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11-17-2000, 06:31 PM
I cant understand why my system slows down noticeably after I have been on the WEB. Even HDTACH's figures show my hard drive is operating at about 40% of normal speed. If I reboot it goes back to normal and HDTACH reports much faster figures.
Anybody know why this happens. I appreciate your help. Thanks.
John Lowe UK
1. What are your system resources while connected?
Go to my computer>propeties>performance. If they are low (under 50%) you might want to shut down some of your background programs while onlie.
2. What kind of modem?
If it is an internal (PCI-winmodem) you might need a driver update.
3. Is your browser cache set to clear on shut down?
If so that could explain the return to normal after a reboot. You may need to periodically clear it while online or adjust its size. In IE this
can be done in the tools>internet options>temporary internet options (clear & settings). In Navigator Edit>preferences>advanced>cache.
4. Do you have any background downloaders, agents or system updaters running while you are connected?
They will eat up a good percentage of your computers resources while they are actively doing whatever they are supposed to do. You might want restrict or disable them.
[This message has been edited by mjc (edited 11-18-2000).]
11-18-2000, 01:36 AM
I'm locking this one since Oscar has posted the same problem in System Troubleshooting.
mjc please look there to post further replies.
I left it so the answer could still be available.
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