Hi, I’m not overly happy with my computer’s performance lately. I’d say the last 4 – 6 months it’s been slower than usual when it comes to internet performance. It’s a Toshiba laptop with Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2; Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB. I’ve kept it updated, I run Malwarebytes and Superantispyware regularly, Spywareblaster, and MSE. I also ran defrag a couple of times in the last month.
First my computer started to not open very quickly when I launch Internet Explorer. It stalls on my homepage (which is the homepage for my service provider), and sometimes it doesn’t open at all or hangs for long periods of time. I’ll get the error message, “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”. I'd say this happens over 50% of the time. This doesn’t happen on my desktop (XP) when I open up the same homepage, btw.
I’ve also noticed when I go to usual pages that I browse, for instance an online ordering website that I typically use, it will hang when I try to advance to the next page on the order form. Then I get the message that (insert website name).com is not responding, along with the option to ‘recover the webpage’. When I do recover the webpage, I obviously lose all the previous information that I had typed into the online order form, so I have to start all over again. And strangely, I don't have problems with all websites... I don't think.
Any idea what the problem could be? Could it be that my Vista computer just isn't compatible with some websites anymore? If you need any more information than I’ve given, let me know. Thank you.