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  1. L Henry

    L Henry Thread Starter

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    No problem with your link. It is the slow laptop.

    I have it hard wired to a 20mbps connection and it is downloading so slow the process fails.

    I will continue to attempt to post the material requested.
     
  2. L Henry

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    Sorry for the delay.


    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
    Scan saved at 7:44:58 PM, on 2/12/2017
    Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)


    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\acs.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINNT\system32\pctspk.exe
    C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\PRPCUI.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    C:\WINNT\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
    C:\Program Files\Linksys\WPC11 Config Utility\WPC11Cfg.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\TRENDware\TEW444UB\ACU.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Polsgrove Test\Local Settings\Application Data\Opera\Opera\temporary_downloads\HijackThis (2).exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
    C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://education.dellnet.com/
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = proxy.xxx.adelphia.net:8080
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\system32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCTVOICE] pctspk.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRPCMonitor] PRPCUI.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PrinTray] C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\2\printray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINNT\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.exe
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [^SetupICWDesktop] C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Connection Wizard\icwconn1.exe /desktop (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Global Startup: 802.11g Wireless Client Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\TRENDware\TEW444UB\WLACU.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Instant Wireless Configuration Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\Linksys\WPC11 Config Utility\WPC11Cfg.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Norton GoBack.lnk = C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBTray.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &ieSpell Options - res://C:\Program Files\ieSpell\iespell.dll/SPELLOPTION.HTM
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Check &Spelling - res://C:\Program Files\ieSpell\iespell.dll/SPELLCHECK.HTM
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Lookup on Merriam Webster - file://C:\Program Files\ieSpell\Merriam Webster.HTM
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Lookup on Wikipedia - file://C:\Program Files\ieSpell\wikipedia.HTM
    O9 - Extra button: ieSpell - {0E17D5B7-9F5D-4fee-9DF6-CA6EE38B68A8} - C:\Program Files\ieSpell\iespell.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ieSpell - {0E17D5B7-9F5D-4fee-9DF6-CA6EE38B68A8} - C:\Program Files\ieSpell\iespell.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {1606D6F9-9D3B-4aea-A025-ED5B2FD488E7} - C:\Program Files\ieSpell\iespell.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ieSpell Options - {1606D6F9-9D3B-4aea-A025-ED5B2FD488E7} - C:\Program Files\ieSpell\iespell.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINNT\web\related.htm
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\winnt\system32\nwprovau.dll
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.mcafee.com
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINNT\system32\browseui.dll
    O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINNT\system32\browseui.dll
    O23 - Service: Atheros Configuration Service (ACS) - Unknown owner - C:\WINNT\system32\acs.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
    O23 - Service: Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service (dmadmin) - VERITAS Software Corp. - C:\WINNT\System32\dmadmin.exe
    O23 - Service: GoBack Polling Service (GBPoll) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
    O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Framework Service (McAfeeFramework) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
    O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe

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    End of file - 5971 bytes







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    Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
    Adobe Reader 8.3.1
    Advanced Uninstaller PRO - Version 11
    ALPS Touch Pad Driver
    avast! Antivirus
    Belarc Advisor 8.1
    Canon BJC-6000 (BJRSTR)
    DirectX 8 Hotfix - KB839643
    Easy Chef's Million Recipes
    Hotfix for MDAC 2.53 (KB927779)
    ieSpell
    Intel SpeedStep technology Applet
    Java(TM) 6 Update 31
    LiveUpdate 2.5 (Symantec Corporation)
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    Microsoft FrontPage 2000
    Microsoft Image Composer 1.5
    Microsoft Office 2000 Disc 2
    Microsoft Office 2000 Professional
    Modem Helper
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
    Norton GoBack 4.0 (Symantec Corporation)
    NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Display Drivers
    Opera 12.02
    OverDrive Media Console
    Paint Shop Pro 6.01 CD
    PCTEL 2304WT V.92 MDC Modem Drivers
    Revo Uninstaller 1.94
    Security Update for DirectX 8 (KB941568)
    Security Update for DirectX 8 (KB951698)
    Security Update for DirectX 8 (KB961373)
    Security Update for DirectX 8 (KB971633)
    Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB904706)
    Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB923689)
    Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB941569)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB911564)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB952069)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB954155)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB968816)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB975025)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB977816)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB979402)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB954600)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB974112)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 (KB917734)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 (KB936782)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 (KB973540)
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    TaxCut Premium + State + Efile 2008
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    Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4
    User's Guides
    Visual C++ 2008 x86 Runtime - (v9.0.30729)
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB834707
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB842773
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB893756
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB896358
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB896422
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB899587
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB901017
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB901214
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB905749
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB914388
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB914389
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB917008
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB917422
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB917736
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB917953
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB918118
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB920213
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB920670
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB920683
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB920685
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB920958
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB921398
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB921503
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB922582
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB923191
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB923414
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB923561
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB923694
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB923810
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB923980
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB924191
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB924270
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB924667
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB925902
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB926122
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB926436
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB927891
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB928090
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB928843
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB929969
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB930178
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB931784
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB933729
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB935839
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB935840
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB936021
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB937894
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB938127
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB938464
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB938827
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB938829
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB941202
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB941644
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB941693
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB942615
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB943055
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB943484
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB943485
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB944338
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB944533
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB945553
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB948590
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB950749
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB950974
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB951066
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB951748
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB951748-V2
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB952004
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB952954
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB953838
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB953839
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB954211
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB955069
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB955759
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB956390
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB956844
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB957095
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB958869
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB959426
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB961371
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB961371-V2
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB961501
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB963027
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB967715
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB968537
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB969059
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB969897
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB969947
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB970238
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB971468
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB971961
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    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB972270
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB973346
    Windows 2000 Hotfix - KB973354
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    Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    Windows Installer 3.1 (KB893803)
    Windows Media Player Hotfix [See Q828026 for more information]
    Windows Media Player system update (9 Series)
    WinZip
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  3. flavallee

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    You've got several apps installed that I'm not familiar with, so I don't know what negative impact they're having on speed and performance.

    You really should get rid of all the Symantec Norton-related apps in that laptop.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
     
  4. L Henry

    L Henry Thread Starter

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    The only Symantec Norton app that I am aware of, is Norton GoBack 4.0 .

    This program provides results similar to a restore point on current operating systems. It has been a "life saver" with problems in the past and I would hate to give it up.

    Perhaps other apps could considered before this one.
     
  5. blues_harp28

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  6. L Henry

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    The install Cd is not available.
     
  7. L Henry

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    1. Within the “startup items” and “services names” that I have posted, are there
    ones that could be listed that are critical to the operation of the computer and
    the opening of programs from their desktop icons?

    2. If there are items in the posts that are merely there to speed up the opening of
    programs, could those items be disabled?


    NOTE: Flavallee Initial Evaluation:”…its log shows one reason why your laptop
    is running like a turtle: It has too many running processes”
     
  8. blues_harp28

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    You are using a laptop that is running Windows 2000 which is no longer supported by Microsoft and you are also using an older version of Avast anti-virus program.
    Avast at some time may also stop supporting Win 2000.

    I would consider installing Ubuntu or Linux mint on the laptop.
    https://www.ubuntu.com/download
    http://www.linuxmint.com/
    Download the ISO file and burn to a DVD.
    Or buy a Ubuntu/Linux magazine from a newsagent - it usually comes with a free DVD.

    Start the pc from the DVD - then click on 'Try Linux Mint' - not install.
    This will test the hardware and you will then know if Ubuntu/Linux is compatible with your Pc.
    If you like it, you can then install Ubuntu/Linux.
     
  9. L Henry

    L Henry Thread Starter

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    I have a modern laptop and desktop computer; however, I am enjoying the process of rejuvenating this vintage unit.

    The process of returning the Dell C840 to its original condition, with my meager technical skill level, is a challenge and would be impossible were it not for the help I receive on this site.

    The suggestions in your last post have been saved and will be utilized in a future project, but I would like to continue to resurrect the old Dell laptop (Windows 2000 Pro).

    The modifications made, utilizing the above posts, have helped, but the unit is still very slow.

    Any assistance on my current project will be most appreciated.
     
  10. Johnny-be-Good

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    Good morning L Henry :)

    My first computer had Go Back.
    Turning it off should speed up your computer somewhat but whether it's your issue is another thing.
    I turned mine off and went to using drive imaging ( Acronis ) and liked it better.

    Have you opened up Task Manager to see what your memory usage is?

    Wouldn't hurt to also do some hard drive diagnostics.

    HDDscan can test the efficiency of read/write activity, and read SMART data if your hard drive supports it..
    It's listed suitable for Win 2000 SP4
    http://hddscan.com/


    John.
     
  11. L Henry

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    Hello John:


    As GoBack was preinstalled on several of my vintage computers, I have continued to use it as my safety backup. I have had limited experience with Acronis.

    Task Mgr. results at boot up: CPU Usage =3% Mem. Usage = 822744k / 1336020k

    Hard drive diagnostics: Defrag & check disk

    With reference to HDDscan, it appears to be for users more technically advanced than I am.

    Louis
     
  12. Johnny-be-Good

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    Hi L Henry :)

    That's a lot of memory usage ( imo ) for a freshly booted Win 2k, and Intel P4 cpus were knot known for being 'speedy' in their heyday.
    I usually ran pretty lean on bootup with mostly antivirus and anti-malware running.
    It's been a while since running Win 2k, but I seem to remember less than 500mb (<500000k).

    I suspect there are still many apps running that could be taken off startup and services put on manual start.

    But still, with older equipment comes a degradation in hard drives with read/write efficiency and it's another element to be checked out when all else fails.
    HDDScan has options to graph performance that can sometimes diagnose beyond defrag and check disc.
    But it's up to you. :)

    John :)
     
  13. Johnny-be-Good

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    One last thing.
    Since yours is a mobile cpu, and Speed Step was used to conserve battery life, make sure you are actually able to see the cpu speed 'step up' to it's specs under a load.

    For reference:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpeedStep


    John.
     
  14. L Henry

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    Under load - CPU Usage = 4-14% ; Mem Usage = 749408K / 1336020K

    Are there Startup Items and Processes that should not be removed because removal would prevent initial boot up and basic operation of the computer?

    Louis
     
  15. Johnny-be-Good

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    Good morning L Henry :)


    The answer is YES. And that's why you should set to manual rather than disable in case you make a mistake.

    Your list of startups and processes still seems long.
    Frank made suggestions and it helped a little from what you posted.
    I suspect there's more I might set to manual but other members might not, that aren't as obvious.
    Like, some processes relate to Java. I don't run Java because it's considered a bad security vector and I don't need it.
    You are using the Avast email and web options. I run a browser more secure than IE, which isn't supported anymore with Win 2k,
    You are running GoBack.
    Since you have no install CD, I suspect your system was installed long ago and has accumulated a lot of memory usage you might not be using, like the BHO's (Browser Helper Objects ) I saw listed.
    Like I've posted before, in your Task Manager, you can see the apps running and their memory usage.
    It's a good place to start in paring down unnecessary startup apps.

    You can google each startup app and service to determine how much you need them.

    You have no install CD but you should have an I386 folder from which you can install a fresh Win2k, OS only.
    But caution is advised if you go this route. Consider it your last choice of repair options because there is always the chance of a failed install with old equipment. Also, GoBack probably isn't included in that folder as it was not a MS product.
    IMO, make a drive image in case something goes wrong.
    Backup to external media data you want to save along with that I386 folder. Note, there is also an I386 driver folder. Save it also.
    Read up on the procedure.
    https://www.google.com/#q=install+win2k+I386+folder&*
    As you can see, there are several ways to do this.


    Personally, I wouldn't use this computer with Win 2k to connect to a network/Internet. The OS is old and neither secure in it's own right and lacking most current 3rd party support.
    Linux would be a good replacement.
    You could run a distro like Puppy from a DVD and never have to disturb your install of Win2k on the hard drive.
    You wouldn't even need the HD.

    About the services that have to run and those that can be disabled.......sorry, I haven't run Win2k in a long time but
    here's an old link that still works that should help:

    http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/win2k_services/index.shtml

    BTW, there appears to be no 1.2 ghz Pentium 4 M cpu.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_Pentium_4_microprocessors#Mobile_processors
    Is SpeedStep functioning properly?


    John :)
     
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