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  #11  
Old June 5th 04, 02:14 AM
doS
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Don't see how the keyboard is sending out email.....

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
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Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in

Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you disable
these and it stops then bingo.

I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere.
The email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also,
it might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis



Have you also run a spyware check? What OS are you using? Have you
looked at what processes or startup tasks are running? Perhaps uninstall
and reinstall the latest EA keyboard driver. I'm not familiar with the
functions of the keyboard, but I assume one of the buttons does a
receive/send email? Maybe it tries regardless of whether there actually
is queued mail. Maybe it is set for a different server and since it
doesn't exist it fails. Check Options to see what it was supposed to do
before it was apparantly disabled.

All I can think of so far.



I ran Spybot. No help there, except I do see a something that looks like
a message process running. (I'm not at that computer right now.)

You're problably right about re-installing the EA keyboard software.
Because the ablility to change to preferences of the bottons doesn't
give me the necessary choices.

Maybe there is a .ini file for the EA keyboard.

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  #12  
Old June 5th 04, 02:25 AM
doS
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Install the free Zone Alarm firewall, it will tell you if anything is
calling out......

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
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How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on my router's
log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing is queued to be sent.

This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the internet
keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the startup configuration
in msconfig, set to not load the Compaq startup software that controls
the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity every several
seconds, no matter how long the computer is idle.

The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that set to stop.

-Dennis

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  #13  
Old June 5th 04, 02:28 AM
doS
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The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the cdrom status
regularly...


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on my router's
log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing is queued to be sent.

This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the internet
keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the startup configuration
in msconfig, set to not load the Compaq startup software that controls
the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity every several
seconds, no matter how long the computer is idle.

The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that set to stop.

-Dennis

--
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http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture



  #14  
Old June 5th 04, 04:09 AM
Dennis Kessler
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"doS" wrote:

Don't see how the keyboard is sending out email.....


The keyboard has programable 'internet' buttons. I just haven't been
able get to where I can see what's set and where I can make changes to
the preferences.

-Dennis


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in

Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you disable
these and it stops then bingo.

I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere.
The email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also,
it might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis



Have you also run a spyware check? What OS are you using? Have you
looked at what processes or startup tasks are running? Perhaps uninstall
and reinstall the latest EA keyboard driver. I'm not familiar with the
functions of the keyboard, but I assume one of the buttons does a
receive/send email? Maybe it tries regardless of whether there actually
is queued mail. Maybe it is set for a different server and since it
doesn't exist it fails. Check Options to see what it was supposed to do
before it was apparantly disabled.

All I can think of so far.



I ran Spybot. No help there, except I do see a something that looks like
a message process running. (I'm not at that computer right now.)

You're problably right about re-installing the EA keyboard software.
Because the ablility to change to preferences of the bottons doesn't
give me the necessary choices.

Maybe there is a .ini file for the EA keyboard.





--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture
  #15  
Old June 5th 04, 04:11 AM
Dennis Kessler
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"doS" wrote:

Install the free Zone Alarm firewall, it will tell you if anything is
calling out......


Last time I treid Zone Alarm, it confused the hell out of me, and I kept
blocking sites that I wanted to go to. There must be some other
application that will expose what is going on in this computer.

-Dennis


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on my router's
log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing is queued to be sent.

This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the internet
keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the startup configuration
in msconfig, set to not load the Compaq startup software that controls
the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity every several
seconds, no matter how long the computer is idle.

The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that set to stop.

-Dennis


--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture
  #16  
Old June 5th 04, 04:12 AM
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"doS" wrote:

The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the cdrom status
regularly...


It's not that. It's much too much accessing.

-DK



"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on my router's
log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing is queued to be sent.

This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the internet
keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the startup configuration
in msconfig, set to not load the Compaq startup software that controls
the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity every several
seconds, no matter how long the computer is idle.

The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that set to stop.

-Dennis



--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture
  #17  
Old June 5th 04, 04:21 AM
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doS, in the case of AVG I must disagree with you. I've found it to be an
excellent anti-virus program and have used it for 3 years, with no virus
issues whatsoever. No trojans, worms, nada.....and I surf all over the
place. Have you had problems with it? If so, what specifically is your
complaint? Just curious.
HH

"doS" wrote in message
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You get what you pay for...;-)


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
"doS" wrote:

If its a worm or trojan, it is trying to mail itself out, AVG is kinda

sucky
also.


What's the problem with AVG?


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
Pat Blank wrote:

Dennis Kessler wrote in

I think not. I think it has to do with me enabling the keyboard

'easy
access buttons.' ...Much of the Compaq software was unchecked in

the
msconfig startup tab. I check 'em to enabled the Compaq stuff,

and
it
seems like that is when the mail and the disk access problem

began.

Also, I checked the computer with the lastest AVG anti-virus

software.

Thanks.

-Dennis

Could be that the easy access keys are malfunctioning. If you

disable
these and it stops then bingo.

I tried that. I think an email was created and is queued somewhere.

The
email never does get sent (something is fortunatly not configured
right). I see on my router's log file that an smtp mail failed, each
time. I just don't know where to look to stop the queued mail. Also,

it
might be related to the ongoing intermittent disk access.

-Dennis



--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture






  #18  
Old June 5th 04, 04:25 AM
HH
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If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager should fix it.
HH

"doS" wrote in message
...
The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the cdrom status
regularly...


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on my router's
log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing is queued to be sent.

This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the internet
keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the startup configuration
in msconfig, set to not load the Compaq startup software that controls
the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity every several
seconds, no matter how long the computer is idle.

The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that set to stop.

-Dennis

--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture






  #19  
Old June 5th 04, 04:37 AM
Dennis Kessler
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"HH" wrote:

If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager should fix it.
HH



I don't see "Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager" in the device
manager in the pc that I am sitting next to (not the one with the
problem). Is it on every Windows 98 machine?

-Dennis


"doS" wrote in message
The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the cdrom status
regularly...


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on my router's
log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing is queued to be sent.

This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the internet
keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the startup configuration
in msconfig, set to not load the Compaq startup software that controls
the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity every several
seconds, no matter how long the computer is idle.

The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that set to stop.

-Dennis



--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture
  #20  
Old June 5th 04, 11:13 AM
HH
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Right click on any CD-ROM drives in Device Manager and select Properties,
then the Advanced tab.
HH

"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
...
"HH" wrote:

If so, disabling Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager should fix

it.
HH



I don't see "Auto-Insert Notification in Device Manager" in the device
manager in the pc that I am sitting next to (not the one with the
problem). Is it on every Windows 98 machine?

-Dennis


"doS" wrote in message
The disk activity may be your cd roms ...Windows checks the cdrom

status
regularly...


"Dennis Kessler" wrote in message
How can I stop the mail and constant hard drive activity?

Everytime the Presario 5170, running Windows 98 is booted up, the
computer tries to send an email. I can see this activity on my

router's
log file. No mail programs are running. Nothing is queued to be

sent.

This began yesterday, (I think, after fiddling with the internet
keyboard buttons). Prior to yesterday, I had the startup

configuration
in msconfig, set to not load the Compaq startup software that

controls
the keyboard buttons.

Also, I see the hard drive light showing regular activity every

several
seconds, no matter how long the computer is idle.

The disk activity is not the fast find program. I have that set to

stop.

-Dennis



--
Dennis Kessler
http://denniskessler.com/acupuncture




 




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