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Internet Explorer Slow Start-Up

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Old December 6th 03, 10:38 PM
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Default Internet Explorer Slow Start-Up

Strange. IE does do a lot of weird things. Personally,
I use Opera for everything that is not on Microsoft.com
to avoid a lot of weirdness and problems. Anyway, I
suggest you try defragmenting your harddrive. The best I
can think of is that IE has some cache files that have
been moved into an area that is on the other side of the
harddrive or something of that sort, which would slow it
down a bit I suppose. Anyway, defrag can only help
things, so doing it won't hurt. The only problem is that
it takes forever in latest versions of windows. Expect a
number of hours for it, so run it at night before you go
to sleep, and try to have nothing running that could
possibly write any changes to the harddrive.

-----Original Message-----
I have a new Dell Dimension 8250 with Pentium 4 2.4 ghz
processor, 512k ram and 2 hard drives (120 gig and 60
gig). I also have a cable modem for the internet. I've
been using the computer for video editing, surfing and e-
mail. After finishing a video project, I deleted about
70 gigs of video items from the big drive and 50 gigs
from the other. Up to that point, whenever I clicked on
Internet Explorer, it started up almost instantly, going
to my home page. Now, it takes at least 15 seconds from
the time I click on the IE icon before it finally goes

the page. The same thing happens when I click on a link
from my e-mail in Outlook. Other than starting so
slowly, everything else works normally. I'm fairly
certain I didn't delete anything but video files (from
specific video capture folders) so I don't think I
deleted anything pertaining to IE. Any suggestions?


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