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I just installed windows xp pro on a computer that previously had windows 98.  I formatted the hard drive before installing XP.

For some reason whenever I try to download any file type off the internet other than a text file, it downloads extremely slow or it doesn't download at all.  Like if I download a 1MB text or html file, it downloads at about 600kbps, and if I download a program or something it downloads at like 3kbps.

I have a cable modem, which is shared by a router and a 5-port hub.  I have a total of three computers connected to the hub, and the other two have no problems downloading any files.

Another problem I have is, the computers can see each other in network neighoborhood, but whenever I try to open the computer's listing in network neighoborhood, I get prompted for a login and password when I have none set (that I know of).
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enable the guest account on the xp pro box
should get rid of the password prompt
or use "client for M$ networks as the primary logon for the other boxes, and use the same username and password on them that you use on the xp box, or add more users to the xp box, and use those usernames and passwords to logon to the 98 boxes (still use client for M$ networks as the primary logon for the other boxes)
as for the slow downlaod, try disabling QoS on the NIC, and stop the service in service manager
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I tried enabling the guest account under "Local users and groups" in "Computer Management," but now it just says "Logon failure:  the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer" when I try to access the computer.

I was able to access the shares when I added the name of the computer to the users in Computer Management and set a password for the user.  But then I got prompted for a logon every time I started my computer.  Oddly enough, I don't have any problems accessing my other XP computer from this one.

I also tried uninstalling that QoS from the network control panel, but it had no effect.  How do I go about stopping it in the service manager?
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control panel, administrative tools, services
change it to manual, and disable it
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I tried changing it to manual as well as disabling it, with no success.

I also tried reformatting the hard drive and putting windows 98 back on there just to make sure it was an issue with xp and nothing else.  Well, appearantly it isn't.  I still have problems downloading files, sometimes they will download just fine, other times it will get to the very end of the file and stop downloading and just sit there doing noting.  Other times it will not even appear to start downloading or just stop in the middle, and proceed no further.

I also tried putting another network card (same model as the other) in the computer, as well as connecting the computer directly to my cable modem, but it still doesn't seem to work right!  And I my other two computers seem to have no problems accessing anything.

I also used a boot disk to scan for viruses, and it didn't find anything.  One thing I did notice when I ran the virusscan is that it said my drive has 4 boot sectors, is this normal?  Doesn't it usually only have one?  I don't see how this could have any effect anyway.
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Well, after all this I gave up and did a low level format.  Once I did that and reloaded everyting (just with windows 98 not XP) it all seems to be working fine.  I guess when I loaded XP on my computer or when the setup converted my drive to NTFS something got screwed up.  Anyway, thanks for the help!
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Thanks for the good grade, wish I could have been more help
Steve
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by:GoldZub
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Check your "Local Security Settings"
(Administrative Tools ->
Local Security Policy ->
Local Policies ->
User Right Assignment ->
Deny access to this computer from the network)
There should not be "Guest" in parameters of last item.
Probably it will help you. At least so was in my case.
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