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Internet Stopped Working

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#1 DarkD


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Posted 21 December 2013 - 02:32 AM

can't connect to internet.

*I was playing Age of Empires 2 with my brother
*all of a sudden the game freezes
*I ctrl+alt+del the process and not the application
*the music was stuck running while the game closed just fine
*I restarted my computer as a result
*now my internet stopped working

*Just my windows partition.
*Other computers on the same router are working
*I dual booted to linux and its working fine here. (made this post from it)
*ipconfig yields no info


Here's a picture of my network devices


trying to delete the ones from hotspot doesn't work as an error message pops up saying they may be vital for the computer to start up. 


This may be the result of my disabling a bunch of things in services.msc and various other places to try and speed up my computer.  It's possible that I just never restarted until just now to see the effect of those changes....

Edited by DarkD, 21 December 2013 - 03:28 AM.

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#2 DarkD

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 08:43 AM

Figured it out.  Toms hardware beat you this time.  


I needed to reinstall my internet drivers in the device manager.  Not repair, but you have to first delete the old one then install it on an empty slate.  Apparently repair wasn't good enough.  

#3 hamluis



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 01:49 PM

FWIW:  Sometimes, because the driver files are damaged, simply attempting to update the drivers will not do the job.  Hence, the valid suggestion to uninstall...then reinstall :).


Glad you resolved it, happy computing :).



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