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    Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

    This is a discussion on Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I keep seeing the phrase "Try starting in Safe Mode" - sorry, what does this mean?...

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      Re: Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

      I keep seeing the phrase "Try starting in Safe Mode" - sorry, what does this mean?


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      Re: Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

      Quote Originally Posted by mcphailan View Post
      I keep seeing the phrase "Try starting in Safe Mode" - sorry, what does this mean?
      With M$ Windows, you can boot up your computer in a state that doesn't load all the different drivers and many programs that would normally be loaded. In this state you can do some simple diagnostics or fix some issues with Windows, but you won't be able to run more complex programs that require the drivers that have not been loaded.

      To access safe mode, reboot your computer and keep tapping <F8> until you get the Windows boot menu. You need to do this before you see the M$ Windows image.

      From here you can select a suitable option. The choices will consist of something like:

      • normal boot up into Windows
      • safe mode
      • safe mode with networking support

      If you are doing an on-line speed test, then the networking support will be required.

      It is very important to state at this point that some of the programs not loaded when in safe mode will be your firewall and anti-virus software. So do not browse the Internet too much. Keep to known safe websites only.

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      Re: Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

      oh yeah, that old chestnut, windows safe mode - thought you were talking modems, lol.....thx

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      Re: Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

      Quote Originally Posted by User05 View Post
      Uh oh, you've done 'a lot' of reading and seem to uncovered a huge conspiracy theory surrounding UK ISPs.

      Sounds legit.
      I read this on the BBC website a while back.... Government clamping down on piracy and enforcing shaping to do this, and most if not all ISP's (including Sky) are now all for it. Online gaming on the PS3 uses P2P btw. Torrents use P2P.

      I need a tool like Hotspot sheild for the PS3

      P.S. Who logs on at 3am in the morning with the sole intention of trolling? Mate, acquire a life.
      Lack of sleep doesn't mean you don't have a life.

      And I'm not trolling! A lot of people are experiencing lag on console gaming with other ISP's (and it's mostly british people) because of the way console gaming works online -- using P2P to connect.
      Last edited by urismarine; 14-06-11 at 02:36 PM.

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      Re: Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

      Quote Originally Posted by mcphailan View Post
      oh yeah, that old chestnut, windows safe mode - thought you were talking modems, lol.....thx
      No problem.

      Better to rule out some daft new mode we hadn't heard of before.

      Sorry for the long-winded explanation, I don't know how much knowledge you have.

      P.S. Some members seem to have an IQ level that is significantly below average - not yourself though

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      Re: Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      urismarine - Sky don't. If you have proof then please post it, but your trolling on this point is not welcome. You are on 8pts for trolling etc so 2 more and your right to post will be revoked.
      Can I have some Troll points? They sound cool
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      Re: Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      No problem.

      Better to rule out some daft new mode we hadn't heard of before.

      Sorry for the long-winded explanation, I don't know how much knowledge you have.

      P.S. Some members seem to have an IQ level that is significantly below average - not yourself though
      Sure: PC software - intermediate, am applications software developer but when it comes to systems software I am no enthusiast and acquire knowledge on a need to know basis

      Hardware - lousy!!! Once blew a PC's CD drive by fitting positive to negative even though the horse-shoe connectors were designed not to allow this and had to be forced, lol ....
      [I got a new CD drive sent by saying it was faulty, always worth a try....]

      Only my Art and Music IQ is below average I think....

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      Re: Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

      Quote Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy View Post
      Can I have some Troll points? They sound cool
      I had a site where Sky say something like 'Yeah we must do something about piracy'

      Don't know if I'll be able to find that site again though

      Where have you been? All ISP's throttle, shape torrent downloads and consoles use the same method as torrents online -- a P2P system

      I am stating a fact.

      This is a problem and you people just laugh it


      Let's not get confused... When ISP's say they don't shape they're not talking about torrents. All ISP shape torrents - Government policy

      And that's the problem -- consoles (the PS3 for example) use a P2P matchmaking system
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      Re: Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

      I'm on o2 BB - I run torrents at full speed (8Mbps) 24/7 - not that I use them often. I also use iPlayer with no slow down on full quality on my Sony Bravia TV. iPlayer is also based on P2P

      So that blows your theory out the water in one sentence
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      Re: Download speed dropped from 2m/s to 300k again

      Quote Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy View Post
      I'm on o2 BB - I run torrents at full speed (8Mbps) 24/7 - not that I use them often. I also use iPlayer with no slow down on full quality on my Sony Bravia TV. iPlayer is also based on P2P

      So that blows your theory out the water in one sentence
      I'm not not they throttle 24/7. Plus they also apply different methods of throttling -- sometimes they'll cap your download and sometimes they'll cap your seeding. But they do throttle.

      O2 are on this list Bad ISPs - VuzeWiki

      All ISP's throttle torrents - some more than others

     

     
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