There are two notebooks (both with Vista Home Premium) using my wifi network one a "low spec" Toshiba using Internet Explorer and one a "speedy" Dell using Firefox. Thing is "speedy" is painfully slow to load some sites eg Facebook, Yahoo. Most pages from other sites load OK. While "low spec" seems to zip along, loading the other machines "failed" pages without problem. I notice that the "speedy" Dell has constant hard drive activity, haven't a clue what it's doing but obviously slowing things down.
Any suggestions to what I can do to see what all the HDD activity is about? Task Manager shows loads of running processes, not sure which are important. Why is the page load on only some sites so slow? Grateful for any suggestions.
This tweak on Lifehacker again Which says, and I quote. " The quick fix for this problem, at least for my own sake, is to increase the time between each of the saves performed by session restore. By opening about:config in your Firefox address bar, then typing browser.sessionstore.interval in the filter box, you'll see a value of 10000, which is in milliseconds. (Meaning your session is saved every 10 seconds.) I changed this to 300000, or every 5 minutes, as I don't have the urgent need for tab restoration. If you feel like being more on the safe side, try increasing it to something a bit lower, say 120000, or every 2 minutes."