Title: Computer Issue
nerkel - June 24, 2010 12:15 AM (GMT)
OLD TOPIC SOLVED, DEALT WITH BOOTING.
My net keeps disconnecting randomly. Some days it won't disconnect at all. Other days, like today, it is disconnecting every 5 minutes, and this makes people in online games mad when their tank disconnects, or when I can't even do anything without it DCing me.
I have no clue whats going on. All my drivers are up to date.
I run the MSN connectivity test, and two things pop up. One of them says that my DNS is unable to resolve IP address. I googled this, and none of the solutions helped.
The other thing it pops up with is my firewall.
Please, this has been going on for months now, and I might be able to get a job soon that requires I have a stable internet connection. I really need help here. Should I call Comcast, or is there something I can do here?
For some information, this computer is using a wireless card to connect with the computer downstairs. When this computer up h ere has problems, I go down there and the main computer cannot connect to the net either.
Nyx - June 24, 2010 12:33 AM (GMT)
Apologies for starting things off with a tiny n00b step, but have you tried starting up the task manager to see if there's anything dodgy running in the background?
(sorry, I'm pretty shit at diagnosing computers without being there in the flesh)
Zeratanus - June 24, 2010 12:35 AM (GMT)
the computer flickering could be the graphics card. id ont know, i always had problems alt tabbing with games running on my windows computer.
as for the computer taking forever to boot - it could be viruses, or just crap programs, or the harddrive could be dying. Even after reformatting my laptop it still runs like shit so i assume its the computer itself just giving out.
nerkel - June 24, 2010 12:38 AM (GMT)
@ Nyx, yeah, nothin' out of the ordinary. I did get a BSoD a few days ago, but that was when I tried running too many programs at once.
@ Zera, Virus checked, no viruses, and no programs have changed, so I don't know why it'd kick in now.
I really hope its not the hard drive. I have no money at all anymore..
Zeratanus - June 24, 2010 12:44 AM (GMT)
well, if it IS my harddrive thats dying on my laptop, i wouldnt worry too much. My laptop's been running slow for a while now but so far nothing's crashed or died or gotten lost. And its been going like crap for a few years now.
Though just this last year it has gotten even worse, right after i bought my imac. or maybe it just seems worse. honestly I cant tell if its really going slower or that im just used to things going so much faster...
nerkel - June 24, 2010 12:45 AM (GMT)
Double post because something happened.
I decided to recheck task manager, sceen went blank, I clicked a few times and got 3 low tone beeps through the headphones. Not sure what it was.
Fromw hat I can see, I'm using way too much ram than I nornally would, but I wouldn't know how thats working.
Nyx - June 24, 2010 12:46 AM (GMT)
edit: whoops. according to Z you don't have system restore. Ah well, those things never work 99% of the time anyway.
Also, try checking your cables, in case any of them got loose. And/or run a quick chkdsk. lol, baby steps.
Anyway. Although it won't hurt diagnosing your computer a little further, I can already see this shaping up to be mostly hardware fault. Namely the hard drive.
If it turns out that there's actually something fucked up about your hard drive, you could try burning a DOS-based Hiren's Boot CD and run several of the diagnostic tools in there.
Or if it's simply a case of you using too much ram (which I sorta' doubt, since you said you didn't have this issue until just recently), time to go shopping for some additional ram.
That's pretty much the only thing I can pull out of my ass for now.
edit edit: if we're going nowhere with this so far, seconding Z on getting a hold of DG whenever you can.
Zeratanus - June 24, 2010 12:46 AM (GMT)
you should bug DG about it whenever he's around on MSN or Steam. He's a whiz with them computing thingamajigs.
edit @nyx: he doesnt have system restore if i recall a previous conversation (not turned on or something)
nerkel - August 29, 2010 09:01 PM (GMT)
BUMP, new topic need help ):
Zeratanus - August 30, 2010 04:17 PM (GMT)
have you called your provider to ask about the problem?
Kittymangagurl - August 31, 2010 01:08 AM (GMT)
MMO games for the PC or even game systems like PS3 or XBOXs tend to f* up routers terribly.
Is it the router crashing, or the actual cable? Can you still stay connected to the cable modem?
Is your router old? Is it an N band or a G band?
I have a somewhat similar problem, but that is mostly because my bro's PS3 is a hog and my router is mad old. I want to get a dual-band router, but my friend said that is considered tethering, which is illegal. Although I don't think it should matter seeing how I'm using it for personal use and want to be able to use my damn internet.