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Win2K and IE6

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by petrolhead, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. petrolhead

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    Having a problem and was wondering if anyone here has come across it.

    After typing a URL in the address bar on IE6, I press enter and it can take upto 2 mins before is start loading the page. I'm not on a slow connection its like there is a delay before it goes for the page.

    Also when useing any Software when I come to either save or open there is a delay when i select the LOOK IN box before my drives appear.

    I relise I may be the only one experiencing this but I just wondered.
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    Nope, fine with me. Windows 2000 Pro- SP3, IE 6 SP1, all latest windows updates.

    DSL connection.

    Nathan
     
  3. Sgt.Colon

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    Petrolhead.

    I have had this problem also, but the last update my machine did from MS seems to have rectified the problem.
     
  4. petrolhead

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    Well at least I am not the only one. Which update?
     
  5. nathan_silly

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    Are you going via Proxy/DHCP server?
     
  6. petrolhead

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    No

    All the other clients go thro a proxy but run IE5.5 with no problem
     
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    That's a good question. I just have my pc set to autoupdate so I couldn't tell you which one.
     
  8. petrolhead

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    Well I am just going to do a re-install of W2K and all should be well. Bit of a pain but ................
     
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    Re-installing Win2K is not going to give you the updates, so there is little point.

    Do as Sarge says and do a Windows update. Select all the updates presented to you and you should be okay.

    You might also want to defrag your HDD as the delays you mention could also be caused by that.
     
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    I wouldn't think a badly fragged HD would cause a 2 min slowdown, even with my old Pentium 200.

    Possibly lost clusters etc. Right click on the HD, Tools, checkit now.

    Select Scan for and attempt recovery. Let it do it's stuff.

    Also Select Automatically fix file sysytem... reboot. It'll scan the HD file system for faults.

    When it reboots again, clear all cookies, temporory intenet files (and select delete all offline content), and go into "Content" tab, Autocomplete, delete passwords and clear forms.

    You might have several hundred MB in your Temp internet folders dir.

    Also go into into C\Windows\temp and delete files in there (but don't delete the temp dir.

    And go into c:\documents and setting\(user name)\local settings\temp

    delete files in there as well. Again don't delete the Temp dir.

    Nathan
     
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    It could (note: could) if the drive is near its full capacity. Delays of this kind are more to do with HDD spec (cache, RPM, etc) than processor spec. Imagine if he's never done a defrag and had the machine for ages :eek:

    Would certainly agree on the rest of your advice anyway :smashin: Should be done regularly too (as should defrags).
     
  12. petrolhead

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    Like I say I have now re-installed from a Ghost image (Pre IE6) I am now back to IE5.5 and everything is AOK.

    The HD is defraged evry week including the deletion of all temp files and temp internet files etc

    There are no lost clusters and it a SCSI drive.

    The rigional System had all the latest updates as again this is done on a day by day basis.

    All I can think of is that is was the combination of Win2k, Office XP and IE6 (Which I might had had all the latest Service Paks and updates)

    Thanks again for all the suggestion, they were valid, but in my case not causing the problem.

    Peter
     
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    Ah, when you said re-installed, I took it to mean you were gonna wipe the HDD and start again ;)
     

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