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Bad Lag...

by Gville / February 22, 2004 9:09 PM PST

My computer has developed a bad lag... much like the one we experienced when we had dial up... we now have DSL. We have checked the memory cards... we have updated everything we can think of to update... and still... when we click on something (say to navigate to a different page) we get a lag... either nothing happens for up to a minute or more... or the page tries to change and we get stuck on a white page for a up to a minute or more and then it moves to the page we wanted... sometimes things move quickly... other times the lag drags things for us out for an agonizingly long time.
This doesn't happen unless we're online (doesn't happen in programs on the computer).
Anyone have any ideas what might be causing it.
BTW... we have Windows 98SE, 128ram of memory... 40gig hard drive that is no where near full... we use IE6 and recently tried mozilla with the same results. SBC has pinged the computer and says it's "not them".

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Re:Bad Lag...
by Cursorcowboy / February 22, 2004 9:23 PM PST
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we have updated everything we can think of to update... and still...

1. The article [Q325192] discusses and describes know issues that may occur after installing certain Updates to Internet Explorer or Windows. Please review the content of this article to see whether the described issue you've reported could be linked to anything there.

2. Access the "Windows Update site", click the item, "View installation history" in the left frame, to ascertain your system update information.
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Re:Re:Bad Lag...
by Gville / February 23, 2004 8:33 AM PST
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Thanks for that info... actually I "haven't" updated much because before we reformatted I had too many problems with issues after a patch... lol
But we're looking at it closely to see if one of these might be the problem.

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Re:Bad Lag...
by CharleyO / February 23, 2004 4:59 AM PST
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You may also be running out of memory. 128 megs of ram really isn't much in today's computers. I use up 170 megs just starting up my 3 year old computer. But, I do have about 7 programs on my taskbar after startup. That's something you should also check. How many programs are running on the taskbar when this lag happens? Though you may not be actively using these, if they are on the taskbar, they are using up some memory.

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Re:Re:Bad Lag...
by Gville / February 23, 2004 8:34 AM PST
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We have two 64's installed (memory)... I guess we need to try to find two 128's.... maybe that is the problem... we have four things on the toolbar (plus the clock). So maybe we are running out of memory.

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Re:Bad Lag...
by Josh K / February 23, 2004 5:14 AM PST
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And if it only happens while you're online, you may want to check for spyware/adware that could be stealing bandwidth. Download, install, update and run Ad-Aware and Spybot. Both are free.

If you still have the problem, you might want to check with your ISP. Could be a network problem.

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Re:Re:Bad Lag...
by Gville / February 23, 2004 8:35 AM PST
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Running spybot right now... thanks!

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