Determining Connection Issues with Windows XP Support
Connection problems are common for Windows XP users. As we all know, any issues with your network connection affect not only your Internet, but also file sharing. The end result will be slow performance, hanging or crashing of your system.
How can you overcome connection issues with help from Windows XP Support?
Windows XP Support has come up with some instructions to avoid connection problems:
- Windows XP Support for repairing the connection
- Windows XP Support for configuring the TCP/IP
- Windows XP Support for cross checking the Ethernet cable
Windows XP Support for repairing the connection (Enable/Disable connection)
1) Click “Start,” “My Computer,” and then “My Network Places(located at the left side of the window).
2) Under “Network Tasks“, Windows XP support suggests that you select “View Network Connections“.
3) Check the status of your “Local Area Connection“.
4) If it says “Limited or no connectivity“, right-click on the icon and click “Repair“.
5) Alternatively, you can select “Disable“, and then “Enable” to renew the connection.
Windows XP Support for configuring the TCP/IP
Be certain that the TCP/IP is configured appropriately.
1) Navigate back to “Local Area Connection“.
2) Right-click on the icon, click “Properties” and then “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)”,
3) Select “Properties” once again.
4) Enter the computer’s IP Address and “DNS Server” given by your Internet service provider.
Windows XP Support for cross checking the Ethernet cable
1) Check the Ethernet cable connected to the LAN port located at the back of the PC.
2) Reboot the computer and see if this yields any improvement.
3) If it does not, turn off your modem and then turn it back on to renew the connection.
In order to identify the status of the “Local Area Connection”, Windows XP support suggests that you check the “System Tray” located in the lower right side of your screen. If the “Local Area Connection” has a yellow exclamation point, it indicates that there is no connectivity. If it shows “X”, it indicates that the Ethernet is unplugged. Make sure you check whether a yellow or orange light is blinking at the end of the Ethernet cable. In case you don’t see any lights blinking, it’s time to replace the cables.
If all that doesn’t solve your problem, then there is nothing wrong with the line. Get help from a Windows XP Support technician or your ISP provider to fix the problem.
Windows XP support to delete cookies from your hard drive
Ever felt your Internet Explorer’s performance in XP has gotten sluggish over time? When I say performance, I mean both the internet speed and the time it takes to launch. Well, don’t blame your luck, instead blame your cookies. No, not your mom’s cookies, but cookies made by your Internet browser. And Windows XP support is there to help you stop Windows baking up your system with these cookies.
Explanation of the term ‘Cookies’ by Windows XP support
Cookies, in computing terms, are just temporary internet files that are made during your web surfing. According to Windows XP support, the purpose of cookies is to enhance your web experience by storing your information and settings in these files for future reference. So, if you’re wondering how your favorite website still remembers your login details or addresses even after your closing that
browsing sessions, then it’s all there in your cookies.
Cleaning up your cookies
Cookies are definitely handy, but it can backfire too. Sensitive information being stored in these files results in security vulnerability, so if you want to protect your privacy, then deleting it is a good option. And Windows XP support has provided these steps to help you do that.
- Click on ‘Start’ and ‘All Programs’.
- Click on ‘Accessories’ and then ‘System Tools’.
- Double click on ‘Disk Cleanup’ to launch this Windows XP support utility.
- Now, select your primary hard drive (the drive in which you’ve installed Windows). Let this Windows XP support tool scan your hard drive for unwanted files.
- After it scans, it will display all the unwanted files. Your cookies will be shown under the ‘Temporary Internet Files’. If you see any files that you don’t want deleted, then uncheck the box next to it. Then click Ok, and this Windows XP support tool will delete all these files and free your space up.
That’s it. You’ve not only deleted your cookies using this simple Windows XP support utility, but also deleted all unwanted files that are hoarding your disk space. After running this Windows XP support tool, you’ll find that your Internet Explorer is zippy and the overall Windows performance has improved. So, run this Windows XP support tool regularly and maintain your system’s performance.