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Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re: (Score:3, Funny) by PolygamousRanchKid ( 1290638 ) writes: "Oh, no, Mr. I> am also running high speed internet through cable modem.> Help! Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re:''The extent is huge''? Careful, some manufactures have utilities that just check SMART and don't actually do a test. Check This Out

Although making a system into a LAN-to-WAN Internet gateway is easier with NT 4.0 than with 3.51 (for more on gateways in NT 4.0, see my column, "Unlock Your Gateway to Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Re:XP running painfully slow by Papa Echo / March 14, 2004 9:58 PM PST In reply to: XP running painfully slow Try the All the HD makers have one, just get the one appropriate for yours. The idea is this: Suppose you're about to put a new drawing program called Esketch on 500 NT workstations. http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chwinnt.htm

Win xp does not need any to start. Find out more. For more information about hardware profiles and control sets, see Chapter 19, "What Happens When You Startup Your Computer," in the Windows NT Workstation Resource Guide. Put simply, a sniffer lets you see everything going through your network cable.

It all went a bit pear-shaped later... I thought it was my computer brand (Dell), but may be an "XP" (xtra problems) entity...I bought an on line spy ware nuker and it help some, but still am not Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Sorry (Score:5, Informative) by Yvan256 ( 722131 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @07:10PM (#26567595) Homepage Journal Congratulations, you just invented a new word [google.com]! Your computer is probably of legal drinking age by now!

With NT 4.0, Microsoft moved the user interface from user mode to kernel mode. The Indexing service however speeds up and improves file searches by maintaining an index of the files that are on the hard drive but can be safely deleted. I am also running high speed internet through cable modem. https://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windowsnt/4/server/reskit/en-us/resguide/troubles.mspx seems a bit special.

But not to worry, you can download a utility that will work called Startup Control Panel. Parent Share twitter facebook linkedin Re:Second on the drive thing (Score:4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @11:56PM (#26570221) The parent is correct. no answer 0Votes Share Flag Collapse - Office 2000 running slow with Windows NT by MagistrateMike · 16 years ago In reply to Office 2000 running slow ... To avoid problems with Fdisk, delete the Windows 95 version, make sure that you have the MS-DOS-based version, and run Fdisk only when you start MS-DOS.

The mo background defragmenting (Score:5, Informative) by xonen ( 774419 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @06:28PM (#26566973) Journal XP and Vista have the 'feature' of automated background defragmenting enabled http://www.techrepublic.com/forums/discussions/office-2000-running-slow-with-windows-nt/ Caution Moving disks between computers is not supported because of problems that can arise when the disk controllers on the two systems are incompatible or are configured differently. A standard part of my Windows 3.x troubleshooting routine was to get the latest HP drivers when things started crashing. If it doesn't, then its probably a service gone haywire.

Before upgrading, check whether your firm is part of the Select program. his comment is here That is the best place to start.Mr E--------------------------------------------------------"Leslie" wrote in messagenews:[email protected]> Hi. Share twitter facebook linkedin Viruses running as threads and interrupt handelers (Score:3, Interesting) by Teilo ( 91279 ) writes: on Thursday January 22, 2009 @09:10PM (#26568935) Homepage This is a scary This could be a tricky process but sometimes it works, but you need to reinstall all security patches after it runs.

  • For example, you can play the Microsoft Hearts game against the computer or other players on an NT 3.51 network, but it crawls.
  • BTW, I installed Spybot and Adaware early on thinking I had spyware problems.
  • No matter how good or bad the Wizard is, however, the only perfect Wizard would be one that asks you every question relevant to the installation and says, "Go get some

Download the free * Tweak UI utility from Micorosft. 2. Hardware ProblemsIf a device fails to initialize during POST, there can be a problem with accessing it. If you lose functionality to something on startup that you want, you can either just turn it back on or, if necessary, boot into safe mode and turn it on. - http://midsolutions.org/windows-nt/windows-5.html Hijack This! [download.com] should be able to be downloaded from http://www.download.com/Trend-Micro-HijackThis/3000-8022_4-10227353.html [download.com]Hopefully one of those two will show up.

Using the /sos SwitchYou can add the /sos switch to the Boot.ini file to have NTLDR display the Kernel and driver names while they are being loaded. Architectural compromises would take it a long way from VMS. Headphone batteries flame out mid-flight, ignite new Li-Ion fears SPB Geek's Guide US military's latest toy set: Record-breaking laser death star, er, truck A big day for the ESA: Sentinel snaps

When she needs to install software or whatever just have her log in as admin.

Get rid of a few startup programs first and then reboot and see if the system speed improves.It could be a corrupted registry [microsoft.com] and that link is to Microsoft's site Since we're trying to diagnose a cause of sudden sluggishness, clearing the prefetch won't really do anything unless the HDD is full. I knew there was something "taking" over my computer because it would take at least 30-60 minutes to boot up from a cold start. But the frightening think was that it is even possible.

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But what you gain in speed, you give up in reliability. Each "cure" was a design-by-committee atrocity. To replace the sector, see "Replacing the Partition Boot Sector," within Chapter 5, "Preparing for and Performing Recovery." Be sure to change the name back to NTLDR so that the Partition This solved the problem.As mentioned in another post, check task manager to see if any of theprocesses running are hogging your CPU.

The sections "Protecting Against Viruses and Trojan Horses," in Chapter 4, and "Managing Shared Resources and Resource Security" in the Windows NT Server†Concepts and Planning book†contains information about reducing the chances Archived Discussion Load 500 More Comments Full Abbreviated Hidden /Sea Score: 5 4 3 2 1 0 -1 More Login Nickname: Password: Public Terminal Forgot your password? If you suspect a rootkit, your main options are reinstallation or forensic analysis using something like a boot CD, TSK [sleuthkit.org], and the NIST hash database [nist.gov] to audit your machine Using DiskProbe to display the Master Boot Record 1.Click the DiskProbe icon in the Resource Kit folder.†2.On the Drives menu, click Physical Drive.

Search all issuesPreview this magazine » Browse all issues198019902000 16 Jan 199030 Jan 199013 Feb 199027 Feb 199013 Mar 199027 Mar 199010 Apr 199024 Apr 199015 May 199029 May 199012 Jun It takes forever to boot up and it will> not allow you to change many setting. Worse, NT 4.0 treats personal directories to the same immolation. Remove immediately.

I've seen a lot of sudden slowdowns like that (I work as a tech in a datacenter) and most were hardware related. The functions of the Master Boot Record code are to: •Read the Partition Table entries in the same sector.†•Determine the location of the Partition Boot Sector.†•Load and execute the code in Related Links Top of the: day, week, month. 1144 commentsAsk Slashdot: Can Technology Prevent Shootings? 766 commentsSlashdot Asks: Why Are Browsers So Slow? 637 commentsAsk Slashdot: How Do You Create A Other Sources of Information There are several other sources of information for troubleshooting startup and disk problems: •Chapter 8, "General Troubleshooting," contains details about Microsoft's sources for troubleshooting information and contains

Here are 6 key elements of controlling the uncontrollable. Click Taskbar's Advanced Configuration to create shortcuts from these programs to your Start Programs menu. You may not have a firewall, but you really should. Stop 0x0000007B -- Inaccessible Boot DeviceThis STOP message means that Windows NT is unable to access the Partition Boot Sector or the required information is not found.

I'd suggest loading task manager often and familarize yourself with what processes should be running on your system and what shouldn't be there.