I have to do Ctrl-Alt-Delete to close it out. And 2 new items appear in Ctrl-Alt-Delete - Regsvr32 and slrundll. So, it's at a standstill basically. I am not too happy with the ISP for having me do that (Restore Defaults) since my troubles doubled.
The update now is this:
Resetting the modem didn't solve the problem.
Updating the modem drivers didn't solve the problem.
A brand new modem installed yesterday didn't solve the problem.
I'm at the end of my rope and I'm about to call the ISP/phone company to have them come out and check all my wires, cords, and cables. They put in all brand new wires, cables, and cords over 18 mos ago but maybe dogs, cats, and squirrels tore them up again, I don't know. But this all started last Friday and my patience has run out.
I don't even like the new modem setup deal. Because now I have the Com3 icon sitting near the ISP logo while I am online. The first couple of times of being online with the new modem, it was at 49,333 bps. Right now it says 50,666. Regardless, the speed stinks and I'm upset that they've blamed the modem from the start. I think I got a new modem for nothing. Unless you tell me differently.
I know dialup will give most people fluctuating connection speeds but for nearly 2 years, it stayed at 52,000 and everything loaded fast.
But to answer your question about the new version of the GT, it's 2, 0, 114, 9 according to the Google folder I found in Program Files. That was downloaded and reinstalled March 21st.
One final question/comment. When my cursor is on the double computer icon, it reads blah, blah, blah sent @ 921,600bps - the (new) maximum connection speed allowed or capable by the new modem. But the actual speed reads 49,333. This information used to be accessible by my cursor on the ISP logo icon. Now I have to get it by right-clicking the Com3 icon and selecting Status. In case it means anything, I went from v.90 to v.92/v.44.
Forgive my nonsense, I'm kinda losing it - lol.
My good friend OT (OldTimer) suggested a program that helps remove things from Add/Remove Programs when you are unable to remove them manually. Forgot the name of it. I tried to download that but the link just froze on me.
Incidentally, the Google Toolbar is not found on my HJT log - OT had me check.
So with that horribly large amount of useless information, am I right to have the phone company (which is also my ISP) come out and check things in and out of the house? Otherwise, I'm lost. Which is another reason I love the GT. I get popups now and then and I'm just waiting for an About:Blank infection.