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Game regularly lags for several seconds

I get lag for one or two seconds every minute or two, what is wrong?

This issue may be caused by Windows XP's Wireless Zero Configuration Service (WZC) when the service suspends the current connection list while it scans for available connections.

Please see the instructions below to disable WZC or to create a batch script which can turn the service off and on quickly.

 

Disable WZC

Note: Disabling WZC will prevent your system from establishing a wireless connection. If you must connect over a wireless connection, please use a batch script to disable WZC on demand.

  1. Click the Start button and open the Control Panel
  2. Open Administrative Tools
  3. From the Administrative Tools window, open Services
  4. Right-click on the Wireless Zero Configuration service and select Properties
  5. Select Disabled from the Startup type drop-down menu
  6. Click Apply and then click OK to save your settings

 

Write batch scripts to start and stop WZC

You will need to create two batch files: one to stop the WZC service after it loads when Windows starts, and one to restart the WZC service if necessary.

StopWZC.bat
  • Open Notepad
  • Type or copy net stop wzcsvc into the file.
  • Save the file as StopWZC.bat
StartWZC.bat
  • Open Notepad
  • Type or copy net start wzcsvc into the file.
  • Save the file as StartWZC.bat

Once the StopWZC.bat and StartWZC.bat files have been created, you can start and stop the WZC service by opening the appropriate file.

 

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