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Windows 7: Slow response from web browser


31 Dec 2010   #1

 
 
Slow response from web browser

A while ago I changed to setting for the amount of conections IE made in respect of the number of links it made to different sites. This made a difference to the speed of my web brouser, it was faster.
Now the other day I loaded in a Divx program and have noticed that when I start up my web brouser which is IE8, the curser stays as the little arrow with a small blue circle running with it. My screen becomes unresponsive for up to 15 seconds then it starts to react to my commands.
The curser and the blue circle flash on and off quite fast while in this transition period. I will unload the last program (Divx) in a while but firstly thought I would ask if anyone else had had the same problem. I am running windows7 and its up to date with security and updates from windows people.
Just one more thing, if I just do a restore it should by rights just set back any windows setting that has altered since I loaded that program shouldnt it and leave any programs in place.
Thanks for your time gentlemen and ladies.

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31 Dec 2010   #2

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Yes, try system restore. Or before that, have you tried resetting IE. Tools>INternet Options>Advanced tab> Reset (at bottom).
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31 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Not quite sure, but perhaps you won't even to reset IE, can't you just reset the settings you applied?
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01 Jan 2011   #4

 
 

Just tried a system restore and it would not do it. It did give a note that there was a file missing in the restore that stopped it working. and also a code. I will do it again and write them down then post again. I will try the IE reset now.
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01 Jan 2011   #5

 
 

I just did the IE reset and the problem is not apparent at this moment so if it has gone away after that reset thankyou very much for the advice. I will keep you informed if it come back though. Happy new year to you all.
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01 Jan 2011   #6

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Glad to hear that. However, do keep us informed if something strikes again..
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02 Jan 2011   #7

 
 

I will try a restore after Tuesday because I am on nights till then and my brain dont work for anything while thats going on. Cheers again.
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02 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by raccoon19 View Post
...if I just do a restore it should by rights just set back any windows setting that has altered since I loaded that program shouldnt it and leave any programs in place...
Watch out! It does affect Programs. From the System Restore FAQ:
"System Restore affects Windows system files, programs, and registry settings. It also can make changes to scripts, batch files, and other types of executable files on your computer. It does not affect personal files, such as e‑mail, documents, or photos..."
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03 Jan 2011   #9

 
 

Cheers for that roncerr, as it is working as normal now I think the best thing to do is to leave well aloan for the time being.
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