Computer far far too slow - please help

  nowipowi 10:23 26 Mar 08


For a few weeks now my computer has been driving me absolutely crazy. It is so slow, taking sometimes up to an hour to get into one website.

I've looked at the advice given in the helproom and have cleared everything I possibly can, e.g photos from my C Drive, and placed them on disks. I've run scandisk, defrag, clean sweep, Reg Scrub.

This has all been since Virgin Media have taken over from NTL, so I've even got their Broadband XL now as opposed to the M we were on.

Is something wrong with any thing else? I'm at my wits end as I have a business to run on EBay, and it takes such a long time to get anything done.


  RobCharles1981 10:37 26 Mar 08

A Little "Search Forum" feature for this issue would solve your problem its been answered on a Daily Basies.

Have you done any housekeeping?

What Virus and Antispyware software do you have on your computer at the moment??

  birdface 12:25 26 Mar 08

Try Control Panel.Network Connections and right click local area connection and press repair.See if it comes up with a DNS Problem.Try this here it will let you know if you are getting the correct download speed.Switch your modem off for a minute.Then switch it back on and leave for 2 minutes before you use it.If using IE7 try turning your AD-Ons off and see if it runs any quicker.

  birdface 12:32 26 Mar 08

Try this little here I tried it about 3 weeks ago and found that my pages were opening twice as Quick.Also I would recommend trying Winaso.Its free but only repairs 10 items at a time.but you can run it as often as you like.It also has a registry defrag on it as well.Your computer should run quicker after using it.Next.Would be a Firewall problem the ones that cause the most problems are Norton+Zone Alarm.I don't know if you have any of those here Routers I dont know anything about them.Are you using one.

  nowipowi 13:14 26 Mar 08

Hi RobTheOrganGuru - as you will have read in my subject information, I have already searched the forum and tried everything.............................. "I've looked at the advice given in the helproom and have cleared everything I possibly can, e.g photos from my C Drive, and placed them on disks. I've run scandisk, defrag, clean sweep, Reg Scrub".


I tried Control Panel.Network Connections, and pressed repair and this is the message I got...

Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following actions cannot be completed - clearing the DNS cache.
For assistance contact the person who manages your network.

Thanks for your help.

If the reset of your router suggested by buteman doesnt work,the problem lies with the isp.Although i dont use virgin i am on cable and when getting the dns problem 99% of the time its at the cable provider/Isp end.Give them a call.

  johnnyrocker 14:43 26 Mar 08

what os and specs have you?


  birdface 15:31 26 Mar 08

You want to go into command prompt and type. ipconfig /flushdns make sure there is a little gap between ipconfig and the forward slash.once that is done it should tell you that DNS has been flushed.

  birdface 15:50 26 Mar 08

Should have added that you may have to reboot your computer for it to work.

  birdface 16:03 27 Mar 08

Any luck yet.Or is it still the same.

  RobCharles1981 16:12 27 Mar 08

Did you say in your first thread at top you done any Virus or Spyware scans??

If so what protection do you have??

Please tell us.

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