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lotterybraker's avatar - pyramid
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Posted: January 8, 2007, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

is anyone having any trouble with their comcast high speed..here lately seems like my computer is getting a weaker single..that green power bar will not load all the way after I click on Internet Explorer..only part of the page will load..and the green power bar will not fill up..so I have to click it off and try it again..it will do the samething several times before the little power bar will fill up so I can go to my favorites and go where I want to go..and one more thing..when all of you click on your internet explorer on your desktop..does AOL.COM COME UP  as your home page..I hate AOL..they shouldnt be showing on my desktop internet explorer should they?..

"Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

    Lucky Star's avatar - flower2
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    Posted: January 8, 2007, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

    Go to "Start", "Control Panel", "Internet Options", ...You should see "Homepage" right there at the top under "General"....Delete AOL and type in what you want for your homepage...I like MSN so on mine...MSN is what I type in.

    Peace.  And, Good Luck!!!

      Lucky Star's avatar - flower2
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      Posted: January 8, 2007, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

      And,  YES !!!  I am having the exact same problem that you are.  It is very frustrating!!!  I am so glad you brought this up. I thought it was just my computer or service provider. 

      Peace.  And, Good Luck!!!

        Lucky Star's avatar - flower2
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        Posted: January 8, 2007, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

        And,  I 'm using Bellsouth not Comcast. Same problem, though!

        Peace.  And, Good Luck!!!

          lotterybraker's avatar - pyramid
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          Posted: January 8, 2007, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks Lucky Star..I was just wondering myself if it was my computer or the signal..lol

          "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

            konane's avatar - wallace
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            Posted: January 8, 2007, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

            Might want to clear your cache if you haven't already.  IE-7  Tools > Internet Options > Browsing History > Delete > Temporary Internet Files > Click Delete > Close when it's done.

            I have my browsers set to dump cache when closing IE-7  Tools > Internet Options > Advanced Tab >  Security > Check box by    Empty Temporary Internet Files Folder When Browser is Closed > ok and it rests it. 

            Good luck to everyone!

              lotterybraker's avatar - pyramid
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              Posted: January 8, 2007, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

              Thanks Konane..I normally empty my cache files and delete cookies and all that after surfing..because I like to visit some places that I will not mention..LOL

              "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

                konane's avatar - wallace
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                Posted: January 8, 2007, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                You're way ahead of me then!!!  Sometimes cable slows down because of traffic or them working on it.  I'm on DSL, thankfully. 

                You might try Opera, new version just released .... it's what I use when things are slow or having problems getting on a website.

                Good luck to everyone!

                  Lucky Star's avatar - flower2
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                  Posted: January 8, 2007, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks Konane..I normally empty my cache files and delete cookies and all that after surfing..because I like to visit some places that I will not mention..LOL

                  Thank you, Konane!!! And, excellent advice!!!

                  Thing is, I do the same thing...I clear cookies, files/folders and history...Shut down and re-boot.  And, I haven't been web surfing!!!

                  So, what's the deal?

                  I thought about traffic as well.  Doesn't seem to matter what day or time of day!

                  Peace.  And, Good Luck!!!

                    LottoHackJack's avatar - leaf
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                    Posted: January 8, 2007, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

                    ***To change your home page...Access your browser, no matter what home page shows up now...left-click on " Tools " at the top...left-click on " Internet Options " in the drop-down menu...in the next window menu which opens, type in a new internet address at the top, where there is a small " Address " window for you to fill in which address you want your home page to come from...maybe like,            http://www.google.ca   ,     OR

                                http://www.google.com      OR      http://www.dogpile.com

                    OR    http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=msnhome

                    and then click on " Apply " at the bottom...then cancel out, and reboot your computer in order for the change to take immediate effect. Heck...You can make LotteryPost your homepage too!

                     LottoHackJack

                      Lucky Star's avatar - flower2
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                      Posted: January 8, 2007, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                      is anyone having any trouble with their comcast high speed..here lately seems like my computer is getting a weaker single..that green power bar will not load all the way after I click on Internet Explorer..only part of the page will load..and the green power bar will not fill up..so I have to click it off and try it again..it will do the samething several times before the little power bar will fill up so I can go to my favorites and go where I want to go..and one more thing..when all of you click on your internet explorer on your desktop..does AOL.COM COME UP  as your home page..I hate AOL..they shouldnt be showing on my desktop internet explorer should they?..

                      Lotterybraker, Are you still having problems with your computer?

                      I am.

                      I have DSL/Wireless, if that matters. And, again, I also considered internet traffic but, like I said I've been watching that and it doesn't seem to matter.

                      Ok, computer people, what do we/I do?    Thank  You !!!

                      Peace.  And, Good Luck!!!

                        winsumloosesum's avatar - Lottery-060.jpg
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                        Posted: January 8, 2007, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                        I would recommend calling Comcast and having them check the signal strength to your modem.

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                          Posted: January 8, 2007, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

                          Thanks Konane..I normally empty my cache files and delete cookies and all that after surfing..because I like to visit some places that I will not mention..LOL

                          Green laugh

                            lotterybraker's avatar - pyramid
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                            Posted: January 8, 2007, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                            Kayee..you know you go to them places also..to look up recipes and all..LOL

                            "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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                              Posted: January 8, 2007, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                              Hey LB, Comcast has a nifty utility called Desktop Doctor you can download for free form their web site, and it will help you a lot whenever you have any problems with your connection, need to clean the cache ...etc

                              Give it a try, beats listing to elevator music while waiting for tech support :)

                              It is not What you play, it is How you play it !