Hi, i have been using my desktop for over 2 years, and it hasnt given me this kind of problem before.
My internet connection just stops working (even though the icon in the taskbar is there, showing that it is connected) and everytime i have to right-click and click repair. This would temporarily fix the problem, and the internet will work for about 2-3 minutes and then stop again. I have to redo the whole process again, and the exact same thing happens.
It maybe helpful to know that when the internet doesnt work, i cannot access my router or any other computer on my LAN, meaning that it is not a router problem. I have other computers on my LAN, and they dont act the same way (using the same OS and everything). I am guessing its something to do with my Ethernet card, but i have the latest drivers.
I am using:
Windows XP SP2
CPU: 3.4 GHz, Dual Core
2 GB RAM
Intel Pro/100 VE Network Connection
Router: Netgear WGR614v7