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[Solved] Pages taking forever to load or not loading at all

  • We had a storm last night and I believe we lost power as my pc was off this morning. Since turning it back on Opera will not load some webpages at all and others take close to 2 minutes. I'm not having this problem with my other browser, so I'm kind of lost as to what the problem could be. Thanks for any help.

    This is what I get when I click "About Opera":

    "Version information

    Version: 37.0.2178.43 - An error occurred while checking for updates
    Update stream: Stable
    System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (WoW64)
    Browser identification

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/50.0.2661.94 Safari/537.36 OPR/37.0.2178.43


    Install: C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera
    Profile: C:\Users\Bob\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable
    Cache: C:\Users\Bob\AppData\Local\Opera Software\Opera Stable"

  • Is the Turbo option 'checked'? Cause I find that Opera will NOT operate for me at ALL if Turbo is turned on.

  • No, I checked and Turbo is not on.

  • Not sure if it's significant, but once a website does load, like I finally got Youtube to load, I can navigate around that site quick as usual. No hanging or any other problem.

  • You are running an old version of Opera. Try a fresh install of Opera 40, which is the current version of Opera stable.

  • Lando, he uses 64bit, they don't do it.

  • Yes, I had been wondering why it wasn't updating to 40. I guess joshl's comment explains that.

    The good news is, I fixed it. I'm a total caveman when it comes to tech, but after scouring the internet I tried a few things I'd found.

    What worked was opening my task manager and taking a look at what was going on there.
    I immediately noticed that my CPU was at 100% and that something called "DFS.Agent.Winservice" was bouncing around between 85-95% and nothing else was over 1%. So after researching to see what "DFS.Agent.Winservice" is, which is some sort of Dell encryption service, and checking to see if it was ok, I ended the task.
    Everything went back to normal immediately and it's still working great as usual today.

    I'm not sure if the power outage triggered something or why that service was going nuts, but I don't believe I use it for anything, so we'll see how it goes. I'll post another update in a week and let everyone know how it's going.

    Thanks for trying, everyone!

  • Lando, he uses 64bit, they don't do it.

    They who don't do what?

    Opera should have been auto updated to version 40,something is/was broken.

  • Yes, I had been wondering why it wasn't updating to 40. I guess joshl's comment explains that.

    Nope, the upgrade should have happened. Something went broken for some reason.