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pics wont load

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bigmike302, Feb 8, 2003.

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  1. bigmike302

    bigmike302 Thread Starter

    Feb 8, 2003
    I just moved to a area that dont have DSL, or cable so im now stuck on a slow 25k dial up connection. For some reason now alot of times i only get half a jpeg when they load from a site. I tried several settings in internet Explorer tools tab under advanced tab but i always still get the same. Some pics will only load halfway =(

    does anyone have a idea whats doing this?
    Crappy connection or is it a setting on my end?
    any help would be great thanx
  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    I don't think there are any registry tweaks you can do in XP for this, and if you see any recommended I would highly suggest you can multiple confirmations of their value before trying them -- particularly if it involves running any software to optimize.

    You're right, the dial-up speed could be a factor. You really should contact the phone company and see if there is anything they can do to improve the phone lines. Sometimes noise is a factor and can be eliminated. You should also try to reduce the number of other appliances such as answering machines that may on the same line that connects the computer to the wall outlet.

    One thing to do is make sure you have enough room in your Temporary Internet Cache and delete the contents from time to time.

    You can also use XPs Task Manager (do a ctrl-alt-del) to monitor the connection. Under the Networking tab you will see what percent of the available bandwith is being used at any given time.

    Finally, you should ensure you have as "clean" a system as possible. Many folks find they have hidden programs that are installed without their knowledge (commonly known as adware and spybots) which consume bandwith.

    You can use the application Spybot to detect and remove most of these. Accept all updates before running except for the PGP and Language tools.

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