Re: Internet Connection Delays



Some articles
Long delay before files appear in My Computer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;819017
You cannot create a network connection after you restore Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329441

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Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
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"denisedenise" <denisedenise@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I use Windows XP Pro with SP2 installed, AMD Duron Processor, 946 MHz, 256
> MB of RAM. I have an Efficient Ethernet ADSL Speedstream 5100 (4 lights).
> The last light, "Activity," never lights up. For the past two years, my
> computer could connect to the internet immediately after completely
> re-booting.
>
> Approximately 2 months ago, I had my hard drive reformatted. Since then, I
> have to wait 90 seconds to connect to the internet after my computer
> completely boots up. I also have to wait 90 seconds in order to access
> Control Panel > Network Connections. If I do not wait 90 seconds to access
> Control Panel > Network Connections, I receive an error message that states
> "Cannot load phonebook. Error 5. Access is denied," and there is a yellow
> triangle with an exclamation point next to these words.
>
> I have spent approximately 12 hours on the telephone with my computer tech,
> several McAfee techs, an SP2 tech, and several techs with my ISP. They had
> me run numerous checks on my computer and when all their tests showed that
> their program was working properly, they blamed someone else/another program
> for the problem.
>
> I have looked throughout my computer for all settings that might be the
> cause for this delay. Some of the searches I did alone and others I did with
> the above-mentioned techs on the phone. They included:
>
> 1. Start > Run > msconfig > uncheck suplerferous programs that don't need to
> start when my computer starts.
>
> 2. Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > delete ethernet connection
> Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > delete internet connection
> Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > create new ethernet
> connection
> Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > create new internet
> connection
>
> 3. Start > Control Panel > Internet Properties > Connection > Dial-Up and
> Virtual Private Networking Settings > Never Dial a Setting is checked
> Start > Control Panel > Internet Properties > Advanced > Restore Defaults
> Start > Control Panel > Internet Properties > Security > Medium
> Start > Control Panel > Internet Properties > Privacy > Medium
>
> 4. Start > Control Panel > Windows Firewall > On
>
> 5. Start > Control Panel > System Properties > Advanced Tab > Visual
> Effects Tab > Performance > Let Windows Choose what's best for my computer is
> checked. All of the boxes in the windows underneath are checked.
>
> 6. Start > Control Panel > System Properties > Advanced Tab > Advanced Tab
>> By default, the computer is set to "use a greater share of both processor
> time to run your programs" and "a greater share of memory to run your
> programs."
>
> 7. Start > Control Panel > System Properties > Advanced Tab > Data
> Execution Prevention Tab > Turn on DEP for essential Windows Programs and
> services only is checked.
>
> 8. Start > Control Panel > System Properties > Remote Tab > Allow Remote
> Assistance Invitations to be sent from this computer is checked.
>
> 9. Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management >
> Device Manager > Network Adapters > SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adaptor is
> present.
>
> 10. McAfee VirusScan was Installed, Uninstalled, and re-installed several
> times.
>
> 11. Turned off the modem, disconnected and reconnected all modem
> connections, restarted my computer, waited 10 seconds, turned modem on.
>
> 12. Start > Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options > Dialing Rules Tab >
> My Location is checked.
>
> 13. Start > Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options > Modems Tab > None
> Listed.
>
> 14. Start > Control Panel > Phone and Modem Options > Advanced Tab >
> Microsoft H.323 Telephony Service Provider is highlighted.
>
> 15. I have run numerous malicious virus and spyware programs several times
> a week, including: McAfee VirusScan, Yahoo Anti-Spy, SpyBot, Spyware
> Blaster, Microsoft Malicioius Antivirus Tool, McAfee Stinger, and SysClean
> and Trend in safe mode, and win_betaengdat (for DOS scan). All scans show no
> viruses, malware, tracking cookies, etc. I always get a clean bill of health.
>
> 16. I run defrag on both my hard drives at least once a week.
>
> 17. I run a complete chkdsk once every couple of weeks.
>
> 18. I check for updates for all the programs listed above at least once a
> week and I receive automatic notices that updates are available to be
> installed and are downloaded and installed immediately.
>
> 19. I empty my Cookies and Temporary Internet Folder prior to shutting down.
>
> 20. I run Disk Cleanup for both my hard drives prior to shutting down.
>
> 21. I have a 40 Gig C Drive of which 24.2 Gigs are free.
>
> 22. I have a partitioned 80 Gig F Drive of which approximately 16 Gigs are
> free.
>
> As you can see, my efforts have been enormous for this small problem of
> having to wait 90 seconds prior to connecting to the internet after my
> computer has completely booted up. However, it never did it before I had my
> computer re-formatted and the reason for it is baffling.
>
> Are there any settings that can be changed or procedures performed so that
> the problem can be resolved? If you need additional info, please let me know.
>
> Thanks . . . Denise
>
>


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