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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by komputerman, Jan 13, 2002.

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  1. komputerman

    komputerman Thread Starter

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    I have been with aol6 for about a year without any problems (other than occasional slowness)- - until now!!
    All of a sudden it has become impossible to surf.Firstly,each web site I visit,all the pictures are replaced by those little red crosses,refresh makes little difference.Once at a web site I cannot navigate at all,just get stuck with apictureless home page.
    AOL suggested a few things,none of which worked,they finally advised me to uninstall and reinstall AOL which I have done,but to no avail.
    AOL itself is working perfectly,news,sports,e-mail etc and pictures are OK within AOL.
    Just browsing has ceased to operate.
    I'm wondering if there is a link to the fact that when I go to hotmail, I get a homepage with text size far bigger than it should be,also the recycle bin has changed completely?
    (I've done the things AOL suggested such as clear the tempoary internet files & history).
    Any help greatly appreciated!!
     
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  3. komputerman

    komputerman Thread Starter

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    Hi there,
    I have the Norton anti virus programme on my computer,if that makes any difference?
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Thats fine, just make sure its up to date, then do a full scan, just to see if it comes up with anything

    eddie
     
  5. komputerman

    komputerman Thread Starter

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    I have never had a report of any virus and I've ran a scan check also!
    The recycle bin is strange because the text there is now much bigger than it was.
    Also when entering the hotmail home page,I don't get the normal
    blue page,but a page with very big text.I wondered if any connection because hotmail & recycle bin are both part of ms/windows group?
    Can I just mention to you something which I'm opening a new thread on,that is sometimes before I lost the pictures on the internet,as aol home page was loading,a message along the lines of "cannot display upcoming images due to lack of memory,please close unused windows"
    Is that significant?
    I have an msn community picture site with hundreds of family photos there,again wondering if this has any bearing?
    Could my graphics card be full? (Don't understand computers enough to even know if that's possible!!).
    Thanks anyway for your time so far!!
     
  6. jbcalg

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    you don't need to use the within aol browser - in fact it's slowing you down because of the interface

    use aol for it's internal features not for web browsing:
    open/login to aol to make the internet connection
    minimize aol
    open ie explorer or netscape
    browse from there

    the memory problems may be due to too many programs launching at start up and using system resources
     
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