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Web Pages Alternately Loading Instantly or Very Slowly

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#1 Jay in Cal

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 01:58 PM


Thank you for this forum. I discovered you at the HiJack This website.

I have a desktop PC running Windows XP. Haven't had any problems for a couple of years. Within the past couple of weeks I've had web pages load nearly instantly (as normal) and then alternate to loading very slowly (spinning and hanging) for a minute or more. It switches back and forth between instant and slow. No in between.

While the webpages hang, video continues to stream perfectly in a different window.

I use Firefox but the same problem persits with Chrome.

I have updated Java and uninstalled and reinstalled Flash.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox.

I started Firefox in Safe Mode and disabled add ons and reset about:config preferences to default but that did not help.

I have Avast running at all times.

I ran a Malware Bytes scan and it returned no problems.

I ran a Spybot Scan and it returned a few tracking cookies (as usual) which I fixed.

Two other computers on our home network run fine.

I downloaded Google Toolbar at about the same time this problem started and have since deleted the toolbar.

I have a HiJack this log if that would be helpful.

I'm self taught but certainly am no expert but I've always been able to solve all problems on my own. This one has me stumped!

Thank you for your help!

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 02:16 PM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Have you emptied your cache?

Internet Explorer, How and Why to Clear Your Cache - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/us...clearcache.mspx

You might also disable all add-ons, other than Java/Flash.


Edited by hamluis, 18 July 2010 - 02:17 PM.

#3 Jay in Cal

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:02 PM

Thank you. I had already cleared my Firefox Cache but did it again. I cleared my IE cache though I don't use IE. I disabled all add ons other than Java/Flash. It actually seems to be getting worse during the course of the day. More periods of spinning/hanging, less periods of things working.

#4 Jay in Cal

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 06:49 PM

Fingers crossed but I think I may have solved the problem. I have been getting Data Execution Error messages when first starting Firefox but didn't think it was related to this issue. After a Google search, I read this:


I deleted Google Updater and for good measure Google Web Accelerator and so far so good. Maybe I downloaded the Updater when I downloaded the Google Toolbar? Anyway, that seems to have been the culprit. Hope this helps someone else some day.

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