Here's the deal: This computer was having major performance issues, and after running the gauntlet of antivirus, spyware checks, etc, the computer runs quite a bit fatser but I still have some problems remaining. When opening up Internet Explorer 7, it will not load the home page on the first try. The home page is Yahoo. It will tell me that the page could not be found If I type in anyURl, it works and does so quite fast. If I type in yahoo it works fine too. Its just that hompage deal. If I change the home page, the issue now happens to that page. I downloaded and installed foxfire and had the same exact issue. Signing into AOL will work but takes forever despite the fast roadrunner connection. Also, once I successful navigate to one page the rest works fine. But if I reboot and go back to IE, same deal.
Gateway DX310X QS
Seagate 200 GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive With 8 MB Cache
Media Card Reader
Memory - Find Upgrades
256 MB PC4200 533 MHz DDR2 Dual-Channel Memory
ATI Xpress 200 Motherboard With 10/100 LAN
HLDS 48X/32X/48X CD-RW/DVD Combination Drive
Intel Pentium D 930 (3.00 GHz) Processor
Windows XP Service Pack Two
McAfee Internet Security Suite (MIS) 36-Month Trial
not sure what else to say. I need a solution that does not involve formatting and reinstalling. This baby almost works good again. It's just this little obstacle. Time is of the essence too.
Can you help?