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Long time to load on every click

Every icon or item say on ebay for instance takes 10 minuites to appear on each click

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  • Russ Andrews
    Russ Andrews May 11, 2010

    It would also be good to know how you are accessing the Internet...dialup, DSL, or broadband

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Is it just that site or all web sites? Is the computer slow doing other tasks? 

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Theres a few things you can do to make your internet faster. First, you should know what type of internet you have. Dialup is going to be slow regardless. Also what browser are you using? Some would suggest that FireFox is much faster than a program like IE. Either way if your internet was previously faster try clearing your browsers cache. In ie click tools--> internet options -->delete --> delete all. In firefox click tools --> clear private data -->clear private data now. that should speed you up quite a bit.

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