Lost connections

By monton
Dec 13, 2008
  1. I have an XP Pro computer that loses it's connection to the web after a few minutes or less. The icon says I am connected to the LAN but I lose internet access. There are 6 other computers running XP Pro, XP Home and Ubuntu on the LAN and none have this problem. I run winsock fix, reboot, and can connect to the web again. I can't find a reason but it seems more time based then random.
    Any thoughts out there? Diagnostics?
    Also, I just installed AVG free and it reported another antivirus program on the computer but I can't find any. This computer has had ZoneAlarm and PC-cillin on it in the past but both were uninstalled.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Let's start here....

    Download Autoruns and then clik on file autoruns.exe to start it. Notice its status in lower left corner of window
    • Hit ESC key (your upper left on keyboard) to stop scanning
    • Click Options Check Verify Code Signatures. Other options should be unchecked
    • Click File->Refresh to start scanning
    • Wait for status in lower left says Done.Then click File->Save As, save to a text file and attach the file (using paper clip icon for attachments) onto your next post
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