I ran the tuneup and it fixed alot of registry and other items.
No red flags.
Here is the Pitstop log.
I am beginning to think I bought a bad modem and will be borrowing another from a friend in the next couple days. I will let you know if that helps.
Thanks for your time.
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Windows ConfigurationDescription Your Results
Common Name Windows 98 SE
Full Version Windows 98 4.10.2222 A
First Install Fri Feb 1 2002
Free Resources 79%
Fonts Installed 114
Windows Scripting Version 5.0.531.7
PCPitstop Version 134
CPU Load 0%
Running ProgramsMalicious or poorly written running programs are a common cause of poor performance and system instability. We strongly recommend that you use an antivirus program such as EZ Antivirus from Computer Associates and a spyware scanner such as PestPatrol on a regular basis. To get control over your running programs we suggest WinTasks 5 Pro. Click on a file name to see more information about it.
Legend: Virus Spyware/Adware Optional Required No data
File Name Description
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT ACTIVESYNC\WCESCOMM.EXE Microsoft ActiveSync
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE Windows Networking
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BLUELIGHT INTERNET\EXEC.EXE NetZero
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE Internet Explorer
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE Windows Explorer
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE DirectX Helper
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL Windows Kernel
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE Message Server
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE Dial-Up Networking
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE Telephone API
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk Multimedia Task
Performance-Related Windows Settings
The following settings may be helpful in diagnosing general system performance problems.
Setting name Value
Video acceleration disabled No
Paging of kernel disabled No
Screen saver running during tests No
NOIDE key found in registry No
Running 32-bit code on 64-bit Windows No
System Restore disabled No
Large System Cache enabled No
Has batteries No
Hibernate enabled No
HIBERFIL.SYS present No
Hibernate policy in use No
Sleep/Resume policy in use Yes
Running on battery power No
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Bandwidth Down 8 Kbits/sec
Bandwidth Up 15 Kbits/sec
Average Ping 317 ms
Ping Loss 20%
TCP Receive Window (default)
External IP Address 126.96.36.199
Internal IP Address 188.8.131.52
Browser MSIE 6.0
IE current cache 29 MB
IE max cache 3052 MB
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PC Pitstop Optimize can give you a big speed boost. Check it out! The Bandwidth tests measure the Internet bandwidth between your computer and PC Pitstop's servers. In general, if your bandwidth result is at least 85% of the rated connection speed, you're receiving good throughput (though shared connections may affect this, too).
Average Ping measures the round-trip time for a packet to travel from the PC being tested to PC Pitstop's web site and back; lower numbers indicate better performance. Ping times under 150ms are typical of T1, DSL, or cable modems. Consistent ping times of more than 500ms should only be seen in connections that span continents (e.g., USA to Europe) and/or are linked by satellite. Ping losses usually indicate serious Internet congestion.
Internet performance can be erratic for many different reasons, so you can't expect to get maximum bandwidth and ping performance every time you test. You should test several times and at different times of the day to get the most accurate picture of your connection speed. To repeat only our Bandwidth test and get more information, plus tips for improving performance, click here. For additional testing of your browser configuration and Internet connection, we recommend BrowserTune.
Security ConfigurationDescription Your Results
ActiveX Security Issues None
IE Restricted Zone Permissions None
Security-Related Windows Settings
The following settings may be helpful in diagnosing spyware and browser hijacks.
Setting name Value
Explorer: Some drive letters are hidden No
Explorer: Hide extensions for known file types Yes
Explorer: Hide protected operating system files No
Explorer: Do not show hidden files and folders No
Explorer: Do not display contents of system folders No
HOSTS location remapped via the Registry No
Main BoardDescription Your Results
Brand/Model VIA Technologies, Inc. PM800-8237
Serial Number Not available
BIOS Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 06/29/2004
System Board PM800-M2
ProcessorDescription Your Results
Brand/Model Intel Pentium 4
Nominal Clock Speed 1600 MHz
Measured Clock Speed 1600 MHz
External Clock Speed 100 MHz
CPU Load 0%
Speed Rating 2561 (98% of 4222 similar)
Memory ConfigurationDescription Results
RAM installed 256 MB
Windows RAM 224 MB
Total RAM slots 2
Available RAM slots 1
Max RAM module size 32 MB
Memory Type 256+0;DIMM,Unknown,;T16
Speed Rating 3507 MB/s (110% of 4222 similar)
On virtually any system, memory is the best bang-for-the-buck upgrade, especially if you currently have 256MB or less. Installing memory is a snap, it just works and your PC is faster. PC World has put together a step-by-step guide if you need help.
With prices so low lately I've purchased a lot of memory, and all of it has been from Crucial. Their prices beat the competition and they currently have free shipping.
-- Rob Cheng, CEO, PC PitstopSpeed rating is measured in megabytes per second. The percentage indicates the performance of this system compared to systems in our database with a similar CPU and clock speed; the number of similar systems is also shown. For example, a score of 50% would indicate this system had half the performance of comparable systems; 200% would indicate twice the performance. A "normal" number is 100% plus or minus about 15%.
The System Management BIOS is reporting that there is 256 MB of RAM, but Windows reports that 224 MB is available. The most common reason for this discrepancy is that your system uses some system RAM for the video graphics card or BIOS functions. This case is common in highly-integrated PCs with video graphics built into the system board, and does not require any changes on your part.
Drive LettersThese are drive letters associated with hard disk drives. This list does not include drive letters for floppy disks or other removable media such as CD-ROM, DVD, Zip or Jaz drives.
Description Drive C
Partition format FAT32
Cluster size 32 KB
Drive label No Label
Size 38160 MB
Free space 16367 MB (43%)
Junk files 37 MB (0%)
Data fragmentation 3%
File fragmentation 1%
Uncached speed 14 MB/s (54%)
Percentages shown for free space and junk files (temporary files, browser cache, Recycle Bin files) represent the size relative to the total disk capacity. A disk with 50% free space is half-full (or half-empty, if you're an optimist). PC Pitstop Optimize is an easy way to keep your hard disk free of unnecessary files.
Our full tests only perform disk health checking on the C drive. We recommend that you check the health of your other drives using our Disk Health page.
Data fragmentation measures the percentage of data on the disk that is contained in fragmented files. File fragmentation is the percentage of files on the disk that are fragmented. Some disk optimization programs such as Win98 Disk Defragmenter intentionally fragment files to place them in the best position to ensure quick program loading, so the fragmentation measures may be non-zero even after running a disk optimizer. For more details see our Disk Health page.
Cached and uncached speed is measured in megabytes per second (MB/s). When a percentage is shown for cached and uncached speed, it compares the performance of the drive with those of systems in our database with the same processor and clock speed. (Our database currently has 4222 similar systems.) A rating of 200% means a disk is twice the performance of similar systems, 50% means it's half the performance. Cached disk speed generally measures the efficiency of the system's processor and memory system, not the performance of the hard disk. Uncached speed is most affected by the physical hard disk and the disk interface.
Disk DrivesHere are the physical disk drives that we have detected on your system:
Drive letters C
Removable media No
Brand/Model MAXTOR 6L040J2
IDE details Master, DMA
Serial number 362136123182
Revision level A93.050
For IDE drives, IDE details show whether the drive has DMA enabled and is an IDE master (single drive, or master drive in a master/slave pair).
Disk ControllersHere are the hard disk controllers that we have detected on your system:
(Standard hard disk dirvers) Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
(Standard hard disk dirvers) Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller
CD/DVD DrivesHere are the CD and DVD drives that we have detected on your system:
Model Type Max Read Speed Max Write Speed
E-IDE CD-ROM 56X/AKH CD-ROM 9152 KB/s (52X) N/A
Video BoardDescription Your Results
Brand/Model VIA/S3G UniChrome II Graphics
Resolution 800x600 pixels
DirectX version 4.09.00.0900
OpenGL version 4.00
Acceleration options Enabled
Performance 99.9 MP/s (No similar CPU/MHz/video)
PC Pitstop's video performance performs a basic test of your system's graphics capabilities and reports the result in millions of pixels displayed per second (MP/s). The percentage indicates the performance of this system compared to systems in our database with a similar CPU, clock speed, and video board. For example, a score of 50% would indicate this system had half the performance of comparable systems; 200% would indicate twice the performance. Determining "normal" performance can be difficult, there can be wide differences due to video drivers even on the same video board.
Monitor Dell P780 Dell P780
Max. Resolution (HxV) 1600 x 1200 pixels 1600 x 1200 pixels
Screen Size (HxV) 33 x 24 cm 33 x 24 cm
Viewable Diagonal Size 16.06 inch 16.06 inch
Manufacture Date April 2001 April 2001
Serial Number 825243991 825243991