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WINDOWS INTERNET EXPLORER SLOW OPENING UP

by curtis04 / June 21, 2009 11:39 AM PDT

I have Windows XP and I use a DSL for my computer. I have been having problems with my system being very slow once I click on Windows explorer to open. What can I do to improve this. My compture is about 4 years old.
Any assistance would greately be appreciated.

Thanks
R.Wiggins

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Which is it?
by Jimmy Greystone / June 21, 2009 11:17 PM PDT

Which is it? There's Windows Explorer and then there's Internet Explorer. Kind of a poor naming choice on Microsoft's part, but the basic difference is one handles file management tasks on your computer, the other is a web browser. Which one, or is it both, is giving you problems?

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SLOW COMPUTER WINDOWS XP
by curtis04 / June 21, 2009 11:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Which is it?

When I click on Internet Explorer which is on my desk top is where the problem seems to be. I apprecaite any assistance I can get!
Thanks

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Before attempting connection the very first time, do a . . .
by Cursorcowboy / June 21, 2009 11:57 PM PDT

1. The article [Q870700] explains how to troubleshoot problems accessing secure Web pages with Internet Explorer 6 and Service Pack 2:

? Network connectivity issues
? Look for third-party firewall or antivirus programs
? Turn off the pop-up blocker
? Delete the contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder
? Configure security, content, and advanced settings in Internet Explorer
? Use the System File Checker (Sfc.exe) tool to scan all files that are protected by Windows File Protection (WFP)
? Third-party browser extensions
? Create a new user profile

2. Click Start, Run, type ncpa.cpl, and then press ENTER. Click the Local Area Connection in the right window pane and look to see what is displayed at the bottom Details of the first column of the Network Connections context window. You should see a connection, whether connected and firewalled protected, including the network controller and IP Address.

3. It the Details does not show a proper connection, what happens if you repair it? Right-click the Local Area Connection and select Repair which may or may not restores the connectivity of your network connection. Repair operations attempt to refresh the stored data related to the connection and renew registration with networking services. Repair is used to issue broadcast renew of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) address, flush the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), NetBIOS and domain name service (DNS) local caches, and reregister with Windows Internet Name Service (WINS_ and DNS.)

4. "You receive an error message in Internet Explorer: "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" (Q956196)."

5. The article [Q314067] explains the procedure that you can use to troubleshoot TCP/IP issues depends on the type of network connection that you are using and the connectivity problem that you may be experiencing. Use either the instructions in the topic Automated troubleshooting or simply click Start, Run, type netsh diag gui, and then press ENTER.

Note: As instructed, "look for any items that are marked in red, expand those categories with the small plus in front, and then view the additional details about what the testing showed" and if you have further question concerning <b style="font-weight:normal; color:red">"FAILED" items, included them in your subsequent posts -- any item(s) displayed can be highlighted and copied.

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