I have .99GB of RAM... not .00GB
You can't have .99gb Ram.
Ram comes in multiples of 64MB and the minimum Microsoft states is necessary to run XP is 128MB of RAM or higher recommended although nowadays the minimum for reasonable performance is considered to be 512MB and higher if you are running multiple windows concurently open or programs such as graphics programs that consume large amounts of resources.
When you say you are using a different "Linksis" are you saying you are using more than one router to access one broadband connection or are you talking about the USB wireless adapter you were using for your computer? If so, have you tried just hard wiring your computer to the router using the ethernet card?
What did you use to scan your computer with and what did you scan for?
Try the folowing:
First, do an on-line scan using the Windows One Care Free Scan
Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm
Make sure you click "Full Service Scan"
in the middle of the page and not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.
Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.
Allow it to scan - it may take quite, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.
After it completes, write down what if anything it found and fixed, and list it here.
Then reboot your computer.
Download Everest Home Edition V1.51 from oldversion.com
Everest Home Edition (the successor of AIDA32) is a system information and benchmarking tool with full hardware & software information available as freeware for the individual user. It comes with a built-in hardware database and physical information for CPU, motherboard, hard disks, optical drives, chipset and much more.
Get version 1.51 which is the last freeware version that includes the software module which lists all software installed on your computer and provides all the license key numbers – a great tool which has been deleted from all successive freeware versions.
One you install it, open it and then click on the + to the left of the motherboard category to open the tree, then click on "SPD"
What does it tell you is the RAM installed (Top right side frame)?