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Intermittent DNS server problems - help needed please!

Q: Intermittent DNS server problems - help needed please!

Hi all,

Firstly, I apologise if this has been covered a lot (I'm sure it has, but it seems a VERY common problem), but this is driving me nuts.

I'm having an intermittent problem where I lose my internet connection. I'm on a wired connection, using an onboard Realtek PCie GBE Family Controller. I will be working fine one minute, then randomly the yellow triangle will appear over the network icon and I'll lose my connection. If I try to diagnose the problem I get the 'dns server is not responding' message'. When this happens nothing I try will fix it.

Things I have tried:

netsh int ip reset
netsh winsock reset
ipconfig /flushdns
Reboot.

I've changed the automatic DNS settings to OpenDNS (on the adapter and the router).

I've started in Safe Mode.

I've turned off the firewall (windows AND on the router).

I've tried two different drivers for the LAN controller.

Then I'll return to my PC a short while later and it'll 'magically' be working again. For example, I went to bed last night with no connection (after trying all the above) and when I checked this morning it was working!

This is happening on a daily basis. I have other devices connected to the same router and they have no problems.

Any ideas how to go about troubleshooting this?

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Preferred Solution: Intermittent DNS server problems - help needed please!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Intermittent DNS server problems - help needed please!

Have you tried something as simple as power cycling your network equipment(any routers and or modems)? If not; i would give that a shot and see what happens. Power cycling should reset the connections hopefully. Unplug any modem(s) and router(s); then wait about a minute and plug the modem(s) back in first; let them boot fully; then plug the routers back in and let them boot. If you have all in one routers/modems then just unplug that unit(s) and wait a minute then plug it back in and hopefully that will reset the connection. Also; one other thing to do is when you do have a working connection; check for any driver updates for your network card/controller(s) and install them. But check from the manufacturers site; not through windows update. Try this out and see what happens and if it doesnt work post back and we can go from there.

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Hey all,
I have been getting a random BSOD on Windows XP with SP3. The BSOD is intermittent, but I just built this system and feel like I shouldn't be having this issue.
I will be copying my Windbg report here for you to look over.

System Specs:
ECS BLACK SERIES GF8200A (V1.0) AM2+/AM3 NVIDIA GeForce 8200 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
HITACHI 0A38016 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor Model ADX6000IAA6CZ
Truepower 2.0 550W Power Supply
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F
Lite-On 22X DVD Burner IDE

I have ran Speedfan diagnostics and all temps appear to be in normal range, with only the GPU being at 40C or above.

I ran Memtest86 for 3 hours and returned no errors, but I intend to run it overnight tonight.
Here is the Windows Debug report:

BugCheck 9C, {0, b833c050, b20b4000, 175}

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nv4_mini.sys
PEB is paged out (Peb.Ldr = 7ffd800c). Type ".hh dbgerr001" for details
PEB is paged out (Peb.Ldr = 7ffd800c). Type ".hh dbgerr001" for details
Probably caused by : nv4_mini.sys ( nv4_mini+1e0b33 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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1: kd> !analyze -v
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A:nv4_mini.sys Intermittent BSOD. Help needed narrowing down the cause.

hi.

long thread, but worth the time!

hope it helps solve your problem..worked for a mate of mine..

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Hi All,

I'm running a SBS 2003 Server in a Multi-homed (2 NICs) configuration. I'm finding that i get quite a few IE dropouts although it may just not be because of the HTTP protocol.

My setup is as follows:

LAN1 (NIC facing modem) - 192.168.1.10
LAN2 (NIC facing workstations) - 192.168.10.1

My server does DHCP, RRAS (NAT as well) and DNS. All my workstation get IP addresses in the 192.168.10.x range.

I have setup the gateway on LAN1 to 192.168.1.100 (which is the modem). I have set DNS server on this NIC to 192.168.10.1.

My LAN2 NIC is setup with no Gateway and DNS being 192.168.10.1 (being itself). My LAN2 NIC connects to a wireless router via ethernet (No DHCP/routing function turned on -only used as an access point for wireless laptops).

Okay.... now little more info.

From the server, i can browse internet via (IE) without any dropouts - this maybe due to the fact that the server has a NIC directly connected to the modem. However, the workstations/laptops connected my server dropout quite often - mainly on sites i havent visited before.

When i try to access a website from a workstation and it fails, i will do a ping to that website using hostname. This often fails (Request timed out). I even try pinging the IP address of this website (after i identify the IP address using the ping command from the server which works), but it too fails.

Once i go to the server and access this same website using the hostname of the website, then the workstation will wor... Read more

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I have a problem where my internet connection will suddenly just drop out at random times, This causes a small yellow triangle to appear on the tray icon and when clicked it shows a broken connection from my router to the internet, i have to click diagnose and then half way through the process it fixes itself, a lot of the time is says that the DNS server is not responding if the diagnoses completes this process is the same everytime it happens!

I am used a wired connection straight to the router.

Does anybody have a fix for this issue its becoming very irritating

thanks!

Here is my IPconfig:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Joe>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dlink.com
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::219e:c6cc:78b0:94bf%13
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Tunnel adapter isatap.dlink.com:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Reusable ISATAP Interface {684F275D-D8D7-4AE5-9119-D273620E8570}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Co... Read more

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We are using an NT 4.0 sp4, a Terminal server (NT 4 sp6) and Win95/98 workstations. For the internet, we have a T1 line that goes out through another location (We piggyback on the T1, thus the outside world can't see us).
We can access the internet through any workstation and with the Terminal Server. Until recently, we could access the internet with the NT Server as well. The problem I am having is while trying to connect to the internet, I may connect, but usually I can't. If I try 10 times in a row, I may connect the 1st time (then unconnect when I go to a new page), and maybe one other time (again, once I plug in a new web site, it goes dead).
We've tried to ping. It will work, then the next several pings does not work. Eventually, a ping will work, but nothing after that (this goes on and on). Took me a week to download IE 5.1 using MS's download program.
Some suggestions handed down, Reload sp4 (didn't help), change network cable (nothing), change network connection to the hub (nothing), replace NIC card (haven't tried), load sp6a (haven't tried).
I thought I'd try here to see if there were any suggestions. Two other tech's have tried and couldn't get it working.

We've tried so many things, I've lost track of what they are, so feel free to suggest anything.

Thanks for your help.

Randy Overman
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Intermittent Internet connection with NT Server

Greetings

Well... the first thing I would suggest is to backup the system completely (best way, would be to create a Ghost image, which you can restore if things go really badly).

Then, I would update the Service pack.

Then I would run a continuous ping on both an external website (something close, like your ISP's main webpage), and an internal website, in two seperate windows (see picture below), like so:


If both the pings fail at the same time, then you know it is something to do with the computer's connection to the network. If the internal ping is OK, and the external ping is failing, then you know it has something to do with your external connection.

Then you should check the port on the router, and other physical connections.

Cheers

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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I am seeking assistance in finding a solution to my server issue. We are a small shop. I have 4 servers total. About 25-30 client PCs.

The server in question is our "Main" app server. Functionally it handles most of our applications, from a horsepower perspective, it doesn't do a whole lot because we are a small shop. It has 3 Database services, DC, AD, user shares, home folders, multiple apps, Backup Exec etc. It really is not very taxed. We have been having issues with it since I inherited it back in August 2008, though various things I have done with it have decreased the frequency of the issue to about 1-2 per day. (Updates, service packs, hot fixes etc) It used to be several times a day. There are 25 WinXP and Win2000 clients. Mostly XP.

The server has dual AMD2800 cpus' and 2 gb ram. When it is functioning normally, CPU and mem usage according to task manager is normal. CPU hovers between 0 and 15 percent. Mostly in the low single digits Mem is basically flat at 990k.

The server appears to go unresponsive (from an application and network browsing perspective) 1-2x per day. It is most often reported to me when a user tried to browse to a share, or navigate to a mapped share. The PCs lock up for about 30 to 90 seconds. If I question the users, it is usually a result of someone either uploading or downloading a large file (> 250 mb) to or from the server. Sometimes the transfer will finish, other times it bombs out saying the file is no longer a... Read more

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I've seen similar posts on this topic, but I've tried several things and could use help. I'd like to paste the results of the ipconfig /all, but the box just flashes on my screen and I don't see anything in Notepad to show you. Thoughts on how to make ipconfig /all visible?

I've got a 3 year old Dell Studio XPS 7100 running Win7 with wireless and comcast cable modem. I've recently connected an Ethernet cable to see if the problem was wireless, but the problem continues. The system ran great until a couple weeks ago when intermittently the computer just "spins" when I try to view an open browser tab (e.g. MSN.com). This sometimes happens after computer wakes up, or during active working sessions. Rebooting temporarily fixes the problem, but sometimes it will fix itself if I wait awhile, but not always. I've done the following:
Rebooted the modem.
Run malware and removed "Search Protect"
Configured the TCP/IP settings - settings were okay
Ran the following ipconfig commands
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

I have other devices using the cable modem (e.g. work computer, tablets, cell phones), but they don't have this problem.
Help please.
 

A:Solved: Windows can't communicate (primary DNS server) Intermittent Problem

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I am trying to understand how I can determine if retransmits are occurring on a connection?

We have an application connecting to a MS-SQL database.  When the application launches it immediately pulls a select group of records from the SQL DB to the Client App.  This works will 75% of the time, but from time to time this process
takes a long time (more then two minutes vs 10 -15 seconds typically).  We have this running on many sites without this issue so we are quote confident this is a network issue.

We used Message Analyzer 1.4 to analyze a trace and can see the event in the trace.  However, I am not able to really understand what is causing this issue.  I believe it is dropping packets and retransmitting a lot, but I am not sure
how I can see this and prove this is the cause.

What is the best way to see if packets are being dropped or if there is a high rate of re-transmissions?

Regards,


Robert

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I am trying to understand how I can determine if retransmits are occurring on a connection?
We have an application connecting to a MS-SQL database.  When the application launches it immediately pulls a select group of records from the SQL DB to the Client App.  This works will 75% of the time, but from time to time this process takes
a long time (more then two minutes vs 10 -15 seconds typically).  We have this running on many sites without this issue so we are quote confident this is a network issue.
We used Message Analyzer 1.4 to analyze a trace and can see the event in the trace.  However, I am not able to really understand what is causing this issue.  I believe it is dropping packets and retransmitting a lot, but I am not sure how I can
see this and prove this is the cause.
What is the best way to see if packets are being dropped or if there is a high rate of re-transmissions?
Regards,

Robert

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Does anyone recommend a certain brand of server and a place to buy? I am thinking server 2003 running on a Proliant with a Xeon processor but I am not sure how much power I need. I will be running five database off of one server with 40 workstations local and five connecting via terminal services. will I need dual processor? I am thinking I will need at least 400 GB of hard drive space and at least 1gb of ram maybe more. What do you guys think.
 

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I built this PC about a month ago, and everything ran fine for the first couple of weeks, and then I started to have small problems every now and then. I couldn't get online all the time or something similar, and I would fix it by resetting my network connection. Now it's to the point where I have to restore my PC using a restore point created earlier because my PC won't boot. All my hardware seems to be working fine, but this PC is the only one in my house having problems. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
 
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344
Run by Mikeoffice at 19:16:39 on 2014-11-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16317.13100 [GMT -6:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
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Hi. I just purchased a D-Link DIR-825 router to use in my home. We have two computers connected to the router--a Dell laptop running Windows XP and a Macbook running Mac OS X v 10.6. We also have a wireless printer.

I used the Dell to configure the router. It has no connectivity issues and is always able to locate and connect to the router. I am also always able to connect to the printer via the router--which tells me the printer has no problems connecting to the router either. However, the Mac often randomly disconnects from the router and cannot reconnect--either the network completely disappears from the list of available networks, or the password doesn't work, or the status box says it's connected but it's not.

I thought this was an issue related to the Mac, and since I don't know anything about Macs, I asked my husband to consult with the tech guys at his office, who are very familiar with these. They told him to make sure we were using WPA2 security, so we changed it, but that did not solve the problem.

Then last week, my father came to visit, bringing with him his Dell laptop running Windows 7. Lo and behold, he experienced the same issues connecting to the router that my husband does with his Mac! The connection would randomly be dropped, the computer would say it was connected but it wasn't, or the network would completely disappear from that computer.

I've tried powering off the router and turning it back on--this sometimes works t... Read more

A:DIR-825 intermittent connection problems

please do not duplicate posts
closing this one continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/966177-dir-825-intermittent-connection-problems.html
 

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I recently installed Reg Tool (RegTool.com) to scan/clean my registry. The program ran, detected numerous "issues" and started to "fix" them. That's when I realized that the porogram wasn't "free". I stopped the repair and then uninstalled the program. From that point on, my wireless interent connection drops frequently. If I open my router program and "save settings", it "usually" reconnects. So does rebooting the wireless router. At times though, neither of these actions work.
When I run Windows Diagnose and Repair, it usually tells me that the DNS serveer could not resolve IP Adressess.
My system is:
Verizon DSL
Westfall modem
Linksys WRT54G wireless router, Firmware Version: v1.02.7
broadcom 802.11b g wlan wireless adapter
Compaq Presario V6000
Windows Vista Home Basic SP1

Does anyone have any suggestions to help me fix these internet connection problems? Prior to the Reg Tool install/removal, the connection NEVER dropped!
Thanks in advance.

A:Intermittent connection problems

Have you tried reinstalling the software that Verizon provided? If you haven't, try that and see what happens. Otherwise, make sure all of the internet services for Windows are still installed.

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Having trouble with my computer. I am able to surf to some websites but others won't connect, it stays in a constant loop of trying to connect to the websites but will not load them into the browser. I used Malwarebytes which found nothing and then Spybot S&D which could only locate Adware from Right Click Media which it removes but then reappears on start up. Below is my DDS.txt along with the attachment file:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16446
Run by virusIV at 10:41:22 on 2013-01-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.5595 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
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A:Intermittent problems surfing

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My laptop is running XP SP2. There are two accounts created, one for myself and one for my partner. Both accounts have administrator privileges.

Yesterday my partner was unable to login, as XP rejected every attempt with a "have you forgotten your password" balloon. I logged-in OK on my account, changed the password (but used the same value as before) on her account, then logged-out. This time she could log in OK. Same problem happened again this morning!! Once corrected as above, then she can login in/out without problem.

It is not the obvious things of finger-trouble, Caps Lock ON by mistake etc etc - checked all those. First time it occurred was shortly after a violent thunderstorm, so I wondered if electrical interference had caused a corruption somewhere, but everything else seems OK and there was not another storm this morning.

Any ideas?? Anyone experienced this sort of problem before?
 

A:Intermittent XP password problems

Possibly a corrupt user profile. The fix is to create a new user and move all her critical data over to the new profile. Do not delete the current profile until you are sure you have all data moved over to the new profile and everything is running as it should.
 

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I have an EMachine T-6538 that is experiencing intermittent startup problems. At times it will boot up OK - and next time I try to start it, absolutely nothing happens. No video, no nothing. The fans all work, the HD starts up and the keyboard lights go on, but no video. I first checked the system ram memory which can sometimes stop the video from coming on. I put in known good chips, same problem. I checked the cpu for possible overheating - OK there. Checked all the power cables, pulled them out and replugged them back in. Checked the video cable and the monitor on another machine and they were OK. When machine occasionally does start, everything is OK! In fact if I leave it run after a sucessfull start up, no problems at all, everything works OK. Got me stumped on this. I know that EMachines are noted for bad pwr supplies and mobo's but this just does not seem to fit in here. Any ideas folks?

Thx
 

A:Intermittent start up problems

video / graphics output

I interpretted that 'no video' is the symptom. You have indications that the power supply and hard drive are working, as well as, the monitor. Assuming there is room, consider subtituting an inexpensive video/graphics card. Consult your manual or the vendor's web site.

If it is enabled, it is possible that minidumps were created if Windows detected a problem with the video. If you achieve a usable system, this info can steer you to re-installing drivers over replacing hardware.
 

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Windows 2000 SP4
On occasion, when I boot into w2k and click on My Computer all I get is the dialog window with a search light. At the same time if I click on the Eudora shortcut in the quick launch tray the GUI fails to appear but the processes window shows it as loaded but the application window does not show it as running. The same behavior occurs with the application Explorer Plus. However, Firefox works OK. This behavior occurs with or without AVG8 or Zonealarm 7.0.483 or Spybot running.
Windows will not shut down when this occurs. I need to either reset or shutoff the computer to reboot. I usually need to run scandisk and fix some log files before windows will restart and then sometimes normal operation returns and is retained through out the day. Below are the HiJackthis log and the Panda log. Thanks for the help
Bob

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:26:36 PM, on 9/16/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
F:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
F:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
F:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
F:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
F:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
F:\WINNT\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
F:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
F:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
F:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
E:\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
F:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
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A:Intermittent Explorer(?) problems

Hello, howardrl.
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .


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On occasion, when I boot into w2k and click on My Computer all I get is the dialog window with a search light.




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Windows 10 Pro desktop. Runs fine when it boots. Will run for days with no problems, recovers fine from sleep. However, sometimes (not always) after being shut down for a day it will not boot. Hangs with blue windows icon and spinning dots. I have imaged the SSD and cloned that image to a new SSD SSD2. SSD2 worked fine for a week. Now it too has the same problem so I am thinking it is not the SSD. When the problem first occurred I was unable to boot until I restored the SSD clone to SSD1. Then SSD1 failed again after being shut down. So I switched to SSD2 and that worked fine for a week. Figured it was the SSD. Now SSD2 also fails to boot in the same fashion. Today it would not boot. Tried a W10 repair disk, that also failed to boot. Tried Macrium resuce, failed to boot. Shut it down, pulled power cord, let it sit for 5 min, booted like a champ. Now running fine.

Any suggestions appreciated.

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Hi, I have an ongoing problem with my home network, comprising a Windows 7 laptop and 2 desktops one Win 7 the other vista.
The laptop intermittently cannot "see" or connect to the other computers. Intermittent as in a few days its fine, then a few days nothing.
I am using a workgroup and IPv4 and 6 selected.
Things Ive done so far:
Run malwarebytes several times also in safe mode with networking.
Run Avast boot virus scan

Run Tweaking.com windows repair several times
run chdisk several times
run sfc/scannow several times.
These last 2 report some errors that could not be fixed.
Everything else on the laptoip works fine, and internet is also fine.
This is via a router which also serves as the network hub.
Any help greatly appreciated.

A:intermittent Win 7 network problems

Hi Dantav, can you elaborate a little. How are you trying to connect to other computers in your network, are you browsing in Windows Explorer under Network and trying to sharing files?

When you can't access the other computers are you getting an error message?
Also, are you able to access the internet with your laptop while you're unable to access the other computers?

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At work this morning, browsing the internet (IE), my keyboard stopped "inserting," then became entirely nonfunctional. We rebooted and encountered the same problem.

We switched out keyboards and same thing, intermittently, the keyboard would become nonfunctional.

Switched to a third keyboard and thought all was well until the afternoon when, once again, the "insert" mode would not work (in MS Word, Outlook, and in google search box).

I got around it in MS Word and Outlook by typing returns where I wanted to insert characters, inserting characters, and then deleting the returns.

Maybe tomorrow after my computer has a nap it will be in a better mood?

Any idea what happened or how I can troubleshoot this if it happens again tomorrow?
 

A:Intermittent Keyboard Problems

Sounds to me like you might have a loose keyboard port (hardware problem). Have you checked it?
 

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Me, my 360, and another computer are connected wiredly to a router. Another two laptops are connected wirelessly. When trying to use any web browser (IE, Firefox, Chorme) I temporarily get problems loading pages. The browser looks like it wants to load something, but never does. It doesn't tell me page not found until maybe minutes later sometimes. Other times pages will load just fine for windows of 5-10 minutes. My 360 doesn't seem to suffer any connection issues when this issue is happening and no one else seems to really have the same problem on the network. I've seen some people suggest it's malware/virus or other intrusive software. On Windows 7 with a netgear wireless router.

A:Intermittent Web Browsing Problems

Bump for please help me. This problem is driving me insane! :(

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I have recently rebuilt a pc using a ASUS AM3 mobo, AMD x4 620 processor and 4GB Corsair memory, it originally worked fine but after a few days it started to not boot up. When you switch it on the hard drive light stays on, the DVD appears to be hunting for a disc but nothing on the screen, no CMOS or anything. Sometimes when I switch it on it boots through the BIOS then stops saying that the overclocking failed and to hit F1 or F2. If I hit F2 to load defaults it boots into windows, works for a few minutes and then the system freezes, on restart it won't boot up again.
My thoughts are that it could be a dodgy mobo unless you guys have any other ideas.
 

A:Intermittent boot up problems

Based on my experience with my ASUS AM3 boardi, I suggest you go back to the fundamental basic install for that motherboard. See if it will work without the tweaking. It it does as I suspect it will, make any adjustments incrementally.
 

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I've had this computer for 2 weeks - bought new open box from Tiger Direct. It's an HP Compaq dx2200 running XP Pro SP2; Avast 4.7 Home Version; Sygate Personal Firewall.

Everything was fine until 2 or 3 days ago when it wouldn't start up properly. This happens intermittently. Sometimes it boots up fine, other times I get some kind of error message. Sorry I can't remember what it was, but it said to hit Ctrl-Alt-Del. I'd do that a couple of times, sometimes getting the blue HP screen, and sometimes it would say that Windows couldn't start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system. So I'd try Ctrl-Alt-Del again, or shut it down and restart. Eventually, it started up okay. Yesterday it gave me no problems at all. Same this morning and in the afternoon, then this evening I had the same problems. several attempts, it booted up.

I can't think of anything unusual that happened. I didn't install any new software.

What would you all recommend I do? I have the HP Restore Plus and Operating System CDs that came with the computer. Should I try a reinstall or fresh install, or use the Recovery Console, or should I just take advantage of the warranty and send it back? (Don't really want to do that.) I know I could just leave it running all the time, but the power is bound to go off one of these days, with all the storms we've been having lately!

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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Hi everyone,

I'm hoping someone can help me work out how to solve this problem, as I have run out of ideas. Mind you, I am not an expert, so the answer is probably embarrasingly simple.

I am running XP through a router connected via an ethernet through homeplugs (ethernet over the mains). I use OpenDNS.

The connection has been fine using this setup for years, but recently I have been having connection problems where the connection will drop and then re-connect. As well as this I get regular (but not consistent) error messages in Firefox ("This document contains no data" and "Connection lost") as well as that my online backup tool is now reporting loss of connection during backup sessions.

As well as this when connection is working, it seems that the browser spends a long time "waiting for.." sites which never used to happen.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

Thanks,
goodlad.
 

A:Intermittent connection problems

First step would be to run a direct cable as a test, because some new appliance may have been added that is interrupting the HomePlug gear. I've had really poor luck with several brands of networking over powerlines, so I have very little faith in the technology.
 

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The Dell Inspiron desktop I bought earlier this year doesnt have a PS/2 connection, so I used an adapter in order to be able to plug my favorite keyboard into a USB port. Some days everything was fine, but other days certain keys didnt work: the right-arrow key might fail, or the A key, or the F key would produce the letter M. The company from which Id bought the adapter replaced it for me, but that didnt help, so I bought a different kind of adapter from another company. I also tried two other PS/2 keyboards. The unpredictable key failures continued, suggesting the problem wasnt with the hardware. I concluded that Id have to break down and just buy a USB keyboard. But to my surprise, the problems have persisted. Ive now tried two Logitech USB keyboards, and Id say at least half the time everything works fine. But some mornings when I start the system the Escape key or the 1 key doesnt work. Everything looks OK in Device Manager, and when I tried to reinstall the keyboard driver from my disk, Windows refused, saying my current driver was up to date. (Im running XP SP2.) Any thoughts?
 

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Hello, I've been having problems with Firefox for about a month now, and I hope someone can help me. I went to the Firefox forum over at Mozilla but no one really helped me.

I'm getting intermittent blank pages, or I get a connection reset screen. This happens on any kind of site, and it happens quite a few times a day. If I refresh the page then it comes up, but it's rather annoying.

This does not happen on Internet Explorer, only Firefox. I've tried some different suggestions that Mozilla offers, like disabling IPv6, disabling the "scan all files" option in Avast, etc. Nothing has solved the problem.

Here are some specs;

Windows XP

Firefox 2.0.0.14

Avast 4.8

Comodo Firewall 3.022.349
 

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I'm getting intermittent problems with a netgear router and USB wireless WG111 v2. Windows 7. Main problems are slow web page loading and intermittent Cannot find Server errors.

There is a strong signal, and Xirrus network analysis indicates no drop-outs or change in signal strength over a few hours worth of tracking. I limped through the various analysis tools which indicate

- Ping Test B* 23ms ping speed with 1ms jitter
- speed test mostly fails, but when it does work it's pretty slow for ADLS2

I can't see any obvious problems - have checked latest firmware on modem and router.

Any ideas?
 

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Hi. I just purchased a D-Link DIR-825 router to use in my home. We have two computers connected to the router--a Dell laptop running Windows XP and a Macbook running Mac OS X v 10.6. We also have a wireless printer.

I used the Dell to configure the router. It has no connectivity issues and is always able to locate and connect to the router. I am also always able to connect to the printer via the router--which tells me the printer has no problems connecting to the router either. However, the Mac often randomly disconnects from the router and cannot reconnect--either the network completely disappears from the list of available networks, or the password doesn't work, or the status box says it's connected but it's not.

I thought this was an issue related to the Mac, and since I don't know anything about Macs, I asked my husband to consult with the tech guys at his office, who are very familiar with these. They told him to make sure we were using WPA2 security, so we changed it, but that did not solve the problem.

Then last week, my father came to visit, bringing with him his Dell laptop running Windows 7. Lo and behold, he experienced the same issues connecting to the router that my husband does with his Mac! The connection would randomly be dropped, the computer would say it was connected but it wasn't, or the network would completely disappear from that computer.

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A:DIR-825 intermittent connection problems

BUT your
Dell laptop running Windows XPClick to expand...

is always connected with wireless fine - correct
it may not be the router .. But for the router it maybe worth resetting to factory condition - usually a button on the back - and then re setting up - or even looking for a firmware update
Details on how to reset and also update the firmware are here http://www.dlink.co.uk/cs/Satellite...erm=DIR-825&pagename=DLinkEurope-GB/DLWrapper

But lets have a look at the wireless environment
post an xirrus screen shot - see below
Then last week, my father came to visit, bringing with him his Dell laptop running Windows 7.Click to expand...

Is you Father still there - if so we can try some tests with his PC - i dont know Macs very well ,

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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter N... Read more

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One of my customer's laptops is experiencing intermittent BSODs. I have attached dump file information.

Measures I have taken so far are:

1. Updating video drivers.
2. Dropping virtual memory, rebooting, re-enabling virtual memory, rebooting.
3. Ran a virus scan with MSE.
4. Uninstalled all windows updates that were installed around or after when the trouble started.
5. Uninstalled all IE toolbars except Google toolbar.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Dump File : 102412-45006-01.dmp
Crash Time : 10/24/2012 10:04:39 AM
Bug Check String : KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x0000001e
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : 00000000`00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7ef90
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7601.17944 (win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7ef90
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\102412-45006-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 266,288
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My connection used to work fine but it's been terrible now for a couple of weeks. Sometimes it works (usually during the day) but sometimes it doesn't (more during the night). What happens is I suddenly lose connection to the internet, but sometimes things like skype and torrents continue to work. Other times anything doesn't work.

My ISP is the Finnish Elisa Oyj. My modem is D-Link DSL-2640R with the latest firmware on their site, version 1.11. There are three computers and a PS3 connected to it, all wired connections. No other networking hardware.

The problem is there on all the machines. Two computers are Win7 64bit and one is Vista 32bit. Sometimes when the connection breaks, I also lose LAN connection between the Win7 computers (maybe/probably the others too, but I don't use them so it's hard to tell).

Sometimes when I lose connection I get the little yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in the bottom right corner on top of the network icon, but not always. Today the exclamation mark was there, but when I noticed and tested, the connection seemed to work. However, a minute later I couldn't browse the web anymore, but again torrents stayed active.

What I do when this happens is open Network Connections and disable and re-enable the network adapter. Sometimes it helps, but usually I lose the connection again only a little later. Sometimes it doesn't help at all, and then I reboot the modem. That sometimes helps, but I usually ... Read more

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I recently upgraded the older components on my computer. I now have a 2.4 celeron cpu, 512 MB of DDR RAM, Nvidia FX 5600 Ultra video card, 400 watt power supply, and an older 20 GB Maxtor hard drive. I went with budget parts/ older model video card, but everything except the hard drive is new. I formatted the hard drive and installed the same programs I had on the older system.

My problem: When I reboot Windows XP, about every fourth time it will start up in 4 color mode with 800 x 600 screen resolution, rather than 1280 x 1024 with 32 colors. When I go to display properties it does not give me the option to increase color depth or screen resolution, as if it does not recognize the video card. When this happens I just restart again and Windows will start up with the proper display settings the next time. A strange part of this is that when it starts in 800 x 600 it rearranges my icons to fit the smaller screen, but when I restart and get my normal resolution the icons are back in their original places. One other problem I have is that if I leave my computer on unattended for 10 hours or so, the mouse arrow will be frozen in place when I go to use it. But the computer will still be running, providing an Internet connection to another computer. If I hit the windows key and move the mouse around I can see it highlighting shortcuts on the start menu. The cursor arrow is just locked in place. I have to restart to solve this. So I've been restarting quite a bit lately, which ... Read more

A:Intermittent display problems

I have had similar problems. For me, it has always been a video card or driver issue. Either the display controller was bad or incompatible with the board or the driver was the incorerect one or needed updating.

Be sure you have a video card and driver that is designed for your OS.
 

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Hello everyone for the past month i have been experiencing random bsods. When it first started it would blue screen only a handfull of times during the first 2 weeks. I would be able to use the pc for hours playing games or surfing the web with it only bluescreening once every 2-3 days. The next week afterwards it became much worse. It would bsod almost 5-6 times a day. During this time it would be very random ranging from 15 minutes to 3-4 hours of experiencing a bluescreen. My friend suggested that i just do a clean install of windows and hope that my problems would be fixed. So i did so about a couple of days ago. I was able to completely install windows with no problems or bluescreens. Since than i have had a quite a few bsods. If I rememeber correctly it was about 5 bluescreens the first day while i was updating windows and drivers after performing the clean install. After completing all of windows updates it still bluescreened about 5 times over the next few days. If anyone could help me i would appreciate it. This pc is on and being used through most of the day. Its the family computer.

Pc specs
windows 7 32 bit retail
Biostar A780L AMD Motherboard
Athlon II X4
Nvidia gt220
400w inland psu
pc is about 6 months old

A:intermittent bsod problems

Most of your crashes are memory management BSODs. There were also a couple unknown module BSODs which is usually caused by faulty hardware. I would like you to run some hardware tests and report back the results

1. Memtest86 - Run for 7-8 passes - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
2. Prime95 - Run all three tests (Small FFTs, Large FFTs, Blend) for 3-4 hours each or until fail - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html
BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7601.17592.x86fre.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
Debug session time: Fri Jun 24 14:02:44.809 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:45:19.854
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp.exe ( nt!KiSignalSynchronizationObject+1c )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xA_nt!KiSignalSynchronizationObject+1c
BiosReleaseDate = 04/12/2010
SystemManufacturer = BIOSTAR Group
SystemProductName = A780L
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Built by: 7601.17592.x86fre.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
Debug session time: Fri Jun 24 07:41:25.649 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 9:43:21.693
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x4E_9a
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x4E_9a_nt!MiBadRefCount+26
BiosReleaseDate = 04/12/2010
SystemManufacturer = BIOSTAR Group
SystemProductName = A780L
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7601.17592.x86fre.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
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Hi everybody :
For the past 6 months, I've been receiving a "Page Can't Be Displayed" error. Which usually lasts a minute or so. I live in Florida...specifically Fort Pierce. When I lived in West Palm Beach (Florida), I never received a "Page Can't Be Displayed" error. Even though I had the same computer setup down there. (I know it's the area in which I live). I live in West Palm Beach for 15 years....never had a problem with ATT service. Unfortunately, ATT won't tell the truth about these events. Unfortunately, to switch to another provider [namely....Comcast], I know the service would be far worse. I had Comcast service in the past. Unfortunately, until I get a subscription to Geek Squad, I don't have anyone who can run a remote scan on my System and check it (in depth).
garystan
 

A:Intermittent Internet Problems

Hi garystan,

Glad to see someone from my area (I'm originally from PSL)!

Let's see the following:

TSG Information Utility

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe).
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your computer will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire text here.
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IPConfig

Hold the Windows key and press R on your keyboard.
In the Run box that appears, type CMD and click on OK.
Type the following command:
IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.
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Ping Test

Lastly, let's see this:
Hold the Windows key and press R on your keyboard.
In the Run box that appears, type CMD and click on OK.
Type the following command: PING google.com
Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.
If necessary, use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access for all of the above.

 

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Hi,

I'm running XP Pro on a "clone" and its about 4 years old. Lately I started having boot up issues, where it would get to just before the memory test and freeze. It beeps once, everything turns on (fans, hard drives, lights etc.), the monitor displays the basic info (AMD Athlon 2600+) then stops. The bottom of the screen where it says hit DEL to go to Setup is cut off... it says hit DEL to go to Setup and hit ESC to skip "m". (rest of it usually is "to skip memory test").

It will do that intermittently - randomly - and most times it boots just fine. What I have done thus far is I backed everything up and wiped the HD clean (reformatted), reinstalled XP Pro and all of my home software. Next day it started happening again.

Next, I googled the issue, saw some tips on this forum and others with a variety of possible issues. I proceeded to run chkdsk and defrag. Chkdsk has some errors in the file system so I ran it again during bootup (/F option). Defrag said it was needed so I did that as well. Since then no issue but I'm interested in getting some input anyway since I suspect it is a hardware issue and thus may re-occur.

I haven't done anything physically with the computer in terms of removing devices etc. I didn't build the computer myself but I have swapped hard drives, installed new ram and that is about it. There were many similar but not quite the same google results on this so I was hesistant to follow any suggestion... Read more

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For about the past month or so, my W7 tower on DSL occasionally loses its connection to the internet so I right click the the icon in the notification area & click trouble shoot & it reconnects yet my iPhone & Ipad remain online no problem.
Why?
 

A:Intermittent DSL connection problems

Clearly the router is doing find and the activity on W7 IS THE ISSUE.
Examine carefully what was active when the connection was lost.
 

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Hello,

For the past 2 weeks I've been having a very frustrating issue with our home network. Our basic set up is the cable modem downstairs connected to a wireless router upstairs (Sitecom WL-143). We have two computers connected to it, one wired and one wireless. Theres also a PS3 connect by wire.

The problem is that at random intervals, the internet will cut out. On the wired PC a message flashes up saying "A network cable has become unplugged" and then disappears again after only a second or two. However after this message has popped up the internet will not work at all on any of the PCs until the router has been restarted. Sometimes it takes many restarts or simply leaving it for a few hours and restarting again before the internet will work, and sometimes it will cut out again after only a few minutes. However sometimes it will run for hours without trouble.

This problem only started occuring 2 weeks ago but since then its been a constant thing. Before that we've had the same set up for nearly a year with no trouble. THe only thing that has changed is that around a month ago we upgraded out package from 10Mb to 20Mb.

Having rang our ISP, they told us that everything is fine on their end and that our modem was set up correctly, so that suggests its something to do with the router set up?

I know you'll need a lot more technical info then what I posted but I didnt know where to start so just let me know what you need and ill post it asap.

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hello all,

Dell Inspiron 9300
Windows XP Media Center Edition

I am having problems with my computer. It is slow to open and close programs and most of the time having to use END TASK NOW feature to close the program. (Sometimes that doesn't even work).

Also, will popup "internet explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close." (should I have more than one window open it will close all open windows.)
Looked at Log below and it has a (file missing) by one of the files.

PLEEEEEEAAAAASSSEEE Help! THanks!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:49:07 PM, on 11/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
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I am ready to rip all my hair out. I have been fighting with my wireless router for weeks now and haven't found ANY threads in ANY forum that have helped. Please help me.

I have a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 Wireless g router with DD-WRT firmware (v23 SP2 (09/15/06) std). Laptop uses Intel ProSet Wireless card. I am using WEP 64 bit only because my old Xbox Wireless Adapter doesn't do WPA. My laptop has worked from Friday until Tuesday with full bars in all 3 stories of my home. However, now I cannot connect whatsoever. This usually lasts a few days and starts the cycle all over again. Sometimes even connecting for only 1-2 seconds. When I'm having problems my laptop cannot even see the signal but when it does finally see it, it shows full bars. When I try to connect, it says unable to connect. Keep in mind, my computer wired to the router via ethernet has no problems. I have tried using no encryption, broadcasting the SSID, setting ACK to 0, rebooting, resetting, and the list goes on. None of these "fixes" seem to work. I was thinking it could be interference, but then why would it be completely fine for days at a time and just decide to stop working? (My cordless phone is 5.8 GHz and I'm nowhere near a microwave). Anybody have any suggestions? I am completely worn out from trying things people have suggested in other forums and don't know what else to do.

If you need any other info to help diagnose the problem, please let me know.

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A:Intermittent Wireless problems

My opinion: the adapter is getting flaky. More flaky than mine.

I've experienced the same problem (with an Intel integrated adapter) with a 2 1/2 year old laptop, but luckily for only a few minutes at a time. Those times I've done nothing to the router, doubt that there was any wireless interference and did nothing but swear softly and try to connect several times.
 

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I'm not even sure where to start.

Well, Gabriel the ArchAngel runs XP professional SP3 and is comprised of a 2 month old CPU, Motherboard, PSU and primary HDD. The RAM, DVD-RW, 56k dial-up modem, secondary HHD, monitor, PS/2 mouse and tower are from KITT and are 16 months old. The PS/2 keyboard is 8 years old as I prefer the USA layout over ABNT-II. The 4 parts are new because even though KITT was only 14 month old I had the CPU, PSU, and motherboard fail. I think they had failed so young because of my house power (and I had not cleaned the computer during the 12 month warranty as you have to break the warranty seal to clean inside and a few days before it died I had cleaned it - it was filthy - and forgot the thermal paste). My original power stabilizer had had the grounding prong removed to fit in the wall socket (house is not grounded electrically). So when I bought the new parts I upgraded the stabilizer to a electronic line protector that is specifically made for houses that aren't grounded. I also upgraded the HDD to replace two IDE drives that were 8 and 5 years old and I had heard noises once in a while for a month which I though was one of them failing (but in hind sight may have been the CPU or PSU fan making noise). I DO leave the computer on all night to download via my slow 56k dial-up modem and rarely reboot. Usually that only happens when the power goes out (once a month or twice a week depending on the time of year).

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A:Multiple intermittent problems

First, invest in a good battery backup line conditioning uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Second, each power outage can damage any part of a computer. Some of this damage is immediate, some causes damage over time. The motherboard's bios gets confused or corrupted. hard drive data and the operating system becomes corrupted...

You may be in for another motherboard or power supply change in this case. You will continue to have these problems until you take action to protect the computer and to turn it off and unplug it when you are not using it, until you can get that UPS up and running
 

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I started having intermittent connection problems after I ran a registry cleaner "Reg Tool". Here's my HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:53:18 PM, on 10/3/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Location Finder\LocationFinder.exeC:&... Read more

A:Intermittent connection problems

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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hi all,

I built a pc for someone and they are experiencing sound problems, the problem I have it that it doesnt act up on me. So here are the symptoms. While listening to something the sound will start breaking up and then completely stop. After reboot it works fine. I just want a proper solution (not a dodgy uncle solution) to get this monkey off my back. What we are going to try is:

update the sound and directX drivers (a given)
should that not work I will try a pci or usb sound card

I was just wondering given these symptoms and this config, does anyone have a silver bullet solution? the setup is as follows
windows 7 x64
JW-A780LM-D2 motherboard
4gb of ram and an AMD x2
Realtek ALC662 intergraded sound card

thanks!

A:Intermittent sound problems x64

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aalaptop


hi all,

I built a pc for someone and they are experiencing sound problems, the problem I have it that it doesnt act up on me. So here are the symptoms. While listening to something the sound will start breaking up and then completely stop. After reboot it works fine. I just want a proper solution (not a dodgy uncle solution) to get this monkey off my back. What we are going to try is:

update the sound and directX drivers (a given)
should that not work I will try a pci or usb sound card

I was just wondering given these symptoms and this config, does anyone have a silver bullet solution? the setup is as follows
windows 7 x64
JW-A780LM-D2 motherboard
4gb of ram and an AMD x2
Realtek ALC662 intergraded sound card

thanks!


I have the same Realtek audio on my Gigabyte mainboard.

Latest Realtek audio driver is 2.49.

Here's a couple you may have missed.
Definitely update the motherboard BIOS to the latest.
Make sure the Network Adapter is updated to the latest drivers, if not from Microsoft, the manufacturer's website. (I'm using the latest realtek NW drivers from Microsoft).

If the machine has wireless... same deal, check on updated the drivers.

In the BIOS, disable all legacy ports not being used, (ie: serial & parallel)

A great tool is the DPC latency checker, simple install no "extra" files, no writing to the registry. Will help you pinpoint if it's a driver issue.

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I had some bad viruses that I thought I cleaned up using Anti-Malware. But now, I get intermittent page load issues in IE (or Chrome). The Windows Troubleshooter will either report there is no problem with my settings, there is a DNS error or an "unable to connect" error. A page refresh almost always works. Or, a page will load but some of the images will be empty until I do a refresh. I've restored TCP defaults and tried all kinds of Windows tools to fix my settings but fear my viruses affected something that broke my connectivity. The viruses removed my restore points so I have none prior to the infectino. BTW, I've tried both my NIC and a Wireless Card on my PC, no luck. My router is shared by 2 other PCs on my home network that are having no issues.Below is my HijackThis log, hopefully that will be helpful.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:36:30 AM, on 12/2/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office Communicator\communicator.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\shstat.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\DVD\DVDAgent.exeC... Read more

A:Intermittent TCP connection problems

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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I have an old computer of a friend with me. It's specifications are as follows :

CPU : Intel Celeron 2.53 GHz
Motherboard : Intel D845GVSR
RAM : PC3200 200 MHz
Video : Intel 82845G Graphics Controller
Audio : Realtek AC'97 Audio

The computer is having random boot problems. Sometimes, it would just boot up fine, but other times, it would not boot at all.. mostly not booting lately.

The CPU fan turns on, the motherboard light turns on, but the monitor just remains blank, does not come on. This would be the case even after resetting the PC, or closing it by holding the power button, and starting it again.

It might be a fluke, but sometimes it does work when I remove the monitor cable from behind the PC, and then connect it back, and then power off and put on the power again. Or, by turning off from mains, and then putting on again.

But lately, even that does not seem to work now. Most of the time, it does not boot... or if it does boot, it hangs on the desktop, randomly. Just on desktop, or if I open some folder.. just random.

I have taken out the whole motherboard... disassembled every part, and assembled again nicely, but the problem remains. It has been like that I since I bought it home to have a look at it.

I am really stumped with this one. What can the problem be?

To add to that, the motherboard and RAM are so crap, and so old. And this desktop was sold to my friend recently, can you believe that? This is how people take advantage of naive ones.. sucks!
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Have contacted Verizon and they say that there isn't a problem on their end, so it must be me. I am having problems with a S-L-O-W internet connection that is making me crazy. Can't play online games without pulling my hair out it is lagging so badly. It takes forever to download anything and browsing between pages is slow or else I get a "check your spelling or internet connection" crap page. I ran Hijackthis and this is what I got... any help??

Janis

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:04:37 PM, on 4/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIABA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
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Hi guys. I have a computer hooked directly to a Netgear Wireless 108mps router. The computer is hooked up directly, not wirelessly. Lately i have been having intermittent internet problems. I'll go online and sometimes, when i open up another website, it will say it was unable to open the website, ill hit refresh and then the website will open fine. It doesnt happen every time but id say ever 5 or 6 websites will come up with that error. I'll hit refresh and it may take a few times but then the website will open and the internet will work fine for a while, then the go down, then come back up. It's really odd. I've run all the diagnostic tests and it says my connecting is fine so i don't understand whats going on. I hope i explained this adequately. I'm running Vista 32bit. The computer is a 3gb Duo Core with 2G Ram. Im using the onboard LAN from the motherboard. Any ideas guys! Ive run out.

Dave
 

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Hi all,

I'm having a bit of a problem with the internet, but only on my Windows 7 PCs.

Every now and then, my web access will stop for a minute or so and pages won't load. I get the "Server Not Found" message in Firefox and if I open up IE, I get the equivalent message.

I'm sure it's not a hardware problem as it only statred happening on my PCs since I switched to Windows 7, but it doesn't happen on my wife's XP laptop. In fact, if the web access drops, I can go over to the laptop and the pages will load without a hitch.

Overall internet access to the PCs is fine: I can be downloading a rapidshare file in the background, and the web will stop working but the rapidshare download won't be affected.

I'm unsure as to whether it's the same as this problem, this problem or something else. Either way, I'd appreciate some advice on the best direction to go in.

Thanks!

Any ideas?

A:"Server Not Found" - intermittent drops in web access

  
Quote: Originally Posted by FunkyMunkey


Hi all,

I'm having a bit of a problem with the internet, but only on my Windows 7 PCs.

Every now and then, my web access will stop for a minute or so and pages won't load. I get the "Server Not Found" message in Firefox and if I open up IE, I get the equivalent message.

I'm sure it's not a hardware problem as it only statred happening on my PCs since I switched to Windows 7, but it doesn't happen on my wife's XP laptop. In fact, if the web access drops, I can go over to the laptop and the pages will load without a hitch.

Overall internet access to the PCs is fine: I can be downloading a rapidshare file in the background, and the web will stop working but the rapidshare download won't be affected.

I'm unsure as to whether it's the same as this problem, this problem or something else. Either way, I'd appreciate some advice on the best direction to go in.

Thanks!

Any ideas?



I dont suspect you are having a dns problem. More likely it is your "homegroup" IPv6 problem. Homegroup is supposed to be win 7 machines only. In mixed environments you should be using "workgroup" and its IPv4.

Pretty easier to change. just make a new network connection using workgroup and when it is up and running disable IPv6.

Ken

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