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Browser Very Slow, Then Hanging Up


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#1 Rhombus

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 06:16 PM

Real puzzling problem. I’m on a relatively new machine, vista home edition. Rig is an Intel Core 2 Duo. 2 gig RAM.

Whenever I use my browser it functions fine for a short period, then starts connecting gradually more slowly, then stops connecting to new pages altogether. They simply time out with a “could not connect” error message after a long delay.

Happens when I use IE, but also Opera, Safari AND Firefox. Modem seems fine, and email and itunes are still accessible. The only way I’ve found to fix the issue (temporarily) is to restart—and it often takes a freakishly long time for the pc to shut down (5-10 mins plus) when I do that.

Anybody got any ideas? It’s quickly become very frustrating.
Thanks in advance.

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 07:18 PM

Hello Rhombus and welcome,

There could be a few things causing this.
What security products are installed on the system?
Have you performed a disk clean-up and defrag recently?
Regards,

Alan.




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