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#1 yamxer438

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 04:54 PM

can anyone give me a list of the programs that have to be running in my start up menu, so i can turn everything else off. thanks for the help

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 06:24 PM

Which windows are you running?
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 01:34 AM

i am running M.E. (yea yea dont laugh i know thats my problem :thumbsup: ).

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 01:48 AM

I personlly turn off everything but my antivirus, antispyware(Spybot Ewido..), utilities(nvida console), MS updates and systray. Byt that is just me. I only have 2 computers left running ME. One have Windows NT4 sp6, one has (mine) XP Pro, and the other nine have Win2k Pro p4. Win2k is a dream. It's like XP Lite. Works great on older computers. All of my computers are P-III 450 and 500s
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 06:50 AM

http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml

Mike Lin's StartupCPL puts a tab in your Control Panel so you don't need to use msconfig to trim your start up. The only things that need to start with Windows is your AV/ Firewall protection.

Look up processes here:
http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...processlibrary/

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 10:14 AM

I vote for Mike Lin's StartUPCPL - I've used it for a long time and it works extremely well. Msconfig has always confused me - so I refuse to use it.

There's several ways to determine if you need a startup entry or not. The good thing about StartUpCPL is that you can uncheck (disable) an item without deleting it. Here's what I do:
1) Scroll through all the tabs and uncheck the one's that you're sure that you don't need - then reboot your system. If anything's wrong - go back and put the checks back in.
2) Scroll through the one's that you're unsure of, and uncheck them one-by-one (rebooting in-between) - OR do a Google search for it's name or file name - OR post back here and someone should be able to tell you what it's for and if you need it. - OR try checking this site (I just found this, so I can't vouch for it's accuracy - but it was accurate about the files that I searched) http://www.file.net/process/index.html

Once again, if anything goes wrong, go back and put the checks back in.

There are several programs on the market (nVidia video in particular) that will automatically add another entry if you disable it. Some are needed, but most are not. It's a bit trickier to get rid of these - but let us know what you've got and we'll tell you how to stop them also.
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 10:39 AM

Here is an interesting item, "How to run ME well" that might guide you about startup applications:

http://www.burzurq.com/forum/trevtweak.html

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 02:16 PM

thanks for all the help i will try out some of this stuff and see what happens thanks agian joel

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 10:57 PM

ok so i did a coulpe of the things you guys told me about, now i have another problem. When i try to go to a web site, it says that the page can not be displayed,but if i type in the ip address for a web site then it will open the page. I have comcast as my provider and i called them but they said it is in my pc. Not sure if this has to do with any changes i made or if it is just a kwinky dink. thanks

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 01:23 AM

It sounds like a DNS problem. Are you running a static IP address on your LAN or DHCP?
DNS is like the telephone book for the internet. It takes the www. whatever name .com, compares it to the database and comes up with the WAN IP address for the website. If you are Static on your LAN you need to manually input the DNS in your Network Properties. Go to the settings page for your router and copy down the DNS IP addresses shown there and enter them in your computer's network settings. Unless your are going to host your own DNS. Not practical.
The second option would be to enable DHCP, unless you have a need for a static address. To do this go back thru the Network Wizard.

Or the DNS is down at comcast, they don't want to acknowledge it, and it will come back onlne in time.

If you think you screw up the settings just run back thru the Network Wizard and be done with it.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 12:52 AM

yea, so as you can tell i am no computer wiz, so i dont know what dns is, not sure how to tell if i am running a static ip address and not sure how to enable dhcp. I went into the network wizard but it didnt ask me anything about dhpc. sorry dude

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 01:55 AM

In IE go to Tools>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings(at the bottom of the page). If at the top of the page the box next to Automatically detect settings is check you are using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). The allows your router to assign your computer an address. It is ideal for the user who has basic needs.
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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:23 AM

Since I talked about StartUpCPL - did you make any changes using it? If so, what were they? One may have affected your connection ability.
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 12:51 AM

most of the stuff was already off i just turned of a couple of mcafee updates and stuff. at comcast they told me it was a window socket or wind sock, but that is all the info he could give me, cause it is a windows thing not a comcast thing.

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 01:14 AM

Have you done all your Windows updates?
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