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ok I have 2 machines, both win xp. We are connected to the internet via router(cable connection, hardwired) My computer surfs the internet just fine and my speeds are what they should be. The wife's computer is another story. A little history on her puter. HD went south on her so she purchased a I believe 300GB hd. Model is a compaq, 4-5 yrs old. She has formatted the drive and has the OS back on it along with all of her goodies lol. At any rate ANY website she goes to it will take a long long time to bring up the page. She has tried using Firefox as well and the same results. The computer in general runs fine, opens programs in average time etc. I am wondering if that big of a HD has ANYTHING to do with it but since overall puter performance is ok I doubt it. we have also swapped out the lan card with no success as well as changed the cat-5 line as well. Computer has been scanned for virus's and spyware. Any suggestion would be great
 
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The slow computer, may be doing lots more than you think.

Windows Updates
Office Updates
AntiVirus
Adobe
Machine drivers
Quicktime
FirFox
Nero

Really the list goes on and on.

Just about every program installed constantly do background updates (without the user knowing)

I use a small program called Startup from here :http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
To turn off some of these things.
But you do need some help in knowing what to disable and what not to.

Post back with your List if you want. !
 

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Yep I know this; there is NOTHING running in background.........
 

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OK.

But defrag option was indirectly pointing to the harddrive write access.

The above link is trustworthy, but I will understand if you would like to ask for support elsewhere. Or from someone else.

By the way, I have fixed every job, I've ever had !
 
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Mrcobra, I have a similar problem. If you happen to fix it, could you let me know what you did? Thanks.
 
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Mrcobra said:
Under my name it says "SENIOR MEMBER"
All Senior Member means is you've posted enough to attain that Status, Nothing Else.
We're not MindReaders here....
 

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Tstright said:
All Senior Member means is you've posted enough to attain that Status, Nothing Else.
We're not MindReaders here....
And there is ABSOLUTELY no reason for you to reply to this post either but ya did didn't ya ?

kimsland I DO APPRECIATE your suggestion(s) and did not mean anything by my "SENIOR" comment lol. Let's just say for the sake of this discussion that I have been through the basics lol.....
 
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Mrcobra said:
And there is ABSOLUTELY no reason for you to reply to this post either but ya did didn't ya ?

True, but you did edit it now didn't ya....

And a Large HD would not cause slow surfing.
 

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Tstright said:
True, but you did edit it now didn't ya....

And a Large HD would not cause slow surfing.
Very good, theres no getting anything past you :)

Thanks for the info on the HD size not having anything to do with it. The problem appears to have been rectified by doing a reformat.

Thanks again all for the help
 
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Anijuice I fear that's not the answer you were looking for.

Mind you a format does fix everything
 
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I've already formatted and it didn't fix my problem. One time I did restart and my connection was good for about 3 minutes..other than that my connection has been terrible 24/7.
 
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