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Windows 7: Ready to shoot PC, or myself. :( Please help...

16 Jan 2011   #51
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

How much are you paying per month to rent the cable modem ?

I just got a New Linksys in Oct from NewEgg $ 59.99 Currently

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-001-_-Product


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17 Jan 2011   #52
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alienalias View Post
Mike- This modem was provided by Charter. I have already been back to see them 5 times in the last year needing different modems. This one was the newest, grabbed 2 weeks ago for the eMachine, because the modem before that was not compatible with Windows 7. I guess I will have to go back and talk to them, or buy one of my own. What do you suggest as minimum specs or parameters for a modem for this PC and what I need?

MikeC (AND EVERYBODY ELSE!) THANK you so much for your help. You are kind, kind, way too kind!
I will get the Security Essential right away.

Thanks again, you guys are the best!
Don't misunderstand, that modem should be adequate, but I have heard that a few of these are causing problems. Ask your supplier to check it and if necessary replace it.

Regards....Mike Connor
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17 Jan 2011   #53
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
OK. That modem has a maximum data rate of 34Mbit/s . I think that's your main problem, along with the Symantec AV, the bloatware and other stuff may well be a nuisance in general, and is best removed, ( but at your leisure, not while trouble shooting). Use your normal windows "Programs and Features", "Uninstall" to remove what you want to remove, and only remove things you are sure about. If necessary, ask here first.

So, basically you need another modem really. Which modem were you using before you got this PC?

Regards....Mike Connor
Mike,
Why would that Modem be a problem. She was getting 1Mbps and the Modem can do 34Mbps. Don't know what her service is but guessing less then 34Mbps. (unless the modem or line is defective)

Jim
Normally, it wouldn't be, but I checked with a friend of mine who sells them, and he told me they were having problems, dropping transfer speeds drastically. He has had to use a few on the USB 1.1 ports instead of the Ethernet LAN port to get them to work.

Regards....Mike Connor
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17 Jan 2011   #54
alienalias

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I appreciate the clarification and the additional thoughts on the modem... if you gentlemen come up with a consensus I would be so appreciative! I have been trying to figure this out for over 3 hours and I'm STARVING. So let me extend sincere thanks, and I will definitely be checking tomorrow morn!

THANKS GUYS!
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17 Jan 2011   #55
alienalias

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
How much are you paying per month to rent the cable modem ?

I just got a New Linksys in Oct from NewEgg $ 59.99 Currently

Newegg.com - LINKSYS CM100 Ethernet Port Cable Modem with USB and Ethernet Connections

I'm paying $5/month. $59 is doable! My only worry is I've been through 5 modems in the last year, and at least I can go trade it for free at Charter.

Would you guys recommend it (buying one)? Any benefit other than paying $60 up front rather than $60/year? Better performance than what I have?
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17 Jan 2011   #56
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Thanks for sticking with Trial & Error Testing
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17 Jan 2011   #57
alienalias

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Gotta eat. I'll check tomorrow morn. Good night all... thanks!
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17 Jan 2011   #58
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
OK. That modem has a maximum data rate of 34Mbit/s . I think that's your main problem, along with the Symantec AV, the bloatware and other stuff may well be a nuisance in general, and is best removed, ( but at your leisure, not while trouble shooting). Use your normal windows "Programs and Features", "Uninstall" to remove what you want to remove, and only remove things you are sure about. If necessary, ask here first.

So, basically you need another modem really. Which modem were you using before you got this PC?

Regards....Mike Connor
Mike,
Why would that Modem be a problem. She was getting 1Mbps and the Modem can do 34Mbps. Don't know what her service is but guessing less then 34Mbps. (unless the modem or line is defective)

Jim
Normally, it wouldn't be, but I checked with a friend of mine who sells them, and he told me they were having problems, dropping transfer speeds drastically. He has had to use a few on the USB 1.1 ports instead of the Ethernet LAN port to get them to work.

Regards....Mike Connor
OK, that sounds right. I also have Charter and everytime I have problem they can't find anything. As I had my own Modem they would say it is my problem. I now rent from them at $5 a Month and have inside wire maintenance for $5.95 a Month so now they can't tell me its my problem. The last time they changed out a Ubee modem for a Motorola SB6120 and been good for a few Months. Maybe she can talk them into the SB6120.

Jim
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17 Jan 2011   #59
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post

OK, that sounds right. I also have Charter and everytime I have problem they can't find anything. As I had my own Modem they would say it is my problem. I now rent from them at $5 a Month and have inside wire maintenance for $5.95 a Month so now they can't tell me its my problem. The last time they changed out a Ubee modem for a Motorola SB6120 and been good for a few Months. Maybe she can talk them into the SB6120.

Jim
Indeed, it's always somebody else's fault! At least if you rent them you can usually get them replaced without too much trouble, and as you write, they can't say it's your fault if their modem doesn't work! Although this can be more expensive in the long run it may still be the best option for many.

Regards....Mike Connor
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17 Jan 2011   #60
Imperfect1

 
 

I want to go back to the subject of the Norton Antivirus Removal just for a moment because there's a huge issue that needs to be dealt with before another problem is caused.

When deleting Norton Antivirus the NORTON REMOVAL TOOL (|MG| Norton Removal Tool 2011.0.1.9 Download) should always be used, rather than the system's uninstall process through Programs and Features. Uninstalling Norton Antivirus through Programs and Features causes huge conflict problems with other software, primarily other antivirus software. Many experts even suggest that before installing any new antivirus software, running the Norton Removal Tool twice, and then doing an Advanced Search of the whole system (not just the Index) for any Norton remnants left behind after removal. The Norton Removal Tool link above is from MajorGeeks, but can also be gotten from Symatics itself, which also recommends using the Tool.

PS These huge conflict problems happened to me when I first got a brand new HP Pavillion last year --- and the problems were so enormous and unfixable that HP actually replaced my laptop and gave me a new one, because the the problems caused by uninstalling the Norton created total havoc on the system, and after weeks on the phone with HP tech support, they could not clean up my system.
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