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]
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]