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By Coffee Lady ·
I am having a problem with slow respones/freezing of the system. I have win98 cable modem. I click on a url or page and some time it goes to the next page and then some time I have to wait 10 to 15 seconds for the page to come up. If it does not come up at all I have to use the back button and then return to the page I am trying to get to. The machine just freezes and then after a few seconds it just go on. It just stops sometimes. I can also refresh the page and some times comes up and some time it does not. Can some one tell me what could be the problem and how I can fix it. This has been going on a while.

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by rockyolson In reply to Freezing while surfing

Hi well I must first ask if you have any presonal messaging such icq, bonzi buddy,or ms messenger. If yu do these will cause the problem. Also to many progams running in the back round ms office, fast start, to name a few. First place to look if you do not have PM'S is system's resourse's. Right click on my computer, then open the performance tab and you will find out your system resourse's, if it's below 80% then you will have to disable some startup progams. rockyolson@charter.net

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by Coffee Lady In reply to Freezing while surfing

I do not have any icq, bonzi buddy nor ms messenger. I cleaned up start program up three days ago. thanx for the help but it did not help

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by kwflick In reply to Freezing while surfing

Here is a link to a tuning guide to help you set up your cable modem a little easier.

http://cable-dsl.home.att.net/

The site has many useful tips for setting up your machine for optimum performance. Also check your TCP/IP settings in network properties. Under DNS Tab your computer name should be in the host box. The domain box should contain the name of the service (ie: somename.rr.com or athome.rr.com) then the DNS server search order should contain the IP's of the DNS servers ofyour provider. To find the IP's use ping -a from a dos box the name of your provider will appear along with the IP. For more information on this here is a link to a site that I used to set up my linksys router. The information applies to any typeconnection not just linksys.

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/support/linksys_router_help.htm

The biggest help should come from the links. Bookmark them for future use. They will definately come in handy.

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by Coffee Lady In reply to Freezing while surfing

I went to the site and did the update of the tune guide and now it is even worse. I also went in an check the TCP/IP Properties and they are disable and I am sure that they have been like this all the time the thing is my machine has not been likethis all the time and things for the help and I even passed the page on the other I thought would benefit.

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by Coffee Lady In reply to Freezing while surfing

I went to the site and did the update of the tune guide and now it is even worse. I also went in an check the TCP/IP Properties and they are disable and I am sure that they have been like this all the time the thing is my machine has not been likethis all the time and things for the help and I even passed the page on the other I thought would benefit.

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by bstiegirl5 In reply to Freezing while surfing

Check your network settings by right-clicking on Network Neighborhood and selecting properties. Make sure there is nothing listed there except what is required by your cable modem settings. Sometimes if Microsoft Family logon can be present and can cause a problem in the internet connection speed. Client for Microsoft Networks should be there as long as you are not using another client such as Novell Netware or Microsofts version of Netware, but that is usually only present if you are on some sort of network, big or small. Ask your cable service provider what is needed. A good way to know for sure is to just remove everything and start from scratch. you will need TCP/IP for sure though, so if when you re-setup the cable modem, it may not install that, so you would need to add that also. Secondly, remove all temporary internet files. The sure way to get rid of anything and everything unwanted in your temporary internet files is to browse to the temporary internet files folder and delete all items, if you do not want cookies deleted, do not delete cookies. While your in the Windows folder, go ahead and delete all the files out of the temp folder too. Offline Web Pages and Downloaded Program Files may be good to clear out too. Emptythe recycle bin also. There is an easier way to do all of this - the Disk Cleanup utility in the System Tools folder, but it doesnt always get rid of everything, so try it the other way as described above to be sure. If this doesnt work the problemmay be deeper than that and the Hard Drive may need to get a fresh new start and be formatted. In this case, if you dont know how to do that, you might want to call a tech support hotline of some sort to get assistance.

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by Coffee Lady In reply to Freezing while surfing

Like I said to bstiegirl5 I checked the TCP?IP properties and they are disabled and they have been like this from the beginning but I have not always had this problem but it is not bad enough to go though hours of formatting and reinstalling yet.

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by Coffee Lady In reply to Freezing while surfing

Like I said to bstiegirl5 I checked the TCP?IP properties and they are disabled and they have been like this from the beginning but I have not always had this problem but it is not bad enough to go though hours of formatting and reinstalling yet.

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by Computechie In reply to Freezing while surfing

How fast is the maching that you are using? If the machine itself is slow, it's going to take a little longer for the computer to process and display the info coming in. Also, if the pages your going to have all kinds of eyecandy on them, that will also slow it down. You might want to check out your CAT5 cable(s) going from the modem to your computer/hub/whatever, bad cables produce crackles and errors in the line that will definately slow down your transfer rates. You might also consider having your cable company coming out and testing out your cable line for excessive noise or signal drop in your line.

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by Coffee Lady In reply to Freezing while surfing

The cable company came out and said that every thing was ok. This happens no matter what page I go to. I have a 200 68 ram 8 gig hard drive and this problem just happen about a month or so. I got the cable modem back in April and is just now havingthis problem, but thanks

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