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Windows 10 on bootcamp, slow browsing, ok on mac

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windows 10 on bootcamp, slow browsing, ok on mac

Hi there John and welcome

When you say slow browsing, you mean the internet browser is loading pages very slowly?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
extremly slowly. the timer just keeps going round and round, sometimes the page does not load
If I run speedtest I get 1-2 mbs but on the mac its 15 to 16
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't mind you connecting to my Mac if you think you can fix it.


Right click the start button and click on command prompt (admin)

Then type each of the command lines below, one line at a time, and press the Enter key each time:

netsh winsock reset

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /flushdns

netsh int ip reset netshlog.txt

Then restart the computer and check how it now performs please.

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, done the restart and it seems much better, is this something I will have to do in the future?

It can happen on windows, its when the IP Stack is full and needs clearing

If it slows down, then you can just repeat this again

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard,
I went to leave you a tip and the slow response came back logging into Paypal. Tried another page and did lots of browsing and that seems OK????

It is possible paypal was slow at the time

any other pages have issues?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard, mostly seems OK but got the 'page cant be loaded' I will see how I get on many thanks.

ok, let me know if it becomes an issue please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the sites which are buffered load immediately but if I try a new site I get the slow response and message site can't be reached

try to restart it again please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
done the restart, seems to be certain sites, one was which seems really slow........

which internet browser are you using?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
google chrome
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do I need to change?

Try internet explorer, how does that work?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ive tried microsoft edge, that gives same results, first time you visit a site it takes a long time, After it seems ok

ok, press the windows key + R and type in


Press enter

Delete all files listed there, skipping any files windows says are in use.

Once done, restart and tell me how it now functions please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
There were 2 files which were in use by Chrome which I skipped the delete???

yes that;s ok

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Done that and I am getting immediate response, will keep trying and report back later, thank you Richard
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard,
Went to browser this morning and google home page took 15-20 seconds to load and then same to load justanswer page.
It definitely seems to be first use now, after that they work great. John

ok, can you do the following please within windows

Press the windows key + X and click on command prompt (admin)

A black window will open.

Type in it

sfc /scannow

press enter and when it has completed, type in

chkdsk /r

Press enter.

It will give a message "the type of the file system is NTFS cannot lock current drive.

chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts y/n" Say Y, press enter and restart the computer.

Please note, while this normally only takes 10 minutes to run, it can take at times number of hours if windows encounters many issues. If this is occurring it is critical to let this complete as it means you have corruption on the hard drive that it needs to fix. Even if it looks like the scan is not progressing, it is, please just let it run to completion. Windows will then start when it has.

Then tell me how it operates please.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard
Done all that, still having problems, loading your website was very slow, said site cant be reached and then after a few more seconds it appeared. Sometimes my bookmarked websites all work real quick and then I go for another site and get the same problems again.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just tried to run speed checker and it does not get past the pinging stage????
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

but on the Mac it is ok correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will try it now.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard,
tried the Mac side and browsing is fine. Also checked speed on an Ipad and that is OK too.

ok, I would advise then to do a reinstall of windows in Bootcamp as we have done all repair options for this now.

So to remove the image and reinstall it again

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Problem is that the Windows upgrade to 10 is no longer available. I have 8.1

ok, you would have to purchase the upgrade or remain at 8 unfortunately, as we have exhausted all the repair options.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
As things are a lot better than they were I will stick with it, thanks for all the help, John

your welcome John