opening a video file is too slow

Compaq EvoN1020v
August 14, 2006 at 00:24:16
Specs: xp pro, 2.00GHz/224MB
previously I could open any video file (movie/drama) from any site by just choosing the open option (not save as) and it would take few seconds to play online. Now it is taking like 3 to 5 minutes and sometimes even longer!!! I ran CCleaner prior to this "late" problem.

Help pls. Thanks.

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August 14, 2006 at 02:08:26
It sounds like you are having one of two possible problems. 1) Your internet connection could be having problems and slowing down your connection. I'm assuming you have some type of broadband connection. You can test your speed by going to (Speakeasy dot net/ speedtest) and check to see if you are getting close to what your internet service provider has said your speed should be.

2) if your speed is fine then i'm sure that something is eating up the little amount of ran you have. Move any files on your desktop to your MyDocuments folder. Sometimes people leave big files on there desktop and these big file eat up all there RAM.

You can also try shutting down some of the programs that bootup when your system starts. Assuming you're running windows XP, click start, run and type msconfig and click OK. A windows will pop up called "System Configuration Utility" Then click on the top right tab labeled "startup" inside you will see all the programs that bootup when windows starts. Next click the "disable all" button and click apply and then OK. You will be prompted to restart your system, so do it. When your system restarts a dialog bo will popup on your screen that will tell you all about what you just did. Click the check box on the left and hit ok to close the box. That's it, you will have just freed up a lot of system resources that now will be used to open those videos you want to watch on YouTube.

One last thing before i go. Get more RAM for your system. 224MB of RAM is not enough to run windows XP well. If you want to see a real performance boost try upgrading to 1 or 2 GBs of RAM.

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