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#16 gringo_pr

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:02 PM

Hello


try running this and see if it helps any

please run this tool
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:11 PM

When I click it, it just opens up another tab in my browser and all the text below was there. Was that correct? And actually after rebooting a few times, the performance seems to be recovering, maybe I need to monitor it over the next few days just to confirm.

Gary

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' Visual Basic Script program to reset the DMA status of all ATA drives

' Copyright 2006 Hans-Georg Michna

' Version 2007-04-04

' Works in Windows XP, probably also in Windows 2000 and NT.
' Does no harm if Windows version is incompatible.

If MsgBox("This program will now reset the DMA status of all ATA drives with Windows drivers." _
& vbNewline & "Windows will redetect the status after the next reboot, therefore this procedure" _
& vbNewline & "should be harmless.", _
vbOkCancel, "Program start message") _
= vbOk Then

RegPath = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96A-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\"
ValueName1Master = "MasterIdDataChecksum"
ValueName1Slave = "SlaveIdDataChecksum"
ValueName2Master = "UserMasterDeviceTimingModeAllowed"
ValueName2Slave = "UserSlaveDeviceTimingModeAllowed"
ValueName3 = "ResetErrorCountersOnSuccess"
MessageText = "The following ATA channels have been reset:"
MessageTextLen0 = Len(MessageText)
ConsecutiveMisses = 0
Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

For i = 0 to 999
RegSubPath = Right("000" & i, 4) & "\"

' Master

Err.Clear
On Error Resume Next
WshShell.RegRead RegPath & RegSubPath & ValueName1Master
errMaster = Err.Number
On Error Goto 0
If errMaster = 0 Then
On Error Resume Next
WshShell.RegDelete RegPath & RegSubPath & ValueName1Master
WshShell.RegDelete RegPath & RegSubPath & ValueName2Master
On Error Goto 0
MessageText = MessageText & vbNewLine & "Master"
End If

' Slave

Err.Clear
On Error Resume Next
WshShell.RegRead RegPath & RegSubPath & ValueName1Slave
errSlave = Err.Number
On Error Goto 0
If errSlave = 0 Then
On Error Resume Next
WshShell.RegDelete RegPath & RegSubPath & ValueName1Slave
WshShell.RegDelete RegPath & RegSubPath & ValueName2Slave
On Error Goto 0
If errMaster = 0 Then
MessageText = MessageText & " and "
Else
MessageText = MessageText & vbNewLine
End If
MessageText = MessageText & "Slave"
End If

If errMaster = 0 Or errSlave = 0 Then
On Error Resume Next
WshShell.RegWrite RegPath & RegSubPath & ValueName3, 1, "REG_DWORD"
On Error Goto 0
ChannelName = "unnamed channel " & Left(RegSubPath, 4)
On Error Resume Next
ChannelName = WshShell.RegRead(RegPath & RegSubPath & "DriverDesc")
On Error Goto 0
MessageText = MessageText & " of " & ChannelName & ";"
ConsecutiveMisses = 0
Else
ConsecutiveMisses = ConsecutiveMisses + 1
If ConsecutiveMisses >= 32 Then Exit For ' Don't search unnecessarily long.
End If
Next ' i

If Len(MessageText) <= MessageTextLen0 Then
MessageText = "No resettable ATA channels with Windows drivers found. Nothing changed."
Else
MessageText = MessageText & vbNewline _
& "Please reboot now to reset and redetect the DMA status."
End If

MsgBox MessageText, vbOkOnly, "Program finished normally"

End If ' MsgBox(...) = vbOk

' End of Visual Basic Script program

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:32 PM

Hello

not supposed to do that but here is what I am trying to do - http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/check_set_dma_page1.html



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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:47 PM

Wow!!! that was the issue was set to PIO mode and now I'm noticed SIGNIFICANT differences in response time. Your are AMAZING Gringo!!!! I would be a dangerous weapon of war if I knew what you did :) But many, many, MANY thanks again, I cannot express my gratitude enough to you and the whole BleepingComputer staff. This is the BEST support forum online by far!!! I will keep monitoring performance over the next few days and let you know if everything indeed is back to normal and rolling smoothly.

One last question, what is your preferred proactive Antivirus, Firewall, AntiSpyware and Anti-Malware softwares? I'm a tech head so I spend 20 hours a day on PC's and only had about 4 viruses in the last 10 years but each one was severe and they always seemed to sidestep my antivirus and firewall protection. The 4 times I was infected, it sidestepped McAfee the 1st time, AVG the 2nd time and Avira the last 2 times. Most all were paid versions too not the free ones. So tell me what you recommend. I was reading up on ESET and it looks pretty impressive but let me know your thoughts. Thanks

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:28 PM

That is great news!!!


Free antivirus I like
Microsoft Security Esentials
Avast
Avira

Paid I like
Eset
kaspersky


as far as firewalls if you are behind a router then I would use windows firewall and if by chance you are on dialup then I like comodo



4 virus in 10 years is not bad especaly if you are on as much as you say - the bad guys are getting better at what they do and they are always in front because they make the changes and the antivius has to catchup

it is more about being aware about online safety than the perfect security setup


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 05:35 PM

Thanks so much for that info Gringo and I agree, 4 times in 10 years is a pretty damn good track record. But the last 2 of the 4 viruses contracted were in past 14 months. So the bad guys are definitely stepping up their game and I have to get even sharper at detecting the traps.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:51 PM

thank you very much it was nice



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Posted 08 October 2011 - 11:39 PM

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