IE8 crawling intermittently on PC. Other PC's OK

  compumac 14:13 20 Sep 2010

I initially created a post about my particular problem but the heading referred to Advanced System Care Pro but the problem is now definitely nothing to do with ASC so thought I would make new posting. System using XP Home + SP3.
Basically whereas the PC works perfectly well and communicates with other PC’s on the network without any problem, - there are times when connecting to the internet using IE8 it starts to slow down, eventually to a crawl. Other PC's on the network connect with IE8 without a problem. I disabled antivirus, and then disabled firewall and also ALL add-ons, and it still crawled. I deleted all temp files and run CCleaner also ASC free version, and it still crawled.
Then it will suddenly decide to revert back to normal speed.
Am considering - resetting IE8, reinstalling IE8, using Firefox.


  birdface 14:23 20 Sep 2010

Not with Virginmedia are you.
i have been having the same sort of problems.
Even went to IE9 and still the same.
if you try Tools.Developers Tools.Disable and click on script.
See if it works a lot quicker.

  birdface 14:39 20 Sep 2010

or try Command prompt and type in ipconfig /flushdns and press enter.
it should tell you DNS cache has been cleared if so reboot and see if it makes any difference.

  rawprawn 15:16 20 Sep 2010

Try a Reset IE back to it's Default before anything else. (Internet Options> Advanced Tab)

  compumac 15:17 20 Sep 2010

Am with BT Broadband Option 1. I will check out your two suggestions when the problem reappears. The thing is that it suddenly starts to slow down, and down and then to a crawl, then springs back to life!! At the first sign of this slowing down/crawling I will try your suggestions.

  compumac 15:20 20 Sep 2010

As with repsonse to buteman - running OK at this moment in time. Will try suggestions on sight of the problem starting again.

  rawprawn 15:23 20 Sep 2010

Sorry I should learn to read properly.However it is worth a try if your problem returns.

  compumac 15:26 20 Sep 2010

No need to apologise, your input is most appreciated

  compumac 12:14 28 Sep 2010

Internet connection back to a crawl. Followed your suggestion command ipconfig /flushdns and rebooted and connection to the internet was as it should be. Thanks for that. I feel that you have hit the nail on the head as connecting to the internet has been getting slower and slower each day for the past few days. (I hope)

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