disabling PE for diagnosing interactions

Discussion in 'Port Explorer' started by Czerno, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Czerno

    Czerno Registered Member

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    My question is twofold.

    1. Is there a known incompatibility between PE and the Freecap socksifier ?

    2. Is it possible to, in a simple way, boot the computer once without Port Explorer but not removing PE altogether of coarse. Some temporary change to the registry or config files. I mean disabling the PE DLL hooks and tricks with the winsocks, not just the user interface.

    This for the purpose of testing suspected interactions such as in question 1 above.

    The OS is Windows 98 SE.

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  2. Czerno

    Czerno Registered Member

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    Hullo ? Someone on the phone ?... I need to disable PE as it (reportedly) conflicts with the Freecap socksifier, want to test whether such is the reason Freecap won't work for me.

    Windows 98 SE.

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  3. Czerno

    Czerno Registered Member

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    Please!

    Please, Jason, Wayne... I understand you must be busy, but I kinda think my question worthy of an authorised answer & could help more than one person !

    What is the correct way to have all Port Explorer's filters out of the way after a reboot and reenabled at the next reboot ? I'm interested in getting instructions for Windows 98, and I assume other people might like the same for Windows 2000/XP.

    With regards

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  4. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Re: Please!

    Hi Czerno,

    Open a command prompt (Start > Run > command > enter) and use this command

    regsvr32 -u dcsws2.dll

    You'll get a message that it was unregistered, reboot for changes to take effect.

    To register it again to re-enable PE, use this command

    regsvr32 dcsws2.dll

    Apologies for being too busy to help you sooner. I'll also take a look at the software in question
     
  5. Czerno

    Czerno Registered Member

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    Re: Please!

    Thank you, Gavin. No need to apologise eh! This explanation you gave is fully satisfactory, may I suggest it should be "stickied" ?

    Regards

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  6. Notok

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    Re: Please!

    Actually I agree with that, it's a nice tid-bit to have handy.. especially for those of us that do a fair amount of beta testing.
     
  7. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Re: Please!

    Czerno : have you tried the latest version of FreeCap ? Please let us know if you are still having problems. I have only had a quick look and can't be sure if there is a problem or not.
     
  8. Czerno

    Czerno Registered Member

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    Re: Please!

    Yes, I tried both the latest release and the next beta. Unfortunately they don't work correctly under Windows 98 (I reported on the Freecap forum, I won't detail here 'cause I feel that would be much off topic for this here forum).

    The good news of course is it comes out the problem was not related to Port Explorer !