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Hawk

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  1. Hi Denpete, Usually it is the firewall that interferes with the upload test. I would suggest you run your disk cleaner & defragger, go to the test Site & disable your firewall,AV & popup stopper (Enable after the tests) & try running the tests. Sometimes if you get hung up, try the "Refresh" or "Back" button. If you complete the test, please post a link (Click link below) to your results & we can have a closer look. Let us know please. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  2. Happy it worked out for you clownlady. And the same to you clownlady! Regards, Hawk :beer:
  3. Sorry about the HT....my mistake. You are correct. It does fluctuate quite a bit. This appears to be the fastest I saw. Fri Dec 8 07:34:56 UTC-0400 2006 C: NTFS 147769 122917 1 1 (56). Did you add any new programs or change an settings since then? Mine is not quite that fast but it stays at a constant 54 on C drive. Might try running two tests back to back & see if it makes any difference. Happy New Year to you as well! Regards, Hawk :beer:
  4. Hi bmd473, First I would suggest you run your disk cleaner & defragger. Next, I think you may have too much running. You can check this be clicking on your link & returning to your "Summary". In the top right corner, click on Test Results. Scroll Down to & click on each of the Blue/Gray Files and you will be offered advice. Run the test again without the external drive. Also, to the best of my knowledge, the test is still being upgraded to give complete results with IE7. To try to improve your uncached speed, give this a try. Try removing the Disk Controller in Device Manager. To do this, go into Control Panel/ System/ Hardware tab/ Device Manager. Find the controller (It's usually going to be under "IDE ATA controllers" ) right click it and Uninstall. Then reboot. There are usually three, so start with primary. You will have to reboot & run the test again to see if the uncached speed increased. Windows will reinstall each controller. Let us know how you get along please. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  5. I don't think it is a defragmentation problem & the defraggers you are using are good ones. Yes, I agree that the performance is quite good. I don't know for sure if disabling HT while testing the uncached speed will increase it or not. If you decide to try it, make sure to enable after tests. Step 1: Enter BIOS Restart your computer and enter the BIOS on startup. Enable/Disable the HT support in BIOS (you have to find the HyperThreading Technology or HyperThreading Support item. On most computers it is placed in the "Main BIOS Settings" menu, on HP/Compaq computers it is in the "Advanced" menu, the "Power-On Options" submenu . Step 2: Save changes Save changes in BIOS, restart PC and login as Administrator. Let us know please. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  6. Would you run a Pit Test for us & post a link to your test results please? The two links down this page will help you through it. Thanks, Hawk :beer: EDIT: Just a thought but you could also try THIS FREEWARE PROGRAM.
  7. Hi bschiff2, Welcome to the Pit. The first thing I would suggest is to "EDIT" your first post & remove your email address....SPAMMERS! Pretty good test. To attempt to improve your uncached speed, give this a try. Try removing the Disk Controller in Device Manager. To do this, go into Control Panel/ System/ Hardware tab/ Device Manager. Find the controller (It's usually going to be under "IDE ATA controllers" ) right click it and Uninstall. Then reboot. There are usually three, so start with primary. You will have to reboot & run the test again to see if the uncached speed increased. Windows will reinstall each controller. Let us know please. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  8. Hi again clownlady, I am not a member of GameHouse.com. I did try a download of one of the games but received a HTML error which may be an IE6 Security setting error or it won't d/l because I am not a member. Do you log in when you go to GameHouse.com? If you do, do you get an IE error? Regards, Hawk :beer:
  9. Just my opinion mrdithers but I have two puters (Not on a home network) & I use Zone Alarm on both. As far as I am aware, a router will give you better protection but I don't think it is worth the extra money. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  10. Hi again John, If you are having a problem with replying, give the following a try. At the bottom of this page you will see Reply. Click on that & a new page will open & it will include this post. Right click on any of the letters in this post & click Select all. My post will turn blue & then click on Delete. You will now have a clear page with your curser in the top left corner. After you type your reply, click on Add Reply at the bottom of the page. Hope this helps. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  11. Hi clownlady, Nope....Can only uninstall IE7 nothing before that. ActiveX objects, formerly known as OLE controls or OCX controls, are components (or objects) that you can insert into a Web page or other program so that you can reuse packaged functionality that someone else programmed. For example, the ActiveX controls that are included with Internet Explorer enable you to enhance your Web pages with sophisticated formatting features and animation. If you would like to enable ActiveX in your Internet Explorer, you can use these steps: 1. Open IE. 2. Click on Tools and then, click on Internet Options. 3. Click the Security tab. 4. Click the Internet Web content zone. 5. Click Custom Level. 6. In the Settings box, scroll down to the Scripting section, and click Enable under Active scripting and Scripting of Java applets. 7. Click Enable under Download signed ActiveX controls, Download unsigned ActiveX controls, Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe, Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins, and Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting. 8. Click Enable Java under Java Permissions. 9. Click OK. I hope the above information is helpful. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  12. Hi Is THIS THE SITE? According to McAfee Site Advisor it is quite safe. I have found that by changing IE settings, it can cause problems. This is a link to IE7 checklist: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/do...checklists.mspx Have you been to Windows Update lately? At the top of the IE page you should see TOOLS & when you click it, a drop-down menu appears with a link to Windows Update. IE7 is the first version of Internet Explorer that can be uninstalled. If all fails, I would suggest you try the old Uninstall/Reinstall trick & maybe you seeting will be ok. Let us know please. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  13. Yup....know that. I posted the link to the O/C Forum in the event you had questions the Members there might be able to answer. I don't think I would let my machine continue any longer with problems like these & not being fixed. Customized Tune-up Tips 2.5 • Upgrade your OS Service Pack • Clean up disk space (Drive D) • Defragment files (Drive C) • Enable System Restore • Check disabled devices Customized Tune-up Tips 3.0 • Upgrade disk space (Drive D) • Defragment files (Drive C) • Enable System Restore Regards, Hawk :beer:
  14. I am not into O/Cing so I would suggest you open a new topic in THIS FORUM. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  15. Sorry John. I neglected to mention you have to also set your connection type...DSL, Cable, etc. & that should clear it. EDIT: If that does not work, you could try the following. Please make sure you make a registry backup. 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. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  16. Hawk

    ADMINS & MODS

    Thanks Hurdy. Quite likely see me there. Best regards Pal, Hawk :beer:
  17. Ok...Use the DEBUG OPTION that applies to uploads. Please post a LINK to your test after you complete it & we will check out the results for you. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  18. Hawk

    ADMINS & MODS

    Nope....None of my business. Merry Christmas to you as well. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  19. Hi Luis, I had the same problem with Sygate & it became quite annoying so I started using ZONE ALARM. If you decide to change to Zone Alarm, you will need to uninstall Sygate as you cannot have two firewalls on the same system. Also, if you install ZA, look for Alerts & Logs on the main page & turn it off. If you look at Overview >>>Status, it will tell you what has happened since ZA was installed. BTW, if you install ZA, it will ask permission for certain programs to access the Internet. For the first little while, these programs are ok to Allow. If you are doubtful about any of them, write the name down & do a Google search to see what it is. Hope this helps a little. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  20. Hi donnhut, Welcome to the Pit. Sorry about your problem with the ping test. If you would like to try it separately, click the link below. http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/default.asp When you start the tests, please disable your firewall, AV & popup stopper & enable after the tests. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  21. Hawk

    ADMINS & MODS

    Someone moved (No idea who) this thread to U2U: http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?showtopic=131136 I am not sure if this is the place it should be but I can't ask who moved it that question & why it was not moved to: http://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?showforum=8 Is it too much to ask that when a thread is moved for "The Mover" to make a post as to who they are?
  22. Ok...Let us know how you get along please.
  23. Hi Jaz, I think I would start with IE-SPYAD. Download & install it. Please read the info on the Site. Next, I would d/l & install HOST MAN. When you open Host Man, you will see Sites where you can download "Host Files" from. Download those. Let us know how you get along please. Regards, Hawk :beer:
  24. It should, I think. I have Logitech corded & wireless optical mice & the driver is included. At present I am using a corded optical mouse & the driver being used is one by Microsoft. When I format & do a clean install, I don't have to run the CD & the same Microsoft driver reappears. Without reading all the thread, have you been to Windows Update recently? If not, I would suggest you go there & after it scans your computer, click on CUSTOM INSTALL (Below EXPRESS). After it scans, click on "Optional" hadware & software & see if there are any drivers mentioned. Regards Hawk :beer:
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