My PC is completely disconnecting me from the internet seemingly randomly and I cannot for the life of me figure out what is causing it.
All I have managed to find out is that it doesn't disconnect when I run my PC in safe mode with networking and that when it does disconnect, if I go into Windows Task Manager - Networking, the network utilization spikes to 99/100% and then I lose connection. I can't even find the wireless connection in the Network and Sharing Center after. It's just gone, and reappears a minute or so later but does not always (in fact, rarely) connects again straight away.
I don't know much about computers at all. But, I have tried the following:
Disabling all start up programs except for "microsoft intellipoint", "AMD dual-core optimiser" and "catalyst control center".
doing a virus scan
turning off my antivirus
updating my network drivers
ensuring that the network drivers are not set to turn off to save power
I first noticed the problem when I did a JAVA update but after doing a system restore, I discovered that it was not that. The only other thing I can think of is that my PC randomly turned back on Windows Updates at 2am one morning and one of those was installed, but I can't restore back that far.
Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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