I have added a FAQ to answer all of those pressing questions that you just HAVE to know the answer to…
Put it back the way it was! Really, though, place each service that you disabled back to the way it was (displayed under the Default configuration) and see which service “fixes” your software. Do look at the dependencies and decide if you may need it! Tweaking your system always comes with risk.
This is what ZoneAlarm complains about while connected to the internet. “SVCHOST.EXE” is “Generic Service Host.” What that means is it is a “host” for other processes or services. If your internet connection seems to “no longer work,” it is due to you disallowing various “required” functions to no longer access the internet. A big one is “DNS Lookups” and HTTP. With DNS lookups disabled, you will no longer be able to type in “www.blackviper.com” but you will always be able to type in the IP address of the systems. The internet connection is still [Continue Reading]
No. I do not create drivers, nor support hacked drivers for companies out of business. If the manufacture cannot help you with driver issues, their is nothing that I can do.
Can I help? Usually, no. The publisher and/or developer of the particular game or program that you are having problems with is much better equipped at solving your problem and offering updates to your software. Every software program has a contact list of technical support numbers. Please check your manual for that information as I do not have it. I do not work for any software publisher, nor have the resources to offer E-Mail technical support on software that, more than likely, I do not even have. If the software makers cannot help [Continue Reading]
The major problem is that every system is different and the number of causes of system failure are numerous. The first thing you should do is ensure you have the latest drivers installed for your equipment. Drivers are such a common cause of problems that there is no need to troubleshoot any further until that step is complete. Second, contact your PC maker/software vendor for technical support. The final thing you should understand is that I am not sitting in front of your system. Troubleshooting from a remote location, let [Continue Reading]
I have no life so others can. Really, though, I have not taken any formal classes, nor purchased every book on computers. I have learned about the Windows XP Services by trial and error and most trouble shooting skills by screwing stuff up and attempting to fix it.
Yes, I have IM’s and no, you may not add me. I had my ID posted for years with no problems, but when I started becoming “popular” with the XP Services Page, I was flooded with requests for permission to be on others lists and from jerks telling me I am pathetic, etc… As for IRC, I have never used it and never will. Several have reported to me about “others” using my name and claiming to be me. Presumably attempting to be “cool” and accepted. I guarantee it is not [Continue Reading]
No. If you wish to contact me, remove any attachments and send your message in plain text.
If you have taken the time to write to me, I will write to you as long as the following conditions have been met, usually within the span of 24 hours (sometimes, within minutes): You are not asking anything about Hacks, Cracks and Cheats. I mean zero. None. Nil. Nothing. Your default E-Mail client has the proper information configured. I cannot write to you unless the reply address is valid. Usually, this is the answer to “why” I have not replied to your E-Mail. You did not slander me or were [Continue Reading]