Posted 25 April 2007 - 01:15 PM
It's been quite a while since I've actually dealt with a dial-up modem, but first thing that comes to mind when dealing with that is try disabling the modem when your not using it.
To do this go to
Start>Control Panel>Network Connections
right click the modem hit disable. If that doesn't work not sure what to say. I know alot of programs have auto update so that might trigger it. If this is the case, you'd probably have to disable that in all the programs with it. Another thing you could do is disable services you know need internet or programs that start after windows is started.
To do this
Start>Run> type "msconfig"
then click services dont disable them al just look through for programs that you know of and may need it and then click the check. Some services you don't want to turn off. I'm not to familiar with it but my advice is don't turn something off if you don't know what it is.
After your done in services go in the start up tab. Once again there are some things you don't want to shut off so just mess with things you know about. Unlike in services tho, this one in most cases I've seen will have any critical effect on system performance other than the speed increase by disabling everything. Another thing to realize is firewalls and anti-virus are probably in that tab and you probably don't want them disabled.
I know there are some databse websites that tell you what system services are, and you search by they're filename. Unfortunately I can't seem to find the one I had found a while ago if I find it tho I'll post it
"Shoot, coward--you are only going to kill a man." - Che Guevara as he was then murdered as an unarmed prisoner by the Brazilian army aided by the US CIA