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Every time my friend downloads three zipped files in a row, his system slows down to crawl-pace (and sometimes it disconnects from his ISP). Also, if he tries to go anywhere else, a new page from any site takes ages to load.
He's on AOL Broadband, and I can't work out what the hell the problem is. We've run every anti-virus/spware scan we have, have been on to AOL Live Help, and so on.
He's downloading the files into "My Pictures" on a newish Dell/WindowsXP/SP2. He hasn't installed any new software and is running Mcafee firewall on medium setting.
He's never had any problems with the site in question before; and even if it is a site problem, why is it having such a major affect on his system?
Hi, mattyc_92. He's on broadband AOL silver, which is not 1mb. Also, he's not trying to download more than one zip-file at a time. He's downloading the next one after the last one finished. I'm now on an extra-fast connection, but even when I used silver I didn't have the probs he's having (but I wasn't downloading from the site my friend is using).
My instincts tell me it is a problem with the site, but I don't understand why his system should stay so slow even after he's completed his downloads and has exited from the site - and what he is downloading in zipped files is very small compared to the stuff I used to download on AOL silver.
downloading anything should'nt slow down the rest of the computer in my opinion.
ask your friend to open task manager and click the 'performance' tab then make a note of the 'cpu usage' and the available 'physical memory' then click 'processes' and make a note of how many processes running and look especially at those with the highest value in the 'cpu' collum and write down the names.
this may help a bit to find out what is slowing things down maybe.
I agree with you, huggyg71, which is what confuses me. Why should his system freeze after a bit of downloading zips. I'll ask him to do what you suggest, but he did tell me he has lots of memory (roughly 10-15 GBs). He told me that he recently freed up a lot of space by copying stuff to disc, and he's not the kind of person to accidentally remove something important.
I have decided that my friend's problem may well me a site-problem. His system seems to work okay as long as he keeps away from that particular site. I have advised him to write to the site and politely complain and ask for advice (he's a nice guy, so he won't be rude like me).
So, I am closing this out of courtesy and because, like everyone, no one likes a hanging post.
Thanks for help as always. Really appreciated.
Have you tried Microsofts Tweak UI?
There's an option to repair icons
OOps I was reading two threads and posted in wrong one! Sorry!
especially the one at the end of the rope :-))
Sorry - couldn't resist.
Sadly, it looks as if I will have to invoke my lawyers. It always amazes me how simply sites crumble when I prosecute.
But, obviously, I'll send a solictor's letter first. The site has a right to be proved to be incompetent.
We'll have to wait and see. But if they annoy my friend again, its's "Hello Host".
Unlike most people on this site, I am quite nasty, and I simply will not stand for a friend being trashed by a crap website.
Sorry to be heavy, but I am so annoyed.
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