A few months ago, I bought a new motherboard. I was advised by a local computer expert to reinstall my OS. I did so, but when I did, I had a weird problem with my Internet connection.
The Internet would spontaneously drop. In the bottom right corner of my screen, I would see a red X over the computer icon, and when I ran diagnostics, the only recommendation I would get would be to plug an ethernet cord into the computer, even though one was clearly already in.
It would last for about 2-3 minutes, before the Internet would finally come back. However, after a few weeks, it finally stopped.
But here's the weirdest part. I recently did another clean install, thinking that my malfunctioning keyboard was actually a virus. The clean install didn't fix the problem, so I just had to buy a new keyboard.
But here's where it really starts to get strange ... the problem of my Internet going off and restarting after about 2.5 minutes has come back!
This is really head-scratching! In the worst case screnario, I would expect a clean install to have no effect on a problem, since that can't solve hardware issues. But the absolute LAST thing on the planet I would expect to happens is ... for a previously gone problem to suddenly resurface!
What the heck, guys?! Just what the heck?!