This is a problem that's been annoying me a lot recently.
I start my PC (Vista), and when I load up my browser (ie, firefox, chrome) the homepage will just not load. Sometimes it might, but often I have to press refresh to get it to appear.
The same thing happens with loading webpages. The progress bar will come to about 1/3 green and the little circle at the top of the tab will just keep spinning, but the page is just blank.
If I hit f5 or ctrl-f5 then it may appear but it will take a few tries before this happens.
I didn't notice it when I first got the PC (1 year old) but over the last few months it's become really really irritating.
I have tried disabling ipv6 (which really helped things, but everything went back to being slow after the next restart). I have also tried disabling the firewall, and have even tried changing my antivirus - which also seemed to help for a bit but its back to normal again. Turning off the antivirus also has no effect. I have also fiddled with MTU settings but all to no avail
I'm on a home network, and all the other PC's are with XP with no problem like this whatsoever! It's as if I've gone back to 56k or 33k - in fact I didn't have this problem even then with win95!!!
Gaming works fine, streaming video/music also fine, as well as downloads e.g. ubuntu - the ubuntu pc also works great.
What is going on here? It is really annoying!
Thanks in advance for any help, which would be very very much appreciated!
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