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cam
28th April 2004, 05:24 PM
When I open SoulSeek now it freezes my PC for about 20 seconds then my cursur will move for about 10 seconds then it freezes for 20 seconds, when its frozen I cant open task manager or anything in then I have to catch it when its unfrozen to close SoulSeek off. Once Soulseek is shut down the PC carrys on freezing like this for a further 2 or 3 minutes.

Ive been in MSconfig and dissabled a load of shit thats been running on my PC from start up and this hasnt solved it

Ive uninstalled the SS app and deleted all the files for it in the registry and reinstalled it getting the latest verion and it still spasmodically freezes my PC

I thought it might be because its scannin my files however after deleting the reg and uninstalling it there are no files for it to scan when opening as its not configured to read any files.

got me stumped anyone got any ideas ?

Windows XP Pro Op system

ps, ive not had a problem with this app before, and its started happening since ive been on a peer to peer network however I have run SS off a peer to peer before

blue jammer
28th April 2004, 05:30 PM
Where did you get soulseek from?

As the "official" site has been hacked for yonks now, and there's been a spyware version on there, hope you've not downloaded that :confused:

This is the only site to trust:

http://slsk.blogspot.com/

Lastest version is always at the top.

If, you have the proper version, I'd back up all your config files and un-install, then re-install a newer version.

:thumbsup:

johns_ar
28th April 2004, 05:44 PM
remove any of that peer2peer networking shite that kazaa puts on for a kick off mate

then right click on the soulseek icon on ur desktop or on the start menu and then go to properties, then compatibility (might be in the advanced bit) and change the compatibility to windows 98

problem solved, shouldnt crash again - mine hasnt since i done that about a month ago

cam
28th April 2004, 07:29 PM
got it from www.slsknet.org BJ thats the official site fella

ill try that johns_ar fella nice on, but ive no peer 2 peer apps on here

Im on a peer 2 peer internet connection through another PC ill see what happens with it on win98

johns_ar
28th April 2004, 07:45 PM
thought u meant u had that peer to peer networking installed that kazaa drops on there now m8, that windows 98 thing should sort it

cam
28th April 2004, 08:33 PM
thought u meant u had that peer to peer networking installed that kazaa drops on there now m8, that windows 98 thing should sort it


nagh its a peer2peer network anyway they win98 didnt sort it fella its still freezing up the whole PC

johns_ar
28th April 2004, 11:03 PM
bin it lol, how long are you leaving it while its frozen cos i just used to start mine and leave it on me old pc cos it used to take a while, 10 mins later and its working minto

if u search the soulseek forums there is a patch u can apply i read that stops it from freezing im sure, also delete the .cfg files mate

youll have to add people to ur list again so make a note of em

cam
28th April 2004, 11:40 PM
bin it lol, how long are you leaving it while its frozen cos i just used to start mine and leave it on me old pc cos it used to take a while, 10 mins later and its working minto

if u search the soulseek forums there is a patch u can apply i read that stops it from freezing im sure, also delete the .cfg files mate

youll have to add people to ur list again so make a note of em

I have deleted all files and registry, for it so it should be a clean install.

I'll go over it again aswell

cam
28th April 2004, 11:46 PM
lol i opend the log in CFG and it in note pad to have a look, well incripted that password honest :P

Mr Johns_ar it worked fella your a star im loaded on there :)

now im off for a search, id have thought taking the fecker clean out the registry and uninstalliung that would have worked but nope ;)

owe ya cheer bud :)

johns_ar
28th April 2004, 11:52 PM
no worries m8, is ur pass not even encrypted in it?

im off to look for some muppet who shares their entire c drive to see if theyve got priveliges by nicking their log in/pass lol

cam
29th April 2004, 12:12 AM
no worries m8, is ur pass not even encrypted in it?

im off to look for some muppet who shares their entire c drive to see if theyve got priveliges by nicking their log in/pass lol


LMFAO nope fella its not encrypted opens fine the login in note pad :P

gives you the user name then the fkin password !!!

clever as fuck like lol

johns_ar
29th April 2004, 12:15 AM
did u bin the prog file out of ur recycle bin?

if not ur old userlist will still be there mate

hotlist.cfg has them all on

cam
29th April 2004, 12:17 AM
did u bin the prog file out of ur recycle bin?

if not ur old userlist will still be there mate

hotlist.cfg has them all on


nagh but im only sharing music, I reckon it was my shared file CFG that was corrupt cause thats when it kept fucking up, but i deleted everything anyway just to be sure lol

im off to find a muppet as well whos sharing there C drive and im guna log in as them boot them off and send loads of porn messages to women on there behalf :P

Mike
29th April 2004, 09:15 AM
You can't get someone's password even if they are sharing their whole hard drive, if you look in their program files/soulseek folder it'll appear empty - I think the program does this on purpose to prevent people nicking each others' logins.

blue jammer
29th April 2004, 09:50 AM
You can't get someone's password even if they are sharing their whole hard drive, if you look in their program files/soulseek folder it'll appear empty - I think the program does this on purpose to prevent people nicking each others' logins.

Spot on the money with that fella :thumbsup:

A few of the mods on the soulseek forums were getting PM's off folks saying they'd had their passwords changed and whatnot, and they found that if users were sharing the cfg files, you could find out usernames/passwords, so nir managed to add a filter to that in a recent-ish release.

johns_ar
29th April 2004, 11:25 AM
well thats something at least, all they have do now is sort it so its a 24/7 online thing the muppets

blue jammer
29th April 2004, 01:43 PM
well thats something at least, all they have do now is sort it so its a 24/7 online thing the muppets

:o :naughty:

Tsk tsk, don't blaspheme soulseek, when it works it works well and we love it so, but all things have to be upgraded, maintained, so there will always be downtime, it's the nature of the beast...

Mike
29th April 2004, 01:53 PM
Agreed - it is free after all.... The fact that it's managed to keep going without resorting to adverts, spyware etc. is pretty impressive. The server outages used to be a lot worse a year or two ago anyway (although I don't go on there as much these days)

johns_ar
29th April 2004, 02:28 PM
i pay for privs tho...

and when its down its annoying cos it always goes down just when u are going to go and download something

half the time when it goes as well it aint when they upgrading cos they usually send a message, last week or so its gone off every day nearly :@

blue jammer
29th April 2004, 02:39 PM
i pay for privs tho...


I pay for privileges too, but I don't expect that will guarantee anything!



and when its down its annoying cos it always goes down just when u are going to go and download something

That's unfortunate.



half the time when it goes as well it aint when they upgrading cos they usually send a message, last week or so its gone off every day nearly


They don't always get a chance to send a message though, if the server goes offline, it'll take time to re-boot it and sort out any problems they might have once it's back online.

Also, don't know if you remember the problem they had with their IP address, as for a while users had to edit their 'hosts' file on their pc's to allow them access to the site/forums and also one of the admins had implemented a patch where if you closed down soulseek and re-opened it quickly (after users files failing) you wouldn't be able to connect, as your IP address had been added to a temporary banned list.

This was to combat some fool who was using scripting in the chat rooms, and flooding a lot.

During that period I became annoyed with it all, but understood why there was limited access, even though I had paid for privileges, you just have to be patient.

This last week it has been down a couple of times that I have noticed, it's nothing like the downtime it used to have though.

johns_ar
29th April 2004, 02:47 PM
still, its been going long enough for them to have sorted the stability out...

blue jammer
29th April 2004, 03:01 PM
still, its been going long enough for them to have sorted the stability out...

I'm not going to get into this, as last time on another forum this kinda thing just went on and on, just like ariston.

What I will say though, quite simply, if you're not happy with it, there's other p2p programs out there, it's all down to personal choice.

Me, I don't fancy incomplete files, fake files, viri - inc trojans & spyware, and low bitrate files 128kbps and less, so no matter how much soulseek niggles me, I'll stick with it...

johns_ar
29th April 2004, 04:36 PM
lol ;)

http://www.inhonorofyou.com/bridesmaids/bags_9376.jpg

ooooooooooooh

ill keep using it and all dont worry

alanw25
29th April 2004, 06:17 PM
LOL@ Johns ar

Soulseek is shite IMO