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how can i speed up computer ... particularly youtube just keeps pausing

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SlartyBartFast Tue 12-Aug-08 10:28:56

do i need to delete loads of files?
if so is there anything i shoudl be concentrating on.
very annoying, cannot now watch youtube without the stuttering

SlartyBartFast Tue 12-Aug-08 13:50:51


SlartyBartFast Tue 12-Aug-08 15:05:00

so.... where are all the geeks? grin

SlartyBartFast Tue 12-Aug-08 17:12:20

am gonna flounce in a minute

<<not that anyone would notice>>
second thoughts.

polite bump

ManxMum Tue 12-Aug-08 17:20:18

DH on way!!!

MadreInglese Tue 12-Aug-08 17:21:11

Do you delete your temp files?

<trying to sound all technical>

SlartyBartFast Tue 12-Aug-08 17:24:01

um - will look into temp files.

SlartyBartFast Tue 12-Aug-08 17:26:53

dont know where to find those blush

MadreInglese Tue 12-Aug-08 17:28:02

Tools > Internet Options > Temporary Internet Files > Delete Files

(I think)

ManxMum Tue 12-Aug-08 17:32:29

u need to do a couple of things
1. delete the cash for ie
2. open windows explorer and right click on the drive and select properties
click on disk cleanup, tick all the boxes and then click ok, when its finnished click on tools tab click the check now, it will give error message saying that check can not happen but will do it on restart. click on defrag now and click on defrag

hope that helps (DH)

ManxMum Tue 12-Aug-08 17:34:48

If u delete temp internet files you ma lose passwords etc.

and cash = cache

(DH is dyslexic!)

SlartyBartFast Tue 12-Aug-08 17:41:12

thanks folks grin

put the flounce on hold

CoteDAzur Tue 12-Aug-08 17:56:11

I'm not a professional techie, just an interested layman smile

First delete all movies, music, and photos in your computer that you don't want/need.

Then go to Control Panel > Programs > Add/remove programs. There, if you see a program you don't want/need, remove it. (Only if you know what they do!)

Clear temporary files (as explained above)

Check your computer for viruses.

Download a free adware/spyware removal program from the internet and run it.

Run the program "Disk Defragmenter". It will be under Programs > Accessories > System tools if you are running Vista. There, select the disk you want to defragment (C: and any others you may have, like D.

If you are running Vista, stick a USB key into the USB socket (symbol like a fork). In the window that comes up, select "Use as additional memory" (or some such. I can't remember the exact message that comes up).

Hopefully, your computer will be running noticeably faster after all this.

sarah293 Tue 12-Aug-08 18:04:32

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SlartyBartFast Tue 12-Aug-08 19:23:43

thanks coted'azur
havent managed to do the first thing suggested, can't find clean desk top blush

perhaps internet speed is slower due to shcool holidays?

CoteDAzur Tue 12-Aug-08 20:00:53

Do you have Windows Vista or Windows XP?

plantsitter Tue 12-Aug-08 20:04:22

You could download Firefox instead of ie and install flashblocker, which means all the ads don't load and makes everything way quicker. You Tube uses Flash but you can make it play by pressing a button every time or by excepting that page.

You'll have to google all that to know how to actually do it because DP did ours, but I think it'll be dead easy.

SlartyBartFast Tue 12-Aug-08 21:25:51

i have windows xp
and i have firefox, thanks, so i press flash on youtube>??
will google

toy23 Tue 12-Aug-08 21:31:50

firefox is faster and more secure. scan youre computer for viruses and spyware. clear internet history clear disk cash not just internet. After doing all this defrag youre pc. I would recomend AusLogics Disk Defrag for defraging and CCleaner for cleaning the computer they both work much better than windows built in ones. Spybot - Search & Destroy is probably the best free anti spyware tool you can get. and avg antivirus best virus scanner for free.

AusLogics Disk Defrag


Spybot - Search & Destroy


ps: When AusLogics Disk Defrag finishes defraging it will tell you that you have so many unused files ignor that its just an advert (talking crap trying to get you to buy one of thare other products).

thare are 100s of reg edits you could do and customising youre services that run but wont go into that as its only for hardcore pcs users that know what thare doing. If you would like to know more best googling it as it can be risky messing with reg and services.

CozISaidSo Fri 15-Aug-08 13:40:24

With youtube there are 2 little bars running across.
Pause the video until the faded bar is further ahed than the coloured one.

This is the reason it keep pausing.
It hasnt buffered enough.


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