I have a 400mhz PII machine, 128MB RAM, 6 GB HDD, 56k modem on a dedicated
phone line w/o Call waiting. Dial up into MSN on a 56k line. Usually
connect at 49k or even 50k. I can usually connect fine to MSN and can stay
connected for hours all day. Recently, however, it started to bog down.
Might download a page then just stop. I don't get disconnected, but I have
to disconnect myself, then reconnect to start surfing again, only to have it
bog down again.
I tried different phone numbers and all times of the day, but no
improvement. Then, on a hunch, I rebooted, and now it's downloading fine
again. I've only tried this remedy (rebooting) once, so I don't know yet if
I can recreate this. I'll try again tomorrow. Actually, my wife acts as my
control rat. When I get home from work and she complains that the MSN
wasn't working all day, then I'll reboot and see if it starts working again.
If I tell her to reboot, then she'll reboot too early and I won't know if
that's what actually fixed the problem. I just love the scientific process.
But, I digress.
So my question is, without slamming MSN, (I've been very satisfied for four
years with their service), why would the computer stop downloading all of a
sudden, forcing a reboot. BTW, the machine acts fine in all other aspects.
TIA, Schramm Sends