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Why do new websites work perfect but recurrent displayed websites hardly work?

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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Why do new websites work perfect but recurrent displayed websites hardly work?

Most probably the hardware in my HP Compaq nx7300 is damaged so I'm just trying to get by with my laptop and Windows XP Pro SP3 until I buy a new laptop. The strange is that my laptop worked quite well when I used a lot of programs simultaneously and had a lot of browser tabs opened, and PDF-documents opened, and also had the laptop running day and night for several days without powering it off (because I was working on a translation project). After that, when I finally restarted it and begun to use only a few programs and had few internet tabs opened, I immediately started to get more problems with slowness.

Until I buy a new laptop, is there anything I can do so that I can use internet without the problems I have now: www.google.se and Hotmail hardly work. Works a little better with Experts Exchange, but it seems that the pattern is that websites I frequently visit are most problematic to visit now. I get the yellow warning triangle and error message that the web page can't be loaded. When I, for a change, tried to search on Yahoo instead of Google (never do that otherwise, this was the first time on 3 years), Yahoo initially gets displayed immediately without problems. After a while, after having visited Yahoo for a couple of times, I get the same problem as with Google and can't visit Yahoo anymore (get the yellow warning triangle).

Should I empty the cache? Or should I try something else?

But it must be something with certain websites, because I also very often visit www.gmx.com and that is never any problem, I can continue to go there now, site gets displayed immediately.

My webbrowser is Mozilla Firefox.
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Your overall problem sounds like an array of various different problems. Clearing the cache could help but it would not affect the entire PC. how old is the OS installation on your notebook? It could be just the case of it is time to format and do a clean install.
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check for errors in event logs
you cna also uninstall/reinstall Mozilla :  http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Uninstalling%20Firefox

Add the URl to your trusted website list in IE settings & see if this helps.
Visit http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html and click "Delete all sites".  Then, download, install and run Ccleaner (free).  Install and use Firefox 7 as a browser because Internet Explorer 8 on WinXP is just too antiquated.
Also, run Malwarebytes' Antimalware and SuperAntiSpyware (both free).
This could be a disk performance problem.  You can try a program like spinrite to check out the hard drive.  How much ram do you have?  What are your swapfile settings? What is your anti-virus?

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