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IE Explorer Painfully Slow under Win2000 OS

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Confusedin Oregon

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Does anyone have a clue why IE Explorer Ver 6.0.2800 would become so slow as to take minutes to "find" a site, and while it is "finding" that site, becomes non-controllable, ie you can't stop the search, close down the window, etc. The only thing you can do is control-alt-delete and start over. Is there any fix that will resolve this without reinstalling IE Explorer, updates, etc?
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If your connection to the internet is through a modem, check the modem and be sure the tiny cooling holes are not clogged with dust. Use canned compressed air (available at Walmart) to blow out the holes.

I had a similar problem with all the browsers on my system where pages were slow to load, even got timeouts. Cleaned the cable modem, problem solved. Heat and electronics don't get along well.

This may not be the cause of your problem, but it's a place to start checking off causes.
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What kind of internet connection do you have, broadband or dial-up? Is this a recent occurrence or has it always been this way? If recent, what have you changed, either added or removed as far as hardware or software is concerned?

Couple things you can try to help identify the cause.

1. Does this occur if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking?
2. Does this occur if you install a different browser, like Mozilla FireFox?
3. Use System Restore to a date before this started happening.
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