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speedemon86

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  1. What you didn't notice is that the 700MHz was an other PC. And that I run 2k on that box, which I am more than happy with!
  2. Well put. I'd strongly advise against itunes on windows anyway Also: change of plans. It seemed alright, but time and use revealed otherwise. Three random reboots in the past hour or so. They have an IT guy that helps them out from time to time, I'm going to hopefully put my head together with his and get every last bit sorted out before I head home on Friday. ... I wish I was home :\
  3. I don't see the big deal with disabling services. I disabled a few here. I disabled several when I installed 2k on my home box in June of 07. Not a single problem, so... *shrug* Well, it's pretty much done at this point. I just need to ensure that automatic system restore point is turned off, replace adobe with foxit, and... ah, immunize with spybot. That's really about it. After getting rid of Norton and nuking the trojans that were found by superantispyware/avg, the system runs fine. It's not perfect, which is what I compulsively aim for (I did it at home, dammit!), but it's feasible. They're happy, so I'm happy. Now for some more sake! I will, however, ensure that this thread is etched in my gmail account because one of these days I'll build a new machine and install XP on that sucker, heh.
  4. Ahead of the game in some respects, been using processexplorer before I started and googling my heart away, just finished installing AVG an hour ago, going to start a scan then lounge about in the pool. No need for eye candy. If you saw my foobar at home... yeah I'll make sure when we back up all my uncle's data and such that I have all the drivers. I'll take a peek in the tower to see what the junk situation is in there (I watch mine like a hawk at home). More as it becomes available, I'll definitely check out those links when the time comes (I was so happy when I found the Intel App Accelerator for my i810 set at home!).
  5. I'll look into that, thanks! I've already made a phone call or two, and might be able to work things out that way. In the meantime I've been trying to clean up a bit more in case circumstances change or we run out of time or whatever. Superantispyware has found 5 trojans, and it's still not done scanning D:
  6. Update: uninstalled most of the things mentioned, and the improvement is wondrous. However, I checked the size of the windows directory, and it's 4.8 gigs O.O ... so yes, I discussed it with my great uncle (the owner, and a member of aforementioned family), and we are going to back up, reformat, and reinstall. Now I just need to find XP SP3 Pro so I don't have to use the original manufacturer's disc (*wink wink*?) And yes, ff3 portable. They use IE here, and I think I've converted them, but after the reinstall. I just installed portable for myself. I was just overwhelmed with the mess on this system, I'm not an id***!
  7. Let's see if I can get this all in one reply: Poolshark: I'm familiar with my registry and services at home (good ole 2k!). Here... eh, I can figure it out, at least. Not sure where it was purchased from, I'm told it was bought in 2001. It's a compaq *shrug* (mine is an emachine, and like I said it does all I want, all the time). North is Orlando (home is Palm Beach). Unique: I have to admit, it's been so long since I've had to deal with the evils of symantec that I had completely overlooked it . I'll switch it to AVG. I use foxit at home and adore it, but adobe reader didn't register very high prioritywise Yes, this chipset only supports 512 max, but keep in mind that I only run 192MB pc133 sdram on my 2k machine, and for what I use it for I have to try pretty hard to go overboard with that (especially since ff3 came out!). Also, it's not that hard to find old sdram nowadays, but it's almost always horribly overpriced. It's so old that the price has come back up a bit. I'll look into SP3, and I do recall seeing CCleaner somewhere on this HD (something I use at home, though I rarely need to). I will be consulting BlackViper's guide in the near future. Many thanks for that. Symantec/Norton Google toolbar (I've always found that to be annoying. As mentioned before I was overwhelmed, didn't really have a plan for how to go about doing everything) PCTelspk Viewpoint then DriverHeaven TuneXP 1.5 CCleaner startup entries (I've used spybot's version of this in the past, and it worked great The internet connection seems fine. I will investigate autoruns. I am a complete supporter of ff3 (+ABP and Noscript), awesomebar and all. I'm running ff3 portable just for me, I can't stand IE7. I've been talking with a very reliable friend of mine, and we may see fit just to backup, reformat and reinstall (which my uncle and I have already discussed), and then I can set up a solid base on a clean slate from there (as I did with my 2k box at home). Either way, things are going to get fixed. I will provide updates as they come in, thanks to everybody for the suggestions and support!
  8. I've been spending some time with family up north, and this system is, to say the least, less than satisfactory. I run a lean 2k installation for my pitiful 700mhz celeron 192mb pc133 i810 system at home. On the slow side? sure, but it works. All the time. here's the cpu-z report for the system here: ------------------------- CPU-Z version 1.46 ------------------------- Processors Map ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Number of processors 1 Number of threads 1 Processor 0 -- Core 0 -- Thread 0 Processors Information ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Processor 1 (ID = 0) Number of cores 1 (max 1) Number of threads 1 (max 1) Name Intel Celeron Codename Tualatin Specification Intel® Celeron CPU 1200MHz Package Socket 370 FC-PGA2 (platform ID = 4h) CPUID 6.B.1 Extended CPUID 6.B Brand ID 3 Core Stepping tA1 Technology 0.13 um Core Speed 1196.0 MHz (12.0 x 99.7 MHz) Stock frequency 1200 MHz Instructions sets MMX, SSE L1 Data cache 16 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 32-byte line size L1 Instruction cache 16 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 32-byte line size L2 cache 256 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 32-byte line size FID/VID Control no Features Chipset ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Northbridge Intel i815/E/EP rev. B Southbridge Intel 82801BA (ICH2) rev. 11 Memory Type SDRAM Memory Size 512 MBytes CAS# 2.0 RAS# to CAS# 2 RAS# Precharge 2 Cycle Time (tRAS) 7 Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 9 Memory SPD ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ DIMM #1 General Memory type SDRAM Manufacturer (ID) Micron Technology (2CFFFFFFFFFFFFFF) Size 256 MBytes Max bandwidth PC133 (133 MHz) Part number 16LSDT3264AG-133E1 Serial number 5B17140E Manufacturing date Week 40/Year 01 Attributes Number of banks 2 Data width 64 bits Correction None Registered no Buffered no EPP no XMP no Timings table Frequency (MHz) 100 133 CAS# 2.0 3.0 RAS# to CAS# delay 2 3 RAS# Precharge 2 3 TRAS 5 6 DIMM #2 General Memory type SDRAM Manufacturer (ID) Smart Modular (7F94FFFFFFFFFFFF) Size 256 MBytes Max bandwidth PC133 (133 MHz) Part number SM564328574N03RHCH Serial number D57DC00B Manufacturing date Week 102/Year 12 Attributes Number of banks 2 Data width 64 bits Correction None Registered no Buffered no EPP no XMP no Timings table Frequency (MHz) 100 133 CAS# 2.0 3.0 RAS# to CAS# delay 2 3 RAS# Precharge 2 3 TRAS 5 6 Software ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) DirectX Version 9.0c By all measures this machine should be a fair bit better than the one I have at home. Well, it kind of isn't. There are periods of slowness, and random reboots (most often these happen when I'm interacting with gmail. I tried to trim down the automatic services a bit, turned a couple things off via msconfig, but there's still way too many needless processes running on startup, and the boot time is abysmal. Now I have heard that when done right, you can trim down XP to something very close to 2k standards. Unfortunately there's so much to try and clean up here that I'm a bit overwhelmed, so I am asking for help. Here's the hijack report, I can provide other information upon request (if there's the slightest possibility it will help, ask away!) Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 5:19:36 PM, on 8/18/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\vssvc.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\dmadmin.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe C:\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe C:\FirefoxPortable\App\firefox\firefox.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\hijackthis.exe O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe" O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe" O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe" O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-2243138800-955046455-48432600-501\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background (User 'Guest') O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-2243138800-955046455-48432600-501\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe (User 'Guest') O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-2243138800-955046455-48432600-501\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe (User 'Guest') O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [ALUAlert] C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUNotify.exe (User 'SYSTEM') O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [ALUAlert] C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUNotify.exe (User 'Default user') O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL O16 - DPF: {1F2F4C9E-6F09-47BC-970D-3C54734667FE} (LSSupCtl Class) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/ctrl/LSSupCtl.cab O16 - DPF: {3451DEDE-631F-421C-8127-FD793AFC6CC8} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/ctrl/SymAData.cab O16 - DPF: {44990200-3C9D-426D-81DF-AAB636FA4345} (Symantec SmartIssue) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/ctrl/tgctlsi.cab O16 - DPF: {44990301-3C9D-426D-81DF-AAB636FA4345} (Symantec Script Runner Class) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/ctrl/tgctlsr.cab O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shoc...ash/swflash.cab O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE O23 - Service: PCTEL Speaker Phone (Pctspk) - PCtel, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe O23 - Service: Symantec AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe -- End of file - 5735 bytes Thanks in advance for any help.
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