win 8.1 browsers and net access failing after hour or so..... any ideas on fix?

  workid 18:35 20 Feb 2015

hi all.

where to start...

when running Chrome, IE or Firefox, after an hour or so of the PC being on they lock up and the only way to fix the problem is to do a restart of the PC.

not only do the browsers lock, any program i use that accesses the net will also fail to run. i.e. Steam, Windows Store.

if i run any of them after i switch on the PC they lock after an hour, if i use the PC for doing other things like word processing or move/copy files etc and then try to use the browsers after an hour has past, they will not load.

the pc is working ok at doing other task's, the problem only manifests when trying to use the internet.

i've tried a restore from an earlier date without success and i'm now just going with the restart when the browsers fail.

so... anyone had this kind of problem and found a fix?

p.s. internet access is ok on other devices that get used in the house like laptops, mobiles etc..


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:09 21 Feb 2015

sounds like your account has Internet restriction applied

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  workid 20:19 21 Feb 2015

think i may have solved the problem..

i downloaded the DriveForLife app and used that to re-install the network adapter software/driver and it has been running ok for the past 3.5 hours (fingers X).

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