Black Viper
Black Viper
Sep 102002
 

This question could be coming from a person that is using a Microsoft known pirated version of Windows XP Professional Corporate Edition. Since I have no way of verifying any claims made to me via E-Mail, I ignore all “questionable” requests for such type of information. If you purchased a Legitimate copy of Windows, this should not occur and their would be no real reason to ever have to change your product ID or your serial number. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for assistance if you feel you have a valid reason to [Continue Reading]

Sep 102002
 

www.viaarena.com is an outstanding web site to locate information about VIA chipsets. I am not about to reproduce the information here. If you are having problems, please search the Forums and FAQ for more information. Ironicly enough, all the problems that I feel are associated with VIA chipsets, they say is everything else. Because of this: I am even considering firing up the CUV4X-D again after Service Pack 1’s release, updated BIOS, “better” drivers, more robust 4in1’s, etc. To prove them wrong? No. I want a dual CPU computer! 🙂

Sep 082002
 

This problem is caused by using a Microsoft known pirated copy of Windows XP Professional Corporate Edition. If you purchased a Legitimate copy of Windows, this should not occur. Contact Microsoft Technical Support for assistance. The contact information is located in your manual that came with your particular version. If you are using a pirated copy of Windows XP, please do not ask me for help. I will not answer any questions with regards to pirated software. For more information: Hacks, Cracks and Cheats Rant Putting Out the Flames Rant WPA and [Continue Reading]

Sep 082002
 

This problem may be caused by removing MSN Messenger from your system or installing a number different registry hacks to do the same thing. Putting Messenger back could allow Outlook to function properly again, or you can disable Messenger in the Outlook Tools Panel. It could also be caused by using Word as your E-Mail editor. Unfortunately, I am experiencing a delay of around 60 seconds while attempting to connect to my Hotmail accounts and “not using any of the above.” Outlook has been removed from my system. 🙂

Sep 052002
 

Please contact the vendor, manufacture or “company” that your system was purchased from for technical support. Part of the money you spent was to pay for technical help when you need it. Use it while you can. Information on “who” or “how” to contact them is in the owners/operations manual that came with your new PC or hardware. I do not have access to that information in a timely fashion. The PC vendor or “brand” that your computer is has access too much more resources to solve your technical issue than I do. [Continue Reading]

Aug 132002
 

This may stem from the fact that your ISP told you to configure your system as DHCP (vice static). But, in order to get an IP address, your PPoE connection needs to negotiate on top of TCP/IP… which needs an IP address. A catch-22. Solution? You can purchase a hardware firewall/router solution. You could also get away with placing a static IP address on your internal network card, effectively configuring it for local networking. Service configuration may also contribute to the cause, but under most situations, utilizing a hardware firewall will do [Continue Reading]

Aug 132002
 

NetMeeting is already there, it just needs to be registered. Perform the following: Select Start –> Run, and enter conf then select ok. In the NetMeeting Wizard, complete the required information, and then select the “Put a shortcut to NetMeeting on my desktop” check box. NetMeeting should then be available for use.

Jan 052002
 

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.

Jan 052002
 

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]