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  1. Do you have a software firewall? One earlier thread mentioned they had added a background spyware scanner, maybe that is interfering.
  2. They are probably in your temp directory. Next question, where is your temp directory. Usually in XP it is here. c:\Documents and Settings\NAME\Local Settings\Temp If you don't see the Local Settings folder its because you do not have Explorer set to show hidden files and folders; you can change that in Explorer Tools, Options, View.
  3. Honestly! A flash ad is not adware. It's an ad. Joe, are you actually saying that we--the folks who run this site--are trying to infect your computer by showing a flash ad? Perhaps you can explain that comment a bit better. Please do block the ads if you want. There's no requirement to view them.
  4. Chris, that link doesn't work. 50 is pretty good for a non-RAID setup, I've only seen 100 on RAID.
  5. You need to sign up on the main site, it's separate from the forums.
  6. ZoneAlarm will hang the system every time, but you can fix it. See this page: http://www.pcpitstop.com/faq/firewall.asp
  7. Maybe you have some sort of ad blocker installed that is making the page think you are running something other than IE? What software do you have installed that affects the browser? Any Symantec, Mcafee, or ZoneAlarm products? Have you changed them from default settings?
  8. I hate those guys. Note that they are at the top of our Top25 list. Looks like they are being served out by TribalFusion, I have blocked askjeeves.com and that should prevent them from showing. BTW, is anyone else seeing the top ad showing up too far down the page? I am still running IE7 beta 1 on this system so maybe it's just that.
  9. "i get an error cannot load winasapi. dll when trying to scan with pcpitstop" It sounds like you may have run with debugging turned on. That message does not mean there is a problem necessarily, it is just a message that can help if there is a problem. Is there something in particular that caused you to use debugging?
  10. If you are using ZoneAlarm, did you follow the FAQ instructions? If you're using some other firewall, which one? If it's stopping at the upload test it's a firewall issue.
  11. It sounds like your BIOS is reporting the wrong amount of memory. As long as Windows sees it all you are probably okay. If there is a BIOS update you could try reflashing, but it wouldn't be worth doing really unless you are having some other issues.
  12. Do you have Hyperthreading on, or is it off? You might want to watch the beta forum, I am looking for victims--er volunteers--to help test upcoming versions.
  13. The upload test uses an outgoing FTP connection for the upload test. http://www.pcpitstop.com/faq/firewall.asp You can skip the upload test with the debug page: http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/debug.asp It sounds like Kerio is having a problem that causes the BSOD. If you remove Kerio and it still happens, let us know. Otherwise it sounds like Kerio/Sunbelt would need to fix it.
  14. Once you have loaded the test results, click "Test History" in the upper right.
  15. Why should we send them relief? If they keep drinking like that, they will have to relieve themselves.
  16. Usually a hang on the upload test is due to a firewall being too aggressive. http://www.pcpitstop.com/faq/tests.asp Instructions for fixing ZoneAlarm (the most common offender by far) are here. http://www.pcpitstop.com/faq/firewall.asp If you have another firewall let us know what it is and whether it has a similar feature to allow specific sites.
  17. You underestimate the Democrats, which is easy to do nowadays. If they regain power by some miracle in the next election, the campaign contributions will redirect to the Dems. In other words, only grease the wheels that are touching the road--don't bother with the spare.
  18. Actually, the test specifically does not report an error with that device, unless you're referring to the error code in the device list which just means "the user disabled this device". It just says that the device is disabled. The tip says: A disabled device does not always indicate an error, but is a good place to start if you are having problems with a device. The fragmentation on that drive looks pretty bad, so I'd defrag first before looking at the other issues.
  19. Okay, for the memory issue try setting the Power Scheme to "Always On" or "Home/Office Desktop" and do a test, then set it back. On the drive, you will find that all external drives are a lot slower than internal ones. Best to live with it, they are playing it safe with the drive to avoid damage if you yank the cord.
  20. What things did you change between the first test yesterday and the test you did today? I know you said you "followed the advice" but what specific changes did you make? If any of them caused the change you should be able to back them out.
  21. That WD1200BB isn't a barn burner of a drive, it only has a 2MB buffer. Still, it should be able to do better than that. Like Hawk says, try to get rid of all the background junk; I'd turn off the virus scanner for a run to see if it's affecting performance as well. On the hardware side, open up the box and make sure that it's using an 80-pin cable for the drive (rather than the 40-pin cables that are often used for CD drives). Also make sure that the drive is jumpered correctly. It should be jumpered as master and since you have no other hard drive it should be the only drive on that cable. The CD drive should be on a separate cable.
  22. I think the problem may be that you only have one stick of memory in there. If that is a dual-channel memory controller, and most are nowadays, then you are only using one channel if you have one stick. I would get a second stick of memory, but make very sure it matches the one you have. Places like Crucial.com can usually get a good match.
  23. Virginia, that's just a note that appears when you are running with debugging on. It does not indicate a problem with testing. What page are you on (from the Address bar) when the problem occurs and what is the last message you see in the blue status bar on the page?
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