The biggest mistakes I've made was to blame the Op system for these types of problems. I never seem to get anywhere doing that.
Driver problems the number one choice followed closely by router incompatiblity problems or even third party networking programs have been known to cause this problem. In some cases bios updates have been known to fix this problem.
We have no way of knowing if the drivers have been certified because the Op hasn't posted any system specs let alone driver versions. Those possible issues will be sorted out as soon as the Op replys I hope.
I have in fact personally fixed this same problem on many occasions and it was either a router or a driver problem in the past. I tend to stick to whats been working in the past for obvious reasons.
Microsoft answers also has addressed this problem by booting to safe mode or doing a clean boot to eliminate the possiblity of a third party program causing this problem. Answers.
- We would like to get a better understanding of this issue so we can better assist not only you but other users with similar problems as well.
a) Do you get any error message? If yes what is the exact error message?
Try to open the files in safe mode. Follow the steps mentioned below to boot into safe mode.
To use a Safe mode option, follow these steps:
1. Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. Select safe mode from the menu.
If that works then it might be that some third party applications are interfering with the process. I would suggest you to try a clean boot follow method 2.
It might be that some third party applications are causing this problem. I would suggest you to perform a clean boot.
Follow the steps to perform a clean boot.
To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start Windows Vista by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot." A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.
Steps to perform clean boot and check if you have the issue.
1. Click “Start”, type “msconfig” in the Start Search box and then press “Enter”.
2. User Account Control permission
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password and click “Continue”.
3. On the “General tab”, click “Selective Startup”.
4. Under “Selective Startup”, click to clear the “Load Startup Items” check box.
5. Click the “Services tab”, click to select the “Hide All Microsoft Services” check box and then click “Disable All”.
6. Click “Ok”.
7. When you are prompted, click “Restart”.
8. After the computer starts, check whether the problem is resolved.
Reset the computer to start as usual
After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps to reset the computer to start as usual:
1. Click “Start”, type “msconfig.exe” in the “Start Search box”, and then press “Enter”.
2. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click “Continue”.
3. On the “General tab”, click the “Normal Startup” option, and then click “Ok”.
4. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click “Restart”.
If the issue is resolved check which third party is causing the problem, referring the link given below. However the article is for Windows Vista but it’ll work for windows 7 platform also.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
Note: Ensure to put the computer to normal state by following “Reset the computer to start as usual”. Follow step 2 to do so.
You can optimize windows 7 for better performance check the article mentioned below.
Optimize Windows 7 for better performance