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    I edited my registry to replace mediacar as my shell.
    I created 2 registry keys one to put explorer back, one to set mediacar as my shell. I just use task manager to load explorer so I can swap between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saikano
    i did a little ing, and believe it might e because windows installed your drivers??

    check this out, from the Hauppauge website. NOTE that i assumed that u have xp. the idea behind this is that sometimes when windows update installs things, it makes them dependent. this is just telling you to uninstall all the drivers to clean up windows' mistakes, and instll it the way the manufacturer designed...this may or may not work, it's just an idea.
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    WinTV PVR PCI boards and Windows XP :

    If Windows update installed the WDM drivers for the board, follow these steps:

    First, click on Start and then RIGHT CLICK on MyComputer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager. You should see the WinTV listed here. If they are listed as Hauppauge WinTV 878/9 WDM driver, right click on each listing and Uninstall. Close Device Manager.

    As a general rule during all WinTV installations on Windows XP systems, be sure that you are disconnected from any LAN/WAN, and that the WinTV CD rom disk is not in your CD drive when installing any of the software updates from our website.

    Download and run the Hwclear utility and run this to remove the existing WinTV files from the system. Choose "total removal" and put a checkmark in the box for "Search all .INF files for conflicting Bt8xx hardware" and click OK.

    Download and install the following files in this order:

    WinTV Driver and reboot Windows

    WinTV PVR PCI update and reboot Windows update and reboot Windows

    WinTV Application software

    MPEG Codecs

    The WinTV PVR will now be up and running on Windows XP.

    The RADIO and IR REMOTE software may also be downloaded and installed.
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    i'm outtie. please let me know if any of these ideas are valid and/or help
    Wow I'm impressed

    I'll try that and I'll let you know if it works.

    Thanks

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    how will boot time be affected if you use whatever.exe instead of explorer.exe as a shell?

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    this is more related to performance, than booting

    you can for faster boot loading...try something like parallelizing your POST or something
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    You can use the XP bootfiles in a 2000 installation to speed up boot time.

    They are available @ snakefoot's page. http://snakefoot.fateback.com/

    Go to Tips/Tweaks -> WinNT/2K/XP -> Files. Then download "WinXP Bootfiles." Then, unzip and paste them into your 2000 C:\ and overwrite them when prompted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kai445
    You can use the XP bootfiles in a 2000 installation to speed up boot time.

    They are available @ snakefoot's page. http://snakefoot.fateback.com/

    Go to Tips/Tweaks -> WinNT/2K/XP -> Files. Then download "WinXP Bootfiles." Then, unzip and paste them into your 2000 C:\ and overwrite them when prompted.
    yeah what he said...[/IMG]

    here's another idea - trim your services down! http://snakefoot.fateback.com/tweak/winnt/services.html or windows services 411
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    The concept is that XP's boot files are more optimized out-of-box than 2000's.

    In this setup, you would be using XP bootfiles on a 2000 machine.

    I use it on all my 2000 systems, and there is as much as a 30 second reduction of boot time.

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