Posted 18 May 2005 - 08:15 PM
I have been fighting this syndrome for some time now. Here is the background.
I have an Dell Latitude XP OS, PS, 2 MHz processor, 512 MB RAM. etc.
When d/l my mail (Outlook Express), or send it, the process is very slow in the dialup mode. This is not the case with broadband. Slow, meaning minutes upon minutes, compared to seconds. I can 'see' that the computer is 'waiting' for the list of messages from the server, or is waiting to send messages to the server. Sometimes it waits 10 minutes, and the POP server times out.
This never happens with RoadRunner broadband.
I have an IBM Thinkpad (PII) with Win 2000 and it beat this XP20-50X over, working in the same room on the same telephone line.
I have scanned with Ad-Aware, Spybot, Norton AV. I have this software plus Zone Alarm (free) installed on both computers (IBM PII and Dell Latitude).
This is driving me crazy. Is there a 'switch' I can turn off to get this XP system moving a little faster.