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#1 bosjoh   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 15 January 2000 - 04:18 AM

Today I saw all these Icons on my desktop, and a lot of random programs started up. The only thing to do was to reinstall windows 98. Is this some kind of virus, or some *cough* funny *cough* hacker?

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#2 I-Shaolin   Members   -  Reputation: 138

Posted 15 January 2000 - 11:39 AM

Dude, that''s just weird. I have seen Windows pull some strange stuff before, but that''s a new one. If I had to guess, I would say that it had to come from some outside source, but who knows...

#3 Chris F   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 16 January 2000 - 06:42 AM

it could be that someone put a trojan on your computer like netbus...

#4 bosjoh   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 16 January 2000 - 06:50 AM

Well anyway, my modem wouldn''t re-install, so I bought a new one. But the connection quits every minute.
I HATE IT, I HATE IT, one more time, I HATE IT.
Has ANYONE a solution for this? Before the computer flies out of the window...

#5 Atavist   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 16 January 2000 - 07:24 AM

A couple years ago while I was running under windows 95 my system began to break down really really bad. In the end the only solution I had was to format my drives.

First I made sure I had a good boot disk, then I dropped to dos and killed everything (format c: ) Reinstalled from the cd's I had, but I still lost tons of stuff I still havn't found again.

It's reliable, but harsh medicine

Edited by - Atavist on 1/16/00 1:25:41 PM

#6 Gromit   Members   -  Reputation: 144

Posted 16 January 2000 - 07:35 AM

My serial port got fried somehow and sometimes (about 1 out of 20) when I start up my computer and move my mouse, it loads up and shuts down a bunch of my installed programs. This wasn''t a virus. This wasn''t because of a faulty modem or anything. Just a fried serial port.

#7 felisandria   Members   -  Reputation: 739

Posted 16 January 2000 - 07:49 AM

Bosjoh:
I''ve spent a week banging away at a network problem, turned out to be overlapping IRQ''s between my ethernet card and my video card (something that I wouldn''t have thought to check) so you might want to look and see if you have IRQ conflicts.
To do that, right click "My Computer", scroll to "Properties". Click the "Device Manager" tab, hit "View Devices by Connection". Right click "Computer", scroll to "Properties". This will list your current IRQ''s, and you can see if any overlap. The only thing you can have simultaneously on an IRQ with a piece of hardware is "IRQ Holder for PCI Steering". If that''s not the case, you need to change the IRQ of one of the devices.

I had all sorts of bizarre video card problems due to this, and my ethernet card would sometimes give a "can''t find" error, sometimes give a "ping timeout" error, but never actually connect.

Is worth a look, at least.

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#8 bosjoh   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 16 January 2000 - 08:47 AM

Finally posting a reply after all those broken connections...
The IRQ''s don''t overlap (IRQ 12: Conexant PCI modem enumerator, IRQ holder for PCI steering), so that isn''t the problem. My previous modem (that won''t install anymore) would lose a connection some times, but every minute is redicilous!
There goes the connection again...


#9 Staffan   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 19 January 2000 - 07:03 AM

the only cure for a fucked up windows is format c! i do it once in a while, every 4-6 months or so, really helps keeping my computer run well. ever noticed it starts running sluggish when you''ve used it a year?

#10 Gecko   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 19 January 2000 - 07:13 AM

One way to boost speed on your computer is to get rid of FastFind! boot that horrible program! i believe it comes with MS Office or Word or something. what it does is it creates a huge fucking index of every word you''ve ever come across on your comp and a list of the files all those words are in, so you can search through hundreds of files really fast. but after a year or two, it will just bog your computer down. DIE, FASTFIND, DIEEEEE!!!!


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#11 mutex   Members   -  Reputation: 1109

Posted 19 January 2000 - 03:47 PM

I once had continuous broken connections and found out it was a connection setting. It was something like my modem compression or flow control, I can''t remember now. But that really pissed me off when that happened. Try messing with those.

#12 bosjoh   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 19 January 2000 - 10:46 PM

I have gone to the salesman of the modem twice. The first time it wouldn''t call the number (number doesn''t exist sound), the second time they wouldn''t even look at it (modem swapped that time, still problems). Maybe I should check the telephone line...

GECKO: You should also disable the office task bar (SLOW). Why having this annoying bar on the right when you can use icons on your desktop?





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