I have been cruising around the search engines for awhile, and I seem to have found that there is plenty of pages that I did not even KNOW was being viewed. On the web server, the pages stay even after I delete them locally. Why? I really do not know. They are really not supposed to do that. Anyway, I found that Darkstone Stuff has made over 3000 hits and I deleted that page about a year and a half ago, as well as my 300MHz Win2k Services Configuration page, [Continue Reading]
The minimum you will need to run bootvis is the following: COM+ Event System Event Log Plug and Play Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Task Scheduler Windows Management Instrumentation
Depends. A network connected computer going through another computer and then on to the internet needs the following services: DHCP Client ~ Unless you are using a static IP address. Plug and Play ~ No real need to have it disabled. RPC ~ Required for the next service. Workstation ~ Needed to connect to a “server.” Also needed for connecting to another computer for File and Print Sharing. For an analog (modem) connection, you will also need Telephony and anything that service needs to run and your particular connection method. (Auto Connection Manager, [Continue Reading]
Leave the Event Log and Windows Management Interface running. They will keep things smooth and the log may tell you if you need something that you do not have running.
Yes. The core of all Windows XP products are the same. Some services are not available in Windows XP Home, but the ability to enable and disable the ones that are still exists. If you do not have some of the services listed, don’t panic! If your computer manufacture “pre-installed” your XP, they choose not to have certain services installed for you.
How did you E-Mail me? Place each service that you disabled back to manual, or even better, Automatic, to see which one you need for your particular configuration. Everyone’s is slightly different (56k ~ ISDN ~ DSL/Cable ~ T1 ~ 10/100) so I cannot have a “guaranteed” internet setup. Actually, the default (as long as it worked before) should do fine. 🙂 You can also try out the “Safe” configuration. Needless to say, using the “default” is not the point, but if you place each service, one at a time, that deals directly with [Continue Reading]
If you do not need ICS, be sure to disable all of the services associated with it. The “Gaming” configuration is a catch all that could be labeled “Power User” or “Slim and Trim” or “Minimum Memory.” I just choose to call it “Gaming” because that is what I do best. 🙂 You should try out my “Safe” configuration if you are scared about breaking something. Also, view my Services 411 Page for more information on what services you may need or not need if you use your computer for other purposes, like work?!? [Continue Reading]
No. There is no user configurable services in Windows 95/98/Me. Services appear with the “true” 32-bit OS’s, like WinNT, Win2k and WinXP. Using msconfig, you can check other programs that may be hogging memory, but that is a totally different topic and you should not disable anything that you are not sure if you need. In short, if an application is in the system tray (lower right) it is taking up memory and does not need to be. You can check my Windows Me Super Tweaks Page for things that you can do to [Continue Reading]
Introduction As I was wandering around the BIOS settings, I thought that I would see what the difference to different memory settings would make. I already knew that “less is better” when it comes to the CAS settings and most memory timings… but how about “DRAM Prefetch?” I ran the 3DMark2001 on the following configuration multiple times while rebooting in between each one. The table on the next page gives a summary of my findings and the following few pages gives a brief explanation of each run. Want to know the differences between running [Continue Reading]
Introduction As an intro and sort of disclaimer, I would like to say that I “prefer” Asus boards. I also like boards with “Intel” chipsets… Why, you ask? First off, I have been running Asus motherboards as far back as I can remember. They are generally of high quality and very stable, even in the most rigorous of environments. I am also under the impression that Intel should know best how to interface their processors to the other devices you may decide to install on a mother board. Since the chipset is [Continue Reading]