Though AOL service is an answer to many of the user’s needs, there are a number of times when the users may get irritated with the service. One such problem some of the users may face at times is of the AOL Desktop Gold running slow.
There can be a number of reasons due to which the AOL system may start running slow. It can be technical issue from the system side and also there can be some sort of issue in the desktop that must be causing the trouble.
Whatever is the problem, the issue can be solved easily by the user by following some common methods.
This is one of the most common ways to improve the running speed of the AOL service. When you close down all the active applications on the computer and restart the device, the RAM of the device gets cleared. It has been noticed that most of the times the slow running issue of the AOL Desktop Gold system is due to the memory issue of the RAM or also the internal space of the device.
Enabling only the Startup programs
It has been noticed a number of times that the desktop may confront performance issues if different applications are running on the system together. In this case, it is a great idea to enable only those applications that are necessary. This can be done through the Task Manager and the selecting the Startup option. Here, you can disable all the programs that are not necessary. Repeat the task till the time all the unnecessary programs are not disabled. Now restart the computer.
Restart the Router
At times, restarting the router also can be helpful in enhancing the running speed of the AOL system. This can be done by disconnecting the router from all the connected devices and switching it off completely. Keep it switched off for at least 30 minutes and then turn in on. Now just connect the computer and check whether the AOL system is running properly or not.
Clearing the Footprints
There are certain programs that continue running in the back of your system and at times this can cause trouble in the running of the AOL system. These can be cleared by following these steps.
• Login to your AOL Desktop Gold system,
• Go to the setting options from the menu bar,
• Now go to the security tab,
• From here you can select the data and the file that are not necessary and you wish to clear them out.
• Now click on ‘Clear Footprints Now’.
This can be done by clicking on the Windows start button and then select the options of ‘Run as administrator’ as you open CMD. Now in the open screen, type the command of ‘netsh Winsock reset’ and click on the ‘Enter’ button. After the action is completed, restart the computer and you are ready to use it again.
Normally, these solutions are helpful in solving the issue of AOL Desktop Gold running slow. But if you still have issue, you can always get in touch with the customer support team of AOL.