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Internet suddenly stops working, problem with default gateway.

Q: Internet suddenly stops working, problem with default gateway.

For the past few weeks I've been having this problem, the internet works fine and suddenly stops opening pages and disconnects me from any game I'm playing but it still says that it's connected.

This happens maybe 10 times a day and when it does happen, I run the 'Diagnose' on LAN adapter and it always finds the problem in default gateway ''Default Gateway Not Available'' and it says 'Fixed' but it happens again all the time.

I tried setting up static IP address, updating network drivers, running the program called '6to4remover' and some other things that I found on this site and none of them helped, the problem still persists.

I also called my ISP and they said that everything is alright at their end and that the connection is working as intended.

Here's the ipconfig/all if it helps.

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


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : H-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : h1telekom.hr

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : h1telekom.hr
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-AF-21-BB-FE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 16. listopada 2013. 22:30:52
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 17. listopada 2013. 22:30:52
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : h1telekom.hr
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Ba
se-T Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-8C-BA-93-A0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 17. listopada 2013. 5:36:31
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 18. listopada 2013. 5:36:31
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled


Preferred Solution: Internet suddenly stops working, problem with default gateway.

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: Internet suddenly stops working, problem with default gateway.

It appears that you are connected to your local network using a wired and a wireless connection.

Maybe you should disable the wireless connection and see how things work for you.

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Windows Vista

I start the computer and everything works fine. After a few hours my internet connection disappears. The computer says that it is still connected but can't communicate with other sites. Once I restart the computer, it is back in working condition, and loses connection again eventually.

A:Internet suddenly stops working

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I was just surfing the web and suddenly my internet stopped working. I was downloading something from megaupload but i don't think that's the problem because i've been downloading from megaupload for the past few days..

I tried restarting my router twice but nothing has happened. I am now using another laptop in the house which uses an internal wireless card to connect to the router and everything is fine. My laptop that has no internet now uses a netgear wireless adapter to connect to the router, but i dont think my adapter is the problem either.

I checked my event viewer and under application there is a warning event ID 1517 NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM something about an application was still using the registry during log off. i researched this and some people recommended downloading UPH cleaner..i downloaded it and ran it, but my internet still does not work. Although, after i ran it, under application, it said

"The following handles in user profile hive .... ......... have been remapped because they were preventing the profile from unloading successfully:

svchost.exe (1024)

I've had no problems shutting down and logging on..i dont know what's going on! please help!

A:Internet Suddenly Stops Working

Hi xstarsunx, Welcome to BC.That site, megaupload, isn't that kind of like a P2P site? I don't really know, I gave it a look and it seems that anyone can upload and download just about anything there.You may well have polluted your system there. I would suggest that you do the 'copy' thing to this post then dash over here --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ Don't post any kind of logs there unless one of the HJT Team members or a Moderator asks you for something. There's a good chance that you've infected your PC by using that site.Good Luck.Wendy

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As the title says, my wireless internet access has very suddenly stopped working. The last time I used it, sometime last night maybe 10 hours ago it was working fine. This morning I wake up and it simply won't work. The only thing I did was turn my computer off before going to bed and it had been off until this morning when I turned it on and it wouldn't work. The thing that confuses me the most about this is from the moment it was working to the moment it wasn't working, I'm 99% sure it was completely powered down that whole time.

I've restarted and rebooted every piece of hardware multiple times already. From what I can tell, the problem appears to be with my computer only, since no one else or any other computer in my house appears to be affected.

Inspiron 1525 running Windows 7 64 bit

Some other facts:

I can connect to the internet perfectly if I plug in with an ethernet cable.
I can connect to my router and access its firmware, and can see my computer as connected to the router.
Other laptops have no problem connecting wirelessly to the internet on the same wireless network.

Wireless adapter: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-card
Wireless adapter driver version:
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-2B-34-AA-EA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Wireless Internet access suddenly stops working

Do you have a LAN connection icon in the taskbar notifications? Right click on it and troubleshoot it. Windows 7 might be able to repair the connection. If you don't have an icon in the taskbar, go to the Control Panel.

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I've browsed through other threads, but only lightly, so sorry if I've missed a solution to this problem in one of them.

The back round story is my DSL/internet was working fine for the past few days, then suddenly today it ceased all connectivity. This seems to happen each time I reinstall an OS for who knows why. I searched around the net, trying to find my routers IP address to set it up, as I remember this working in the past. (My mother calls tech support, not me, I only overheard it, otherwise it would've solidified in my memory.)

I tried typing in the two IPs shown, but to no avail, so I'm assuming the default gateway is the one I need to access my router. In other threads, the posters are generally asked to run cmd > ipconfig /all, so I took the liberty of doing so now.

Oh. And I'm posting from a laptop, the PC internet doesn't work. The wireless works fine, which only verifies the internets connectivity. I'll try to not make any typing errors copying this.

Running on Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.YOUR-808FC8CE65>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

HOST NAME . . . . . . . . . . . : YOUR-808FC8CE65
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . :
Mode Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unkown
IP Routing Enabled . . . . . . .: No
WINS Proxy Enabled . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Net... Read more

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Wireless is working on one laptop but not the other.

Default gateway not showing when running command prompt, ipconfig /all

can you pls help

A:Wireless internet not working on one laptop - default gateway not showing

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Before continuing, this is a thread that I currently have going, if you want extra details on what's been going on. I'll try to explain it quickly here:

My laptop won't connect to wireless Internet. Doesn't matter where I am, so it's not a router problem.
I've tried many things (can be seen on the other thread), and still can't get wireless Internet connection.

Before I go any further, I'm not great with computers, so any instructions, please, eaassyyy!

Now the weird thing is, when I'm in Safe Mode with networking, Internet seems to be working fine!
As you can see in the title, my Ping test is showing something is wrong.

I have no idea what to do here. I've been going through forums, tried the following:

- Changing wireless channel
- TCP/IP stack repair options
- Calling Dell (what a joke that was...)
- ran an ipconfig /all (see on the other thread through my forum link)
- removed Mcafee (using Windows Essentials), and when I did that, Internet worked for 5-10mins then crashed again.
- checked the Mac filtering settings on my router settings

Also, my computer crashed the other day (got a blue screen, shut itself down). I posted the details in the thread.

Finally, my great friend the moderator Etaf asked me to post this to see if I have a problem that this forum could help me with ... I read the 1st post, here is the mentioned information (I couldn't do #3 because I run on 64-bit):

Hijiack This (when I ran i... Read more

A:Wireless Internet not working / Ping Test: No Response: Default Gateway, DHCP Server

I forgot to put the link to my thread on the other forum:


Results for the other test (also see attached for the 2nd file) :


DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Pierre at 22:18:43 on 2012-02-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.2.1033.18.6038.4227 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
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Running a Dell Latitude E6540 with Win 7. Wifi connection drops randomly. Trouble shooters no help, but ping test fails -says default gateway No responseHCP server. Usually, can reboot router and it works for awhile. This time nothing helps.

Have older version of same laptop sitting nearby, and they usually both drop wifi at same time. Not sure if it could be a Dell issue or not. Have also gotten message that there is an IP Address conflict but it gives no details. Any suggestions?

A:Internet connection keeps dropping - default gateway problem

sounds like a router issue

can we see an xirrus screen shot
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
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

enter you details
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx

Alternative links - Use the links below
Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but... Read more

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I'm on Windows XP Pro Before my mic was working perfectly fine, but suddenly it isn't. I tested it using the Sound Recorder on Windows and nothing is being picked up, but I tested it on my laptop and it works fine there.

I looked in device manager and under Other Devices there's a yellow question mark next to Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus. I have an XFI Sound Card so I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers, but that didn't help, so then I uninstalled the driver through the device manager, restarted and the driver reinstalled, but it's still the yellow question mark.

A:Mic suddenly stops working

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I have a problem for more than 5 months on my computer. It usually happens after a lot of hours of downloading or internet usage. The problem is that when it happens i can't connect to any site on the internet but the applications that connect to the internet work fine. To solve it i usually restart my computer and everything works fine. I am trying to find a solution for much time but i can't fix it. So far i tried: scanning my computer for viruses, closing unknown processes, changing the router. Nothing worked, so, does anyone have any idea?

A:Browsing suddenly stops working

Have you tried emptying your browser's cache every once in a while?

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So my audio suddenly stops while playing Rainbow Six Siege. This has happen before while playing siege and is fixed by restarting siege and Uplay and only effects the game and nothing else. This time, everything that involves audio just stops working. Everything has been fine up until now.

I've tried doing system restores, uninstalling and installing the newest driver of the Realtek HD Audio Driver from Asus' website, made sure that the drivers were alright via Device Manager, removed any external drives, and checked for loose cables. Nothing worked so I tried using different headphones, but that did not fix it. Both headphones work when tested through my phone. BIOS has HD Audio enabled. I tried plugging my headphones into the rear jack and I got sound but there was a lot of "static" or "robotic sound" coming through them and the quality was horrible thus driving me to the conclusion that something went wrong with the front panel audio or my headphones are not being detected.

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I'm using a computer built by a local tech guy with a monitor with built in speakers. Recently, the sound stops working in the middle of using the computer. When I reboot it, the sound works again. I read somewhere that flash content takes over the sound system and you have to reboot to get your sound back. Is there any truth to this? And what about Java, which I use for a chat room; can that do the same thing?

A:Sound suddenly stops working!!!

Hi GregCujo, and welcome to TSF.

Flash player is java based anyway so the answer is probably yes.

Try this fix and let us know if it solved your problem.

Update Java
Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.
First remove the older versions:Download JavaRa and unzip it to your desktop.
Double-click on JavaRa.exe to start the program.
Click on Remove Older Versions to remove the older versions of Java installed on your computer.
Click Yes when prompted. When JavaRa is done, a notice will appear that a logfile has been produced. Click OK.
A logfile will pop up. Please save it to a convenient location.
Now let's download and install the newest version:Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 7.
Click on Windows XP/Vista/2000/2003 Offline and save the downloaded file to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.
Reboot your computer.

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My HP computer running Windows 7 uses a USB HP mouse that suddenly stopped working. It lights up but won't work. It is a P/N: 5185-2415 REV.A

No error came up when it stopped working it just can't be moved.
I can't left/right click.
It won't install the device when plugged in.
I have tried restarting the computer.

My computer is a Hewlett-Packard Company model p6234f with a Pentium(r) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz 2.70GHz with 6 gb of ram using a 64 bit operating system.

A:USB HP Mouse suddenly stops working?

Try a different mouse. That one might have failed.

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One day before school, the keyboard was working, after I come back from school, boot up XP, and the keyboard doesn't work anymore. I noticed that the keyboard works on the BIOS, but once booting XP, stops working. I am running on Windows XP that I just installed on my slave drive to get this post though. My computer specs:
Intel Celeron 1.7GHz
512+256MB of RAM
60GB Master
10GB Slave
eMachines Keyboard (PS/2)
Compaq Optical USB Mouse

A:Keyboard suddenly stops working.

Hi DeltaStrikeZeta and welcome to TSF !

So the same keyboard works with another installation of XP on the same computer ?

Does another keyboard work better ? Does a usb keyboard work ?

Were there some updates pending to be installed when you turned the computer off ? Had you installed anything new during the last session ?

Try booting on the installation that doesn't work and repeatedly pressing the F8 key. Can you get to the advanced options menu ? If so try "last known good configuration" and see if it helps.

Does your XP pro install CD have SP2 integrated ?

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Hi guys,everyday when I open my laptop my USB mouse works for a few mins then suddenly stops workingCan anyone please tell me how to fix this?

A:Mouse suddenly stops working!!!!!

Hi there ... Does the Mouse work in a different port or another Computer ? Have you tried other Devices in your USB ports do they work .. Also what is the Model Number of your Laptop .. And what antivirus are you using ?

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I have an Acer Aspire One D250 with a synaptics touchpad bought on March 20th which hasn't given me any problems till 3 days ago.

Friday, when I turned the computer on, the touchpad wasn't working. I tried Fn+F7 and nothing. The usual synaptics animated icon wasn't beside the clock. I went to the control panel>mouse>device settings and no device was listed there, while all the options were greyed out. I went to system>device manager and no "Mouse and other pointing devices" was listed. I went to Acer.pt (I'm from portugal) and downloaded the driver and installed it. The instalation went without problems and when I restarted the computer, the touchpad was still not working and nothing was listed on the device manager.

I called the Acer support line and the told me to restore the OS. I spent friday doing backups and I reinstalled Windows XP from Acer eRecovery Management. After all that, the touchpad wasn't working still.

Saturday was spent going to the store where I bought the netbook and trying to find a solution. Just as when I was going to give the netbook to warranty, a guy turned the computer on and the touchpad was magically working again.

I went home, all happy and warm and fuzzy inside.

Today, when I was copying my backups to the netbook again, I hit "cancel", and the icon next to the clock disappered and the touchpad stoped working again. Went to check, and nothing was listed on the device manager or on contro... Read more

A:Touchpad suddenly stops working

If the Acer Factory Restore failed to fix it and it intermittently comes and goes its likely a hardware issue. I'd be contacting Acer again and sending the unit in for warranty service.

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I have a laptop running XP home edition and all of the sudden my sound died . I didnt install anything , no updates , nothing . I just shut down my computer and turned it back on one day to find the sound is completely gone . Ive been trying for hours and I cant put my finger on what could possibly be wrong .

If I try connect speakers to the laptop then the speakers make a very loud and obnoxious buzzing sound . My sound card is Realtek AC97 audio . If I go into my hardware properties then it claims that everything is working fine , which is obviously false . Please help

A:sound suddenly stops working .

Do you have the sound drivers, or can you download them from the manufacturer's website? If so, I'd uninstall the sound drivers completely, then re-install them to see if it clears it up.

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two hours ago internet was working on my laptop via lan and suddenly it stopped working,it is working with dial-up connection but not lan,when i ran network diagnostic,it says the default gateway is not available,what to do? p.s. i am a mechanical engineering student so dont expect me to know a lot about complex things about laptops,please help
after two hour or so the problem came back and now on installing the driver it says this update can only be installed on windows 7...but i have WINDOWS 7!!
below is the screenshot please help!!

A:LAN not working-the default gateway is not available

just got the problem resolved by re-installing the driver

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Win2000. Built on sound card. Works for a time then stops. Have to reboot to enable again. Any idea?

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Since yesterday, my monitor and audio suddenly stops receiving signals from my computer randomly.
I was forced to reboot my computer after waiting for 20 minutes. After I reboot, it works fine for a while, then my computer monitor and audio stops working again, and I tried a few more times with plug tweaks and other minor changes, but monitor and audio still stops working at random times.
Please help, I use this computer for work. Thanks in advance.

A:Monitor and audio suddenly stops working

Does the computer do this when you are using it or when it's just sitting idle?

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All of a sudden many of my programs either won't launch or stops working right after launch.
I have googled for a long time on this matter, but I'm no wiser.
I have no "reset" point that can fix this, and I have tried "sfc /scannow" (without having a clue what it does). After the sfc /scannow, the command prompt message said I had some corrupt files, and not all of them could be fixed automatically.

Does anyone know what can cause several programs to stop working all of a sudden, and what can possibly fix it?
(Without re-installing Win 8 of course)



A:Several programs suddenly won't launch or stops working

In the elevated command prompt type
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Then run the sfc /scannow again and reboot when finished

The sfc command repairs corrupt system files and the dism command repairs windows components.

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A few days ago file sharing (local: Windows 8.1, remote: Windows XP) suddenly stopped working. There is no error information.
Disabling antivirus program makes no difference. 8.1 does not have group policies. My IPv4 properties have file sharing enabled. I have also tried to disable sharing on the C drive and enable it again on the remote (Windows XP) computer.
Both computers are on the same home network and have different names and IP addresses.
Similar to bug https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/66479445-9834-485a-a6db-fa082242dfb3/file-and-printer-sharing-to-enable-does-not-work-anymore?forum=win10itpronetworking, which received no useful answer. The questioner GAVE UP.

Does Microsoft know how to use its own products? Why do its answers usually not work? Seriously.

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Hello all,

This is my first post here so with any luck, somebody will have to help me. Here's the problem. I start up Windows XP, I open "My Computer" and three devices are listed under the Devices with Removable Storage category: Floppy Drive, CD Drive, and DVD drive. So, I open up the drive and put a DVD in it. Close and then nothing happens (just two days ago, the same disc would autoplay and Windows would ask me what program I would like to use to play the content). The Busy light on the drive stays on and eventually, the drive disappears from those listed in "My Computer."

I reset, go into Windows XP (oh, the drive is detected and correctly identified by the BIOS) and open up "My Computer" again. However, this time I also open up Device Manager and go to my DVD drive (which is a BTC BDV316B). The device status is described as: "This device is working properly." I open it up put a disc in and close. And then suddenly, the device status changes to a Code 45 error (This device is not connected). I power down, note the data or power cable are already securely attached, give them an extra little push and restart. Go into Windows, same story.

In Event Viewer, I got these error message:
Event ID: 9
Source: atapi
Description: The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort1, did not respond within the timeout period.

Event ID: 12
Source: PlugPlayManager
The device 'BDV316B' (IDE\CdRomBDV316B________________________________... Read more

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I am watching a youtube video and the volume would stop working.. So, I would have to refresh the youtube video and get back to the part I left off, and it's very annoying and i'm wasting my monthly usage.

Also, I would on iTunes and same problem.. after 1-2 minutes of audio, it would suddenly stop working.

When I am playing a video from Windows media player, i would get an error message that says "An audio device was disconnected or reconfigured. Verify that the audio device is connected, and then try to play the item again".

I tried restarting my computer and it didn't help, my speakers/audio have been working fine for the past year until a couple days ago :S

A:My sound on computer suddenly stops working, please help

What is the audio chipset status in Device Manager when the problem occurs? If the audio chipset if greyed out or not listed, there is a hardware fault.

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I currently have a HP pavilion tx2520ae laptop and now and again whilst im am working on it i suddenly get the message 'synaptics touchpad has stopped working with two options saying : close and check for a problem online and close', after this message appears the touchpad still works, however the scroll bar for the laptop does not, this is an inconvenience as i do alot of my school portfolios on my laptop, some of which are nearly 100 pages long and i am constantly editing it, so i need the scroll bar to save me time and effort.

When i restart the laptop however this problem is corrected, but after a while it appears again and constantly restarting the laptop every 10 minutes is just too much effort to waste on fixing a simple scroll bar.

When the message appeared, I had tried to go onto the mouse options on the control pannel and i got an error message saying 'unable to connect to the synaptics pointing device driver. if you have installed another PS/2 pointing driver please unistall the synaptics driver by clicking on the yes button. you then need to reinstall your pointing divce driver for your external device again.
Do you want to unistall the synaptics driver now?'

I have not installed any PS/2 pointing drivers but I decided to try and reinstall it again just to be sure but when I reinstalled it i had to restart my computer and when i came back on it was working fine... for a while. The message appeared again and reinstalling it was just a comp... Read more

A:synaptics touchpad suddenly stops working

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Hi, guys, I'm the newbie from the Philippines. I'm really worried about my USB Flash Drive. I've had it for 5 months now, and I use it on a lot of computers, whether they're Windows 2000/XP, and it always worked well.

Just 2 hours ago, I plugged it into one computer and it worked well. But a few minutes afterwards, when I plugged it into another computer, it wouldn't light up. I plugged it into other computers, including mine, afterwards, and none of the computers read it.

My roommate's USB Flash Drive, however, worked in the computers I plugged my flash drive in.

Does this indicate that I'd have to buy another USB Flash Drive? Is this the work of a virus or just plain stupidity in my part?

Please help me.

A:USB Flash Drive suddenly stops working

if its any help

By the way, if its any help, my USB Flash Drive is 128 MB, Canon, Transcend, 2.0

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ok, i'll make this short, my friend accidently unplugged my external Western Digital 1TB HDD drive from my laptop while I was using it, as well as knocking out the power cord simultaneously. i dont recall actually using anything on the drive or transferring files to/from at the time this happened. But in any case, i plugged it back in and it just wouldnt let me read from it anymore in Computer. The drive's icon was still there but wouldnt let me open it in either Explorer, Total Commander, or Directory Opus. Explorer froze up several times and i had to kill the process. and a few other apps i started attempted to access something on the drive and froze when they couldnt do so. I then removed the drive when Safe Eject failed to work. after plugging it back in the drive's icon disapeared from Explorer entirely. I also noticed that the driver for the drive disappeared from Device Manager, whereas it was there before.

I have tried plugging it into several other PCs, with varying results. In any case I can sometimes view the folders/files in this situation, and can sometimes open them. But at other times i cant. and even when i can the drive takes an unusually long time to respond.

I have also tried booting into a Live Linux distribution from USB key and then plugging in the drive, and then attempting to copy them over to another external HDD that i also have plugged in. But the drive access is extremely slow and it often freezes up in the middle of trying to copy. This is unusu... Read more

A:External HDD Suddenly Stops Working (Well, Sort Of)...................

Did the drive itself suffer any physical shock during the accident? Did it fall off the table?

Obviously it might be failing, but I could imagine that there was somehow physical damage to the USB cable or socket on the drive's enclosure, possibly even the AC adapter (unlikely if the drive is spinning and getting power just fine).

I'm not sure what to suggest that you haven't tried already, but perhaps a run with TestDisk will shed more light on things: Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide

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My pc specs:
IBuyPower computer custom built
Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Amd fx 6core processor
Graphics Amd Radeon Hd 6670 xlr8 edition
8gb ram / 1tb hdd
AsRock motherboard
Antivirus Panda cloud and Avast antivirus.
My usual browser is google chrome but lately (exactly a week ago) the Internet stopped working after a while.
The Internet service stops working as if someone just unpluged my ethernet cable.
And minutes or seconds after that, my windows explorer stops working, taskbar and the entire system stops working.
I can still change windows with the keyboard shortcut but nothing else from there.
The ohly way my Internet and pc works fine is by safe mode with networking.

I already tried to search for viruses or malware by cmd with the "-r -h -s" and the "/scannow" methods but nothing.
Already searched for viruses with boith of my antiviruses (panda and avast).
I have no saved point to reboot my system to a past saved poiht (the last saved point is the same day that my pc stopped working).

Long ago I disconnected the side panel from the pc box which includes a fan and lately my pc temp have raised up to 50 when before it was around the 30's or 40's.
The days this problem started I wasn't home and a blackout happened while my pc was still on.

A:Internet stops working, THEN windows explore stops working

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Every time I start up my computer (Asus laptop, Windows 7) the internet works perfectly for quite a while (hours), But eventually my browser stops working, I can still ping various web site, use teamspeak, ect. But no browser works (104 error). Restarting fixes it, buy that's a temporary solution and a hassle

I've been reading threads for hours and I've found tons of similar stuff, but nothings worked so far. I tried some of the trouble shooting options, none of them worked but they did tell me my dns server wasn't responding

Every other laptop and phone on the network continues to work fine

Things I've tried:
Dns flush
Power management settings for the adapters in device manager
Setting opendns as preferred in Ipv4 properties
All the trouble shooting options
Ip release/ renew (didn't work, said media d/c'ed)
Rollback/ update network adapter drivers

And some other stuff that I'm forgetting (this has been happening for months)

A:Internet stops working, Can ping, Can't browse, Can't renew ip, dns problem.

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When sniffing around my system in "Credential Manager", I found an unknown set of credentials known as "virtualapp/didlogical" which after a vague research, I deleted. CHECK THIS OUT...

Attachment 62236

After I deleted it, I finished my work and shut down my machine. A few hours later I went to login to my laptop using the same login credentials i've used since system setup....I COULDN'T LOGIN!!

After a tiny shart, I had the wherewithall to google "lost Win 8 passward" and found https://account.live.com/password/reset to reset my password. During login I was able to click on the wifi icon (bottom left) and connect to the internet and presumably my computer updated my new password via Microsoft's Server, and I logged in with the new password.

This. Is. Baffling.

And whats weirder...Once I fired up my computer and went to Credentials Manager again, the mysterious "virtualapp/didlogical" was back.

1. Why is my personal login connected to this weird "domain-like" service? My PW should be stored on my local machine NOT a Microsoft Server. This isn't a corporate environment where my personal login password is supposed to somehow be corporate knowledge.

2. How did this mysterious credential get recreated without my consent!!



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I'm running windows vista, with the standard realtek HD audio.
I was playing music and all the sudden it just..stopped playing. Everything is connected securely, and my speakers work if i use the front jack, but the rear jack has stopped working. I need that rear jack, and I'm wondering if its something that can be fixed by a simple driver download, or if i need to buy a brand new audio card.

Driver version:

All the connections are secure

A:Rear audio jack suddenly stops working.

Bump - Anyone have a possible solution?

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I have searched the forums for this problem and I have found a few threads talking about no video being displayed from the PCIe and having to resort to onboard graphics.

My problem is almost identical except for one detail. When I have something plugged into my PCIe slot my comp won't boot and it just "ticks" at me. The "ticks" sound like memory check ticks you normaly hear at boot but they dont stop and it never tries to boot. Any ideas?

System equipment:

Windows Vista 32 bit
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3599+ 2.20 ghz
4 gig dual channel RAM
Geforce 8600 GT

A:PCIe Video card suddenly stops working

what about your power supply,the recommended power supply is a minimum requirement of 350w and 22 Amps.

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I'm new to this forum, and joined because I got a problem that really sucks;
I was watching a movie one night, then when I'm going to bed I hit the sleep button on both my computers.
The day after I go away from home for some days, then I got back today. I pressed the Enter button on both computers, they start up without any problems.

But when I login to the one I use most of the time, I notice that Firefox wont work, there is no error, actually, it starts but nothing happens, its just blank, it says "Done" in the bottom left corner, but it is nothing in the Firefox window.

And when I close FF I get a error;

"Firefox has stopped working
1.Check online for a solution and close the program
2.Close the program"

If I chose the 1st option I get this message "The exception enknown software exception (0xc0000005) occurred in the application at location 0x02ff8cf0.

Click on OK to terminate the program."

Then I tried IE (32x), same thing there, so I try IE 64x, it worked.
Also I tried to restart my switch, ping some webpages, release / renew IP.
There was no difference. I also tried System Restore, but I could only restore to about 15 minutes back in time, wich was when I turned on my comuter today. And it didnt help.
Then I tried to start some games to see if it worked, first Peggle Deluxe, that worked fine. Then WoW, that did not work fine at all. The first thing that is wrong is that when I start WoW the launcher says "Cann... Read more

A:All my 32x programs suddenly stops working, I have vista business 64x.

Have you checked if any updates that could've conflicted with this problem, were installed, prior to sleeping them?

Or, did you install any program that changes the registry, prior to sleeping them?

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Suddeen stop of machine. Same problem after restarting the system, even after the hard reboot. Works for 5min and suddenly gets stuck.

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- Brand; program; version and build. If Service Packs are installed, mention these too.I have an adaptec gamebridge 1410 with Intervideo Home Video
- If the program produces an error, either upload a screenshot of the error message (ALT+PrtScrn), or literally quote the error in your post at the forum (Preferred). No error messages at all, I will go into detail below


- Brand and model of the hardware the driver is supposed to work with.Adaptec Gamebridge 1410

Essentially, I use Adaptec Gamebridge and the program It came with (Intervideo home video) to play my video games on my computer as if it were a TV. I also capture the video game play with it. I bought this computer, a dell xps 720 with windows sp2, upgraded to service pack 3 today. The gamebridge came days after the computer and it worked perfectly without a hitch for 4 months. Then I went away for the summer to work, and I didn't touch the computer for almost 3 months. I come back and have some time, so i try to play some video games, however, the Intervideo's display screen doesn't work at all. I hear sounds as I try to play Gears of War on my xbox, and sounds also record, but it doesn't display any video. The screen is just black. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software and drivers, and even restored my computer to times when I knew it still worked, but always the same problem. It's like my computer is blocking all video input from devices! I am trying right n... Read more

A:Video Capture Card- suddenly stops working

And after uninstalling directx and the other programs again, it still does the exact same thing. What the heck could be going on???

And now I know why none of this worked. It's the xbox or the line connecting it to the computer. I trie dplaying the xbox on tv and I get the same darn problem. Sorry guys.

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You all know that this laptop is a gaming laptop right? So I was playing PES2017, but my keyboard seemed like it stopped working. And a player inside the game began to run to the direction which is an arrow key I pressed lastly. So I couldn't do anything, I turned my laptop off by pressing a power button and I turned it back on. And guess whatWoooooooow, it worked, but whenever I try to play games, after about 10 minutes my keyboard suddenlt stops working.OMG! Plz help me

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Hi. So, about 3 days ago, before I left on a small vacation, my computer was working fine as usual. After 3 days, my computer has completely stopped working. When I turned my computer on, I heard a loud fan noise, which was an unfamiliar sound, because my computer is very silent. My monitor was also not working for some reason. I opened the computer up and took a look at the video card. I noticed that the fan on the video card was running at an extremely high speed. So, I pulled it out and noticed that it was very hot. So, I tried using the video plugin on the motherboard for the time being, but it did not work. (This was also the first time I ever tried using the motherboard's video card, so I'm not sure if the motherboard problem or not). I also tried using my brother's monitor, but it did not work. So, I replaced the current video card with an older video card I had in storage. However, this video card also started running extremely fast. It had never made that sound before on my previous computer. What is wrong with my computer? The GPU was a MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB. My motherboard brand is an ASUS M5A88-V EVO AM3+.

A:Computer suddenly stops working(Video Card)

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You all know that this laptop is a gaming laptop right? So I was playing PES2017, but my keyboard seemed like it stopped working. And a player inside the game began to run to the direction which is an arrow key I pressed lastly. So I couldn't do anything, I turned my laptop off by pressing a power button and I turned it back on. And guess whatWoooooooow, it worked, but whenever I try to play games, after about 10 minutes my keyboard suddenlt stops working.OMG! Plz help me

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I have a HDX16 laptop running windows 7. The battery is a year and a few months old, and yesterday was giving me at least 50 min of battery life. However today, it wont hold a charge at all and my computer shuts down completely whenever the power supply is interrupted for a millisecond. I ask because this is the second time a battery has suddenly stopped working on me and I am wondering if there is a reason for this. I tried to check the battery condition by hitting esc + f2 when my computer starts up, but there is no battery check option. Any explanation or advice would be greatly appreciated Thanks for your time. 

A:Battery suddenly stops working - computer shuts off despite ...

Hey Aitchpk,  I'm sorry you're having a battery issue. I would suggest running a battery check using HP Support Assistant if you have it installed on your computer.  You could also try using this standalone Battery Check. Do you have any issues like this if you operate the computer without the battery and just have the power cord plugged in?

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I recently got a new computer (yesterday to be precise)
And i spent the evening installing all the usual stuff on it.
The internet worked fine for the entire evening and through the night.

But today when i come back from uni the ethernet cable plugged into the back suddenly is apparently not plugged it.

Before you suggest:
The cable definatly works
The router i am plugged into has no issues as 2 other computers are currently using it fine and it makes no difference if i swap ports.
The lights at the plug for the cable are not showing
The network card does not have a red cross or yellow ! next to it on device manager
I have tried to reinstall the drivers and tryed a rollback
It cannot access internet in safe mode with networking

So as you see i am rather confused as to how this works

P.S i'm running XP with spyhunter security. Not much else worth mentioning as like i said its a new pc

A:PC Suddenly stops detecting my internet

The lights at the plug for the cable are not showingClick to expand...

sounds like a hardware issue
The router i am plugged into has no issues as 2 other computers are currently using it fine and it makes no difference if i swap ports.Click to expand...

or there cables???

have you tried doing a system restore to yesterday ?

it maybe that the machine has a hardware fault, often if electronic components are going to fail they fail very early in the life of the product...
(or when old, bathtub curve for realiability)
so you may need to goback and swap for another unit

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I was forwarded from the network forums to here because they told me that I'm infected.

here's the link to my original post, and the problem in details>>
Internet stops suddenly

addition to this I remember that the problem started to appear after opening a website when my windows defender was disabled, and there wasn't any Anti-virus installed to the system.

here is DDS log.. and the rest is attached

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by TOSHIBA at 3:17:05 on 2011-09-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1907.1353 [GMT 3:00]
AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Outdated* {090F9C29-64CE-6C6F-379C-5901B49A85B7}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Outdated* {B26E7DCD-42F4-63E1-0D2C-6273CF1DCF0A}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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 netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
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A:Internet stops suddenly (Infected)


My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.

We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix

Please read all the information carefully! If using Windows XP you should ensure you install the Recovery Console.

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I need some help getting Word 2000 to load on my XP Pro computer. One day out of the blue, Word decided to stop working. The program loads, but a new blank page does not come up so you can start working on creating a new document. Task bar at top of screen shows Word loaded at Document 1 but the desktop and all its icons are what is showing on the screen.
I uninstalled Word re-installed the program again with a different COA and the result is the same. For some reason XP is just not letting Word bring up a blank page. Nor can you call up another Word document to make any changes.
Is there a way to determine why XP won't let Word open?
Please give me any help or suggestions I can try to solve this riddle?
Thank you so much.

A:Word 2000 suddenly stops working, won't load page

Hi there,
Please try using the "Detect and Repair" feature for Word 2000, if you have not done so already. These are instructions from Microsoft:


Repair Word (Office)
Word can detect and repair problems associated with Setup. This feature uses the Windows Installer to correct problems with missing files and to repair registry settings.
You can use the following methods to repair or reset Word files and values:
Method 1: Use the "Detect and Repair" feature
Method 2: Repair Word in Maintenance Mode Setup
Method 3: Reinstall Word (Office)

Method 1: Use the "Detect and Repair" or "Microsoft Office Diagnostics" feature
Note This method is the least aggressive mode of repair. If this method does not resolve the problem, you may still have to use one of the other methods.
To run the Detect and Repair feature in Word 2003 and in earlier versions of Word, click Detect and Repair on the Help menu in Word. The Detect and Repair feature fixes and repairs Word. All files, registry entries, and optional shortcuts for all Office programs are verified and repaired. If you run Detect and Repair from Word, all other Office programs are also checked. This feature performs only a checksum.
The Detect and Repair feature can also restore the Word program shortcuts on the Start menu. To restore the Word program shortcuts, click Help, click Detect and Repair, and then click to select the Restore my shortcuts while repairing check box.
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I need some help getting Word 2000 to load on my XP Pro computer. One day out of the blue, Word decided to stop working. The program loads, but a new blank page does not come up so you can start working on creating a new document. Task bar at top of screen shows Word loaded at Document 1 but the desktop and all its icons are what is showing on the screen.
I uninstalled Word re-installed the program again with a different COA and the result is the same. For some reason XP is just not letting Word bring up a blank page. Nor can you call up another Word document to make any changes.
Is there a way to determine why XP won't let Word open?
Please give me any help or suggestions I can try to solve this riddle?
Thank you so much.

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Hello everyone!

Not so long ago, my girlfriend had a power outage and after that, her net never returned.
I've been looking to find the cause of the problem, thinking it was only Comcast network that had died for a little moment.
The internet was lost yesterday around midnight. It gives no Wifi Signal, nor ethernet, so I am guessing it is not only a computer problem.

So I checked around the internet to find what could be the problem. Since I cannot be there physically to check it out myself, I had to monitor her. Suposely unplugging, waiting 30 seconds, and replugging the power into the modem did not do anything. The lights are on, and seem fine.
Plugging the modem straight into the computer also dosen,t work.

On the computer itself, there is no default gateway, and when she tries to type ipconfig /reset, it gives an error message: "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket."
So I was thinking maybe it could of been a Winsock error?

I'm rather confused of what to do right now to solve the problem.
Thank you very much for your consideration and future help!

A:No default gateway nor internet

Is the following summary of my interpretation correct?

She has Comcast internet service, a modem and router or a modem/router combo, and no more than one device (a computer) with ethernet or Wi-Fi capability.

When connecting an ethernet cable between modem (or modem/router?) and computer does the ethernet LED light on the modem? On the computer?

In Device Manager under Network Adapters does the ethernet appear as "OK"? Same question for the wireless.

It would probably speed trouble shooting considerably if another device could be used to check the router's ethernet and/or Wi-Fi or if the computer could be tested on another network.

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