Uhm... well, hi! This is my first post here.. so... hello! :)
Now.. to my problem.
I like to badmouth my computer a lot, due to some problems here and there, but.. well, now it's just crossed the line. -_-
My computer keeps losing internet connection after just a few minutes of starting up. (Strangely enough, programs maintain their ability to connect... well, most of them anyway... except when accessing webpages, and my PC maintains network connection.)
So, I, that possess a... uhm... limited, yet dynamic knowledge on computers, decided to fix it. At first, I thought the problem was the IPv6 protocol, because EVERY TIME I tried to install it.. my computer just.. rebooted. And then it would load up to the log-in screen.. and crash and reboot and so on. So I go into Safe Mode and uninstall it and it works fine.
I started looking around the internet for ways to fix it. I can't exactly remember WHY but.. in the progress of fixing it.. I deleted the WAN Miniport (IPX) hidden device. >_<;
So.. I fixed everything I had done.. EXCEPT THAT, and I keep having the same disconnect problem. I am thinking I have a rather corrupt copy (Or install..) of Windows XP and plan to format and fix it.. but not until I get my new computer, so I want to fix this soon/now. (I also get some experience!)
I'm behind a router.. so.. thought that info might matter..
Also.. maybe an unrelated issue... I tried connecting my cable modem directly into my computer.. and connecting. When I pressed connect.. my computer crashed and rebooted. (Like when I tried to install the IPv6 protocol.)
So.. could you guys help me? I need to get that damn Miniport thing back up there.
I thought about modifying the registry to add that Network Adapter.. I think it's in HKEY_LOCALMACHINE-> System-> CurrentControlSet-> Control-> Class-> The.. well, Network adapter part, and adding the damn miniport. However, there's some information I don't know. I have my laptop right here and have most of the info I would need to add it... except the NetCfgInstanceId and maybe the DriverDateData, but I think the second one is the same. I also wouldn't just force the damn thing in.. as it does have a potential of rendering my PC useless, I think. x_x
I would also.. highly dislike having to use Windows Restore.. but if you guys think that's the only way to go.. :)
Uh.. well, sorry for such a big/long post.. this is my very first time posting in a IT community... hope you guys can help. Looking forward to your responses.. thanks in advance!