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  1. Hi I would suggest you go back to your summary & click on the following links: Customized Tune-up Tips • Clean up disk space (Drive C) • Defragment files (Drive C) • Adjust IE browser cache size • Adjust Receive Buffer Size If you don't have these programs, I would suggest you consider downloading, installing & runnning them: Disk Cleaner: CCleaner Defragger: DisKeeper Lite BOTH are FREEWARE. TCP Receive Window size and is recommended only for cable modem or DSL users running Windows XP or Windows 2000. To change your TCP Receive Window size: Launch window registry editor by clicking on Start | Run . Click in the Open dropdown box and type in regedit.exe then click OK . Back up your registry by selecting File | Export type in a meaningful file name, in the export range section select All and save to your hard drive. To restore your old registry you simply import this file. Next you need to create a new registry key. On the left side you need to go to the directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters Select Edit | New | DWORD Value . Rename the new registry key to TcpWindowSize. Modify the registry setting for TcpWindowSize by double clicking on the key. Change the Base Setting to Decimal. Enter the value 64240 and click OK, then exit RegEdit. For these settings to take effect you need to close all your open applications and reboot your system. After you are through could you please run another Pit test & post a new link to your results? Regards, Hawk
  2. Hi Jubee, Sorry for the delay. Could you please post a link to your test results? Click on the second link down this page & it will show you how. By looking at your results, we can maybe offer some assistance. NO personal information is included. Your processor looks just fine. It is not unusual to get a bit slower speed than the rated speed. Before running your next test, I would suggest you consider downloading the following maintenance utilities. Disk Cleaner: CCleaner Defragger: DisKeeper Lite Both are FREEWARE. Please disable your firewall, AV & popup stopper while testing & enable after tests. Regards, Hawk
  3. Hi again SWRAzz, You can test your Java Settings AT THE ADOBE SITE. Try this ActiveX Test. If it does not show "Time" or it is disabled, try refreshing the page & wait to see if you get the "Gold colored bar" across the top to "Install ActiveX. If you do, click on it & d/l the ActiveX & when you get the prompt "Install", click on that & your ActiveX will be enabled. If that doesn't work, we may be able to correct IE settings so that ActiveX can be installed. BTW, the tests use ActiveX so I think it is working. To view ActiveX that is installed on your computer, go to Tools/Internet Options/General Page. Click on "Temporary Internet Files (Settings)"/View Objects. Any that are "Unknown or Disabled", right click & click update. If that does not work, delete. Let us know please. Regards, Hawk
  4. Hi Aggie, This is from a previous post. How did you delete the O/S? In Device Manager? The correct way to install a fresh O/S is to use the "Installation CD" or "System Recovery CD" & "Format" which will erase everything & "Install" a new version of XP. When you boot up, it should load like you mentioned & then press F8 to accept the EULA. Next it should say "Press Enter" to install XP. It will change to various screens & ask the partition you wish to format. However, depending on how you deleted your O/S is may not be able to find a partition to install to. I will go through the Format & Clean Install of WinXP: Insert the Windows XP CD-ROM and reboot the computer If you see a message about hitting any key to boot the CD, do so now. Otherwise, you will see a message about Setup inspecting your system. 2. MS-DOS portion of Setup begins In the first stage of Setup, you will see a series of blue and gray MS-DOS-based screens. In the first step, you will be asked to press F6 if you need to install any third-party or RAID drivers. Then, you can press F2 to initiate the Automated System Recovery (ASR) tool, a new XP feature that lets you recover non-booting systems from XP Setup. Ignore this. Finally, Setup will load the files it needs to start a bare bones version of XP. This may take a few minutes. 3. Welcome to Setup Finally, Setup begins. In this step, you can set up XP, launch the Recovery Console (another, more complicated system recovery tool), or quit. Press ENTER to continue Setup, and it will examine your hard drives and removable disks. 4. Read the license agreement Next, you'll have to agree to Microsoft's complex licensing agreement. Among the highlights: You don't actually own Windows XP and you can only install it on one PC. No one reads this, I know, but it's probably a good idea to at least check it out. Hit F8 to continue. Upgrade versions only: 4b. Insert qualifying media If you are attempting to clean install with a Windows XP Home or Pro Upgrade CD, you will see this screen, which requires you to insert your previous Windows CD in order to verify that you qualify for the Upgrade version. Curiously, it says that you can use CDs from Windows NT 3.51 and Windows 95 in addition to those from 98, 98 SE, Millennium, or 2000, though these products cannot be upgraded to XP. Once you've proven that you qualify, hit ENTER to continue. 5. Choose an installation partition This crucial step lets you choose where to install XP. On a clean install, you will typically install to the C: drive, but you might have other ideas, especially if you plan to dual-boot with 9x. Setup will show you all of your available disks (in this case, just one) and let you create and delete partitions as needed. So, for example, if you have one disk, but would like to create two partitions, one for XP and one for your data, you can do that here. 6. Select the file system If you created a new partition, or wish to change the file system of an existing partition, you can do so in the next step. Generally speaking, I recommend going with the NTFS file system, which is more secure than FAT. Regardless of which file system you choose, be sure to select one of the "quick" format options (the top two choices), if you do need to format, since these will work much more quickly than a full format. In this example, I've selected an existing FAT32 partition and elected to format it in NTFS format. 7. (Optionally) format the partition If you did choose to change or format the file system, this will occur next. First, you'll be asked to verify the format. If you're installing XP on a system with more than one partition, especially one that still holds your data on one of the partitions, be sure you're formatting the correct partition. Hit F to continue, and a yellow progress bar will indicate the status of the format. When this is complete, Setup will again examine your disks, and create a list of files to copy. 8. Setup folder copy phase and reboot Setup will now copy system files to the system/boot partition(s) you just created. This will allow the PC to boot from the C: drive and continue Setup in GUI mode. When the file copy is complete, Setup will initialize and save your XP configuration. It will then reboot your PC. When the system reboots, you will probably see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message again. If this happens, do not press a key: Setup will now boot from your C: drive. In the event that you cannot prevent the CD-based Setup from reloading, eject the CD and reboot. Setup will ask for the CD when needed. 9. GUI Setup begins Once the system reboots, you will be presented with the GUI Setup phase, which is much more attractive than the DOS-mode phase. As you progress through GUI Setup, you can read promotional information about XP on the right side of the screen if you're bored. Next, your hardware devices are detected. This could take several minutes. 10. Regional and language Options In the first interactive portion of GUI Setup, you can choose to customize the regional and language settings that will be used by XP, as well as the text input language you'd like. Users in the United States will not normally need to change anything here. Click Next to continue. 11. Personalize your software Now, enter your name and, optionally, your company. The name you enter is not the same as your user name, incidentally, so you should enter your real name here (i.e. Paul Thurrott or whatever). Click Next to continue. 12. Enter your product key Now you must enter the 25-character product key that is located on the orange sticker found on the back of the CD holder that came with Windows XP. You cannot install XP without a valid product key. Later on, you will be asked to activate and optionally register your copy of Windows XP. A product key can be used to install XP on only one PC. Click Next to continue. 13. Enter a computer name and administrator password In the next phase of Setup, you can create a name for your computer (which is used to identify it on a network) and, optionally in Pro Edition only, a password for the system Administrator, the person who controls the PC (this will generally be you, of course). Setup generates a random name for your PC, but it's always nasty looking, so I recommend renaming it to something more logical (Pauls_PC or whatever). After Setup is complete, you can provide a better description of the PC too (like Paul's desktop computer or whatever). In XP Pro, the Administrator password is optional--that is, you can leave it blank--but I strongly recommend that you provide a good password here for security reasons. XP Home doesn't allow you enter an Administrator password, as this account is more hidden on Home installs for some reason. So you can only enter a machine name in Home Edition. Click Next to continue. 14. Supply your date and time settings Next, you can supply the date and time, which are auto-set based on information in your BIOS, and the time zone, which is irritatingly set to PST, which is where Microsoft is. Change these as appropriate. Click Next to continue. 15. Network setup If you have a networking card or modem, Setup now installs the networking components, which include the client for Microsoft networks, File and Print Sharing, the Quality of Service (QoS) Packet Scheduler, and the TCP/IP networking protocol by default. 16. Choose networking settings In this phase, you can choose to keep the default settings (recommended) or enter custom settings. I recommend later disabling QoS, but for now, it's generally best to leave it as-is, unless you have specific needs dictated by your ISP or network. Note that XP doesn't include the legacy NetBEUI protocol out of the box. If you want to use this protocol, you will need to install it later from the XP CD-ROM. Click Next to continue. Windows XP Professional only: 16b. Enter workgroup or domain information In Windows XP Professional only, you will be able to select a workgroup or domain name next. Home Edition doesn't work with Windows domains, however, and Setup will automatically supply the workgroup name MSHOME, which you can change later. The default workgroup name in XP Pro is, imaginatively, WORKGROUP. I recommend changing this; I use the workgroup THURROTT at home, for example. Click Next to continue. 17. Setup completion From this point on, Setup will continue to completion without any further need for interaction, so this is a good time to grab a drink or a snack. Setup will now copy files, complete installation, install your Start Menu items, register system components, save settings, remove any temporary files needed by Setup, and then reboot. Again, you will probably see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message on reboot. If this happens, do not press a key, and your new XP install will boot up. You can remove the XP Setup CD now. 18. First boot You'll be greeted by the XP splash screen on first boot (this actually appears briefly when you rebooted into GUI Setup as well). The splash screens for XP Pro and Home are subtly different. Hope this helps some Aggie & you as well vanillahead Regards, Hawk
  5. Hi Queenie, I don't think I would be too concerned about the ActiveX not supported test. The Pit tests & Windows Update, both use ActiveX & at least the Pit tests work. You might check in with Windows Updates & see if it works. You can test your Java, browser, etc, here: http://www.javatester.org/othertesters.html This is the Adobe Flash Player download Site: http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/in...=ShockwaveFlash This is the Adobe Shockwave Download Center: http://sdc.shockwave.com/shockwave/downloa...on=NetscapePre4 I had a look at D Drive & noted you are using Fat32 instead of NTFS. It is 99% free & I am wondering if this is a new drive you added as it only shows up in History once? Let us know how you get along please. Regards, Hawk EDIT: Nope...IE6 is not there. It is at the left side under "Add/Remove Windows Components". I would suggest you leave it be as it cannot be uninstalled completely. IE7 is the first browser that can be completely uninstalled.
  6. Hi deloby, I left your last post in my reply just as a tip. If you break your posts into smaller paragraphs, it is easier to read. Your tests reports still show C Drive at 37% free space. You have available space on D drive & I would think that F Drive is for "System Recovery". However, if you have a System Recovery CD & use it, it will still format at least C Drive. I would suggest you copy "My Documenst", "My Favorites" & "My Pictures"(Should be included in My Documents). The best way to do this is to go to My Documents & create three new folders as above & move them to D Drive. This should serve as a back up for those. Burning them to a CD would be another means of backup. You will need to download http://www.freshdevices.com/freshui.html Once you download & install, click the icon & click the + beside Explorer & the + beside File Settings. Next, click on "Any Files Context Menu". In the right frame, double click any line & in the window that opens, put a check in "Copy to & Move to". Click on File at the top of the page & click "Save Windows Settings". It will ask for a name (Any will do) & click on save. you will be prompted to reboot. This will put "Copy to & Move to" on your mouse right click. By having those on your right click, you can move the folders mentioned above to D Drive. You will have to open Local Drive C/Documents & Settings/Administrator & click on My Documents to open the folder, click on the X to close the folders & up at the top, click on "Edit - Select All". Everything in My Documents will turn blue...Right click anywhere on the blue section & click on copy to. Another window will open & you will have to find & open D Drive & find the folder you moved there. Copy to that folder. You now have a backup for My Documents. You can do the same for My Pics & My Favorites. If you continue to use Fresh UI, although it is freeware, it will ask you to register it & get a license key. These are still showing as loaded software on C Drive: DO NOT DELETE any of the updates. I am not familar with Sony computer products so I don't think I should advise you what to delete. If you use a System Recovery CD, it will format & load all the programs that it had when new. You will lose all updates & programs you installed since. I would again suggest you check Task Manager & see what is causing you CPU to run so high. Hope this helps some. Regards, Hawk
  7. Hi Queenie, Sorry about your ActiveX problem. Have you been to Windows Update recently? If you haven't, I would suggest you go there & see if there are any Critical Updates you are missing. It appears that you were able to complete the Pit tests but your TechExpress link is either bad or your test timed out. I would suggest you click the second link down this page as it will help you post a link to your results. After you have read that, click on the first link & you will be in the test area. Make sure you register so the results will be saved. When you complete the test, please post a new TechExpress link. There are a multitude of reasons why you are getting the message that ActiveX is not supported. I don't want to post any suggestions at this point until you run the test & post a link. Regards, Hawk
  8. USUAL MEANING: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL stop errors are caused by software not hardware. When Windows is in the middle of scheduling an execution thread, it puts the processor at an Interrupt ReQuest Level (or IRQL) of ‘Dispatch’. This blocks further software interrupts from the scheduler until the process is complete, and no one is allowed to do anything that requires the scheduler. Unfortunately, accessing a memory address in virtual memory is such an activity, because when a process generates a VM page fault, it is usually suspended while the slow hard disk gets around to delivering the requested page. The upshot of this is that drivers (and everything else but especially drivers) are restricted to the contents of physical memory while the IRQL is at dispatch. If anything breaks this rule (say because a corrupted pointer tries to access a random memory address), XP flings up the blue screen of death. The easy answer is that you have a driver problem somewhere so the easiest way is to download any new drivers for the most likely culprit the Video Card and install them. You can go the Makers site and then follow the links to get the latest driver from there. Microsoft also thinks it's a driver problem. Here is an article giving some in-depth debugging discussion which might be of use to you... http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;839876 See if you can format & do a clean install. 1. Start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. To do this, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into your CD drive or DVD drive, and then restart your computer. 2. When you see the "Press any key to boot from CD" message, press any key to start the computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM. 3. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to start Windows XP Setup. 4. Read the End-User License Agreement, and then press F8. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and format a partition where you want to install Windows XP. Let us know please. Regards, Hawk
  9. Have a look at this...Scroll down... http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread41835.html
  10. Hi Aggie, Have a look at the following & see if it helps. http://ask-leo.com/my_computer_locks_up_an...at_do_i_do.html When you turn your computer on, do you see anything on the screeen as it tries to boot into Windows? If you do, do you see "Boot" ot "Setup"? If you don't see a screen before Windows, try tapping the F8 key when you start the computer. DO NOT press it down & hold it...just tap it continuous. This may help: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000626.htm Let us know how you get along please. Regards, Hawk
  11. Hi vanillahead, I am assuming you are running WindowsXP? This may be the error you are getting: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324103 You may be just doing what is called "Installing over the top", which means you are just reinstalling Windows over the top of the one already installed. Are you using a Windows Installation CD? Or, are you using a System Recovery CD? In the case of the installation CD, if your boot sequence is correct & the CD has been inserted, when you reboot, you should see in the top left corner, PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT FROM CD. You have to "Format" to do a clean install. You will lose everything on Local Disk C partition. This is a "Repair Install of WinXP: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm How to format & do a clean Install of XP: http://www.lifehacker.com/software/windows...atch-157578.php Let us know how you get along please. Regards, Hawk
  12. Hi again deloby, What else would you like me to look at? If you would like to post a link to your Pit tests (Click Link Down this Page), I would gladly have a look at it for you which I think I did a couple of times now. If you did not act on my suggestions, there is no point in looking at your test results if they are the same as before. Go back to the beginning of this thread & read my posts. If you don't wish for advice, why ask for it? I am trying to help you for which I charge nothing nor am I paid by PC Pitstop. The Members who help here are strictly "Volunteers". Neither they nor PC Pitstop charge anything for this help. There is however, a "Service" available 24/7 for help by Staff Members at PC Pitstop & this help is charged for. Regards, Hawk
  13. Thanks for the link SWRAzz. BTW, not a bad test. I think I would look at increasing your free space. Free space 12851 MB (34%) I would suggest you delet or burn to CDs data you no longer need or use. Try to get your free space to at least 60 or 65%. If you can accomplish that, run your disk cleaner & defragger. Further, I would suggest you enable System Restore & se a "New Restore Point". When you enable SR. click on Settings & move the slider to the left to about 200MB. Click ok & SR shouldn't use more than 200MB. Let us know please. Regards, Hawk
  14. If you go to Summmary/Test Results & scroll down to the blue files & click on each one, you will be offered advice. Your CPU is still very high & I don't think you need all that running. At the start of your Summary, click on each of the Tips to fix the problems. As far as updating driver, you don't have any hardware errors. If you wish, try Device Manager & try upgrading the drivers for various devices. When you open Device Manager, if there is a problem, you should see a red X or a yellow ! point. With regards to the AutoFix, if you ran the Autofix directly from the site, the file is in your cache and will automatically be removed when you clear your IE cache. If you saved the file to your local disk, just delete the file. The Autofix does not install any software on your system. Regards, Hawk
  15. Not a bad test Denpete. I had a look at your installed programs. I think it may be a bit of overkill. Logitech Desktop Messenger Logitech, Inc. Jan 03, 2007 ZoneAlarm Zone Labs, Inc Jan 03, 2007 McAfee SiteAdvisor McAfee, Inc. Jan 02, 2007 BigFix Jan 02, 2007 KONICA MINOLTA magicolor 2400W Jan 02, 2007 ATI Catalyst Control Center Jan 02, 2007 ATI - Software Uninstall Utility Jan 02, 2007 ATI Display Driver Jan 02, 2007 Glary Utilities 1.6 GlaryUtilities.com Jan 02, 2007 PCPal 1.0 (1026) Jan 02, 2007 Quick StartUp 1.7 GlarySoft.com Jan 02, 2007 Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.5 Microsoft Corporation Jan 01, 2007 Microsoft IntelliPoint 6.1 Microsoft Jan 01, 2007 Microsoft IntelliType Pro 6.1 Microsoft Jan 01, 2007 Clear Cache feature for Internet Explorer Microsoft Jan 01, 2007 Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 Safer Networking Limited Jan 01, 2007 Yahoo! Toolbar Jan 01, 2007 Yahoo! Toolbar Jan 01, 2007 CCleaner (remove only) Jan 01, 2007 Microsoft Tool Web Package : EXCTRLST.EXE Microsoft Corporation Jan 01, 2007 MWSnap 3 Mirek Wojtowicz Dec 31, 2006 LADSPA_plugins-win-0.4.15 Audacity Team Dec 30, 2006 Audacity 1.2.6 Dec 30, 2006 Windows Media Player 11 Dec 30, 2006 Windows Media Format 11 runtime Dec 30, 2006 J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Dec 30, 2006 K-Lite Codec Pack 2.81 Full Dec 30, 2006 Hotfix til Windows XP (KB924867) Microsoft Corporation Dec 29, 2006 Hotfix for Windows XP (KB926239) Microsoft Corporation Dec 29, 2006 Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP Microsoft Corporation Dec 29, 2006 Uniblue Registry Booster Uniblue Dec 28, 2006 Nero Fast CD-Burning Plug-in Dec 28, 2006 iTunes Apple Computer, Inc. Dec 28, 2006 QuickTime Apple Computer, Inc. Dec 28, 2006 Apple Software Update Apple Computer, Inc. Dec 28, 2006 Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer Dec 26, 2006 AIM Pro Dec 21, 2006 Viewpoint Media Player Dec 21, 2006 Windows Internet Explorer 7 Microsoft Corporation Dec 21, 2006 Mozilla Firefox (2.0.0.1) Mozilla Dec 20, 2006 System Requirements Lab Dec 20, 2006 Skype 3.0 Skype Technologies S.A. Dec 17, 2006 Xdrive Desktop Xdrive Dec 16, 2006 WinRAR 3.50 (Dansk) Dec 16, 2006 AI RoboForm (All Users) Dec 08, 2006 Uniblue System Tweaker Uniblue Dec 05, 2006 SPAMfighter SPAMfighter ApS Dec 03, 2006 SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition SUPERAntiSpyware.com Dec 01, 2006 HijackThis 1.99.1 Soeperman Enterprises Ltd. Dec 01, 2006 Stone's SummaSummarum 2.8.5 Dec 01, 2006 Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX Adobe Systems Dec 01, 2006 Windows Defender Microsoft Corporation Nov 30, 2006 Brother P-touch Editor 4.2 Brother Industries, Ltd. Nov 30, 2006 Windows Driver Package - Nokia Modem (11/03/2006 6.82.0.1) Nokia Nov 28, 2006 Nokia PC Suite Nokia Nov 28, 2006 Windows Driver Package - Nokia (WUDFRd) WPD (11/03/2006 6.82.26.2) Nokia Nov 28, 2006 PC Connectivity Solution Nokia Nov 28, 2006 Nokia Connectivity Cable Driver Nokia Nov 28, 2006 Adobe Shockwave Player Adobe Systems, Inc. Nov 22, 2006 MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978) Microsoft Corporation Nov 19, 2006 Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003 Microsoft Corporation Nov 19, 2006 Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 Microsoft Corporation Nov 19, 2006 No More Cookies 1.1 Nov 17, 2006 O&O Defrag Professional Edition O&O Software GmbH Nov 15, 2006 FileZilla (remove only) Nov 10, 2006 IZArc Command Line Add-On 1.0 Ivan Zahariev Nov 10, 2006 Cyberhawk Novatix Corporation Nov 10, 2006 Windows Live Toolbar Microsoft Corporation Nov 07, 2006 SpeedFan (remove only) Nov 04, 2006 Security Update til Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (KB917283) Microsoft Corporation Nov 02, 2006 Dreamfall Funcom Nov 02, 2006 PC-Linq Nov 02, 2006 MSGTAG MSGTAG Oct 27, 2006 MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB925672) Microsoft Corporation Oct 17, 2006 TDC Digital Signatur CSP Cryptomathic Oct 13, 2006 Security Update til Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (KB922770) Microsoft Corporation Oct 13, 2006 Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB905474) Microsoft Corporation Oct 05, 2006 avast! Antivirus Alwil Software Oct 02, 2006 Microsoft Office 2000 cd 2 Microsoft Corporation Sep 26, 2006 VMN Toolbar Sep 23, 2006 HP Document Viewer 5.3 HP Sep 20, 2006 HP Extended Capabilities 5.3 HP Sep 20, 2006 HP Image Zone 5.3 HP Sep 20, 2006 HP Solution Center & Imaging Support Tools 5.3 HP Sep 20, 2006 HP Imaging Device Functions 5.3 HP Sep 20, 2006 HP PSC & OfficeJet 5.3.B HP Sep 20, 2006 Logitech QuickCam-software Logitech, Inc. Sep 19, 2006 Logitech® Camera-driver Sep 19, 2006 Ad-Aware SE Personal Lavasoft Sep 19, 2006 Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB886903) Sep 19, 2006 Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Sep 19, 2006 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Language Pack - DAN Microsoft Corporation Sep 19, 2006 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Microsoft Corporation Sep 19, 2006 Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Danish Language Pack Microsoft Sep 19, 2006 Windows Live Messenger Microsoft Corporation Sep 18, 2006 Windows Live Sign-in Assistant Microsoft Corporation Sep 08, 2006 Adobe Reader 7.0.8 Adobe Systems Incorporated Sep 08, 2006 Yahoo! Browser Services Sep 08, 2006 Yahoo! Internet Mail Sep 08, 2006 Yahoo! Messenger Sep 08, 2006 Sikkerhedsopdatering til Windows XP (KB913433) Microsoft Corporation Sep 08, 2006 Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) Microsoft Corporation Sep 08, 2006 SATARaid Sep 08, 2006 Intel® PRO Network Adapters and Drivers Sep 08, 2006 There are some there I would not run, starting with BigFix. Make sure ZA, Avast & your popup stopper are disabled before testing. READ THIS to set your IE temp file cache. The -2% CPU reading is not anything of great importance. It is simply a performance counter that needs to be corrected. Some Members believe that if the reading is -, it makes for a better working computer. These Members are mainly in the Over Clocking Forum. I don't share their opinion as I like to see the CPU reading at 0%. There are several situations where if you turn off some services the software that is queried can no longer tell the test the CPU load. That's one of the reasons you get a negative number. 1) Windows XP has a bug that sometimes causes slow performance or hangs. (See Microsoft support document 330259.) This usually only occurs if you have installed many third-party performance counters. 2) Your system may have a missing or corrupted performance counter. See Microsoft support document 300956. Microsoft has a utility named EXCTRLST that will display all installed counters, download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...AB-793193604BA4 It also works for WindowsXP & there is a "Help" file. I just shortened it a bit, below. When you download & setup EXCTRLST it will be listed in "Program Files" as "Resource Kit". Click on it & in the right pane, you will see "Exctrlst". Right click & "Send to > Desktop (Create Shortcut). Once you have it on your desktop, double click & it will open. You should see your Computer name at top. Part way down you will see "Sort Order". Put a check in the first & click on each item (Highlight) in the window below. Watch the check box for "Performance Counter Enabled" & if you see a blank one, put a check in it. Do this for the three items over the window & it should correct the problem. Then reboot. Let us know how you get along please. Regards, Hawk
  16. Hi SWRAzz, Could you run the test again please & post a link to your test results? It would give us more info on what is going on inside your puter. It DOES NOT reveal any personal data. The second link down this page will show you how. Regards, Hawk
  17. Nice test bschiff. I use DisKeeper Lite (Freeware) which is made by Executive Software who also made the Windows defragger. To check your Internet speeds, try MySpeed (Personal Edition). It is freeware. If you are running cable, you won't get an exact speed rating. Hope this helps a bit. Regards, Hawk
  18. Hi Denpete, I think if you were to go to the Test Page & delete all previous tests, reboot & go back & sign in to the full test page, at the end pf the test, it will ask for speed settings. After the first test, it will remember the settings. Hope this works. Regards, Hawk
  19. Hi again Denpete, Not a bad test with a couple of small problems. This is at the beginning of your Summary: Customized Tune-up Tips • Adjust IE browser cache size • Check rated Internet speed For the first one, please read THIS. Click on the second one & you will see that your upload setting is the same as the download setting. I would suggest you change the d/l setting to 3000 & the upload to about 500. BTW, run your disk cleaner & defragger. Regards, Hawk
  20. Hi again deloby, This is at the start of your Summary: Customized Tune-up Tips • Check IE Restricted Sites zone • Adjust IE browser cache size • Check disabled devices Starting with the first, go back to your summary & click on Check IE Restricted Sites zone & use the AutoFix to correct that problem. Next, item two. Read THIS. Number three may be intentional but click it anyway to see if the item should be disabled. Your CPU is still running at 30+% which is too high. When you test, are you running any programs? THIS FREEWARE PROGRAM when installed will tell you the programs that are starting with Windows. Click on each one & at the bottom, it will tell you if the program needs to start with Windows. If it doesn't, uncheck the box beside the program & click on "Refresh" in the upper left corner. After you complete the above, would you run a new test & post a link to it please? Regards, Hawk
  21. Happy New Year to you as well Denpete! I am going to post a link to a program that will show you the programs that are starting with Windows. If you click on each one, it will tell you what it is & if it needs to run at startup. You can disable programs that do not need to start with Windows by unchecking the box & clicking on "Refresh" in the upper left corner. By disabling them does NOT mean the program won't work. You can start it again by clicking on the icon for that program. Here is the link: http://www.bestfreewaredownload.com/freewa...e-evisclek.html Scoll down until you come to "Download". Let us know how you get along please. Regards, Hawk
  22. Hi again Donn, Something wrong with your TechExpress link. The link will start with http & end in 16 digits. At the end of the test, click on Tech Express & copy the link starting with http & ending with the 16 digits. When you put your curser in front of http & move it to the right, it will turn blue. Continue to the end of the 16 digits & click "Copy". When you reply to this post, right click & click on paste. Your link will then be in your reply. Regards, Hawk
  23. Hi again I think you have too much running: Apple iTunes Apple Computer, Inc. C:\Programmer\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe Cacheman Outer Technologies C:\PROGRA~1\Cacheman\Cacheman.exe Sun Java Update Sun Microsystems, Inc. C:\Programmer\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe QuickTime Icon Apple Computer, Inc. C:\Programmer\QuickTime\qttask.exe Realtek Sound Manager Realtek Semiconductor Corp. C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE SNMP Service Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe ATI Hotkey Utility ATI Technologies Inc. C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe Office XP speech Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe Acrobat Reader Adobe Systems Incorporated C:\Programmer\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe Debugger Microsoft Corporation C:\Programmer\Fælles filer\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE GoogleToolbarNotifier Google Inc. C:\Programmer\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1. ... \GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe HP digital imaging Hewlett-Packard Co. C:\Programmer\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe HP Image Zone Hewlett-Packard Co. C:\Programmer\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqimzone.exe Logitech Desktop Messenger Logitech C:\Programmer\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876 ... \LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe Logitech ImageStudio Logitech Inc. C:\Programmer\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe MessageTag C:\Programmer\MSGTAG\MSGTAG.exe Microsoft IntelliType Microsoft Corporation C:\Programmer\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exe CHTray.exe Novatix Corporation C:\Programmer\Novatix\Cyberhawk\CHTray.exe SPAMfighter SPAMfighter ApS C:\Programmer\SPAMfighter\SFAgent.exe SUPERAntiSpyware.exe SUPERAntiSpyware.com C:\Programmer\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe iPod Service Apple Computer, Inc. C:\Programmer\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe Windows Installer Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\System32\msiexec.exe TCP Services Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe Microsoft Message Queue Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe ALWIL Software C:\Programmer\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe America Online, Inc. C:\Programmer\Fælles filer\AOL\1164831618\ee\AOLSoftware.exe Hewlett-Packard Co. C:\Programmer\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe QSX Software Group C:\Programmer\Screenshot Utility\ScreenshotUtility.exe C:\Programmer\SiteAdvisor\4608\SAService.exe McAfee, Inc. C:\Programmer\SiteAdvisor\4608\SiteAdv.exe O&O Software GmbH C:\WINDOWS\system32\oodag.exe Go back to you summary, click on Test Results in upper right corner & scroll down to the Blue/gray Files & by clicking on each one, some suggestions will be given. The -2 shown for your CPU is an error code. There are several situations where if you turn off some services the software that is queried can no longer tell the test the CPU load. That's one of the reasons you get a negative number. It's an error code when it's negative. Basically it's saying that PC Pitstop asked Windows for the "Processor Load %" counter and it said it didn't have one. CPU load test: 1) Windows 2000/XP has a bug that sometimes causes slow performance or hangs. (See Microsoft support document 330259.) This usually only occurs if you have installed many third-party performance counters. 2) Your system may have a missing or corrupted performance counter. See Microsoft support document 300956. Microsoft has a utility named EXCTRLST that will display all installed counters, download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...AB-793193604BA4 It also works for WindowsXP & there is a "Help" file. I just shortened it a bit, below. When you download & setup EXCTRLST it will be listed in "Program Files" as "Resource Kit". Click on it & in the right pane, you will see "Exctrlst". Right click & "Send to > Desktop (Create Shortcut). Once you have it on your desktop, double click & it will open. You should see your Computer name at top. Part way down you will see "Sort Order". Put a check in the first & click on each item (Highlight) in the window below. Watch the check box for "Performance Counter Enabled" & if you see a blank one, put a check in it. Do this for the three items over the window & it should correct the problem. Then reboot. Run your disk cleaner & clean up the junk files. Try THIS to adjust IE7 temp file cache. To try the upload test by itself, go HERE. Let us know please. Regards, Hawk
  24. Hi deloby. I would suggest you go back to your summary where you will see the following: Customized Tune-up Tips • Adjust IE browser cache size • Check background programs • Check disabled devices • Check rated Internet speed Click on each one & you will be offered help as to how to fix the problem. CPU Load 35% You had something running during the tests. Please make sure your firewall, AV & popup stopper are disabled while testing. Enable after the tests. If you wish, you can cleck Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del all at the same time & click on Task Manager/Processes. Look under CPU. System Idle should be the highest (90+ range). Look for the second highest & see what it is. Free space 5713 MB (37%) I would suggest you try to free some space on C drive. Name Vendor Complete File Name Sun Java Update Sun Microsystems, Inc. C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe Office XP speech Microsoft Corporation C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe VAIO Media Music Server Sony Corporation C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated S ... \SSSvr.exe Media Music Server Sony Corporation C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated S ... \SV_Httpd.exe VAIO Media Video Server Sony Corporation C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Integrated S ... \UPnPFramework.exe SpySweeperUI.exe Webroot Software, Inc. C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe VM_STI.EXE VM. C:\WINDOWS\VM_STI.EXE avgas.exe Anti-Malware Development a.s. D:\Program Files\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe Spyware Doctor Helper PC Tools Research Pty Ltd D:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe While you are on your summary page, click on Test Results in upper right corner & scroll down to the Blue Files. You will see the above files so click on each one & you will be offered advice. Let us know how you get along please. Regards, Hawk :
  25. Sorry to hear that Denpete. Try running the tests with the upload DEBUG OPTION. Put a check in the box opposite the appropriate option. (Skip testing Internet connection (Upload)) If you are able to complete, please post a link to your results. Click on link down this page & it will show you how. Regards, Hawk
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