Glad you posted this. I've been using my phone, thinking my laptop was on the fritz.
I do not use my cell phone to view forums, but my PC running Firefox. There are lots of things that may cause problems with accessing the internet.
One think you might do if you have difficulty with the forum editor is type your message in notepad, then copy/paste to the reply window.
Things you can do to improve your computer & browsing performance:
- reboot your PC
- reboot your modem (if used)
- reboot your router/mifi/wifi (if used)
In your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc)
- clean out your cache - they all have options for this function
- clean out cookies you dont want/need - they all have options for this function
Immediately after rebooting run a disk/registry cleaner utility:
- Glary Disk Utilities
Glary Utilities - Download | Glarysoft
- Wise Registry Cleaner
Wise Registry Cleaner - Best Free Registry Cleaner - speedup slow PC in one minute
- CCleaner - select Download from Piriform.com
CCleaner - Free Download or try CCleaner Professional - Piriform
In a DOS/Command window run:
(must be connected to the internet)
Run defrag with command line switches -c -w -f
-c all volumes
-w forces defrag regardless of file size
-f forces defrag when disk space is low
Run chkdsk -f
forces an attempt to fix errors on the disk
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 - do a System Restore.
This will not hurt or change your data files on your PC. It is intended to refresh your System files to fresh clean copies. You may need to reinstall some programs when complete.
This task is usually accomplished thru the Windows Start Menu. Select a date when you feel there were no problems with your system - usually earlier is better.
Link to Microsoft suggestions:
Run this command in a DOS window - Microsoft System File Checker.
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Born in Great Falls, Mt. My parents moved when I was 5 ~ I found them when I was 9 in SoCal.