XP Home keeps crashing when downloading??
by segap_wolley - 7/21/12 11:36 PM
I have had this PC running Windows XP SP3 for some time now, and the download speeds are getting worse and worse.
I first thought that it was the fault of Internet Explorer, so I changed over to Mozilla Firefox. It was much better for a month or two, then started freezing up during downloads. Multiple downloads were most affected, so I reverted to doing them one at a time.
Still no joy. The only thing that seemed to work was a system re-boot, then wait for the obligatory ten minutes "yawn-up" time, and then I could log back in, and re-commence my download.
About a year ago, I had a serious "Hello Houston - there's been a problem", and a local mobile technician took my PC and kept it for a week or so, while he re-installed Windows XP and did some other tweaking.
Paid the bill <OUCH> and found that straight away, there were download speed problems again....
Dumped Mozilla, and installed Google Chrome instead. As previously, it seemed better initially, but several months later, and I'm back to square one.
Sometimes I have to re-boot four and five times a day, just to get through my downloads, which consist mostly of music, videos, and pix.
This is annoying, as I lose expensive bandwidth each time I have to re-download, plus the fact that I have to monitor every session, rather than just selecting 'download all', as I could in Firefox, and heading off to do some other things.
My download speed starts off at a supersonic 1GB plus, and within two minutes, has reduced to a trickle of about 200mb/s.
I have a 54 megabyte wireless router with four ports, only one of which I use - connected via yellow ethernet cable.
My PC operates fine when I am not downloading....
Sorry to ramble on, but this is giving me the horrors!
Is anyone able to shed any light on this problem?
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