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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lroshau, Apr 18, 2008.

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  1. lroshau

    lroshau Thread Starter

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    I have a cable modem and just the other day i notice the pc/activity light blinking as when i'm downloading or transmitting and only stops when i disconnect the modem.
    how do i tell if there is accually pc/activity? cuz it keeps on even with pc shut off
     
  2. Megabite

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    Are you in the UK and with VirginMedia??
     
  3. lroshau

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    i'm in USA north dakota and use my local telephone, cable tv and internet provider
     
  4. Megabite

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    OK........Try unplugging your Modem for about 3 min and plugging back in..let it settle down and see if it still blinks....

    Have you got any program that has automatic updates turned on?
     
  5. lroshau

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    yes, i have ad-aware, AVG, then dell and micro-soft but there not updating. i'll unplug modem for awhile and let you know what happens. Thanks so much for your help
     
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    The modem is connected directly to the computer and not through a router?
     
  7. lroshau

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    yes directly to pc, i unplugged it for about 30 min no change, also shut off the auto-updates that i know how to. no change
     
  8. Megabite

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    I had the same problem but found out that the supplier was working on the lines in the area....not saying that is the case but worth checking

    also check in your startup item and see if you see anything

    Startup

    • You can go Start>>Run type msconfig click OK
    • In the new window click the Startup tab
     
  9. lroshau

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    I jsut go ahold of my internet provider and talk to one of the techs and she said not to worry as long as my pc is working the same. can i send you a hijackthis log and have you look at it?
     
  10. lroshau

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    i checked my startup items, looks like Greek to me
     
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    If the modem activity light is blinking when your computer is powered off, there's nothing running on your computer to cause that. Think about it. How can it run anything with no power?

    I don't see that there's anything to be concerned about.
     
  13. lroshau

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    i thought it was best to ask, Thanks Guys for your help
     
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