Why does my Windows Vista laptop freeze when I surf the internet?

Lennie Lawton November 1, 2011

I use a basic E-System laptop with Windows Vista (basic). I use mobile Broadband for connection. When online, I freeze up too regularly. Suggestions welcome.

Is there a list of minimum or essential start-up applications? I fear I have too much going on in my start-up but don’t know what to keep or delete.

  1. That Guy
    November 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Because its not a Mac.

  2. Lennie
    November 1, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks chaps..(above suggestions). I likeem all and will try all sugestions and will submit results forthwith. Cheers L

    • Tina
      November 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm


      could you fix your issues with Windows Vista? Please let us know what the solution was. Thank you!

    November 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Hello, to get a better idea of what programs to use to keep your computer running well, navigate to the following link and read:


    Optimizing your PC:

    You can also download the following .pdf format guide.  It will help you understand a little bit more about your computer and what you can do to get the max out of it:

    I would say the only things that should be in your startup are necessary operating system files (Windows) and your firewall/antivirus.  To do it the easy way, use Soluto like recommended by previous commenter.  Also you can use the msconfig command explained in my first link to find out what is starting with your computer.  The most common entries that can be disabled are the ones installed by quickplayer/itunes, mesenger, java, google update, some extra printer software, etc.  The following are some of the common ones that you do not need.  What you have to do is open the msconfig command and then research the name online.

    jusched           -- java
    QTTask            -- quickplayer
    realsched         -- real player
    msmsgs           -- messenger

    googleupdate   -- google update
    nero check      -- nero
    itunes helper   -- itunes

    One of the most complete sites to research startup entries is in the following link.  There is already a big database.  Just search the name or see the databases already there.  It should give you advice on whether it is safe to disable it or not.


    Also it is very important to make sure that a pop up blocker is installed and working in whatever browser you are using.  Try to use a different browser and see if that helps a little bit.

  4. Mil Mar
    November 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Was there another Operating System on the machine before you had Vista, such as Windows XP, or ME? Vista may be too much of a resource hog for your system to handle.

    Otherwise, you may have too many programs running. You should be ok in disabling many startup programs that eventually reside in your system tray. Without knowing what you have in your startup list, I can't recommend what is unnecessary.

    I would also recommend using Google Chrome as your browser- it is lightweight and generally can load web objects faster than Internet Explorer.

  5. Anonymous
    November 1, 2011 at 11:42 am

    run soluto

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