STAT 'n' PERF - FAQ


Questions



While installing, I get a dialog box asking if i want to replace the old version, should I accept ?

All Stat 'n' Perf counters are stuck to 0, what happens ?

During the launch of Stat 'n' Perf, I get  the following message: "Unable to load the SNMP DLLs.", what can I do ?

During the launch of Stat 'n' Perf, I get the following message: "Unable to initialize SNMP stacks.", what can I do ?

When I start Stat 'n' Perf, I get the following message: "The ordinal 6905 could not be located in the dynamic link library MFC42.DLL", what can I do ?

During the launch of Stat 'n' Perf, I get the following message: "Your network configuration has changed. You should verify the network interfaces in the Advanced option dialog box..", what can I do ?

My computer crashed, are my statistics anyway up to date ?

Stat 'n' Perf counts more bytes than I really send, why ?

My computer is used by several people, what can I do to measure the whole consumption instead of individual ones for each user ?

Where are saved Stat 'n' Perf information ?

I have 2 network interfaces, what should I do to count the bytes separately ?

I'm going to format my disk, what do I have to do to save Stat 'n' Perf  information ?

I have 2 version of Windows installed on my computer, how to share the Stat 'n' Perf information ?

Graph customization has no effect why ?

What is a Stat 'n' Perf Plugin ?

I don't find the answer to my question here, what should I do ?


Answers



While installing, I get a dialog box asking if i want to replace the old version, should I accept ?

Generally, Yes. If you choose Yes, the old version is replaced by the new one. Note that you do not have to leave the active Stat 'n' Perf to install the new version. The installer do it for you. The new version is launched after the installation.

If you answer No, you have to select a new folder for installing Stat 'n' Perf. This choice is useful only to have two versions installed in two different folders. This is rarely used.



All Stat 'n' Perf counters are stuck to 0, what happens ?

Probably no network interface is selected in the Advanced options dialog box. In the listbox, at least one line should appear selected.



During the launch of Stat 'n' Perf, I get  the following message: "Unable to load the SNMP DLLs.", what can I do ?

Probably Windows is not correctly installed on your computer. Stat 'n' Perf needs snmpapi.dll and inetmib1.dll to work. Perform a search of these DLLs onto your system.

One of the two following cases may occur:

- you don't find one of the 2 DLL. In this case, the network services are not correctly installed and you have to install them again.

- one of the 2 DLLs is present twice. In this case you have to keep the most recent files. Delete (or rename) the old files and it should correct the problem.



During the launch of Stat 'n' Perf, I get  the following message: "Unable to initialize the SNMP stacks", what can I do ?

This message is displayed occasionally when Stat 'n' Perf starts before Windows SNMP services. To avoid this, you can choose an automatic start by the Start Menu instead by the System (in the Option tab).
When this happens, you just have to start Stat 'n' Perf manually. I've never seen systematic case the problem occurs.



When I start Stat 'n' Perf, I get the following message: "The ordinal 6905 could not be located in the dynamic link library MFC42.DLL", what can I do ?

This message occurs if your Mfc42.dll file is not a recent one. You may find a fresh version here: http://www.soft4ever.com/StatnPerf/mfc42.zip
To change the file, quit all running application. The file is located in the system folder (c:\windows\system by default). Rename it into mfc42.old, when unzippe the new file in the same folder. If you don't succeed in renaming the file, reboot the computer and try again.



During the launch of Stat 'n' Perf, I get  the following message: "Your network configuration has changed. You should verify the network interfaces in the Advanced option dialog box..", what can I do ?

This message is displayed if a network interface is not found when Stat 'n' Perf start. This mau happen if you have for instance replaced your network adapter.
This may also happen if you have a remote access with a classical modem. Most of the time, classical modem have a fixed MAC address and there is no problem. On some computers, this MAC address changes after a reboot and this is detected by Stat 'n' Perf as a network interface change. In this case you have to select "Use the MAC address only for network adapter" in the Advanced option dialog box.

Anyway, as soon as the message has been displayed, you need to go inside the Advanced options dialog box to choose again a correct network interface.



My computer crashed, are my statistics anyway up to date ?

Yes. Stat 'n' Perf maintains a safety file with the current Windows statistics. If your computer crashes, this file is read after the reboot and the information are updated. When Stat 'n' Perf is quit in a normal way, the file doesn't exist.
In the Advanced options dialog box, you will find some parameters to control the way Stat 'n' Perf write information inside the safety file.



Stat 'n' Perf counts more bytes than I really send, why ?

If you have several computers connected through an HUB, this is normal. Stat 'n' Perf doesn't differentiate local transfers (Intranet) and external transfers (Internet).
If it is not your case, you should verify that only one network interface is selected inside the Advanced options dialog box.
Finally, it is also possible that you have been flooded. However, it is easy to detect if you see spontaneous transfer in the Upload Windows whereas you do nothing. A firewall can protect you.



My computer is used by several people, what can I do to measure the whole consumption instead of individual ones for each user ?

By default, options and byte transfers are saved user per user. To have a global save at the machine level, you just have to select "System level" inside the Advanced options dialog box (instead of User level).



Where are saved Stat 'n' Perf information ?

Options and byte tranfers are saved inside the registry database. The used key is:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XunK Entertainment\STATNPERF] if information are saved user per user and
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\XunK Entertainment\STATNPERF] if information are saved globally.
If you have launched several Stat 'n' Perf at the same time, the following key is also used:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XunK Entertainment\Stat'n'Perf #1\STATNPERF] for the 2nd instance.

Log information is saved inside the logs folder. This folder is created inside the Stat 'n' Perf installation directory. Log files are text files.



I have 2 network interfaces, what should I do to count the bytes separately ?

It's easy; you just have to start 2 Stat 'n' Perf at the same time. The title of the 2nd instance has a #1 which means 1st replication. Each Stat n' Perf has its own configuration and data save. You have to select one network interface for the first instance and the other network interface for the 2nd instance.



I'm going to format my disk, what do I have to do to save Stat 'n' Perf  information ?
I have 2 version of Windows installed on my computer, how to share the Stat 'n' Perf information ?

It is possible to save your configuration (options and byte transfers) in a file. To do so, you have to select 'Extra save' inside the Advanced options dialog box. When you will leave Stat 'n' Perf a file sap0.reg will be created inside the Stat 'n' Perf installation folder. This is a registry file that you may save somewhere else your disk (floppy, another disk...). To get back your configuration, you just have to double-click on the .reg file. Information will be written again in the registry. Be careful, you must do that whereas Stat 'n' Perf is not activated (because Stat 'n' Perf read the registry at start time).
If you'd like also save log information, you have to save the logs folder which is inside the Stat 'n' Perf installation folder.



Graph customization has no effect why ?

To see the change, you have to leave Stat 'n' Perf and start it again. For the flying windows, you can avoid leaving Stat 'n' Perf by deactivating it and reactivating it inside the Options tab (choose non, click on apply, choose a kind of flying window and click again on apply).



What is a Stat 'n' Perf Plugin ?

This is a DLL file which add a feature to Stat 'n' Perf. To install a plugin just copy the DLL plugin file inside the Stat 'n' Perf folder. Then this file appears in the Plugin list in the Advanced Options dialog box. To have a plugin activated, it must be selected.
For now only one Plugin exists for a specific provider use. This provider allows the users to retrieve their official byte transfers. This plugin just retrieves these information and displays them inside Stat 'n' Perf.
If other providers allow theirs users to retrieve their internet consumptions (via a Web form to enter personal information and a Web page just displayed after the form has been submitted), just let me know and I will do the corresponding plugin.



I don't find the answer to my question here, what should I do ?

It's easy, just send a mail to xunk@soft4ever.com


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