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Excessive Intermittent/Random screen freezes and internet disconnects

Q: Excessive Intermittent/Random screen freezes and internet disconnects


OS: HP Pavillion Notebook PC tx1308nr upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
Model#: GS867UA#ABA except upgraded from Vista to 7
Product #: GS867UA
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58 1.90GHz
Memory: 2GB RAM
Hard Drive: 320 GB Internal Hard Drive
Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 Driver version 179.67
External Display: Samsung p2370 23" 1920x1080
External Hard Drive: 1TB ext Seagate Drive
Secondary OS: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64 bit from a USB drive


At seemingly random times - most often when I click on something (anywhere) - the screen will start to "freeze". Sometimes it starts by open windows not responding in any way, then progresses to the cursor freezing. This freezed state will last up to a few minutes, then suddenly unfreeze. Frozen windows will indicate "X not responding" on the title bar. This will sometimes occur many times in a row, for hours at a time, with only a few minutes of normal use between freezes (example, 2 minutes frozen, 2 minutes unfrozen, repeat for several hours).

When the screen and/or cursor are frozen, if I move the mouse and attempt to move windows or click a web link or do anything else, (as if the cursor was responding) all of these "unseen" actions will suddenly "catch up" and quickly occur (within a second) after it unfreezes. If I happen to be watching a video on Youtube, when it unfreezes the video has advanced as if it had not been frozen.

Usually, if the freeze was long enough the internet "disconnects" when the screen freezes as indicated by any program I was connected to live on the internet such as an online game. although I'm not sure what's happening there because the wifi signal indicator never changes and network and sharing center doesn't show any problem.

I recently had a hard drive failure, and when it was replaced I had Windows 7 installed instead of Vista, which I prefer. The problem became worse after this. Ubuntu seems to run with only a very occasional freeze (maybe every hour max).

I have noticed if using a web browser (Explorer or Chrome) that the status at the bottom of the window often says "Waiting for cache..." when the freeze occurs. Chrome will show a small error window "The following pages have become unresponsive...".

-Contacted NVIDIA Support, Result: - no change of problem
-Contacted HP Support, Result: - no change of problem
-Hardware Diagnostics:

Thinking this could be a memory problem, I have watched the performance tab of the task manager, but it shows no anomalies, and often memory is only 70% or so. I tried using a 16GB USB memory drive enabled with "ReadyBoost" but I don't this has changed anything. I have also completed multiple memory checks and hard drive disk checks and defrags without any effect.

The most bothersome thing is it seems to happen completely randomly, and often many times in a row for several hours, nothing affects it, and when I watch the performance tab on the Task Manager it doesn't indicate any changes during the freezes.

This has caused me a lot of hardship, any help would be appreciated. I realize this is an older computer but I need to make it last for financial reasons. I can provide whatever info you need.


Preferred Solution: Excessive Intermittent/Random screen freezes and internet disconnects

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: Excessive Intermittent/Random screen freezes and internet disconnects

Hello Metsturbo99,

Sorry to hear your computer is randomly freezing.

Have you checked to see if a nasty infection of malware is on your computer? This is most probably always the cause.

Malwarebytes - https://www.malwarebytes.org/
AdwCleaner - AdwCleaner Download

If Malwarebytes picks up anything, please export the log onto your desktop and upload it here.

Thank you,

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Hello I was wandering if any of you kind people may be able to shed some light onto a problem I have been having for a while now.
I am using windows XP and opening up new windows or tabs (especially ones with pictures or hig content eg facebook youtube) pushes the cpu usage extremely high. Randomly but guaranteed the pc will freeze up as if it is thinking then one of 2 things occurs 1. It will freeze meaning I have to manually switch the pc off. 2. The net will disconnect at which point I can reconnect it and carry on. I have tried COMBO FIX, and a few malware programmes to see if they found anything, I have tried rolling the pc back a few months to when it didnt happen - no luck. Ive de fragged, disk checked whiped old programmes etc. I dont think its the memory I currently have 992 MB of ram and dont run much on the pc. Its not the internet either we have another pc that works fine and the xbox hooked up which neither ever log off. Any help in the right direction would be appreciated. Thanks. Matty.

A:CPU 100% Net disconnects + Random freezes

1) Which process is spiking (open task manager and sort on the cpu column)?
2) What happens in safe mode?

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ISP: Cogeco

Loc: Southern Ontario, Canada

Modem: ARRIS TM822

Router: ASUS RT-N12C1

Service Calls & Conducted Services

Service Calls: 20+

Technicians: 14

Maintenance: 5

Modems Replaced: 4

ISP recommended routers: 3

In-House Rewiring: 2

Bell Blocks Removed: 2

Drop Replaced: 3

Tap Relocation: 2
Fast Q&A

- Modem DC's with or without: a) direct computer connection, b) direct receptacle or power bar, c) phone line connected, d) router connected, or any configuration of settings, e) battery connected, f) waiting 10/20/30/60 seconds before resetting, g) doing any combination of the above

- Technicians stated our signal in the house was perfect

- Technicians stated early on that the signal from the pole has a high upstream

- Technicians who have come out during a downtime have stated 'signals are all over the place, no consistent measure'

- Technicians have stated that they are surprised the connection is up because 'your signals are in flux 10-50 dB on every stream and signal'

- Adjacent neighbours have no internet/phone/TV issues. They are also on the same plan and bundle

- Internet & Phone will disconnect every 5-15 minutes, and be down from 1 minute up to 72 hours

- We will go a week without any issues. Then for 2-5 days up to 3 weeks we will have massive disconnections, and complete service interruptions at the above times

- TV has no degradation of signal or any other issues during a down time

- Weather se... Read more

A:Intermittent Internet Issues with Cogeco, up to 72 hour Disconnects - Past 16 Months

This is cable service, right?

First--slightly off topic--the only phone in a household should not be via cable company unless the phone is only a luxury. I know that my cable company even advised my neighbor to not switch to them from a landline unless he had a cell phone.

Sounds like a problem somewhere between the place where her service branches off from the main coax cable and the modem. Maybe a loose connection; maybe a defective component; maybe a frayed cable that sometimes contacts something it shouldn't.

- Technicians who have come out during a downtime have stated 'signals are all over the place, no consistent measure'

- Technicians have stated that they are surprised the connection is up because 'your signals are in flux 10-50 dB on every stream and signal'Click to expand...

And those technicians didn't start working backward to find the source of the fault???

If the service is similar to mine outside the residence her cable connects to the company's cable and that junction should be grounded. Carefully check that connection for tightness and for absence of corrosion or rust. Clean it if necessary and protect it if that seems to be needed. Unless that connection is the source of the problem I think that it is up to the technicians to trace the problem back to the source.

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i have a windows XP. i got it back in '04 & it was a cheap computer to begin with.
anyways, when i go to websites that have big i don't know the word, but when i go to them, the CPU usuage for internet explorer goes extrmely high then my computer freezes for about a minute, then the internet disconnects & says it's going to reconnect. i have no problems getting it to connect back up. it's also when i use limewire or itunes. it's been doing this alot lately, & it's bugging me.
as far as i know, i don't have any viruses or anything.

is this problem because of my ram? or what? i just need to figure out what's causing it & how i can get it to stop.


A:computer freezes, then internet disconnects

quickfix, without having to intiate in a headache troubleshooting process...

install mozilla firefox


or opera


if the problem persist, let me know

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Hi guys, I'm having an issue with my verizon dsl internet connection. It disconnects randomly with the dsl light on my modem blinking green. I usually I turn the button on the modem off an then back on and that brings it back(until it disconnects again). This has been going on for about 5 days and off on for many months now. I was thinking maybe the issue is that my dsl filter on my landline(a cordless phone) might be too old because we hear some static on the line, its over 5 years old. I don't use a filter on the line that goes into my modem, I use a Toshiba Satellite L355D Laptop using Windows Vista. Any thoughts?

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With your symptoms I'd certainly put the filter at the top of the suspect list.

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I just built a new computer recently and it is running great with one big exception, I keep getting randomly disconnected from my wireless internet connection. I do not believe it has anything to do with signal strength because my laptop right next to my rig never has this issue of connectivity. Also seeing as it is a new comp it is not an issue of any malware ect. If i had to guess i would say the wireless card i got is the issue. It was a last minute purchase and cost about 20 dollars. My question is how do I uncover if the wireless card is the culprit and if it is what steps do i take to fix/replace it?

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See if there is a newer driver. If so, uninstall the old one through Programs and Features and install the new one. Of course, make sure it is compatible with your version of Windows.

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I keep getting my internet randomly disconnected for 2 seconds or so then reconnects. I don't know what info you need so just ask and ill try to tell you what I can.

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Can't find where to edit, but to add a little more detail, this is what happens. Every so often It says on the bottom right hand corner of my screen something along the lines of "Local Area Connection Unplugged" and after about 10 seconds it recconnects. What could be the problem?

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I have a problem with my internet stopping every 10 minutes or so for 10-20 seconds. I have a Windows Xp sp2 running on a HP pavilion laptop. I don't know what information I should provide, I can give more information though if it is a specific case. I have already tried disk defrag and disk cleanup, a registry cleanup, and a virus scan on AVG that turned up nothing. I don't know what is wrong, can anyone please help me?

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Hi everyone, for the past few weeks whenever I access the internet, whether or not directly connected to my modem, or with a router, I experience random disconnects, and sometimes it will show a "cable disconnected" message for a few seconds, then go away. At other times, I need to disable the internet and reconnect it, then wait a minute to get it to work again. This happens sometimes every 5 minutes to once every hour.

I am on an ADSL connection, ISP is Telus, using a D-Link DSL-300G ADSL Modem.

I think it could be too old for use, as it is always very hot in temperature, and probably about 2-3 years old now. I would really appriciate help on this, it sucks when I play online games and get dropped every game. If anyone can think of info that might help diagnose the problem, just ask and i'll provide.


A:Random internet disconnects, Please help!

Sounds like you have modem or ISP issues. It could also be a failing NIC in your machine, and a long shot would be the cable.

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For a while now my Internet has been randomly disconnecting, it disconnects for only a seconds or less it seems, but is very noticeable when i am gaming as it takes a while for the game to reconnect to the servers. I am not sure if it is a problem with my router or computer hardware, as my brother has his computer setup in the same room as mine and we run off the same connection, and he never gets the disconnects that i get. All of my drivers are fully up to date.

System specs(windows 10)(Alll drivers up to date):
Intel Core i5 I5-4590 Haswell 3.3GHZ Processor LGA1150 6MB
Kingston HyperX Fury Memory Black 8GB 4X4GB DDR3-1600 CL10
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 OC 4GB 7.0GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E
Corsair CS550M CS Modular 80 Plus GOLD-RATE 550W 12V Power Supply
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB SSD SATA3 SandForce SF2281 2.5in Solid State Disk Drive

In the background i am always running:
Razer synapse (for my mouse)
Corsair utility engine (for keyboard)
intel rapid storage
McAfee antivirus
one drive

Ive taken many steps to try and solve the problem: Set it so that my computer cannot turn off the network adapter to save power, Switched from cat 5e to cat 6 ethernet cable, Ran antivirus/antispyware (nothing found), swapped ethernet ports (bought a network adapter that plugged into PCI-e), fl... Read more

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Howdy MildMeowth,
This might seem counter intuitive, and perhaps a long shot... but I've found that both the Razer and Corsair utilities can cause "things." I know you need both keyboard and mouse functions, but try turning those utilities off while gaming....if it doesn't interfere with with the functional use of those devices for you...it shouldn't. You can always re-enable, but you can use either device without software installation.

Also, if you have the Nvidia Geforce Experience running disable that.
I know for a fact it can hog your boot time, and might be trying to update as you play, even though your drivers are current.
Just a thought, considering your brother has the same connection setup, but not sure if it's the EXACT same setup, or he's running the same stuff in the background...none of which may actually be needed during gaming. So one router for both computers, right?

Does this happen during normal web access, or just during gaming?

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So I reformatted my dad's comp. I get into windows for the first time and go straight to nvidia's site to get the video drivers. So I get them, install, and restart. Within a few seconds of starting up I see the GOD DAMN wormblaster window popup, along with a few other popup's talkin about my registry being corrupt (ya know... the blatantly obvious malicious popups). So I restart and dl the wormblaster fix. I restart his comp and all is good except the random popups still. So I go back to my comp to dl an antivirus program and now my internet is randomly disconnecting! I tried system restore, looking for any crap in the windows task manager, and don't know what else to do... anyone have any bright ideas? I tried to dl the AVG Antivirus 7.5 but when my net disconnects the download freezes.

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I'm new here, so bear with me.

Basically, my internet just cuts out, seems random, it's been happening for a while.

For example, sometimes with games in steam, the "server is not responding" message comes up, then the whole internet stops working, for around 5 minutes, sometimes longer, i usually have to reset my router. My ISP is "tiscali" (UK)

If anyone can help me, i will be eternally grateful. if you need any more information, i can post it.



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Ok, I am so stumped and hope someone can help. I am Technology Director for a public school system. All of our vista machines began randomly disconnecting from the internet this week. Local network connection is fine but can't connect to the internet. We believe it has something to do with the fact that one of our domain controllers crashed and was removed earlier this week. When the disconnect happens you can disable/enable the connection and it will connect again only to disconnect in a matter of minutes. This happens with wired or wireless. Now here is the wierd thing, if we assign a static ip in our 172 ip range (which is the range of ips in our DHCP server) same problem but if we assign an ip in the 192 range no problem, it stays connected all day. I don't know if this is a related issue or not but I also noticed that occasionally after disable/enable is performed, the local connection and the wireless connections are both named network 4. I noticed this on two of our vista machines at the same time and another time it would read the local connection as the wireless connection (Crazy I know). Our networking administrator worked on this all morning and thought he stumble on a solution. He found traces of the crashed server and deleted them (I think in active directory). It seemed to have fixed it at first. I was able to stay connected for about 2 hours but before the leaving work for the day it began again. I have no problems at home and none of our xp machines are experi... Read more

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Hello, I have recently been experiencing disconnects from the internet at random times and its out for about 30 seconds then it works fine again. I found a worm or something with spybot but have still be experiencing D/Cs so i made a HJT log. I have no idea what to look for so i came here.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:32:31 PM, on 9/8/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\n52te\n52teHid.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\n52te\n52teTra.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=83&bd=Pavilion&pf=cndt
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main... Read more

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PS im running vista home premium

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Hello!Several days ago I started experiencing these weird, frequent disconnects. They last for 15 seconds up to a minute and they seem to be occurring randomly, perhaps 2-3 times per hour. I first put the blame on the router, but even after connecting my computer directly to the modem the problems persisted. Next my suspicions were aimed at my ISP, but there seemed to be no faults or maintenance work being done over there, so I connected another of my computers to the modem instead and to my surprise everything was working and the disconnects had disappeared. After ~3 hours I connected internet to my usual computer instead, and internet started disconnecting again. So obviously my computer is the culprit, but I've scanned it with many anti-virus programs and nothing turns up. I'm at a loss here - can someone help me out? Thanks in advance.link to hijackthis log, in case it might help: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/164522/strange-disconnectsrelated-to-another-topic/

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Please refrain from asking for help from other members or staff until the HJT Team has checked your posted log. The HJT Team work very hard to investigate a unique solution to your problem and you will receive individual expert assistance. This takes time and effort so we ask you to please be patient while waiting for assistance and NOT to make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member. Any modifications you make on your own can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, following advice outside of that post may cause confusion for the team member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer. The HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean. If you followed any other advice already, please ensure you inform the HJT Team Helper when they respond to assist you with your log. This will help them know what has been done and they probably will ask for an updated log.If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic until you are cleared by the HJT Team. If you still need assistance after your log has been reviewed and you have been cleared, ... Read more

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Hello, I recently started having problems with my internet connection where I'll be online (game or random browsing) and I will randomly be disconnected. I am hardwired through a wireless router. The most I run at one time would be Ventrilo, website in background, and WoW and this has never happened before until a couple of days ago. I attempted to switch ports and still same results.

I thought maybe it was the NVidia nForce Networking Controller and the WoW support forums suggested I go in Device Manager > Advanced Tab > Checksum Offload - Disabled, Speed/duplex Setting - Force 100 Full Duplex --- It also recommended I turn off the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" option. I have done all this and to no avail. The NVidia nForce Networking Controller verison is I am at a loss as to what to do from here on.

Let me know what information I can provide to help solve this.

Thank you!!!

p.s. - This took me 10 minutes to write while I was dropped here and there randomly.... the irony...

A:Random internet disconnects

Easiest thing to do is try being connected directly to the modem (bypass the router) or get another router and see if the same thing happens. I had this issue about a year ago, replaced my router and it's been solid since then.

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I get randomly disconnected from internet. Pages simply won't load and stay white . Restarting Pc one or twice works sometimes.
It does not happen in middle of browsing but after i close browser.
There is not really much information i can give. No error messages or anything.

A:Random disconnects from internet.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Is this a wired or wireless issue? Have you tried both connection?

We can start off with something simple for now - Disable the Network Adapter's Power Management from Device Manager might help, please see attached file. If this didn't help at all please let us know and we'll move on to the next tasks.

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I'm on Windows XP, using an ethernet cable to connect to my ISP.

Since last night, my internet connection has been randomly dropping. I don't see any 'local area disconnected' or such messages, all the lights on my router remain on indicating that it didn't get disconnected, however I can't browse any sites, I get disconnected from google talk, etc.

Restarting the computer fixes it for the moment, but sometime later it will dc like that again. Waiting for 5-8 mins also fixes it.

There's no pattern to the disconnects, they happened 2-3 times yesterday, then it remained fine for a few hours. Then this morning, it remained fine for 4-5 hours until disconnecting again.

It could be an issue with my ISP, and I've already contacted them to look into it (i'll hear back tomorrow), but because restarting the computer fixes it, I think it could be on my side.

I have Avast Anti virus always kept updated, and ZoneAlarm firewall.

Any ideas? Can I post a Hijack this log or any other log that you guys can look at, and tell me if it might be something on my side?


A:Help! Random internet disconnects

It could be an issue with my ISP, and I've already contacted them to look into it (i'll hear back tomorrow), but because restarting the computer fixes it, I think it could be on my side.If there is no problem with the ISP then uninstall zone alarm firewall.Zone alarm is known to cause internet issues.

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Well, it's not completely random.

I've had this problem for a while, but recently, I've been getting disconnects when browsing the web or downloading. What (I think) the problem is that my ISP has some anti-piracy protection in place and it's affecting my normal browsing. NOTE: I have never pirated anything.

It's most often that when I'm browsing a site with a lot of pictures from different sources. Namely myspace.

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i have a D-Link DLS-264R Adsl Router and i keep getting diconnected randomly from the internet. Some times its ofter like every half hour other times is hours. I had windows Vista then upgraded to windows 7 and it did it on both operating systems. When i do loose my internet i dont think i loose it on the router as all the light are on as normal. Im connected through a ethernat cable and changed that to see if that was the problem and its not im wondering if its the router or my computer.

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I have Bell Sympatico HSE (DSL) (Canada) that goes through a Linksys Wired router. Randomly and consistently over the last 1 or 2 years my connection just decides to pack it up for the day. I'll be right in the middle of something and suddenly pages wont load. I have to turn off the modem and router and let it all reset itself. Sometimes happens before the internet is opened too....

Dell Dimension 8100
P4 1.4ghz
384mb RDRAM
XP Home


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A recently purchased Windows 7 laptop is working fine apart from very annoying random disconnections from the internet. I use the computer about twice a week and tends to be on for about 8 hour sessions, during which time internet is typically lost 1-3 times. Turning the router on and off re-establishes connection. The Windows troubleshooting software says "The default gateway is not available" whatever that may mean. The router is a 2-3 year old netgear cabled model, but worked prefectly with previous vista computers - problem only began when I switched to windows 7.

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Have you also rebooted your modem?

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Yesterday, when I was viewing youtube videos, I noticed that the videos stop loading at random parts of the videos making me have to reload the page a few times to get it load. Today when I was playing an online game (not on a browser) 5 minutes after connecting, it said I had been disconnected. Other programs that use an internet connection also have the same problem. Also, when I try to download something, the program stops downloading randomly. Any suggestions?

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New user here, I have an acer aspire 5739g running windows 7 64bit. Acer provided free upgrade from vista a couple months ago. Got the laptop back last july 2009. Just recently though i have been getting a lot of random internet disconnects, about every 5-15 minutes. I initially had a netgear router setup. I tried using the wifi from it only instead of direct wire and same thing happens. I then directly connected my laptop to my comcast modem and the same thing still happens.

When it disconnects the network and sharing center shows me still connected to the network but on the line going to internet there is an X on it and i am cut off from internet for about 10 seconds to infinity at which time i restart the laptop and it usually fixes itself. I turned off the homegroup which hasnt done anything and the wifi and ethernet drivers are both up to date. So at this point its either my comcast, which I still am trying to test out with my old computer loaded with xp, or my laptop with which I have no idea what to do with other than try it with someone else's internet. I think its the laptop. Sorry for sloppy english. Any questions about system and I should be able to find it out.

A:Random internet disconnects and reconnects

Take this question to http://www.dslreports.com, find the Comcast HSI forum, and repost your question there. This might well be a signal level problem with your comcast connection. Your modem signal levels can be found at entered into your browser address bar.

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Hi guys,
Just wondering if you could help me out with a little problem that I've had with my computer ever since I upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7.

I have a motherboard with two network jacks, but I only use one. They use the NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller driver (see attached) which was installed when I had Vista. I think upgrading to 7 caused a small incompatibility with this driver.

A little more about the problem, it seemingly happens randomly, but when it does happen, it seems to go through a phase of breaking again soon after I fix it by running Diagnostic which simply resets my router. By the way my computer is hooked up to a NETGEAR router which is serving some other people's wireless laptops. It seems to happen when I use a variety of internet-using programs at once like FTP clients and Firefox.

I don't really know how much more information you need, any ideas on how to fix this?

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Quote: Originally Posted by dwieeb

Hi guys,
Just wondering if you could help me out with a little problem that I've had with my computer ever since I upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7.

I have a motherboard with two network jacks, but I only use one. They use the NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller driver (see attached) which was installed when I had Vista. I think upgrading to 7 caused a small incompatibility with this driver.

A little more about the problem, it seemingly happens randomly, but when it does happen, it seems to go through a phase of breaking again soon after I fix it by running Diagnostic which simply resets my router. By the way my computer is hooked up to a NETGEAR router which is serving some other people's wireless laptops. It seems to happen when I use a variety of internet-using programs at once like FTP clients and Firefox.

I don't really know how much more information you need, any ideas on how to fix this?

Both devices seem to be installed correctly and working. I would systect that homegroup ma be causing your problem. you can verify that by setting up a new connection using workgroup. if it works you can disable IPv6 and kill homegroup

Let us know if you need help


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I keep losing internet on two laptops and a tablet. Sometimes I see that Chrome hangs on "resolving host" other times I it goes right to THIS PAGE CANNOT BE Displayed (on IE) or THIS WEBPAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE (Chrome)

I tried "ipconfig /flushdns" and chrome://net-internals/#dns then "clear host cache"

The two laptops have intermittent connectivity, the tablet has been offline in a few days.

These scans are from my main laptop:
Here's Adwcleaner logfile after cleaning:

# AdwCleaner v4.208 - Logfile created 14/07/2015 at 16:37:10
# Updated 09/07/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-07-11.1 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 8.1 (x64)
# Username : Rich - RICHSPC
# Running from : C:\Users\Rich\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Cleaning

***** [ Services ] *****
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
***** [ Registry ] *****

Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\bmiabdepfhhiieiipmeecdmeljggmfee
Key Deleted : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\bmiabdepfhhiieiipmeecdmeljggmfee
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{4D076AB4-7562-427A-B5D2-BD96E19DEE56}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{66EEF543-A9AC-4A9D-AA3C-1ED148AC8EEE}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{826D7151-8D99-434B-8540-082B8C2AE556}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{66EEF543-A9AC-4A9D-AA3C-1ED148AC8EEE}
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A:Solved: Random disconnects from Internet

Nevermind......I'll post again later.

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Now that i got your attention. I'll be surfing the net when suddenly i'll start getting server can't connect, or my connection icon will say cable unplugged or no connection. This happens all the time and is pretty random. I then disable and re-enable the connection then diagnose it until it starts working again. I also reset the cable modem and restart the computer. Even though 5-10 minutes later it will do it again. Sometimes it'll go an hour without doing this but it happens all the time and it is very frustrating.

I want to find out what is causing it and prevent it in the future. All help is appreciated. I gave the info i think may be useful if you need anything else let me know.

Windows 7
Comcast ISP
connected by cable modem
Nvidia nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Ping Line Quality - http://www.dslreports.com/linequality/473a26499944/2582490
-----1st reply - ipconfig / all results when connected
-----2nd reply - ping results when connected

A:Theres a ghost in my internet!!! Random Disconnects

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I am not by any means a computer wiz nor do i understand most of the lingo, i should be working on this but i havent.* That is just to say that if you find something and want to help me resolve it, please be very specific and try to explain things for me.* I would greatly appreciate your time and effort in helping me to resolve these issues.here is the log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:55:22 PM, on 6/12/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Smart Web Printing\hp... Read more

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Hey guys/gals this weekend I started having an issue with my internet connection. It randomly drops for about 10 seconds then comes back online. Since I do competitive computer gaming this can be a VERY bad thing . My provider is Bellsouth and I had a tech come in today. He could not find much wrong but did say my modem had some errors. So he replaced the modem and some old wiring and off he went. Needless to say as soon as he left I started disconnecting from the internet again it promptly returning a few seconds later. Since he did not see much I got to thinking that maybe its a virus or worm. I regularly scan with Trend Micro which is a my copy it is not a free trial. Also I scan for spyware with ad-aware SE and neither of them have found anything. I also have highjackthis so I am going to post the log to see if you guys/gals see anything wrong with it.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:10:03 PM, on 12/17/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:�... Read more

A:Random Disconnects From The Internet Possibly A Worm?


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I am very tech-savy and have a small, but noticeable, step above basic knowledge.(Just so you don't have to explain it in layman's terms).

I am having an issue where my Internet connectivity drops. I will still be connected to the WiFi Network, as well as being able to still access the Gateway, but I won't be able to access web pages, skype goes down, streaming software (OBS), etc. lose connection.

I've come to the conclusion that is has to be my desktop because ALL other devices in my house are still 100% functional when this occurs.

I currently have 2 network cards, one that is attached to the motherboard and one that is PCI-e.
View image below for Information on my network cards screenshotted from my Device Manager!
Device Manager:
Network from my taskbar:

It will say the usual No Internet Access and the WiFi bars turn yellow, as if the network was down.
But, as stated above, ALL other devices in my home work fine.


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this is my first time writing to a forum like this but I tried my best and the problem keeps on happening!

short story:

internet connection disappears randomly and that makes explorer relaunch every time that happens. time between "resets" is sometimes 1 minute, sometimes 10 minutes. random.

long story:

I have this really odd problem. Well, actually
the problem is on my girlfriends and her
mothers computer.

they use the same internet network ( wlan is behind a password ).
they are the only 2 computers connected to it, sometimes
I use my laptop with it too but havent done that
in the last 3 weeks.

the problem

now when I use computers I get this problem. Also, when I use them at the same time I get it.
The problem is that my internet goes down. I am browsing the web and suddenly nothing works. I cant connect to any pages.

after a while ( 5-120 seconds ) from me noticing this, the explorer ( not the web browser ! but the system explorer ) RESTARTS / relaunches and I get a message which is too fast for me to be able to read it.

It is in the upper left corner of the screen and the title of the message is something like "Personal configurations" and the message is something that has no buttons or anything, it just loads my personal configurations, I think.

also there are some other texts too, but they go
so insanely fast I have no idea how to see those texts.

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A:help. Internet disconnects and explorer re-launches - random


also. it seems to happen only when internet is activated, If I disable wireless or ethernet it stops.
what the heck..?

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sorry if this is a common problem people are tired of seeing but ive done a million google searches and tried everything and since "lag" is such a wide problem i can never find the right answer.

-verizon dsl (had for many years, never used to happen)
-windows 7
-same thing happens on both wifi and ethernet connections
-usually happens when i'm gaming
-tried a lot of the basic things like renewing my ip, etc.

A:wired internet spikes while gaming + random disconnects

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I'm on a laptop that has Vista, I use Comcast Cable, and Firefox as my browser. Awhile ago I tried to setup a router (Linksys) so that my sister could use it as well, but for some reason I could not configure it properly, and I ended up being without internet until I, suppose, tinkered with the right options and it turned on through the Comcast modem...box thing.

Okay, so the problem basically goes like this: randomly, because I've yet to see any sign that links them together, many varying problems will occur. Here are the ones I can remember:

* 404, page is not displayed, a lot of refreshing and it shows up
* I get redirected to Google
* I get redirected to a specific page (I can't remember what this was, but it stopped showing up).
* I get redirected to a .edu page (I also can't remember the exact page for this either).
* Page Cannot Be Displayed, a lot of refreshing also brings this back.

Aside from that, sometimes my internet will just cut out, but there will be no warning and the little display on my taskbar will tell me I'm still connected. Firefox will display "Firefox could not connect" or whatever it says, however, I can still use AIM (for a period of time, then that stops too) and when I used to play World of Warcraft, I could continue to play that without losing my connection (no effect on lag either).

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A:Internet Issues; pages not found, random disconnects, etc.

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the long delay in response. Since it has been a while you posted, if you still require assistance, please provide us with a new set of logs in a new topic as this one shall be closed.

New Instructions - Read This Before Posting for Malware Removal Help

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OK I have a local isp providing wireless internet service, and seeing as that the only other option I have is 56k dialup, I'm stuck with it. I have hardwired my PC to my router and it works great with surfing the web and whatnot, but my problems occur when I'm gaming.

-I will get lag spikes (expected) playing online games
-Frequently, yet randomly, I will be disconnected from the game completely, and the case seems to be a momentary lapse of connectivity.
-During these periods, web pages won't load and I can't interact in the game, basically a big lag spike. The game will boot me back to the menu, and shortly after (seconds after being booted usually, rarely minutes), I can log back in again.
Once again, I'm using a wireless router to connect to my wireless internet service, and these random lag spikes kick me off of games or temporarily stop downloads. When something requires a streaming connection, it's a huge hindrance to me.

Sorry if I'm not very computer literate, but I am very new to this connection and tech talk in general, so feel free to hold my hand if you have any advice.


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Hey everyone.

Well just recent I have noticed that I'm facing quite a few different problems. I'm not sure if it could be related to a newly installed WRT120N Linksys router or not because 2 other desktop computers in my household that are connected to it work perfectly fine.

Basically, my internet browser, Firefox, "lags" more than usual and has a very slow response time compared to normal. It takes awhile sometimes just to google search something. It should be quick (other 2 computer's internet connection working blazing fast) but it's not. (Speedtest shows that I should have around 20mb/s downloading speed, but actual use shows otherwise, as it is incredibly slow.) For some reason, Internet Explorer seems to outperform my Firefox too. And yes, I have also tried reinstalling Firefox.

At the same time, every few hours or so, my internet disconnects and the "Limited or no connectivity" warning shows at the bottom.

In addition to that, when I try to repair the connection, I can't because I get the error "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address" , so I'm unable to renew my IP too.

My ipconfig/all shows funky information too, with the dns servers and everything -ipconfig shown at bottom.

So far, I have tried a few things but have failed at fixing my internet connection. I have these methods already:

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A:Slow Internet Browser/Random Disconnects/Question Marks in Ipconfig

Make sure you have the latest driver for your ethernet adapter. If you already have the latest use Device Manager to uninstall it; reboot and let Windows discover the adapter and reinstall it.

Then do the stack/WINSOCK repairs again.

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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I was hoping somebody might be able to help me with this problem that I have been trying to tackle. I am currently using a Westell 327W15 modem on a dry DSL line with Verizon and it seems that I am getting persistently intermittent disconnections from the internet. Both wireless and ethernet access have equivalent disconnect rates. When the internet goes down the internet light goes off or sometimes becomes red. The DSL light starts to blink but sometimes becomes solid as well. This state remains from a few seconds to a minute or two usually, although I have experienced prolonged down times as well. This has been going on since November. I actually never had any problem before that (I subscribed in around Oct 07).

It also seems that the lights are apparently fine under normal conditions when I am not actually using the internet and the computer is off. They become intermittent when access is actually started with an on computer.

Here are the transceiver statistics:
Transceiver Statistics

Transceiver Revision:
Vendor ID Code: 4
Line Mode: G.DMT Mode
Data Path: Interleaved

Transceiver Information Downstream Path Upstream Path
DSL Speed (Kbits/Sec) 3360 704
Margin (dB) 11.5 10.0
Line Attenuation (dB) 35.0 28.0
Transmit Power (dBm) 18.7 11.9

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A:Intermittent DSL disconnects

The fact that it happens both hard wired and wirelessly pretty much means one of two things, your Westell is bad or there is a problem with your service. Either way you need to call Verizon to have them do some testing.

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I have a new Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with Windows Vista. I've been using IE. I connected to the internet using a plain dialup phone line and an ISP named mFire in Port Angeles, WA. Everything worked fine except when using mFire's email service I would intermittently disconnect when I hit Send. This did not happen all the time, just some of the time. I could surf the net for hours with no disconnect. Just when I hit Send. I figured it was mFire so I changed to Juno. Same thing. I thought maybe it's the dialup so I'm now using Wave Broadband cable. Same thing happens. I can surf the net for hours and I can send emails. I've sent a lot of emails successfully. Thinking back, it seems to happen when it takes me more than 15 minutes or so to write the email. All is well until I hit the send. Again, I can surf the net and I can send/receive emails. I get disconnected some of the time (all too often) when sending emails. It happens with all ISPs I've used and it happens with both dialup and cable. The only things in comman across all environments are Windows Vista and IE. (I'm now trying Firefox to see if using that browsers changes things.) Any ideas?

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So I have a client ... here's their setup.
Couple of laptops connecting wirelessly, one with XP the other is Win 7 I'm pretty sure... They're getting network disconnects quite frequently which require a router reset or simply wait a few minutes and it gets better. Joy.

They have a fairly normal SOHO setup ... cable through Comcast business class, and a wireless router that's been swapped out a few times. Started with a Linksys, then a D-Link and now it's a Netgear router.

Installing the Netgear router seemed to fix it, then it came back... tried switching the channel from auto to a fixed channel 11, no luck there... then tried the other end with channel 2 late last week and it was fine and dandy.

It was good for Thursday and Friday... then multiple disconnects on Saturday and a few already today (Monday)... begs the question, what's the interference that comes and goes?

And it seems to be on one of the machines mostly ... although the other machine also gets disconnected now and again so maybe it's just not as sensitive to the interference.

So ... let me know what you think good people. Even the not so good are invited to chime in!
Point me in a direction or two ... be it the router side or the laptops. Also would like to know if there's a good network monitoring utility that might log some things and give a clue...
TIA people...
~ Paul

A:Intermittent disconnects...

Ok:I qualify as the "not so good",so I'll chime in
Are both the laptops approximately the same distance from the router ? Same room etc ?
Has this always been an issue or something relatively new ?
Here is a tool that will show you your signal strength and that of wireless nets around you and the wireless channels that they are using.Obviously,if it shows strong sinals around you and on the same or an overlapping channel,you might want to investigate that possibility first.
For measurement purposes,a robust wireless signal is defined as -70 and below

Wifi test exe.

Download and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspecto from
on the problem machine. Post a screen shot of the main screen(networks screen) here.

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button
to upload it here.

Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.

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Hello everyone. I'm very sorry for just being a new member and allready posting.
I felt like i needed to post this straight away as i've seen the technichal support given by the community
and as much i can be honest, this is the top website i found with the most fixes.
to anyone that will be interested in helping me, I appreciate it deeply - thank you very much.

Recently i left my computer to update a game ( world of warcraft ) overnight.
When i woke up I was confused why it was back to the login screen. ( im guessing it must have reseted )
So i logged in, couple of minutes later the wallpaper changed into something 'Warning your computer has been infected everything you do is logged'
so bla bla. So i ran a couple of AVG scans manage to find the thing it was something called b.exe ( been deleted ). now my wallpaper problem is fixed.
HOWEVER sometimes when i turn on the pc it's just a plain black screen with a curser in the middle a couple of clicks it will freeze ( it works after a couple of hard reboots).
Everytime i search something on google ( using firefox ) and click on the link it brings up a new tab with 'jump' title.
the computer also randomly freezes at some point.

This is my log.
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Carlo at 18:21:33.78 on 09/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_10
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2046.985 [GMT 1:00]

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A:Help: Random Black Login Screen, Google link 'Jump' & Random Freezes.

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

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I've been having this issue for a while where every 30 minutes to an hour I suddenly can't load any web pages but my existing connections (IRC/Skype/Chats) still show new messages, I can still ping but pinging www.google.com gives no results. The connection returns to normal after about 5-10 minutes

Appreciate any help!

- Windows 7

A:Intermittent disconnects but can ping IP

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I'm not new to computers but I am new to advanced networking and manual VPN setups and troubleshooting, get lost in the lingo on some of it. I'm mainly using a free PPTP VPN non DNS service that works well (at least for free) and protects my identity and info but it intermittently disconnects and usually reconnects after a few seconds but sometimes goes into a loop of failed attempts. I'm pretty confident that the property settings to this connection are correct but not totally sure. I'll list what I have set it to and then copy/past some logs that were produced from Windows diagnosis. It was a mile long but chose a few things that perked my interest. Thanks in advance for reading and helping me.

Let's see.. Correct address. Windows login unchecked. Set redial attempts to 99. Time between attempts to 1 second. PPP 1st 2 checked, negotiate multilink unchecked. Security/ typical, request secure password, require data encryption (disconnect if not).. THIS I WONDER ABOUT.. I've switched different settings and to advanced but unsure of security protocols to try and may be the root cause of this. Type: PPTP VPN. Only ipv4 and microsoft items checked. Everything else at defaults.

Remote Access Event Logs [ Table Of Contents ]

Event Type: Information
Event Source: RemoteAccess
Event Category: None
Event ID: 20268
Date: 2/17/2010
Time: 12:29:49 PM
User: N/A
Computer: dncholas-PC
using device VPN1-1 was disconnected.
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I'm nowhere near familiar with vista yet and have looked on the net elsewhere to see if I'm just missing a setting or something but haven't found anything.

Anyway, everytime I go away from the pc the internet disonnects (dial up). I've checked all the settings that I know of and they all leave the connection to stay on without and auto disconnect settings. Anyone with any experience to this issue?

A:Internet disconnects during sleep / screen saver

Hi Newdles,

do the following

go to network sharing center, Network Connections, right click the dialup connection, go to proerties, select the second tab options. overthere set the idle time

please find the attached file

hope this helps
Cheers !!

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I have been experiencing intermittent disconnects from the internet which as far as I can tell started when I installed an online game (Guild Wars 2). I have done quite a few things to try and get this resolved myself but its proving to be quite a hardy problem so I thought id post it here. First off a few details:

ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
Router Brand: Sagemcom
Router Model: [email protected]
Operating System: All networked computers are on Windows 7
Network Effected: Both Wired and Wireless Simultaneously
Router Status: Internet light remains solid green and I am able to access my router while disconnected.
Frequency of Disconnects: 1-2 times an evening
The internet gets disconnected for all computers connected to the network however the router internet light remains green. The problem occurs more in peak internet usage times. Before this issue I have previously never had this problem and no other hardware/software changes were made. I also get disconnected when no programs are being run on my machine and when the wireless has been disabled.

I am currently plugged into the test phone socket, have swapped out the micro filter 4 times, replaced the modem with a brand new one, allocated static IP's to all devices in the network, turned off IPV6, changed settings on my network card and then back again and scanned my computer for viruses and malware using AVG, Windows Defender and Advanced System Care.

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A:Solved: Intermittent Disconnects - Wired & Wireless with no loss to the router.

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Hello. I have a question about Windows 7 installation. I am using usb booting from pendrive. Sometimes when i am booting from usb windows 7 , on 1 screen when you choose language there is a freez , no keyboard working and no mouse. I must use hard reset. Is this something to worry about?
I am using stock system, 4790k, 16gb DDR 1600mhz, Saberooth Z97 Mark 2. But no errors in memtest86.
I want to be sure that all is ok with memory. When I get to the language selection the mouse and keyboard stop working and no cursor appears, they both work in bios so I don't know what the issue is. Then i must use hard reset. Its totally random but always work after second boot and then windows load with mouse cursor and keyboard works.

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When I try to go into windows Explore to copy or delete files Explore freezes but it does not crash and speed is incredibly slow. Many times Freezes but I can X out. Internet Explorer works but mainly Black and White background as ALL areas in the sites I visit I cannot see the color coded prompts. This just happened. I was using Microsoft Essentials but that even froze. Now I have Kapersky trial but that did not find any viruses or malware after scanning. Any suggestions please? Thanks - DennisM

A:Windows 7 Freezes - Explore Freezes - Internet White Screen

Does everything you do on the computer freeze/move slow?
Please publish a snap shot of your system using speccy following this tutorial

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Okay, I'm having this issue for a while now. I was planning to turn the computer in to a repair service, but first I wanted to see if someone else has any ideas... because I ran out of them.

At random times, my screen freezes and the computer doesn't react to anything anymore. Everything freezes: mouse, keyboard, sound if it is playing, and the hard drive actually stops spinning. Only my fans keep working. The only thing I can do is hold the power button for several seconds to shut down.

I have done a memtest. No problems detected.

My temperature at the time of shutdown is normal and my fans work properly.

Strange thing: the freeze doesn't occur when I am playing a game (which basically indicated to me that it is not an overheating related problem). Mostly when I am browsing the internet, forums, things like that. I don't know if that's important, but I have to say I find it weird that the problem doesn't occur when the CPU should be under the most strain...

System specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU 2.4 GHz
2 Gb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit

I realize this problem is hard to troubleshoot from a distance, but I am just throwing this on this forum to check if anyone might have any ideas what the problem might be, and more importantly, how I can fix it.

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