|I am almost ready to punch a hole through my laptop screen and throw this piece of sh&t into the garbage.|
My laptop is a Tosh tecra800 P2, 192MB ram with 20gig drive. I know it is old and maybe even obsolete though I mainly only use it for high speed cable internet.
The frustration is that surfing the net is so slow. When I first open IE, it takes about 1 minute to get into my home page (Yahoo). From there, each click normally takes 30 seconds to load a new webpage. Ebay searches easily take 20+ seconds and going into sections like myebay take 30 seconds. Going into my yahoo email takes 30+ seconds until my emails are shown. I know this is extremely slow even for a laptop of this power.
I know it is slow because occasionally after boot-up, my laptop surprises me for maybe 30 minutes where webpages appear in seconds (under 5) though after 30 minutes of use, it goes back to slow and sluggish.
I use AVG Free Edition virus protection which runs 24/7 when the laptop is on, and also Popup-Stopper runs 24/7. Other than than, no other programs load automatically (other than my printer software so I can print).
I daily get a MS error when opening new webpages. I can't recall the message, bbut basically 25% of the time when I attempt to open IE, the webpage starts to open and the MS displays an error asking if I want to send the error to MS and basically tells me it is closing the webpage. I then try again and usually get the webpage on the 2nd or 3rrd attempt.
What can I do to this laptop to make it reasonable speed for internet use. Any advice would be appreciated.