Internet browsing has slowed to a crawl

By aiglosicicle ยท 4 replies
Jul 15, 2008
  1. Recently i have experienced significantly slower speeds while surfing the internet (both firefox 3 and IE). Most of the time the browser fails to load images. At other times i am unable to load a website or it just takes really really long. It only occurs when i use my browsers, i have no problems using MSN or gaming online.

    I have scanned my computer with AVG 8 and Ad-aware and the results reveal that my computer is clean. I also used CCleaner but i see no improvement in the situation. I thought it might be an issue with my internet connection or ISP but i have a 2nd computer which shares the same connection and it has no problems surfing the internet.

    I'm not sure what to do. Please advice me.
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    1- Start Internet Explorer, click tools, internet options, then click delete cookies, delete files (check offline too) and clear history, one at a time.

    2- Then click Start, programs, accessories, system tools, and then click Disk Cleanup and check ALL the boxes displayed (may take a couple min's).

    Then, copy the next few lines into Notepad and save as Flush.bat and then double click that:

    ipconfig /release

    ipconfig /flushdns

    ipconfig /registerdns

    ipconfig /renew
  3. aiglosicicle

    aiglosicicle TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    I'm seeing some minor improvement in the browsing speed! It is still a little unstable though. Occasionally i can load a page... occasionally i cant. Some webpages remain the same. For example, i still cannot load the small images of videos on youtube. Once again these problems do not persist on my 2nd pc.
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Two considerations:

    1. Not enough RAM installed.
    2. Too many programs starting at boot and running in the background.
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    There are a number of things that can show these symptoms, but considering you can run online games no problemo and it is browser related for 2 disparate browsers, then it does eliminate some possibilities.

    Check out your browser add-ons and shut any off you can.

    ONLY run 1 browser (disable the other).

    When trying to load a picture that slows you down, have a look at running processes and note anything suspicious.
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