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Computer freezes

By Foff4ever ·
How can I repair a networking problem that is causing compac presario running WinXP home Ver. that stops responding shortly after internet conn. is made? Onboard realtek 8139/810 fam fast ethernet is being used. I have also tried a netgear fa312 pci nic which worked for a short time then soon failed. Using Roadrunner cable modem with Linksys router Model NR041 that has updated firmware.I am running 2 computers- 1 with win xp proThat has same onboard NIC(working fine)And the freezing compac with XP Home.Ran IPconfig /all and the only difference is the compac has wins Proxy enabled. I tried the winsock repair utility which did not work. Help Please?

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by RVJ In reply to Computer freezes

I have tried this and it has helped. Go into the properties of my network places, choose properities from the network connection and remove the network adapter, tcp/ip, and anything else in the box. Reboot the system and reinstall the client for MS networks, ethernet adapter, tcp/ip and when completed, reboot. Go into Internet explorer and run the connection wizard for your connection. I would also reset the modem and the router.

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by cc_leo In reply to Computer freezes

Try scan your pc for viruses & spywares. some trojans can caused this.

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by rickrbyrne In reply to Computer freezes

You may also want to make sure that you temps are fine. I have seen may computers doing strange things just because the CPU Temp was a bit high. To fix this it can be as simple as cleaning your heatsink and fan

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by joe.scott In reply to Computer freezes

Yes Rick it has been my experience while dealing with networks most customers either have a virus or a bad spy ware problem. The hardware isn't the problem. Try running something like spybot search and destroy or another malware cleaner it should help you reduce and minimize some of the problems.

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by nk_help In reply to Computer freezes

Try to check any IRQ,I/O,memory conflict by using 'system info' and 'device manager'. you can snach the nic from pc and uninstall the driver.Then put that into pc and install them.You can use 'system restore' for uninstalling driver.

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