Hey guys. I really need some help. I have BT Broadband using an old Speed Touch USB modem. I had Win2K on my PC and Kazaa and BitTorrent worked fine but just installed XP and now i have wierd wierd problems! I can use the internet/email/download files over the net no problems but when i try and use Kazaa or BitTorrent the connection randomly gets cut. THe speedtouch's status goes back to Initialising (like it is when the pc's just started up) and the system tray icon turns yellow and the only way to get the modem back to green and redial the connection successfully is to restart the computer. The wierd thing is it doesn't happen immediately sometimes i can download quite a lot on Kazaa (i downloaded nearly 1GB in total yesterday between a few restarts when the modem screwed it), but it messed up whilst i was asleep and all day today as soon as i try and connect to Kazaa it goes yellow. I have XP and Norton Internet Security and System Works 2003 so one would think it would be norton doing it. Wierd thing is my mate is using exactly the same copy of XP and norton (but on NTL broadband) and he has no problems at all. Anyways i have looked in the log files but there doesn't seem to be anything logged by norton that coincides with the modem screwup, which is wierd as well. Thought there was a possiblity that BT was trying to screw me(hey i'm getting desperate! but obviously they were about as much help as poking screwdrivers into my eyes. If anyone can suggest anything i really really would appreciate it, cos this is driving me mad!!
Thanks very much for your help people,
Take it easy, don't let the b*stards get you down!