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    None of my p2p software will work?????????

    I have a broadband connection and I used Ares P2P software to download movies and songs. I was able to download a song in about 15 seconds and a whole movie in about 2 hous. I paid the ad-free kazaa, but I liked Ares better so thats what I've been using. I didnt have any problems for about a year, and for some reason, within the last 2 weeks I cant download anything. I've tried to use Kazaa, Ares, Twister, and Bearshare. I've deleted them all except for Ares as of now. My computer is clean of viruses and spyware, so i'm not sure what the problem could be? I have a firewall, but it has not changed so I dont know why I cant get connection to P2P service. I've even tried to shut off my firewall program and run my P2P program but that does not work either?



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    did you install XP sp2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsDeity
    did you install XP sp2?

    Yes I did..... thats the problem??? What can I do?

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    check the settings... it automatically turned on the windows firewall... maybe make and "exception" for the p2p software...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999
    check the settings... it automatically turned on the windows firewall... maybe make and "exception" for the p2p software...

    I checked that?? Still nothing. I really think that it is something directly related to that. I started having problems right after I downloaded it. I dont think its my firewall because I've ever turned off my firewall and it still wont work.

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    Turn the firewall off, reboot, and try the p2p. Let me know what happens...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999
    Turn the firewall off, reboot, and try the p2p. Let me know what happens...

    I'll try it now.

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    SOB ... I'm really pissed off right now. Nothing! I dunno what the fuk is wrong.

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    I start the program and Ares will say that is connected. The files I have trying to transfer will say "connecting", but they will never change. They dont say "queued" like they normally would when they are waiting.

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    Control Panel, Windows Firewall, Exceptions Tab, Add Program...
    pick the p2p software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999
    Control Panel, Windows Firewall, Exceptions Tab, Add Program...
    pick the p2p software.

    Still didnt work. This sucks.

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    No clue bro... Do a system restore to the last time it worked? Maybe...

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    Sounds like its definitely SP2....You are able to uninstall it. I would fire that up and then try it again. It would definitely be easier than a system restore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedKnight
    Sounds like its definitely SP2....You are able to uninstall it. I would fire that up and then try it again. It would definitely be easier than a system restore.

    Yea, I def think it had something to do with SP2. What do you mean? Try to uninstall it and reinstall?

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    You would have to leave it uninstalled. I would get myself a cheap Netgear router if you don't already have one, then you won't have to worry about a firewall as much. As many reasons as there are to install SP2, there are as many reasons not to.

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    SP2 did not mess up my Kazaa Lite... not sure what went wrong for you bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurb999
    SP2 did not mess up my Kazaa Lite... not sure what went wrong for you bro.

    ****

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    mmm i wonder if your out of bandwith contact your service provider sometimes when you download a **** load of stuff they cut you off

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoneo
    mmm i wonder if your out of bandwith contact your service provider sometimes when you download a **** load of stuff they cut you off

    You're being serious? Do they do this monthly? Cause I do download a **** load of stuff...

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    I recently downloaded SP2 and for some reason i cant use my internet connection so i have had to use system restore until i can work out the problem fvcking microsoft.

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    It was SP2, I uninstalled it and all my problems went away.

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    make it easier on yourself and first try downloading another p2p program such as soulseek [http://www.slsknet.org/slsk152.exe] or kazaalite [http://digidownload.libero.it/kazaaita/mirror/klitekpp243e.exe]

    i myself have never even heard of ares, so i can't imagine that the user community be that large. these two p2p's, however, have a huge userbase. post back if you need help with the install/configuration.

    edit:// ahh, just saw your last post. bummer, since sp2 has worked marvels for all my main computers, though my usage is primarily online gaming, browsing, and downloading, but then again, it could just be luck or lack of attentiveness. maybe microsoft will put out a re-release client or a small patch for all the known problems people have had with the sp2 install [much to my doubt]. let's wait and see.
    Last edited by fitter-happier; 09-13-2004 at 02:40 PM. Reason: nuts

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    Alot of times spyware/virus scanners interpret p2p software as spyware and delete nessecary files for it to run

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    just a word of warning. i downloaded **** from kazaa and i got a nasty virus and now my computer doesnt even work now..so fyi, subscribe to nortan or symatec for anit virus updates..or you ll be spending 3000$ like me.. goddammit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hung-solo
    just a word of warning. i downloaded **** from kazaa and i got a nasty virus and now my computer doesnt even work now..so fyi, subscribe to nortan or symatec for anit virus updates..or you ll be spending 3000$ like me.. goddammit!

    $3000? please don't tell me ur buying a new computer because u installed kazaa? Im sure whatever it did can be fixed.

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    http://www.shareaza.com/


    I just downloaded about 100 songs last night with nothing corrupted (so far) so I know it's still good. Actually Shareaza has a lot of full albums all zipped up in rar files. I know that doesn't help people who like bullsh!t pop music but it's great for metalheads.

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