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Old January 6th, 2004
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Lightbulb trouble starting LW?

I was having trouble starting LW also, sometimes I could connect and other times it would take days. I tried the delete directory too and that didn't seem to work, tried it several times with disabling tips and auto start....finally I just reinstalled the entire thing and clicked repair on the install wizard, then tried starting it again after deleting the directory and task bar, and it worked. I gues it's trial and error but the reinstall might work for you too!
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Old January 7th, 2004
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I have the same problem with my computer connecting on a 56k modem. The high speed/bandwith conection runs fine. The computer with the 56k modem will not "search" if I have two or more downloads going at once (the light turns red but downloads keep downloading). Can anyone confirm this? Is everyone having this problem using a 56k modem?
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Old January 7th, 2004
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I have the same problem with my computer connecting on a 56k modem
I am using a 56k modem and I was having a problem with my connection till I went into I went into options then to speed and disabled the ultrapeers. That worked for me I would say it is just best to find what works for others a try tham to see what works for you
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I am also using 56K modem, while I can attempt to download more than 3 songs and still be able to search, the cownloads do not "take", I continuously get "need more sources" on all downloads after the first connection, so I go the slow way and do it one at a time.......cable modem hurry !! HAHA
At least now I can connect......
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Old January 8th, 2004
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Default HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old January 10th, 2004
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Smile Yeah!

Thanks so much, Susheel! It finally works. I'm in XP Home, and I found and deleted the .limewire file, and it didn't work at first, until I exited from the icon in the tray in the bottom right corner. Then I started back up, and the light went green for the first time in weeks!

Thanks for listening to us!
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I think the key is to make sure you remove the icon in the task panel on the lower right corner, as you delete the other stuff. Now I do not have any problems starting LW, it initializes perfectly upon startup. Cool!
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Old January 16th, 2004
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Im having a slightly different problem, my aol freezes after 30 mins of having limewire running(and yes it is limewire) does anyone have any good tips on how to fix this.

OS: Win xp
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Old January 18th, 2004
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I also am running XP and deleting the .limewire folder worked perfectly. I went ahead and uninstalled and reinstalled also. Hope everyone else gets their's working too.

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