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  1. History will only show you so much....I need more details then just history. Thanks for the link though, I'm looking into a few that were on that site.
  2. I have kind of a unique situation where I need to install some kind of stealth key logger on my XP machine. People in my house are doing something to screw up the XP machine. If I ask them, they say that they just visit normal sites......So I want to log everything (including keystrokes) that they do on the machine so I can pinpoint where the problems are coming from. What are my options as far as logging software goes?
  3. Any internet company is going to tell you Windows XP or later due to support. Any connection will work on a 9x machine, but your ISP may not provide support if something goes wrong. Another part of the requirement for it is drivers if you use a USB hookup on your modem. If you connect via USB, you will need the drivers for it.....You should always connect via ethernet, its a lot faster and more reliable...plus you don't need drivers. Get whatever ISP you want, as long as you connect with ethernet you will be fine.
  4. Sounds like a file system problem to me. What file system is your primary drive? Windows XP only supports NTFS (recommended) or FAT32. Could be a RAID or SCSI issue as well. If you have RAID or SCSI set up, you will need to load the drivers prior to XP install. A little more info about your computer and how you're trying to install windows would be more helpful.
  5. Sounds like you have an onboard video card that you're not using. Right click on it and then click disable. Since you're using your nvidia card, there is no need to have the drivers for the other one installed or even have it enabled. A neat thing that you can do with it though is set up dual monitors. Get the driver for it installed and you can set up to have side by side monitors. Comes in pretty handy for multi-tasking. As far as upgrading to Vista, if you don't have at least 2gigs of ram and a 2GHz processor, I would not recommend it. XP is a great OS and there is really no reason to upgrade unless you buy a new computer that comes with Vista.
  6. http://www.azureuswiki.com/index.php/Bad_I...ates_of_America According to that, my ISP doesn't limit torrent connections (AT&T Bellsouth). Can you explain the half open connections a little more? My problem isn't with the torrent speeds, its with my browsing speed while torrents are downloading. For example, right now my torrent is running 51kB/s down and 18kB/s up.......and it took almost 30 seconds to pull up this forum. My speeds via the modems ip page are down - 6163kbps and up - 509. They don't change when I'm using torrent and when I'm not
  7. I'm using Vista Home Premium SP2 x64. Whenever I download anything via uTorrent, my internet speed drastically decreases....to the point that some pages will time out in my browser. This happens when my XP machine over wireless is using uTorrent as well. My internet setup is a 3mbit DSL connection. The modem AT&Ts 2wire wireless gateway ( http://store.att.com/Catalog/ProductDetail...tegoryId=catMRG ). My vista machine is hooked up via ethernet and the XP machine is hooked up via wireless. It doesn't matter if total download speeds in uTorrent are at 10k or 500k, it screwes up browsing either way. Any ideas on what the issue could be? I have the ports forwarded properly for each machine.
  8. Yes you can. Be on the safe side and go into your new install folder (WINNT or WINXP or whatever you made it) and check to make sure there is your i386 folder
  9. You're doing that the hard way. There is a GUI window for it that may be easier for someone who hasn't done it before. In the search bar in the start menu, type in "services.msc" and you can disable/auto/manual everything by right clicking and goto properties. There is descriptions that tell you what everything is in there as well. As far as good cleaners, I use both Ccleaner and Comodo. Another must have program is Diskeeper 2009, it uses idle processes to keep your disk defragged as well as a bunch of other helpful stuff.
  10. Check in your BIOS that USB booting is enabled. Set your boot priorities as follows: 1 - CDROM / DVD 2 - USB Hard Drive 3 - Internal Hard Drive
  11. Not a problem at all. I'm glad I could help You're best off just jumping in and doing it all at once, that way you can see the difference as a whole. It won't take you more then 30 minutes to do.
  12. Glad I can help. You may want to take a look at this site as well. It shows you what services are safe to disable, this is the same process I used to trim down my XP system. http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm Remember when you do it, goto Start > Run and type SERVICES.MSC (do not use msconfig to make the changes). Another spot you can probably trim down is in the registry (start > run and type regedit) HKEY_Local Machine/software/microsoft/windows/current version/run hkey_current user/software/microsoft/windows/current version/run Under those to keys, you can disable stuff like the manufacture programs that start up automatically, adobe speed launcher, java update, quick time, etc... Before you go and buy a new video card, see if you can't get the updated drivers for it from ATIs web page. If those don't work, you might want to see if an older version of the driver would work (doubtful that an old version would work but its worth a try). If I remember right, GSI automatically checks to see if your drivers are the latest version under the "updates" tab on the page. If you have any questions when you're trimming things down, let me know. I've done it on countless machines and I've come across just about every configuration and program.... You will be amazed at the difference it makes. My boot time takes less then half the time it did before and everything launches a lot faster.
  13. Acer should send you a copy of the install disk. I had to get one from Dell a few weeks ago. My computer came with a 32bit Vista disk and I wanted the 64bit (since I have a x64 processor), so I asked them to send me the x64 and they did....for free! It showed up at my door the next day. Easy and quick process. Even though you have a valid Vista license, you have to use an Acer OEM disk to install Vista, or you won't be able to activate it. So don't try and get clever and borrow your friends retail disk or HP OEM disk.....you will just run into all sorts of problems.
  14. 62 processes running is quite a bit. My XP machine runs about 25 processes when I'm doing a lot on it....its at 16 processes on idle (including Kaspersky) and my Vista machine runs 38 processes (and Vista has a whole lot more to it then XP) It sounds to me like you have some software conflict. Its possible that you have a driver issue but not likely. http://www.getsysteminfo.com/ Thats a link to a neat little tool from Kaspersky thats free. It will gather all your info about processes, drivers, etc....On the top right of the page click download, after you download it install and run it. In GSI, click Settings and slide the slider to Max then click OK. Then click on Create Report. It will make a .rar file on your desktop. Upload the .rar file here or you can e-mail it to me and I'll take a look at it. From there we can narrow down possible problems. If you would like to take a look at the report generated for yourself, you can do it at the link above. By the way, what program are you using to convert your files?
  15. Also look under HKEY Current User\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run
  16. It sounds like one of your RAM sticks may be bad. Only have one stick in at a time and switch them out till you find the bad one. Download a free memory tester (memtest86 is one) and check each stick on its own.
  17. I don't think that this is really a "problem". Every one of the XP machines I've had makes you click on the name before you type in the password. You haven't had any replies cause there is no solution. And begging for help isn't going to get people to help you faster
  18. Uninstall Firefox then re-install it see if that helps at all. Thats the first step in sorting out the issue.
  19. Both the keyboard and mouse port on an old machine of mine died recently....I have usb ones hooked up now....think this would help revive those ports?
  20. Just wondering, can you put x64 Home Premium on one partition and x86 Home Premium on another partition for dual boot? Or would you run into issues since they use the same boot loader and everything?
  21. And it also goes against our forum rules. Obviously it goes against forum rules. Even if it didn't, I still wouldn't reccomend it. I went through loops with Microsoft on a copy of XP (it was a real legit copy too) that wouldn't activate. I tried to spoof the activation and it just led to all sorts of h*ll
  22. I've never trusted free anti-virus. Just go spend a little bit of money and get Kaspersky Internet Security. its the best out there
  23. See if you can get your hands on a copy of ERD Commander 2005....its kinda hard to find a legit copy, but its an amazing piece of software. There are tons of tools in it that could help you out. There are others out there that do the same stuff, but I'm not sure the names of them since all I've really used is ERD Commander.
  24. If its a Dell computer you can goto support.dell.com and chat with one of their support reps. Tell them you need a new disk sent out and they will express mail it to you. I just did this last week and I got my disk the next day via FedEx. I'm sure that other mfg do it too, but Dell is the only one I know for sure. If you can't get a disk from the mfg, see if anyone you know has the same brand computer and use their XP disk (as long as you have the product key sticker still on the machine). Doing this would be just like you had your own disk and usually you don't have to put in the product key or even activate it. If all else fails, you have the option of putting Linux on it. Ubuntu is a great one......or you can do Kubuntu (a little more like the XP enviroment). I wouldn't try messing around with activation cracks in XP though, it always leads to trouble lol
  25. Great recommendation. I downloaded it and tried it out - it picked up several things that both Tune Up Utilities and Ccleaner missed. Thanks for the heads up on it!

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