+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Windows 7 Thread, W7 Alternate Network loss...wtf?? in Technical; Anyone got any ideas on a problem I'm having with my home PC? Its W7 desktop, network runs to an ...
  1. #1

    SpuffMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,257
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 283 Times in 189 Posts
    Rep Power
    135

    W7 Alternate Network loss...wtf??

    Anyone got any ideas on a problem I'm having with my home PC? Its W7 desktop, network runs to an old Netgear GS608 and from there to my Virgin Hub.

    The problem I'm getting is that on every alternate boot I get network connectivity issues - it keeps dropping out every couple of minutes saying it can't see the internal network or the internet. Not getting it on other machines in the house - so I reckon its my box - but has anyone seen anything similar?

    I really don't feel like stripping and rebuilding - but its starting to get on my wick!

    If you need more info - let me know

    Cheers

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    589
    Thank Post
    51
    Thanked 110 Times in 95 Posts
    Rep Power
    68
    My Win7 Pro x64 install has a similar issue where it will just drop out randomly and not connect to the network/internet until I reboot. I mainly use debian (and rarely boot into windows which makes it more frustrating when it happens) and have no problems despite it running on the same box.

    Does it happen when you use a static IP?

  3. #3

    SpuffMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,257
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 283 Times in 189 Posts
    Rep Power
    135
    Dunno - I'll try that over the weekend - worth a go - glad to hear that I'm not alone though - cheers

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    276
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 70 Times in 62 Posts
    Rep Power
    53
    Have you checked power management settings on the network interface?

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    2,272
    Thank Post
    13
    Thanked 235 Times in 223 Posts
    Rep Power
    69
    Update your network card driver, to confirm if its your OS or not download a linux bootable CD and run a ping and see if it does it, replace your network cable between router/computer and between modem/router. If you have another network card chuck that in and test, may save a rebuild. Have you got another device you can plug in and see if it does it on that, if so could be your connection if you have replaced your cables.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    589
    Thank Post
    51
    Thanked 110 Times in 95 Posts
    Rep Power
    68
    It happened to me again earlier and I managed to run some diagnostics.

    Resource monitor was showing that 'deferred procedure calls and interrupt service routines' was taking 80-90% of CPU Usage (which made the machine lag - not by too much but the lag was noticeable). After finding a few tutorials via google, I downloaded and installed latencymon which showed that usbport.sys was causing the problems (I did have usb devices plugged in at the time). This was as far as I got before windows update rebooted the machine to install updates .

  7. #7

    SpuffMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,257
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 283 Times in 189 Posts
    Rep Power
    135
    Intersting - as I am having problems with the USB ports - its an ASUS MB and the Asmedia ports keep dropping off - which is irritating - spose it might be connected.

  8. #8


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,388
    Thank Post
    241
    Thanked 2,815 Times in 2,077 Posts
    Rep Power
    813
    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    I am having problems with the USB ports - it's an ASUS MB and the Asmedia ports keep dropping off
    Are those ports USB 3.0? I have had similar issues myself on both my home and work PCs. One was fixed by updating the drivers and firmware, while the other was fixed by upgrading to Windows 8 (since it includes a generic USB 3.0 driver).

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    589
    Thank Post
    51
    Thanked 110 Times in 95 Posts
    Rep Power
    68
    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    Intersting - as I am having problems with the USB ports - its an ASUS MB and the Asmedia ports keep dropping off - which is irritating - spose it might be connected.
    I also have an ASUS motherboard, however it's only got USB2 ports as it's around 4yrs old.

  10. #10

    SpuffMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,257
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 283 Times in 189 Posts
    Rep Power
    135
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Are those ports USB 3.0? I have had similar issues myself on both my home and work PCs. One was fixed by updating the drivers and firmware, while the other was fixed by upgrading to Windows 8 (since it includes a generic USB 3.0 driver).
    Yeah - cheers - I'll have a look

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Connection of a laptop (W7) to many networks (AD)
    By Athena1390 in forum Windows Server 2008
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 10th July 2012, 01:38 PM
  2. Network View Alternative?
    By Gongalong in forum Wired Networks
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 15th February 2012, 12:36 PM
  3. Weird loss of network access via browser
    By _Bat_ in forum Windows
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 2nd December 2010, 08:22 AM
  4. Steinberg Sequel 2 - network install or alternative product?
    By morganw in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 27th September 2010, 03:31 PM
  5. Complete loss of all network!!!
    By badboyvtec in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 20th February 2008, 01:02 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •