site was designed to be viewed at 1024 x 768 monitor resolution.
you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator or
Communicator, your browser will cache (store) visited web pages and
images. This makes your browsing session more pleasant. When
you return to a previously loaded page, the page seems to reload almost
instantly. This happens because the data has been cached in your
Temporary Internet Files folder and system memory. However, there is
a "downside" to this feature.
people often wonder why their computers begin to run slowly after they
have had them for a while. There are two causes for this.
Temporary Internet File - Many computer owners do not know how or
forget to perform regular system maintenance. If you browse the
Internet, sooner or later your Temporary Internet file is going to get
full. This will cause you to experience slow page loads and a
bogged-down system in general. Fortunately, there is way for you
to control this situation.
Delete your Temporary Internet files - manually or
Here are some tips.
For Internet Explorer users, select Tools then Internet Options
from your Menu Bar. Under the General Tab, select Delete Files
and click OK. If you want to be more thorough, check the Delete
Offline Content box first and then click OK. This is performing
the task manually.
If you wish the process to be done automatically, select Tools then
Internet Options from your Menu Bar and click the Advanced Tab.
Scroll down through the check list until you get to "Empty
Temporary Internet files when the browser is closed" and check
the box. Click OK.
For Netscape users, from the Menu Bar select Edit then
Preferences. Click the + sign next to the Advanced section to
see the word "Cache". Click on Cache and click both
the Clear Memory Cache and Clear Disk Cache buttons. Now your
computer will be cleared out.
Hard Drive - All files and directories on a computer's hard drive
become fragmented over time. How quickly and to what extent they
become fragmented depends upon usage. If you use your computer
only a few hours per week, defragmenting your hard drive twice monthly
should keep your system running quickly. If you use your
computer daily, you should defragment your hard drive at least once
every week. In truth, daily users should "defrag"
every day. A severely fragmented hard drive will wear out
prematurely because the read heads are forced to scan the disk
constantly looking for all the parts of a given file. This will
slow system performance dramatically. When you multi-task with
your computer, you compound the problem.
Please consult your system manufacturer's Owner's Manual for details
on how to perform Disk Defragmentation operations.
Note: Since the technology of the Internet is constantly
expanding, it is a good idea to download the latest version of your
favorite browser. If you intend to do any online purchasing or the
relaying of sensitive personal information, it is strongly recommended
that you download the versions that have 128-bit encryption for maximum