How to resolve the issue when Internet connection drops during use in Windows® 7
Discuss the tips to resolve the issue when Internet connection drops during use in Windows 7.
Windows 7 is the latest OS from Microsoft which comes with many davanced features. Still at time you may face an issue in which Windows 7 Internet connections drop out randomly during routine use. This can cause web browsers to suddenly stop loading pages, network drives to disappear, and other network-enabled applications to lose functionality. The Browser elections of broadcast packets out onto the network, that for some reason are not handled properly and Windows 7 starts shutting down services to fix it. Windows 7 intermittently drops wired Internet or land connection.
Following are the guidelines to resolve the issue when Internet connection drops during use in Windows 7:
- Boot in Safe mode
- Uninstall and reinstall
- Reset TCP/IP stack
Boot in safe mode
To fix the issue, first boot the computers into safe mode and check if the issue still persists. If the issue does not persist in safe mode then perform clean boot on your computer. For starting your computer use a minimal set of drivers and startup programs so that you can determine whether a background program is interfering with your game or program. If the problems does not occur, it indicates that the problem is related to one application or service that are disabled.
Uninstall and reinstall
The uninstallaton and reinstallation of network driver is done by clicking on start button. In the search box type 'devmgmt.msc' and then press 'Enter'. Now select the network card device and right click on it. Now select 'Uninstall' and restart the computer. You can also download and install the driver for it, from manufacturer’s website to fix the problem when Windows 7 intermittently drops wired Internet.
To reset the TCP/IP stack, go to this article follow the instructions to fix it yourself. For using this run network troubleshooter, first click the 'Start' button, and click 'Control Panel', and then, in the search box, type 'network'. Now on the list of results, click 'Network and Sharing Center', and then click 'Troubleshoot problems'. The IP assignment for the Windows machine will be the same before and after the drop.
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