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Hanging, delaying, ...help

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mooselips, Oct 26, 2005.

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  1. mooselips

    mooselips Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    This problem originated a few weeks after I contacted MSN b/c I had a difficult time signing in. They made me click different stuff, and default a bunch of stuff, and now here's the problem:
    I can connect on line within 30 seconds, then MSN won't sign me in...it takes forever.
    The check mail, and junk filter runs for at least 20 minutes.
    When I open mail, it won't download quick that takes forever, and all it says is LOADING.
    AND surfing the web, pages won't download, the PC is constantly thinking.....I have defragged, used WinDr. CWshredder, spy sweeper, cleaned all files..everything appears clean. I have Norton systemworks 2005, all okay.
    I have a winows firewall, is there also a firewall with Norton, that could be running?
    I DID not have any problems until I talked with MSN...In fact, I thought it was THEIR problem, not mine..
    I not too good at this, please help.

    Thank you.
     
  2. mooselips

    mooselips Thread Starter

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    Oh, one other thing...if I wait long (30 to 45 minutes) enough, the whole thing corrects itself, and I can open mail, and it loads!
     
  3. mooselips

    mooselips Thread Starter

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    Bumping up, please help.
    Thanks
     
  4. inuyasha320

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    on windows xp,

    do this

    go to start

    click on run

    type in msconfig

    press enter

    click on launch system restore


    click on restore my computer to a earlier time.


    then select a time/day when your pc was running better.


    PS the restore will not make you lose any files, it only rolls back settings and installed files.

    all other work such as mp3's and documents pictures porn hentai yaoi, nothing gets removed


    the system restore should fix your problem
     
  5. mooselips

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    It will not let me restore to an earlier date.
    I tried two different dates, without success. I had all programs shut down as it asked.

    Now what?
    It's spooky, like tonight, it's not too bad, although it took 6 minutes for my home page to open.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  6. annisarsha

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    Can someone tell me if there's a difference between MS system restore and my Dell's system restore? Does one work better/differently than the other? Oh and I've been having the same problem as Mooselips but I called my ISP Verizon because I thought it was a problem w/my modem. I'd continually lose my connection for no (apparent) reason. Verizon decided it was my modem (it's only 3 months old!). The day I received the new modem they sent me, everything started working fine again! I've tweaked some things I'm not sure I should have tweaked under Internet Connections and went to the ISP address for my modem and connected that way. I think it does have something to do with my MSN but it seems to be working fine now. Very odd.
     
  7. mooselips

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    As of today, everything seems back to norm.
    I'm seriously thinking this is a MSN problem, and NOT my problem...

    Thanks for the input.
     
  8. mooselips

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    Nope, still having the same original problem.
    I just wrote an email to MSN support, so we'll see what they say.

    The problem I believed originated with MSN. I was having aconnection problem, and called them, and they had me set a bunch of things to default, and shortly after that, the trouble began.
    It's very difficult to discuss things on the phone.

    Anyone else have any ideas?
    WHAT are things suppose to be set at?
    For example: why do I have 2 computer icons on my bottom tray?
    The X'ed one says "Local Area Connection"A network cab;e is unplugged...what is that? And is it important?

    Good grief.
     
  9. mooselips

    mooselips Thread Starter

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    Hi all,
    I was working with Cookiegal last week and cleaned up my whole PC related to a virus.
    BUT, I still have this problem of hanging.

    Here's exactly what happens:
    I sign in, get connected to the internet within 30 seconds, which is good cause I'm a dial up. THEN, the MSN page will not open...it takes forever. THEN, when it does, and I open mail, and try to connect to that site, the computer will freeze. No bytes coming in, and none going out. IF I wait it out, it seems, after 5 minutes or more to begin again. Then all is good.

    Sometimes, if I turn off my hard drive for a minute, then start again then sometimes it works just fine.

    What can be causing this?
    Can we fix it?

    Thank you.
     
  10. mooselips

    mooselips Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    I'm bumping this up, because I still have the problem. Previously, I couldn't do a system restore until I worked with Cookiegal, the other day, but now I have that as a setpoint, but the problem WAS before that point was made.

    Today, I noticed if I get really aggravated from waiting, and I turn off my hard drive, it'll start going, but it's too late then because I already am in the process of shhutting down.

    Do you think it could be a firewall problem?
    The only firewall I have going is windows.

    Thank you,
     
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