browser problems?

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

komputerman

Thread Starter
Joined
Aug 31, 2001
Messages
36
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!!
 

komputerman

Thread Starter
Joined
Aug 31, 2001
Messages
36
Hi there,
I have the Norton anti virus programme on my computer,if that makes any difference?
 

eddie5659

Moderator
Malware Specialist
Joined
Mar 19, 2001
Messages
37,298
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
 

komputerman

Thread Starter
Joined
Aug 31, 2001
Messages
36
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!!
 
Joined
Oct 29, 2001
Messages
2,056
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
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top