uhm, My mother posted about the problem, this is her son. But she wanted me to post system specs. Basically the problem is we can connect w/ no problems, but random stalling. Most of the time you'll stay on for few minutes, then itll stall(stall = stay connected with no data sending/recieving). Also I use 56k dialup w/ earthlink.net. I tried reinstalling Earthlink software, I tried using only My Connection for a dialup setup, I tried using a different Dial-Up number. This started when I replaced my fatally old hard drive. At the same time I got a new modem(as posted below). I think it COULD be modem drivers but I cant find any for my specific modem. Also maybe TCP/IP setup.
MODEM: U.S. Robotics 56k PCI Software Modem(with S10=255 for added stability code)
I know it is frustrating but hang on a little longer. People here would rather research and answer correctly than answer immediatly with the wrong answer. Have you emptied your temporary internet files late?
I think you mean the COMPUTER is stalling. No, my INTERNET CONNECTION is stalling. I can keep connected but no data sends or recieves. My computer runs fine.
Have you defragged lately?
9 days ago.
I tried repairing IE 5 but while it was scanning for errors to repair it kept trying to run grpconv.exe about 1/4 through the IE scan. grpconv.exe wouldnt run...some fatal error. So anyways, I figured IE was pretty screwed up. I downloaded IE 6, ran the setup, all was well. I had to reboot. AGAIN when it was it was updating system settings in windows it tried to run grpconv.exe about a billion times. Each time it couldnt because of some fatal error kept closing it down. So I had to shutdown, load windows in Safe mode and turn off my startup items just so I could run windows.
I dont why it would want to run that. Isnt that for converting win 3.1 files or something? Anyways, this is confounding me. I finally have IE6 running but it still stalls constantly.
Let me reboot and give you my startup items since I disabled them all. Be back in a bit.
Just having a quick look. We may have a reason, but I'll go though the lot. The reason why I said your computer is that you said you play games when IE is off.
VistaSync: Included in VistaScan are VistaAccess and VistaShuttle. VistaAccess gives you quick and easy access to scanning functions right from your desktop. For Windows users, you'll see a scanner icon in the Windows Tray of the Taskbar. Click this icon and a menu opens. Not required
EarthLink ToolBar 5.0: EarthLink Toolbar is a tool to help you get to all of the resources of the internet. EarthLink 5.0 Setup adds a few basic buttons to the Toolbar, but you can delete these or add more buttons any time. Not required
reminder-ScanSoft Product Registration: your printer Registration. Dunno
Internet Answering Machine: From Callwave. It offers a free utility to monitor your incoming phonecalls if you only have a single telephone line for internet access
run Win.ini hpfsched: HPFSCHED is a small TSR that will remind you to clean the cartridges in your DeskJet from time to time in order to keep print quality high. It can be removed from the run line in win.ini if you do not want that feature. Not required
AIM: AOL Instant Messager. If connected to the internet, automatically runs up AIM. Convenience more than anything. AIM can be started from Start -> Programs
PPWebCap: "Paper Port" software associated with scanners. Not required
UpdateMgr.exe: Once a month, your EarthLink 5.0 Update Manager contacts EarthLink's servers to check for software updates. If an update is available for your EarthLink software, Update Manager will inform you and, with your permission, download and install the update. Not required. Can go to http://www.earthlink.net and download the updates manually
ConMgr.exe: Starts WinFax Pro at startup. Required for Winfax to answer incoming faxes. You decide
KAZAA: Spyware. Go here and download AddAware. Install and run it, ensuring that deep registry scan is enabled. Remove all except Web3000 or new.net. www.lavasoftusa.com
You may want to uninstall Kazaa first.
Use a program called Morpheous. Its the same, but not spyware.
3dfx Task Manager: System tray application for 3dfx Voodoo 3/4/5 functions. Available via Start -> Programs - not required
3dfx Tools: Updates the registry with information that can't be held for later 3dfx Voodoo video cards, ie Voodoo 3/4/5. Important for owners of these cards
OneTouch Monitor: For Visioneer OneTouch scanners. System tray access to the control panel for the scanner. If unavailable via Start -> Programs
APVXDWIN: Antivirus. Keep
TaskMonitor: The Task Monitor the disk-access patterns of programs when they are started and stores this information in log files in the Applog folder. Task Monitor also records the number of times you use a program. The Disk Defragmenter tool uses this information to optimize your hard disk so that programs that you use frequently are loaded faster. Not required - but can be useful
LoadPowerProfile: Power management specifics such as monitor shut-off, system standby, etc. Keep
StillImageMonitor: If your scanner does not have a button to initiate scanning you kill stimon. Even if it does have a button, you can still manually launch the scanning application. If unavailable via Start -> Programs
Okay. For the ones that you don't want, go to run and type MSCONFIG. Startup tab. Uncheck all you don't want, apply and restart. If you're unsure, do seperately, but apply and restart each time.
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