This problem has happened before & the only way I could fix was to reformat & clean install, but I'm sure there's something much easier & would appreciate any help.
I use dial-up and until recently connected consistently at around 49kbps. Then all of a sudden one day I come home from work and now all I get is 21-24kbps. I've checked for Virus' & spyware; tried updating/uninstalling/reinstalling the modem & my earthlink software; bought a commercial program that's supposed to speed internet settings in the registry; and even tried manually adjusting some of the settings that I know how to adjust in the registry, all with no success. Setting the MTU to 1500 did let me connect @ 24kbps instead of 21kbps, but that's really no improvement. I've tested the modem on my wife's computer (about 30 feet away, on the other side of the house) & it works fine. We use the same phone line & she has no problems. So I'm out of ideas. Anybody else had this problem or any ideas for a solution?
I did notice when looking in System Info tool that the modem is listed as internal, when in fact it is a ModemBlaster v.92 DE5671 external. (It does have the correct drivers installed & the MB's onboard modem is disabled in BIOS.
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?