|I have a really strange problem. I will start my computer, and everything works fine... sometimes and only for a few minutes. Ok, So i start it. If everything looks fine, i go on the internet. about 3 minutes in, all of a sudden I lose the internet. I check the available networks, and to my surprise, i'm still connected. However instead of 11mbps, it's 54. I dont know why. Therefore, I think I'm still connected, but I have not been able to get to the internet. I am running IE8, and have been for months, no problem. Ok, so If that wasnt enough, about a minute after i lose internet, my whole computer freezes. The mouse doesnt move, everything stops working, I cant open Task Manager, nor do Keyboard shortcuts work. I ran 3 different virus scans, and am pretty sure I got rid of anything that was wrong. |
Related to this, when it freezes, the only way to shut down is to manually turn off the computer. So I do that. Sometimes upon startup, the icons for the internet are missing. Other times i get messages saying they found new hardware PCI device, or somthing like that. like i said, it only happens sometimes, and these times are when I dont have the internet icons.
To sum up:
I sign on my computer, if there are icons for internet (the computer in the lower right corner... for wireless internet) then i can go on, but as soon as I do I lose the internet, although it says I am still connected. A minute after that my computer freezes and I must shut it down by holding the button. Upon restart, if there are icons, the same thing happens, if not, it's fine, except for the fact that there is no internet, it's not picking anything up, there are no icons to check for networks, and sometimes it says new devices found.
I have no clue what is going on. If anyone can help, please do!