I learned the symptoms my pc had looked like a broken driver, and so I did another search for DPCs causing problems and got a microsoft.com link all about them. Here it is: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/netwo...IS/NDISdrv.mspx
I realise now that it was for developers etc but it seemed like it was still alone the right lines.
It said they might be set up to initialize a driver before the actual file is ready to be operated and that this value could be changed to wait several seconds before trying to start anything. NDIS is the one in question. I think this may be it!
I also found that NDIS is network related so as I am connected to AOL via a BT voyager 100 ADSL usb modem this could be it. AOL recently sent out an update for the broadband modems and I had no choice but to install it. I have had to constantly reinstall drivers for it as well as my audio and my graphics. Is there a fix for NDIS driver problems? My graphics is updated by firmware and my audio driver NEEDS the update from the manf. website, as the one on the disc doesn't help.
So what choices do I have?
I hope this is enough info for you guys.
I'm also registered on VirtualDR and have posted my HijackThis log file and a startup summary and I've been told that it's okay.
I've deselected ALL my startup items and it makes no difference to the pc's performance.
I've ran every spyware/virus scan, used scandisk on my HDDs and defragged both drives.
The PC is fine in Safe Mode.
I'm >< this close to reinstalling XP but this will probably cause more harm than good.
I know I waffle a bit but hey that's me.
thanx 4 any help u got
I am running:
Microsoft XP Home SP2,
K7S5a Pro Mainboard,
AMD Athlon XP 2400+,
nVidia 64MB GeForce4 440 MX
AOL 9.0 via BT Voyager 100 ADSL usb modem,
Adaware 6 and Spybot S&D, Microsoft Anti-spyware Beta and AVG 7,
NEC DVDRW +/- Dual Layer
20GB Maxtor HDD,
80GB Maxtor HDD
Edited by bravestarr5, 19 May 2006 - 03:59 AM.