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has anything recently changed in the way that Google loads ?
About a fortnight ago, my usually very rapid machine, started to take ages to load google. As far as I recall, I havn't done anything to the machine that might have contributed to this.
I use BT B.Band & Supanet.
It worked perfectly until a couple of weeks ago.
Once it's loaded - the rest of the operations seem o.k.
It seems that I am also getting a Go Slow when clicking on some links here on PCA !
At first, I thought the machine was locking-up, as when I click on a link, everything freezes. I get the 'hand' curser,,,, but instead of it actually being locked up,,,, will 'eventually' follow the link (sometimes).
For the rest of my On Line stuff - once Google has loaded - things seem o.k. - tis only the initial loading that seems to be a problem !
Any ideas please folks ?
I am using IE6, XP, 2gb RAM on Aspire T120.
Since starting this post, I'm noticing more anomalies.
The problem seems to be with 'links',,,,
if I click on links, everything stops,,,, I get the hand curser - as though it's searching for the target. That lasts for about a minute - then nothing comes up.
If I look for the properties & manually put it in the address bar - then it shoots to the target - no problem.
I don't think it's anything to do with my mouse - but I tried a new one anyway - no better.
Everything else about the machine is fine,,,,, all other programs are as fast as ever,,,, I have 2gb RAM,,,, 160gb HDD (half full),,,, no big programs,,,, am not a ‘gamer’,,,, did a scan on Thursday & Defrag on Friday.
Thanks for reading,,,,,,,,,,
Are you using AVG 8 with the security toolbar (Yahoo toolbar)?
Yep - I'm using AVG v8,,, but not the Yahoo tool bar (unless I don't know ?!)
I've been running AVG8 for quite a while tho' & the prob only started about 2 weeks ago.
You will now be aware that it isn't just Google,,,, but lots & lots of other links also.
Someone said that the LinkScanner in v8 of AVG WILL be the cause,,,, but------>
I disabled LinkScanner a couple of days ago.
Obviously re started the computer a few times as well.
It has made no difference.
This morning I dropped a line to AVG to ask for help (whatever they come up with will be posted here - for others)
The strange thing is, that my problem also effects the links on their own pages !
I repeat that: Everything else on the computer is fine,,,, speedy downloads,,, e-mail / attachments etc etc etc.
I am now wondering if I ought to revert back to v7.5 ?!
Just realised that I am running XP PRO now (not Home as mentioned somewhere) So I don't know if that makes a difference.
any more ideas out there please ?
thanks again folks
((ADMIN: Should I start a new post with different title now ?))
Try turning off the Resident Shield in AVG as well see if that makes a difference,When trying to open Google open Taskmanager and see what is hogging the CPU.
Have Restored Default in Advanced.
Have tried to repair in LAN mode, but get error:
cannot finish repair - the following cannot be completed = Clearing DNS cache (contact network manager).
(have to pop ou now so will carry on on my return.)
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