Blinking images or frames on web pages?

Posted on 2006-11-15
Last Modified: 2007-01-15
Lately whenever I visit a website it seems as if the pictures or images on the website will not download completely to the web page. On some pages it blinks for a few seconds and then the page seems to stabalize until another advertisement comes up. Other websites that I shop on, the picture of the items flash continuously and it is VERY irritating. I have IE 6.0, Windows 98, 56k modem, and dsl. What can I do to fix this problem? I have run every spyware, adware, spybot, and reg cure.
Question by:bellshouse1
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Expert Comment

ID: 17958245
Apart from what you've tried.
Are you short of disk space? Your cache might be full.
Win98 is fragile on security issues - but I guess you have an old machine which won't support an upgrade to XP.
Use the DSL and disconnect the modem.

click the red X. It will stop flashing on animated gifs (but not flash).


Author Comment

ID: 17972829
I tried your suggestion and neither one seems to work. I am not quite sure why I would even be having this type of problem now. Maybe its just time to upgrade.
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ID: 17973622

That's definite.
w98 is kinda quaint. Full of memory leaks, security leaks, was installed on a slow machine by modern standards and cannot effectively run most current s/w or even support hardware.
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Author Comment

ID: 17979877
I think it might have something to do with the flashplayer. Since upgrading is not exactly in the budget right now do you have any other suggestions that I can try?
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dennis_maeder earned 500 total points
ID: 17982075
Yes. Disable/uninstall flash.
Its mostly chrome and adds a huge overload to your system.
And your antique system does not have the muscle to deal with recent versions of flash.
Yahoo toolbar which is installed by default only makes it worse.
See e.g.
If the situation resolves, then you know you've nailed the cause.
What is your system PII 450+128MB is minimum for flash player with nothing else running.

Author Comment

ID: 18000367
I removed the flashplayer and that is what appeared to be the problem. However, I have PIII Intel 500 +128MB. I could have sworn that the flashplayer had been installed for some time without any problems. Maybe  I tried to upgrade it to see some video that somebody emailed to me. Anyway thanks for your assistance.
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ID: 18291761
Author stated in last comment "I removed the flashplayer and that is what appeared to be the problem. "
This is what I suggested.

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