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My XP system doesn't browse

by jafi1954 / April 9, 2006 6:13 AM PDT

I have a problem with my PowerSpec Computer. I have Win XP SP2 an AMD 2.3 processor, 1 gig ram, And a cable connection for internet. My problem is this: When I first boot up the computer, everything is fine, but after about an hour my internet connection begins to slow down until it eventually comes to a complete stop! Rebooting solves the problem for the moment, but the cyle just starts over and I have to reboot again. I like to leave my computer on for extended periods and use standby instead of shutting down so my alarm program can wake it up and wake me...Besides which I like the faster startup time. I have so many programs running that a cold boot takes forever! I've already cleaned up my startup folder and ran msconfig to stop loading all the things I can do without. If I can get my cable connection to stay at full speed all the time, life will be good again. Any suggestions?

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There's A Problem With Your Statement...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 9, 2006 10:01 AM PDT

1. I have so many programs running that a cold boot takes forever!

2. I've already cleaned up my startup folder and ran msconfig to stop loading all the things I can do without.

Those two statements dont' jive.. Please click on the link below and follow ALL of the steps listed. Of course, in addition to the other procedures, you'll want to eliminate MORE of those unnecessary startup programs and SERVICES (note I mentioned "services") so it runs with fewer conflicts.

Things To Do

Next, if you haven't already, download, install, update, then run the free Ewido Spyware/Trojan removal tool from the link below:

Ewido Security Suite

Next, if you haven't already, make sure that you have the most recent driver for your ethernet card.. Visit the manufacturer's website and download the updated driver.

And last, just to make sure that the modem is connecting correctly, try letting it "reinitialize" by turning OFF the computer, then turn OFF the modem. Wait ten minutes, then turn ON the modem and then turn on the computer.

Hope this helps.


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by jafi1954 / April 9, 2006 12:45 PM PDT

I'll give it a try...Thanks! I just tried the trial version of Counterspy From Sunbelt and it seems to have solved my problems. I had 56 malware programs running that Spybot and Adaware missed...I've had my computer up for several hours now and the connection is just as quick as when I booted up. I'll try the one you mentioned as well if I have any further problems...All the other stuff you mentioned I've already done.
Thanks again, Grif

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