I can't take this any longer! For the past few months when I click on the forum it takes forever to load. Then when I read a post and click back to read the next post again it takes forever and sometimes goes back off the forum. Takes me WAY too long to read the new posts. Anyone have this problem? Any ideas what's happening? I read a lot of different forums online and this is the only one this happens at.
Working fine for me today so far.
Howard, I have no problem either. I'm not computer-savvy enough to suggest any solutions, but the problem is probably with your computer somewhere.
I don't think it is the forum. More likely your computer. You might need to clean the old files, old e-mails, pictures videos, music and movies out of your computer. Old files take up alot of space which the computer must sort through which may be slowing your computer. You don't need to delete your old files, just transfer them to a storage disc and get them off of your hard drive.
What operating program are you using? I use Window 7 and the Forum and anything else I am pulling up, pops right up with no wait. If your operating program is old, you many want to consider upgrading to a newer version. If it is not that old, it may be corrupted and may need to be reinstalled. Jim Patrick
Mine is OK on the puter and iPad
Currently in Shanghai on the iPad with no problem
It's Window 7 on a 2 year old computer and like I said it only happens here, seems if it was my computer it would happen elsewhere and I'm on the computer a lot doing research and this is the only place I have this problem. Is there any way to completely wipe out my computers memory of this site and then reload it?
Howard, See if this helps.
my does the same thing you are talking about only does it on this site
Deleted my cache, bookmark of this site and off my favorites bar and then redid all on my bookmarks and favorites bar and it seems to have cleared up.
Howard you about got your maxwell ready to go for a spin? You should post some picture of it!
Sorry I can't be of more help. I only know enough about computers to be dangerous. Jim Patrick
I have the same problem.
Only here and I have the same Windows 7 on a two year old 'puter.
Gettin' kinda irritating!
After you open the forum use your mouse and right click on the subject you want to read or respond to, then click "open in new window" when done close that window.
You might try also compressing then defragmenting your files, it in the system tools.
Not even close to running yet, Robert. Just spent the national debt on machine work just on the rearend! Now having wheel bearing, seals and wheel issues.When I get her back on her feet, the next step is too find out why my rebuilt motor is SOOO tight! This old girl just doesn't want to be re-awakened without a long fight.
Probably internet explorer. I have problems on IE bringing up the forum but no problem with google chrome.
I clean out the history and it kicks back into operation. I am using Google Crome.
Happens to me sometimes.
It's a by-product of the single page format which gets longer and longer each passing day, week after week, month after month. The good news is that it should be blazing fast again in January!!
Here's my 2 cents Howard: first, DON'T get a computer with Windows 8!! It's JUNK. But anyway, do you run Registry repair, and any kind of spyware eliminator? We run those regularly on our computer, and it helps. Also, we prefer Firefox over Internet Explorer, learned a long time ago that I.E. is a slow, junk filled browser. Just MHO.
I second what Tim just said!!
I really doubt that its the forum. Assuming your using Internet Explorer, try resetting it.
Go to Tools - Internet Options (If your missing the menu bar at the top of Internet Explorer, hitting the control key or the alt key will bring it up).
Once in Options, select the Advanced tab. Click on "Restore Advanced Settings" an then on apply.
Then click on "Reset" and check the box "Delete personal settings"
IE will tell you to restart. Close IE and restart. You will have lost your home page but thats easily recovered. More importantly IE will be reset to factory new and your forum experience should be back to normal.
Bud, That worked like a charm! Little scary for us non-computer users but I'm back and speedy!
Thanks for the help,
Bud, Now I need your expertise. Ever since I did your trick I have some kind of search redirect virus on any Google search I try. I tried my Trend antivirus and it fails to find it. This computer has NEVER had a virus till now. HELP!!
Do I need to forget about this fix and do a "restore" back to what I had??
Resetting IE wouldn't give you the google redirect virus. Its a separate issue.
I had to remove that one from a customer's machine a few weeks ago and it was a bear. Couldn't access anything Google, search, maps, shopping, ...anything. Certainly OK to try a system restore, go back a few weeks to a restore point.
If that doesn't work download and install Malwarebytes. When you install DON"T opt for the free trial of the "Pro" version. Do a scan.
I don't know if it would help you or not. But I have been having problems with Google Chrome not being able to connect to a lot of things, including Google Maps. I kept getting error messages that said something about "incorrect certificate". My son told me that they made a bunch of changes over about a month ago, something to do with higher security connections was the cause of it. Following his directions got me lost. Instead, I found http://www.wikihow.com/Update-Google-Chrome
It seems to have worked well for me. Under "method 2 of 2 (for PC), step 1. I clicked on the icon on their sample page and it took over. My overloaded computer is working better now than it has in a long time.
I do not know what I am doing. But as long as it is working fine, I can be a little less unhappy.
Now then, If people start getting requests from me to send me money in the Philippines, I may start screaming and yelling loud enough for Bud to hear it in Florida.
Similar problems seem to be on other browsers. Wikihow may have instructions for them also.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2