Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:52 PM
I am currently using a Dell Latitude D600 laptop, my second one in a few years and I'm having some major issues with it.
Windows XP Pro SP2
Pentium M processor, 1400MHz, 1.40GHz, 1GB RAM.
The biggest problem I'm facing right now, is the speed of pages loading online, or lack of speed. Pages are loading or not loading as slow as a dinosaur.
I've had issues with my wireless, my wireless speed fluctuates severely, from 11mbps, which is standard, all the way down to 1mbps. When this happens, my internet cuts out, boots me out and nothing works.
But even now, when my wireless speed is fine, the pages are slow to load or just freeze and don't do anything.
I've been online today for over 12 hours, and it's gotten worse in the last few hours, and it's at its slowest right now. Even trying to register here was a nightmare with how slow it was going.
The other day I did a boot time virus scan, found 43 problems and fixed those. Malware scan turned up nothing, and spyware showed 4 small issues that were fixed as well.
I did a cookie dump and a quickspeed garbage dump, but nothing is helping the speed issue.
I remember on my old Gateway PC, I had this issue, but I was on a wired connection. Pages stopped loading there too. I never found out what the problem was as I purchased a laptop and started using it from then on.
I am waiting for a new laptop to be shipped to me, not sure exactly when it will arrive, but in the meantime, I need to use this one, and don't know if it will last until the new one arrives.
I really need to know what's going on with this one, since I do a lot of paid online work, and can't get any work done with a laptop that wont co-operate.
And it doesn't matter what browser I'm using, I have the same problem with Firefox and Chrome.