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  1. Esteban

    Esteban Thread Starter

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    I have searched this site & tried about everything to speed up my connection.[26,400] About 1 1/2 years ago, a new modem was installed.[ USR 0726] Connection speed was good, 39-49k for months. Now, I cannot get anything better than 26,400, except only every now & then. have tried everything suggested on the web. ISP/shop says it is phone lines. Phone co. checked twice & said all is fine. Connects OK at another house farther away.Computer is very clean of all junk, etc. ONLY line to phone box outside is computer. Changed settings & strings. Nothing helps.
    The one thing I could NOT do is update modem. USR said there was no support for this modem USR 0726 ] as it was sold as a discounted item, i.e.] I cannot find any way to update the modem if it is possible. Any help is appreciated! THANKS
     
  2. McGowan

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    is it a software modem?

    if so check to see if your system resources are below 80% that would cause the problem (you can check by right clicking on my computer, properties, performace and it'll say system resources ##% free

    If it is you should remove startup group items from msconfig (start run type in msconfig)
     
  3. brindle

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    The newest drivers I could find for this modem are for 98se and dated Oct. 18, 2002
     
  4. Esteban

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    System resources are 78% Free. I will check the modem update.
     
  5. Esteban

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    I am trying to find the way to show " start-up" files & copy to send them to you. Can't ???
     
  6. Esteban

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    I tried to copy & paste " startup" but couldn't figure it out.[ W98]. I did uncheck a few things & performance is now 90%
    Why would I have, in startup, 2 each of Registerdrophandler, & an SSK program?? I unchecked ONE of each & restarted computer. Still slow connection. The update for the modem would not work & I just got error screen.
    How can I copy & paste the startup list ?
     
  7. brindle

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    alt+print screen then paste it into paint, save it then include it here in your next post as an attachment
     
  8. Esteban

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    I don't have a " print screen" option. I tried to download & run " Hijack This" & it says that I need aMSVDVM60DLL file. Any other way I can send this info?
     
  9. brindle

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    you don't have a print screen key to the right of the F12 key?
     
  10. Esteban

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    That " key" has never worked. I will type in below what shows up in my startup list;
    SSK
    System Tray
    Registerdrophandler
    NAV
    Script blocking
    Microsoft works calender
     
  11. brindle

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    maybe someone else knows a way to attach your msconfig start up. what you listed just doesn't look right to me. Do you have a firewall or an anti-virus program, scanregistry should be there also.

    just saw nav
     
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