THE INTERNET "SECRETS"
THINGS EFFECTING SPEED OF LOADING
DELETING TEMPORARY FILES - Especially if you "surf" alot!!
Remember, your computer takes the "least path of resistance first", ie it looks in your files before it searches the Internet. You may "not see revised" pages unless you "have refreshed or reloaded sites". Most servers have a way of deleting these items, >AOL PREFERENCES< >WWW<
>delete history< >delete files< >delete cookies<. This gets most of the items; however NOT ALL OF THEM. You need to"click on >START< , then >shut down<,
>restart computer in MS-DOS?< (Fill in circle)
1. AT >C:\Widows>< prompt - type in >deltree history< you then get a "y/n" prompt
- select "y" and >enter< YES SPACE BETWEEN "e and h" IS NECESSARY
2. AT NEXT PROMPT >C:\Widows> type in >deltree tempor~1< you then get a "y/n" prompt - select "y" and >enter< -Depending on how much is stored this may take a while!!
3. AT NEXT PROMPT >C:\Widows> - type in >deltree cookies< you then get a "y/n" prompt - select "y" and >enter<
4. AT NEXT PROMPT >C:\Widows> type in >exit< to restart windows
OR you can just turn off the computer
DEFRAG YOUR COMPUTER - Windows 95
Especially if you "surf" a lot!!
Every time you delete items from your computer you "create holes" in the data disc or hard drive.
These "holes" slow down your computer when looking for items. Remember, your computer takes the "last pass of resistance first", ie it looks in your files before it searches the Internet.
You may "not see revised" pages!! To "defrag"
1. Left click on >my computer<
2. Right Click on your "C Drive"
3. Drag down an click on "properties"
4. Left Click on "folder tools"
Then select "check for errors"
Then select "defrag now" - this may take a while depending on "amount of holes" in data disc.
LOADING OF URL's(Web Site addresses on the Internet)using browser
1. This speed depends on what speed "you connected to the server on"
Example: AOL tells you what speed your connection is during the dialing process
Obviously, the higher the speed the faster the site loads.
2. Your computer capabilities also effect this speed - SDRAM capabilities, modem, etc
3. The amount of "traffic on the Internet" at the time you are searching.
ie More people on-line at night slows things down!!
Some browsers/server actually "time out" and will tell you "no URL"
IT MAY BE JUST TOO MUCH TRAFFIC - NORMALLY
4. SLOWS THINGS DOWN - Amount of data on the web site, "large graphics",
animation, jarva, music, etc - Again it may "time out" and tell you no URL
5. The "webmaster" may be in the process of revising and "uploading new data"
6. Someone may be sending you an instant message or you may be receiving e-mail.