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ADSL Modem slowing computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BlackHorseman, Jan 28, 2003.

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  1. BlackHorseman

    BlackHorseman Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Well, not so long ago I got ADSL. In the process of the modem installation I got two new icons added to my system tray: one, I think, is 'CSA', whatever that might be, and the other just says: 'Unplug or Eject Hardware'.

    I double clicked the second one, unchecked the box saying 'Show Icon in System Tray', and it was goan. The 'CSA' icon has an option to be removed from the tray icon too.

    The question:
    Do I need those apps constantly running in the BG? Can I remove them from the tray, prevent them from starting at startup, and only run them when I connect?

    They slow my computer a great deal, getting really molases-like.

    Thanks,
    Daniel.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Without knowing something about your service, it's hard to say what those programs are doing. I have cable modem service, and I've installed DSL for several folks, and we never use any of the ISP's software. You should post more details, what kind of ADSL modem, etc.
     
  3. BlackHorseman

    BlackHorseman Thread Starter

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    I have a DirectCom ADSL USB Modem, A360;
    5Vdc, 500mA.
    (In Device Manager:
    A360 (Native ATM Mode))

    It's connected to my USB Card (I think it's what the entry in the Device Manager, in 'Universal Serial BUS Controllers' that says: 'USB Root Hub' is referring to).

    I hope that's enough :)

    Daniel.
     
  4. Del

    Del

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    Who is your ISP?
    It could just be a diagonostic software but not sure.
     
  5. The_Egg

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    If you can click on the Connect icon and stay connected without those two items running in the systray, then that is proof enough that they are not needed. As Del says, one of them will probably be a Diagnostic Tool. I got one with my ADSL modem, but I disabled it in msconfig.
    There'll probably also be the same icon/s available in the relevant "Start -> Programs" folder, so you can start them from there if they're ever needed again.
     
  6. BlackHorseman

    BlackHorseman Thread Starter

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    Well, my connection works fine without those two programs running in the BG.

    BTW - when right clicking on various icons in the system tray, there is often an option there to 'remove tray icon'. Now, this probably is a stupid question, but selecting that option would not necessarily mean the termination of the associated process, right?

    :)

    Daniel.
     
  7. Del

    Del

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    Right, takes it out the tray, but still running in background.
     
  8. BlackHorseman

    BlackHorseman Thread Starter

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    Well, I have removed them from the 'Run' folder in the registry, so they dont start at all. So far, so good....

    :)
     
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