Recently my computer has started giving me some problems. At first I thought it was maybe something with my router or internet, but I found no problems and think that it might be something completely different.
I've done a few searches on the net to try and see if other people have experienced the same problems as I do now, but so far only a few have had sort of the same problem, but not entirely.
Initially I thought that whenever my computer goes into sleep mode (I rarely switch my computer off), when I unlock my PC it won't connect to the internet, connect to our home network (file sharing) or open any programmes, other than play videos (on VLC), but then it started happening more frequently, and sometimes while I'm using the internet it would suddenly stop connecting to websites. As stated I've done some searching and I went to my Device Manager, under my Realtek Network Card I unchecked the box that says "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" as other users have found this to solve their connection issues, and to be honest I think it helps. Previously I would lose connection after 10 minutes of working on my PC, but now it lasts a few hours, but the problem still exists. This will obviously also not solve the entire problem as I still cannot open any programmes when this strange thing happens.
I've read this topic which another user created, and we have similar issues, but also not entirely:
I've done the sfc Scan as suggested in that topic, but nothing was found. It said: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations".
I've also scanned my computer multiple times with AVG (I also have malwarebytes which I will use later on to scan my PC with that).
So far I've found no solution, but the problem still exists. Whenver my computer doesn't want to connect to the internet, network, or open any programmes, I restart my PC and then go on, but yesterday it started happening every 10 minutes and I had to restart my PC numerous times which is very frustrating. Restarting my PC solves the problem for a short while, so it might have something to do with that. As stated initially I thought it only happens after my PC was in sleep mode for a long time, but sometimes I would lock my computer, return after 10 minutes and then have the same problem again.
I think it might be a problem with my hard drive. I say this because when this 'thing' happens I cannot open any programmes (which are on my hard drive), but then again I can play videos with VLC which is also on my hard drive, so I'm really confused as to what it may be.
If you need me to post any information, I would gladly do so. Basic information:
Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (64 bit)
Pentium Dual Core CPU
4 GB RAM
2 Separate Hard Drives
I don't really know what other information to give. I use Firefox and almost never use IE (although it is still installed on my pc). I use AVG for scans etc. and also have Zone Alarm (firewall).
So far AVG and Zone Alarm hasn't picked up on anything (although AVG has picked up 3 infected Temporary files the other day but those were removed, and since then the problem still exists so), but it is possible that I might have some sort of infection. It's just a matter of finding the file.
Edited by hamluis, 03 August 2013 - 08:10 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.