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Internet randomly stops working for a few seconds.

Q: Internet randomly stops working for a few seconds.

Hi. I'm not sure if this is the right forum cause i'm not sure what my problem is. I recently built a new computer and everything works fine except for the internet.

As the title says at random times my internet stops working for a second or two and comes back after another second it's not really a problem when I'm just browsing the internet but when I'm playing a game of Team Fortress 2 it's hard to get into it knowing that the freeze is coming.

I called my isp and they said it was the network card so i bought a new one and the problem is still there. I've tried changing my ethernet wire, opening ports, resetting the modem, changing network cards and tried all different drivers and nothing seems to help.

While running a ping test with cmdprompt it seems like i always get 2 general failures out of 60 attempts. Any other information that anyone needs I will provide.

I'm running vista ultimate 64. The network card i'm currently using is Rosewill RC-401-EX. If you need the rest of my system specs let me know.

Please Help.

Preferred Solution: Internet randomly stops working for a few seconds.

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.)

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ok so im running vista home premium (32) with 4gig ram.recently when im playing online games i notice lag randomly like everything stops moving for a second and then its all good. i did several speed test at http://www.speedtest.net/ and sometimes the the downloading speed will start to go down for 5 sec really fast and then stop and then come back. it just happens at random. my internet speed is fast and i think the problem is not slow down it just stops receivin and sending for a sec or 2 at random. i already download hijack this and did i scan should i posted even though i dint find anything wrong with it

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Hi there.

In the past few weeks, I've been noticing my computer running slower and slower. I thought this was because of a large amount of HD space used up, but it's not. There isn't a whole lot of applications running, if not any. No background processes that seem fishy.

Then this morning, the internet has stopped responding. It shows up as being connected, but when you use Firefox or Chrome, it only works for a few seconds and then a server error appears.

All the other computers in the house work, and so does all the devices, but not this one.

I've run a MBAM scan, a full and a quick scan, I've only found 3 infections but they've been removed, and it still isn't working.

I'm not sure if it's a virus that appears to cause the problem, or if it's the internet. I doubt it's the internet, because it was working just fine last night, albeit very slow loading times on websites.
My computer is a Windows XP Media Center edition, Service Pack 2, and uh, yes.

If there's anything else you would like me to add or give, just ask. This is getting annoying, you would understand.
Thank you.
EDIT: Ah yes, if I reset the router or reconnect, the internet on teh computer will still only work for a few seconds. So if I need to download anything, I would have to download it on this laptop and send it over to a flash drive, to be sent to the computer, correct?

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Can you post the logs from Malwarebytes?

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Hey my internet stops working for ~30 seconds multiple times a day. I am using Time Warner Cable with a Motorla SBG6580 modem and Asus RTN56U router and a wired connection. When it drops the internet access icon in the bottom right doesn't change (no yellow exclamation point) and sometimes when I run the troubleshoot internet connections it will come back with "the DNS server isn't responding. The other computers in my house don't seem to have the problem. My computer uses a wired connection and am running Windows 7. Any ideas? Thanks

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


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Alex-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : BC-5F-F4-10-75-D8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a01f:8646:f48d:31f3%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, June 28, 2012 4:21:15 PM
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A:Internet stops working for ~30 seconds multiple times a day

Fill out your system specs so we know what hardware you have. When did this start? Have you done anything to the operating system (add/remove hardware or drivers, etc)?

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So I've had this issue for a while where a few times a day ( probably like 20 times while I'm on the computer) my internet suddenly stops working for a little while. Im connected to my modem via a cable, and at first I thought the problem was with my computer, but I learned that this also happens to my brother, who is also connected to the modem. The weird thing is that it doesnt happen to both of us at the same time, so its like the internet is crashing. Is it safe to assume that the problem is with the modem? Would it get fixed if I replace it?

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I have a fresh install of Windows 7 on a (partly) new Desktop. Sometimes suddenly internet gets really slow and stops working.
All other devices in my house (ipad, labtop (XP), phones) have no problems at all. This should suggest it's a problem of my PC but:
Connecting to the WiFi of my neighboor solves the problem!
Must be a problem of my PC and rooter together....

Update's i did to trie and solve the problem:
Update firmware rooter (D-Link 655 mixed WiFi)
Update drivers Wireless PCI card
Update AVG antivirus

From a tread in this forum i tried a static IP but didn't work.

Any suggestions?

A:Internet stops working randomly

Welcome to the forums. Have a look here.


Just wanted to add, sometimes antivirus plays in this. Have you considered MSE?

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Ok guys ....i reinstalled my windows vista home preminum from scratch and i still have the problem where my internet stops working randomly.

I tried many things, most of the things people have said on numerous forums. My bro uses the exact same laptop. but his internet is fine.
I tried to follow the event viewrs and changed many settings but to no avail.

But the internet drosp r less frequent after i reinstalled windows probably because there r less programs to interfer.

First i used to think that suddenly the computer stops reading my network card but thats not true coz when my internet stops. the icons sometimes, somtimes says there r no available networks but i can still see my network adaptor in device manager (it is not veiwable unless i swithc it on)...this means that the adpator is connected but the internet is not working...Sometimes it just shows limited connectivity, so i log off my network and when i try to log in, it doesnt...i have to switch it off and on again.

This problem usually happens when e.g. msn messenger or my voip software get stuck. When they get stuck, it knocks out the internet, or maybe the internet knocks these out lol..not sure..plz plz help me

two things i havent tried: updating firmware of the router, but most people say it doesnt work, and the exact same laptop my bro has and its working fine on our network

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A:Internet stops working randomly

hi uch

when you said you reinstalled vista from scratch, did you mean that you formatted your HD and then installed the OS or did you just reinstall Vista without a format? Also, have you tried checking for viruses when you "tried most things"? Go through the 8-step virus removal tool here ... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html .... Does your brother use the computer you're using or is it the same type of computer but separate computers?


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Hey, I'm new here and I hope I could get some help on this..
I could be using the internet or not, but at random times the internet browser would just stop working altogether. (Page Load Error) I usually use Firefox, but when this happens IE and Google Chrome would stop working too. Other applications like MSN and mIRC would still be online though, and my connection would say I'm online. I'd have to restart my computer as resetting the network connection doesn't fix it, can someone help me try to stop this from happening? My operating system is Vista 32-bit.

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My internet connection is usually fine and all my roomates dont have any issues with it. However, for about the last month or two, about once a day, my computer stops connecting to the internet. I do not know why and I am pretty possitive it has something to do with computer setting on my laptop, not the internet conection becasue I have tried disconnecting and reconnecting the modem, but still no connection. Of course, when I restart my computer, the internet then works fine.

If anyone one knows how I can fix this, PLEASE let me know.


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Hello, I don't know when or why this started happening but it was recently. at least once or twice everyday my internet explorer, and all other programs that require online access in some way, stop connecting to the Internet. My connection is fine with all 5 bars, My netflix on my xbox live works absolutely fine, my Girlfriends PC can even connect to the internet perfectly, but during these 15-20 minute periods my PC's software simply wont connect. its like my pc will connect to the internet but the internet wont connect to my programs, even if i restart my laptop. It's very frustrating because i do online classes for devry and i can be right in the middle of posting then when i go to a new page the new page will not load and then ill have to wait and restart my session.

I have windows 7, internet explorer 9, and a Dell studio 1555 laptop, but i really dont think its the hardware.

any ideas??

A:Internet Explorer 9 randomly stops working

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I am on a wired connection on windows 7

So basically all of my computers Internet, except for Skype, will drop for about 5 minutes. Then it will come back and any where from 5 to 45 minutes later it will drop.. Sooo I have no idea what's wrong.

The little Internet connection symbol in the bottom right corner of my screen says the Internet is working but steam can't connect and neither can Opera or Internet Explorer.

I tried pinging to Google from CMD and every reply timed out and I got 100% packet loss, but I didn't think to save a .txt of it. Once it came back up I pinged again and got 4 MS response time and 0% packet loss..

I don't believe it's an ISP problem because there are other computers in this house and none of them have this problem. Also I don't think that Skype is the problem because it has happened when Skype wasn't open.
I don't have any viruses or infections as far as I know- I've ran multiple tools with all of them coming up with clean results.

The tools were:
Spybot Search and Destroy

My DNS was set to 'Obtain Automatically' so I tried changing my DNS to google ( / but the problem has remained the same as I've lost connection twice for multiple minutes in the past hour.

If there is a different section for these kinds of questions I am sorry as I couldn't seem to find a section for my problem.

But does anyone have any bright ideas?

A:All Internet other than Skype stops working randomly

HI contraplex, welcome to eightforums A few questions.
How old is your current install?
Is your installation current with all the windows updates?

Let me know and we'll go from there

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After a little time (approx 20 mins) my internet stops responding. I am still coonnected to the internet but pages will not show up. I also am unable to do a manual shutdown and a forced one is required.

I have a Dell 1525, with Intel Pentium Dual core CPU @ 1.73 Ghz, 2g of memory, 32 bit op sys.
I have 235 of 295 space available on my C drive.

My computer is regularly cleaned and has recently had a registry cleaner.

Here are my ipconfig which I saw on an earlier thread.

Please can you help.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-B7-F4-6B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 03 April 2009 22:38:52
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 04 April 2009 22:38:52
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ... Read more

A:Internet randomly stops working, but I'm still connected VISTA

If it were me, I would google how to reset the TCP\IP stack (simple command), then uninstall and reinstall the wireless drivers. I've heard of this before, related to people who were using P2P at the time. If you are indeed using P2P, check your Event Viewer > System for any 4226 errors.

Also, check the Application and System event logs for anything else that looks noteworthy.

What firewall are you running? Have you rebooted your router?

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I have a windows vista pc networked to a second pc. I have wirelessly networked internet to 2 laptops. I have an actiontec wireless modem by verizon. All of a sudden my host pc started randomly losing internet connection, but the wireless laptops still have a signal. It seems like the host sometimes can't "see" the modem.
Here are my settings while the internet is functioning.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ToyRoom
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain_not_set.invalid

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : USB Wireless 802.11 b/g Adaptor
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-71-05-E2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::719c:e760:5cd7:471d%9(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 151000644
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0E-D3-B0-DD-00-1E-8C-05-32-7A

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%2
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My computer recently started to stall for several seconds.  It doesn't matter if I'm in a game (even if its a low quality) game or on firefox.  When I'm looking up games on steam, it tends to do the same.  Not sure whats going on.  I'm running on windows 7 with 12 gb of ram, APU 3.0 ghz with readeon 6550h, PSU 750w.  My computer is just under 3 years old and never experienced this last week.  When I noticed it started to happen I would put my hand where the air blows out to see if its a heading issue.  It doesn't feel hot, maybe a little warm but thats it (something a little under having cold hands (not ice cold) and touching your tongue) and the PSU probably closer what I described but still under.  Whats going on?
Edit: Found out its a FPS issue, donno whats doing it
Edit 2:  I've notice something when I was playing starbound.  It starting to freeze up and some image appeared for a half a second.  Then starbound started to respond again.
Edit 3:  I posted a full scan of Anti-Malware.  It found nothing.  Not sure what else I can use with this situation.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Scan Date: 2/15/2015
Scan Time: 6:53:53 PM
Administrator: Yes
Malware Database: v2015.02.15.07
Rootkit Database: v2015.02.03.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled
OS: Windows 7 Serv... Read more

A:Computer randomly stops responding for several seconds.

Unable to edit but I scanned with Eset online scanner.  I found 7 threats I believe are PUP files located in systems folder.  The name of it is "systweaks"  (or something like that).  They are not going away.  I tried to remove them 2 times already and it still keeps popping up.

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I have a friend whose optical drive stops working after 20 seconds. She went out and bought a USB external optical drive and that stops working after 20 seconds as well! Any suggestions on what could be causing this? Vista OS BTW.

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When you say "stops working after 20 seconds", what exactly does that entail? Is there an error message displayed? What exactly does the computer do when the drive "stops working"?

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Hi, Recently I did a Windows reset on my T470s using the built-in recovery procedure. I installed all the updates, drivers, etc., using the Lenovo update tool and Windows Update. But after the reinstall, my web camera suddenly stopped working. Every time I start a desktop application or open a website that uses the camera, it works for 1-2 seconds, but after that, the image freezes, and the green light near the camera goes out. I can see the camera in the Device Manager (Cameras / Integrated Camera). It shows me that it has the latest driver available (Realtek 10.0.16299.20023). Camera Privacy Mode in Lenovo Vantage is turned off. The camera worked perfectly well from the factory before the Windows reset. Model: T470s, serial number: PC0MWQAQ, product number: 20HF003QUS. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Ok so, Heres the issue, I bought my HP ENVY x360 from Best Buy a few days ago, What ive been noticing is when i push any key on my keyboard, even numbers, or when im typing, the mouse will just freeze while im typing until about 3 seconds later, Something is delayed and im wondering if theres a feature that needs to be fixed, or if i need to take the computer back. Any tips and suggestions would be so helpful, thanks!  

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I have just upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10. everything seems to be fine till now apart from the touchpad.
The problem is that every time I press a button on the keyboard the touchpad stops working for about 4 seconds.
another things is that most buttons do that, but for example the ctrl, function, alt and windows keys don't cause this problem.

Any Idea what can cause this? and do you know any solutions please?? 
I tried updating the drivers for both keyboard and touchpad, but that didn't solve the problem.
It's very frustrating and I'm considering to goback to windows 7!

Many Thanks :)

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OS: Windows 7
Keyboard: TT Esports Meka mechanical keyboard: TT ESPORTS MEKA G1 KB-MEG005UK Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

Problem: It stops working about a 30 seconds after I plug it in.

Odd things:

1. It's still recognised by windows, it shows up in my devices window

2. It works with my sisters Imac without issue

3. When I put on capslocks on my ps/2 keyboard this keyboard lights up it's capslock button (though the button itself does not appear to work)

4. The USB ports in the keyboard work (plugged my wired controller in via them and played them.)

History: Back in january I rebuilt a substantial part of my pc, new motherboard, new cpu, new graphics card. But I prepped my windows 7 installation to be moved and while it was a bit of a hassle I moved everything across successfully, though it may not have been the right way, it took a lot of back and forth but eventually everything was working again. But this keyboard that had been working without issue with the previous motherboard has not worked with the current set up. I initially put it down to a busted keyboard and put it aside and used a cheap ps/2 keyboard in its place for work.

But in recent clean up I dug it back out and decided to test it with a different machine. Asked my sister to plug it into her mac and left it there for about 10-15 minutes, it worked without issue. Plugged it back into my pc and it stopped responding in less then a minute.

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A:TT Esports Meka mechanical keyboard stops working after 30 seconds

Hello and welcome connla mate first up I would be making sure the board drivers for the chipset and USB were up to scratch GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1150 - GA-H87-HD3 (rev. 1.x)

I was going to say then update the driver if there was one for that keyboard but I cannot find any reference to it having a diver. So did it come with any software because I find it rather odd it did not.

Now you might try it in each USB port you have if it works in any of them then it would be a matter of tracking down the offending port but do the drivers first if you have not done so already.

Another thing you could try is a male to male USB cable from the KB to the machine a bit of a botch job but it could point to the attached cable being faulty.

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Hi there,
This is really frustrating. Almost every time I try to download a document/video it stops after a few seconds and doesn't start again. I've tried with IE8, Safari, Firefox and Chrome. They're all the same.
I'm using Windows 7 64 bit and a Lynksys router.
My wife has XP on her laptop and it downloads without a problem on the same router.
We're wondering if this is an issue with 7 and Lynksys?
I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1545 with 4GB RAM.
It's been getting worse so I'd love it if anyone could shed some light on this.

A:[SOLVED] Internet stops downloading after a few seconds

Hi -

Two things to try, please -

1. Run IE8 at elevated admin level - RIGHT-click on IE8 icon, select "Run as Administrator"

2. Boot into SAFEMODE w/ Networking - tap F8 key during boot-up

Test Internet downloads under each.

Regards. . .



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Facing a different issue, I am not sure whether it is related to Virus, Network, or with winxp.

The problem is: Onof suddenly, internet browsing stops for few seconds or minutes and that to few systems in the LAN and the other systems working fine at that time. We are getting internet over MPLS link, at this same time (I mean when we found this issue on a particular system), WI found the below observations.


1. Unable to browse internet sites.

2. Unable to connect to the intranet sites or systems through MPLS, till the connections re-establish.

3. Able to ping google and also intranet sites or systems.
1. Executed winsockxp fix utility

2. Checked for Virus, we are using trend microscan.

Waiting for your suggestions.

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*** Doh, I think I posted this in the wrong place, could a mod please move it if it is in the wrong place?****

Hello Everyone.

First off I would like to say that I have been reading through this website to find answers to my problem, and it is refreshing to see people helping others. Thank you all for the effort and support you guys give.

ok now to the problem ;)
My laptop is a Enpower Model Number ENP 65604 running XP Pro

The trouble I am having started about 2 weeks ago. Before that (and maybe the reason) when I would shut down I would get the "program did not shut down" box to which the program in questions was grclass (i think). I looked it up on google and did not find anything. I know a little about computers so i ran a virus scan with AVG. To make sure i got everything I did the big full scan. it found something (not grclass) and fixed it.
The name of the file it found was F:\SLATKO\torta.exe (Virus identified Win 32/Cryptor)

Since around that time (the 2 weeks ago i mentioned above), my internet has been acting strange. I have trouble loading websites (usually have to click links twice) as well as the bottom line saying "waiting for xx website" and I notice on my Zone Alarm activity monitor that the internet will not respond from time to time for like 5 seconds, then come back on. It does not matter if I am connected wireless or wired (or both, like I tried in the office). It happens both at home and in the office. I ha... Read more

A:Internet works (a few minutes) then stops (a few seconds)

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 I 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.Follow the instructions... Read more

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So recently the sound on my desktop and my laptop has stopped working. For seemingly no reason. I really don't understand it.

I first noticed it with my desktop. The sound just randomly stopped working. But not...entirely. It's really strange and complicated what's been happening, so bare with me while I try to explain it as best I can.

First time sound stopped working on PC. Restarted computer, sound came back, no issues.

Second time I woke up to find VLC frozen. Sound wasn't working. I restarted VLC. No sound. Found out that there was no sound on the computer at all. When I'd try to increase the volume on VLC, it would only change within an interval of ten percent. So it was at 50 percent initially. Would not let me go below 50%, but not above 10%. Sound didn't work anyway. Restarted, sound returned VLC working fine.

Third time I was playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. Sound worked fine, using my headset (Turtle Beach). Went to speakers to lay down and watch some shows on VLC. No sound on speakers. Switched to Turtle Beach again, sound returned. Restarted VLC, now suddenly no sound on VLC OR speakers. Had to restart computer, no issues after restart.

First time sound stopped working, used the "disable audio and reenable audio driver," didn't solve anything. Restarted, sound came back. Sound stopped working again same day, restarted, sound came back.

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A:Sound on Laptop and Desktop Randomly Stops Working and Working

Update: I'm not at home to test my PC, but I think I discovered the issue. It seems to possibly be a glitch or something with flash player.

After watching an episode of Daily Show on Hulu, I went back to Tumblr and saw that a video didn't have sound, and then all sound on my computer was suddenly gone. I then tried something out, and shut down flashplayer. That temporarily brought sound back.

But it quickly went away.

Then I shut down Firefox and flash player entirely, and sound comes back even when Flash Player comes up.

What could cause this?

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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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I am running Vista 64 bit, with IE 8, have all the updates for all windows programs, use Norton Internet Security, witht the firewall disabled, and Comodo Firewall. I'm on a wired connection through RoadRunner, using their modem, a Motorola surfboard SB5120.
Here is the result of ipconfig/all:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DUFFY
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : tampabay.rr.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : QHH.LOCAL
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-84-1A-F8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : tampabay.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-BA-27-D2-DE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Internet disconnects randomly for a few seconds

Hello,This is related to your HiJack This topic posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/235882/internet-connection-keeps-going-down/ to which you should be receiving a response in another couple days or so.To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Once you have been declared clean by the HJT Team and if you are still experiencing issues with this, then send a Private Message to a moderator to reopen this topic.Orange Blossom

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Recently, I switched ISPs from Fios to Comcast and I've been having more consistent issues with my internet on a wired connection. On Fios, the internet was completely stable, but with Comcast the internet randomly drops for a few seconds at a time. It can be fine for hours, then go out 5 times in the next 10 minutes. Just to be clear, when I say the internet drops, all of the lights on the router remain lit indicating the connection is fine, but my computer loses the connection.

With that being said, I'm not sure if it's directly related to switching ISPs. A comcast tech has said that signal levels are fine and the wiring shouldn't be an issue either.

Also, I haven't been able to confirm this, but the issue might be isolated to the computer that is on a wired connection. I can't seem to recall having any issues on devices connected via Wifi. Basically, the connection might be perfectly fine, but something may have happened on my computer recently that has caused these issues. However, I've ran scans to check for viruses, but they have all came back clean.

Are there any troubleshooting steps I can take to narrow down the specific cause of this issue.

A:Internet randomly drops for a few seconds.

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I use a Turtle Beach EarForce PX3 (wireless headset) and a wireless Logitech keyboard. After using my computer for a while (few hrs.), my keyboard and headset both 'freeze up' for about 2 seconds every few minutes. My keyboard will act as if my finger is still on the button I was pressing (if I was pressing one) and my headset (both speakers and mic) stop working during these 2 seconds. I used to think it was just my headset until I recently started using a wireless keyboard. I also use a netgear wireless USB adapter. Another thing: my internet connection does not go out during this time as far as I am aware. Does anyone know how I can fix this? (I'm not that good at explaining things, please ask if you need a better explanation of something)

A:Wireless keyboard&headset both stop working randomly for 2 seconds

Quote: Originally Posted by Mrarroyo

I use a Turtle Beach EarForce PX3 (wireless headset) and a wireless Logitech keyboard. After using my computer for a while (few hrs.), my keyboard and headset both 'freeze up' for about 2 seconds every few minutes. My keyboard will act as if my finger is still on the button I was pressing (if I was pressing one) and my headset (both speakers and mic) stop working during these 2 seconds. I used to think it was just my headset until I recently started using a wireless keyboard. I also use a netgear wireless USB adapter. Another thing: my internet connection does not go out during this time as far as I am aware. Does anyone know how I can fix this? (I'm not that good at explaining things, please ask if you need a better explanation of something)

this sounds like a issue(s) I have also had before. And to me the part where you say its freezing up after about 2 minutes; sounds like it could be a "too much cpu usage issue". Which means there are too many things running in the background and not enough processor and or ram to power it properly. This could also be a windows driver(s) issue. I might try and reinstall the drivers for these devices and see if that doesnt help resolve it.

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I have a Precision M5510 running Windows 10 connected to a Dell TB16 with 240w adapter and dual P2415 monitors. I just added the dock and the second LCD and since then the monitors will randomly just stop working and display the message "no signal". When it happens I can typically power off the LCD and power it back on and it starts working again. Is this a known issue? Actually the message on the monitor says "going in to power saving mode" when it goes blank.

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Ive recently bought me this laptop 5 days ago. Everything works fine on it other then when im typing the keyboard stops working and its like the computer is freezing. So i can type a few letters and then I have to wait for a few seconds for the keyboard to start working again.WHATS WRONG WITH MY COMPUTER? Do I need to take it back to where I got it from?Or can I do something in my settings to stop it.  Tu (:

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I'm not real sure what brings it on but every once in a while the right click button will just completely stop working altogether while I'm browsing IE7. I'm using a Dell m1330 laptop with a Logitech VX Revolution USB mouse. Sometimes when it happens the right click stops working everywhere else like on the main desktop as well. Sometimes I can fix it by just closing out IE7. Sometimes I have to close out everything I have currently running. Sometimes I just have to reboot. Anyone else having troubles in Vista where your mouse buttons just stop working? Any fixes for the issue?

A:Right click stops working randomly in IE7

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So i have windows ultimate 32 bit, and i noticed this problem. My keyboard randomly, doesnt matter what im doing, stops working. All i hear is a beep and then the keyboard is frozen. Sometimes i can go into on-screen keyboard and press a few buttons and my keyboard will unfreeze, but sometimes i have to restart or put the computer to sleep so it unfreezes. It's highly annoying, because sometimes it freezes after a few key presses, but sometimes it works no-problem. I tried a different keyboard (mine is ps/2), i tried removing drivers and reinstalling them, but nothing seems to work. So anybody, help? Thanks.

A:Keyboard randomly stops working

Hello Jay and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry to hear you're having these issues.

I understand that you already tried a different keyboard on your computer, but did you also try using the problem keyboard on a different computer? Have you tried using a different USB port? I found this previous Forum thread that has some additional suggestions. (Even though it talks about a mouse and keyboard issue, the suggestions are still valid for any USB device.)

Mouse and keyboard randomly stop working

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Just made a new build about 3-4 weeks ago and randomly sound does not work on most sites like myspace, youtube, or any other sites that use sound/music. i believe everything else works fine like the games i play but just those kinds of sites will not work.

specs : Asus P5KC mobo
intel core 2duo 2.66 ghz
2bg ocz ram
320 gb hardrive
sony optical dvd cd drive
it has a onboard sound card
500 wat antec basiq power supply

and i have noticed when i try to play videos on youtube, the video starts with no sound of course, and then stops at the 2 second mark.

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Ok so i got my Computer back around Christmas time and about two weeks after that i noticed that after a certain amount of time the Copy and paste stops working.

Whenever i highlight something and left click nothing happens. Then tabs stop working. Whenever i try to open a new tab it blinks then closes.

On top of that whenever i try and do something it just doesn't work. Its like everything stops working. I cant open new windows because they appear as blank pages. I cant open "Control panel" or anything and most of all i cant restart because when i click the little arrow that brings up "Restart" on the task bar it doesn't bring up anything.

Basically what im saying is

-Cant copy or paste
-Cant open new tabs
-Cant open new windows
-Cant open Control Panel or My computer

So what i have to do is manually shut down the computer and then about 8hours or so later it happens again.

Also my computer is fully protected and Ive scanned my system with many virus scan programs like Mcafee and it doesn't pick UP ANYTHING.

Does anybody know whats wrong? This is just a really really weird problem. Its like i cant do anything at all when it happens......


Video card: ATI radeon 2600XT
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33ghz
Ram: 3gb

Can somebody please help me?

A:Vista Randomly stops working


Originally Posted by XileLord

Ok so i got my Computer back around Christmas time. . . whenever i try and do something it just doesn't work. Its like everything stops working. I cant open new windows because they appear as blank pages. I cant open "Control panel" or anything and most of all i cant restart because when i click the little arrow that brings up "Restart" on the task bar it doesn't bring up anything. ..."

Hi. . .

First off, you say "got my computer back.." - where was it? If repairs took place, please provide details.

Re: the other listed items of non-performance, have you tried to log onto another user acount to see if the symptoms are the same? Is the accont that you use an admin account?

regards. . .


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Not sure if this is the exact right forum for this but...I have a lenovo 90f1006fus that I got from best buy last year.  Tonight a new problem started, where the display sort of flickers--the colors stretch--and then it shuts off.  The monitor is still on, it's just like it is asleep.  I've tried using the monitor with my laptop and it works just fine.  Also the display may turn on and off a few times before this happens.  It's working now but last time this only lasted 30 minutes.  Hopefully the problem magically disappeared, haha, but in case it didn't I am making this post to see if this is a common problem, and how I can fix it. I'm worried it may be my surge protector because earlier when I bumped it, the display flickered, so I've got it plugged into the wall right now.

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Audio will be fine for a few minutes after booting but then will randomly cut off and not work at all? Even through headphones? It's been doing this for day's now can someone please help me?

A:Audio randomly stops working

I am having the same problem. Ever since Windows 10 update, headphone/earbud audio goes out after my computer wakes up after sleep mode. All drivers are up to date. Must restart computer to regain audio through headphone/earbud. Can anyone help me with a fix?

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I'm using Vista, 32-Bit. Audio is Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 211, Version 4.36
HP Pavilion dv6700

When I updated my Conexant audio to 4.36, I had to reboot my laptop. The audio was working for a while, after then it randomly stopped working. I had this problem 1 month ago or so. The audio was not muted, it was enabled and it said it had no problems. I don't really know whats happening.

Any suggestions?

A:Sound Randomly Stops Working

Roll back to the previous driver. Go to device manager,sound,conexant.Right click and go to properties. You will see the option there.

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I bought a brand new laptop from Dell.  The touchpad kept crashing (it won't respond to taps and sometimes stops scrolling, but the right and left click continue to work).  After several months of calling tech support, having the laptop serviced remotely, and sending it in twice for repairs, all without success, Dell sent me a new computer.  After only four days, the same thing is now happening with the new one.  Now Dell says that means the problem is on my end.
I haven't downloaded any new programs, everything is up-to-date, and when I check the touchpad settings, it shows everything as being enabled.  The touchpad stops working randomly, on different websites and in different programs.  I never had this problem on any previous Dell laptops.  I can't think what I might be doing to cause this issue.  Any help would be appreciated. 

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I have a Lenovo x130 with 3 USB ports on it. My USB mouse will work but inconsistently. I swapped with another and had the same issue after some time. Touchpad works fine. Also, all 3 ports will recognize my flash drive. Anyways I went into device manager and devices and printers and found no conflicts. Went ahead and checked for driver updates. Check bios to confirm USB ports were on. I would venture to say this May be a chipset/USB driver issue? Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:USB mouse randomly stops working

I had a similar problem....I use Firefox, and found that one of the add ons wasn't playing nice with the others....i disabled all of them and reintroduced them one at a time. The 'Logitech smooth scrolling" was the culprit in my case.
If this had not worked, I would have reset the browser.
This will at least eliminate the possibility.
Watch your 'hard drive light'....is there hard drive activity occurring when the mouse stops moving?   this would indicate some service/process working somewhere that is taking the focus away from your mouse.
Hope this helps.

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For the past few weeks, my mouse randomly stops working whether it be 5 minutes into turning on my computer or an hour or so. The only fix is to restart my computer and it'll start working again until it freezes. I thought it was a mouse problem so I tried replacing my mouse but it did the same thing. Next I tried deleting and reinstalling the drivers of the mouse and it still didn't work. I even tried to update the drivers but nothing seems to work. I feel somewhat at a loss and I feel like just getting a new computer altogether but money is an issue..Does anyone have any help or advice for this issue? Thank you.

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So I built my own computer. I have 4 usb ports in the rear, and 2 at the top. I plug the mouse and keyboard into the top, the printer, and the wireless usb adaptor into the rear.

Whatever is plugged into the rear will sometimes stop working. I had the mouse plugged in there, and twice last night, it totally lost its signal. At first I thought it was maybe a bad mouse, but it did it in two different rear ports, and the wireless usb adaptor also lost it's signal this morning.

What can cause something like this, and short of having to return the board and get a new one, what would I do?

A:Whatever I have connected to usb randomly stops working

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Hi thelastbonbona,

It may not be an issue with the keyboard at all. You may try using a good-known keyboard with the system, if available; will help you to isolate the keyboard as the possible root cause. Alternatively, you may use this keyboard with another system to see if the issue duplicates.

If no extra computer/keyboard is available, you may check the 'keyboard/system' performance in 'Safe mode'. It is a diagnostic mode and may help us isolate if a 'program' is causing interference.

Do reply with the findings; will take it forward from there.

A:Keyboard randomly stops working.

Which model of the keyboard is it ? have you downloaded and installed their driver for it ?

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My acer (aspier v5 171 Series) (windows 8) has been working smoothly for 1 year now, but since couple of days the sound would go off if something is not being played for sometime. then I need to restart to get it back...initially I though it happens after I lock the laptop but today it went off even without locking.

all the sound icons like speaker icon, volume bar is functional but with no sound.

any pointers?

A:Sound stops working randomly

There is a Windows 8 forum. Since this is an issue with a Windows 8 system may be better to post there.
Windows 8 Forums

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I have a 1/2-Tb drive using a USB 3.0 connection to my computer. Over the last three or four months, the connection will stop working in more-or-less random times. I can turn off the power to the drive, wait for about a minute, turn power back on and restart the computer, and that will get the connection back. I'm worried about this "fix" not working one of these times and me losing the use of the drive. Anyone have a clue on how to fix?

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Hi, I'm running sygate office network 4.5 and I'm using it on a network of 4 computers [1 server, 3 clients]. Sometimes, the interent just randomly stops working for the client computers. Once I restart the sygate service, the interent works again. Any idea what may be causing this?

A:Sygate Randomly Stops working


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Hi, On my Travelmate B115 (that I've barely used at all), the touchpad randomly stops working. If I deactivate it and activate it (Fn+F7 twice) it starts working again, but I have to do that once every two minutes, and it's really annoying. Sometimes it also is very slow or imprecise in its movements, and it seems sometimes that it clicks without my wanting it to (it could be that I'm grazing the pad without noticing sometimes, but I'm really writing "in the air" with only my fingers touching the computer's keys now to avoid it, and it still happens).I am extremely frustrated since this laptop is brand new. Can anyone help me?Elisabeth

A:Touchpad randomly stops working

Exactly the same problem. Just emailed Acer and told me to reset the laptop. I did it and the same problem. Now, directly they don't answer my email.

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the camera light will will turn off and back on and the image on skype would freeze. so i turn the video off and when i try and turn it back on it would say cant start video try closing other programs that may be using your video. but nothing is open. BTW, its a built in webcam

A:Webcam randomly stops working


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