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computer is acting weird, chrome and networking sharing center unresponsive

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#1 osbald


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:58 PM

Built my PC last Nov. Never had any issue. Left home for 2 days (turned off PC while I was away).


when I came back, first weird thing I noticed at the password menu was that the Ethernet icon had a white circle around it.

When I logged in, noticed that there was no internet icon (Ethernet or WIFI on the toolbar). After awhile, it appeared on its own, but after another while, the PC screen flashed for half a second, and I noticed the icon has disappeared again!


The second weird thing is that I can neither access network sharing center nor Chrome. When I click on these two, they are just completely unresponsive. Chrome shows up in task manager, but I don't see the windows appearing at all! Clicking on network sharing center actually freezes the PC slightly.


Everything else seems to work fine. Internet actually works through Microsoft Edge. Other programs, folders and software seem to work normally as well.


I'm very worried that my PC has been infected, though Bit Defender hasn't detected anything so far. Anyone knows what's going on? Please help me! Thanks!


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#2 buddy215


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Posted 21 May 2016 - 07:32 PM

Try doing a System Restore to a restore point before you left home for 2 days.


From the web:

  1. Right-click (or press and hold) the Start button, and then select Control Panel.

  2. Search Control Panel for Recovery.

  3. Select Recovery > Open System Restore > Next.

  4. Choose the restore point related to the problematic app, driver, or update, and then select Next > Finish.

  • If you’re not seeing any restore points, it might be because system protection isn’t turned on. To check, go to the Control Panel, search for Recovery, and then select Recovery > Configure System Restore > Configure and make sure Turn on system protection is selected.


EDIT: Have you tried starting Chrome without using the Chrome desktop shortcut? If not, click on Start and find Chrome and double click on it.

Edited by buddy215, 21 May 2016 - 07:53 PM.

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