I have a very "well maintained" desktop Asus computer, all tasks, updates, no junk. (I do not download anything from Windows Update that is not a Windows product. ie printer, camera etc.) It is 4 years old and I only have about 5 extensions in Chrome. I also have Firefox but use mostly Chrome. I run AV program, and paid version of Malwarebytes. I recently moved a bunch of files and photos to an external drive. (About 7 GB). In "Computer" properties it shows I have 220 GB used and 525 GB free space.
I am an ATT U-Verse customer, and older equipment from them has been replaced. My computer is Ethernet wired and my wife's laptop is wireless. *** her laptop is also Windows 7 and works great even though it is wireless.
Maybe about 2 months ago I started having 2 main problems. (I did system restore when noticed with no luck).
1... I have verified my Internet connection is good, but my PC takes 7 to 8 minutes to boot up and be usable. Once there and working, my computer loads pages/websites, nicely and no complaints.
2... Then sometimes after a while of working, and sometimes maybe 1 or 3 days later, my browsers will not load.
Note: A restart.... a miserable 7 minutes, will fix it and I can get connected ......till the next time it happens.
I have studied my problem in Google searches and tried "multiple solutions suggestions" with not much of any success.
All of that said: I am not a real whiz in what I call "deep tech" items. I can do command prompts and very, VERY lightly touched base on one item in the registry ............ so ...... any advice given might have to be explained with my limited knowledge in mind. I have never been into bios.
One command prompt as administrator,was: ipconfig/flushdns then enter. Another one: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt then Enter, Plus Restart. Now that one works, BUT, just a plain restart will work without that command prompt.
I thank you in advance
Indy Bob (benchrest76)
Edited by benchrest76, 21 July 2017 - 08:05 AM.