[thelist] Windows XP network help

John C Bullas (soton.ac.uk relay) jcbullas at nildram.co.uk
Fri Dec 5 08:54:05 CST 2003

>Never simply take it that something is disabled in windows. Things like 
>Remote Assistance etc are enabled by default for instance, something which 
>I have always found highly irresponsable of our friends in Redmond.

And messaging so you can get messages from all these sad lonely ladies you 
have never met ;)

Run Adaware or another spyware sniffer too...

>I just read you original post for the first time. I take it this is a 
>windows pre-installed pc, but maybe you could have a look at the acpi 
>settings (power settings). Also check the BIOS, see if there's anything 
>like auto power-off enabled oslt.
>Flash the BIOS, either with a current image or with a new upgrade.

If you get BIOS flashing wrong the motherboard will be scrap..( did it 
once) .. exercise caution when you attempt to do the equivalent of 
PC-obstetrics :)

>IMHO, reformatting and reinstalling is the last resort. I'd want to know 
>what caused this, and a format will not make this clear to you. You have 
>no way of knowing if the problem will arise again after this procedure ....


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University of Southampton UK

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