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Argh! My Internet has become so slow!

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Avatar77, Sep 23, 2008.

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  1. Avatar77

    Avatar77 Thread Starter

    Sep 23, 2008
    Hey all - So my main system is an old but reliable home built P4 3.0 ghz running WinXP Home, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB HD, connected to a Comcast cable modem (connected via ethernet cable through a linksys router). While fairly old, my system works fine for basic Internet usage and has been humming along until about a week ago when it inexplicably became very slow to load Internet pages. Whatever browser I've tried (Firefox, Chrome, IE8, Opera), it takes a good 30 seconds-1 minute for a page to load that just last week would have loaded in a couple of seconds. I haven't installed any new apps or made any other configuration changes.

    My Internet connection doesn't seem to be the culprit as it's fast as ever on my laptop, and I have done virus scans (using AVG8, which is installed on my system as well as trendmicro's housecall), adware scans, run registry cleaners, defragged my HD, tried the ipconfig /flushdns then /renew trick, etc and nothing has worked. I tried disabling my firewall (Comodo Pro 3) and it made no difference. Any suggestions? I am pretty close to spending Saturday reformatting and reinstalling! Thanks.
  2. support.clpafs


    Apr 7, 2008
    It might be the computer itself or the services running on the computer are using most of the virtual memory.
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