For the past two weeks I have intermittently not been able to connect to my network, even though I had excellent signal strength. For a moment it would connect then show as limited access and boot me off. reboot would gain access only to be booted off again. rebooting router would allow access for a while then off again. Last week I started having issues, slow startup, slow load, inability to access the network,
I have an E-machines EL1850-UR11P running windows 7 with service pack 1. Access the net on Firefox. with Symantec Client Security that I have run on startup. I have found that Live update has been failing to update and "LU1803 Failed to update" appears. It appears I have not updated since the middle of September but I am sure I have updated this past week but it does not show. About the same time I noticed that Symantec had a notice in the lower right hand corner it was not reporting in a form recognized by my system. Or something like that.I also have Malwarebytes Anti-Mal ware installed that I manually update periodically.
Then Malwarebytes reported it was no longer working that my trial edition had expired. I continued updating and running it or so I thought. Then thought I ought to UN-install and reinstall a new download of malwarebytes. Tried to update both but did not seem to do so. The scans I have been running have showed no threats. Confusing to this fella. So I just rebooted till it worked.
I have gone thru the preparation guide pinned by Grinler in 2005. Ran RKILL 2.4.3 reinstalled and ran MalwareBytes Anti malware and got no reports of problems. Downloaded DEFOGGER and disabled CD emulation. Downloaded DDS ran it and saved 2 files to attach when asked. Downloaded GMER but won't let me choose any options other than registry, files, the c drive, and services everything else is greyed out. Anyway I ran a scan and it shows no instances of changes.
So now I am wondering what is the next step in this process. I thank you for reading this post by an old guy that really does not understand the lingo nor why he is trying to repair this newfangled corntraption. But this is a challenge and I need one today. Be warned I am limited in my understanding of the vernacular used in computer communications so please be gentle.
I thank you for your time and am amazed at the extent you kind souls go to assist those of us who have let our guard down and allowed a problem to enter our amazing machines.
Edited by cctexun, 03 October 2012 - 06:43 PM.