reply to post by StealthyKat
Ok, before you do any more damage following the advice in this thread, do this:
Open your start menu and find the little computer icon, right click it, and from the selection choose "manage".
from the window that opens, in the left hand pane, find and select "device manager".
Look for any devices with a yellow exclamation point ( ! ) specifically under "network adapters" even if you have to click it to expand it. Stuff
might also show up as "unknown device"
If any of the network adapters show a yellow exclamation point, click it and select "update driver" and if windows asks, let it check
Obviously your network card is working to some extent, but if it's a driver issue, it might be defaulted to the generic driver, and might not be
Your system is running fine, loading stuff online seems to take a long time buffering....
Buffering a video online is going to use the following hardware:
Network card, duh
Ram (copies to ram, then to HD)
The last phase is playing, which is ram and your video card, and if you are buffering properly, should be fine. Verify you don't need any drivers in
device manager FIRST.
If you do, and windows doesn't autodetect them, you can find a little app called "cpuz" that is free, safe, and will scan and show you the hardware
models of your system, specifically the motherboard, which will let you know where to look for drivers.
Please, for the love of god, do not start messing with system files, deleting anything, or modifying your msconfig unless you know two things:
what the hell you are doing
How to recover from screwing crap up.
Windows 7 creates a hidden boot partition on drive c: and installs the main os to drive d: by default. By design, without third party apps, you
won't see that hidden partition, but if you delete it, change it, or mess with it, you will cripple the os. Without a physical windows 7 install cd
with repair, you are done.
If you are still concerned about a virus, get a copy of hiren's boot cd, and boot it using the virus scan provided. scanning an infected windows OS
from within the OS is a waste of time.