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Adam Low
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2001 - 4:01 pm:   

I have a 3Com Fast Etherlink 10/100 card in a custom-built Athalon 700 MHz on a FIC SD-11 mobo and 256 PC 100 RAM. When ever I try to download songs from Napster or whatnot, when there is a consistent uploading and downloading, it will hang. I used to be able to let my computer sit and let it download overnight, but it seems like I just cannot do that anymore. Any clue, anyone?

Thanks in advance.
Adam Low
Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2001 - 5:12 am:   

Okay, problem solved (I think)

I went through numerous sites trying to figure out what happened to my computer when it was working fine till I reformatted it. I was about to give up until I came to a site discussing computer building. Darn if I did not bookmark that site down. Anyhow, it was saying that at times, it is best to strip the computer down to the bare necessities, and install everything, and then add the cards into the system one by one. As such, I stripped my computer of the network card and sound card, reformatted and reinstalled Win98SE, got everything going, then the sound card, then the NIC. Now everything is working fine again.

I hope this adds to the learning curve for those who are experiencing similar problems. Cheerio!
Posted on Saturday, November 3, 2001 - 2:52 pm:   

Probably a less-than-fortunate reshuffle of your IRQs by windows. It seems to do that at times for no reason at all.

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