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I've been putting up with this issue for quite some time without attempting to take any action, but lately it's been driving me insane. There appears to be something wrong with the way my computer accepts traffic. I will randomly be disconnected from game servers, and a vast majority of the content I download is corrupt upon arrival. I have narrowed it down to a hardware fault on my computer, and realised the issue is not associated with the network - everything works fine on my older computer, in another room on the same network.

This computer is almost brand new, and I'm very dissapointed to be having these issues.

AMD 64bit 4800+ X2 Dual Core
2x 1024mb DDR Generic Ram
AMD A8N Sli Premium Motherboard
2x 300gb SATA RAID HDDs
Nvidia 7800GTX Graphics Card

If anybody has any theories or speculations as to the cause of this issue or possible remedies, it would be hugely appreciated.
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The other PC working on the same network isn't sufficient to indicate a hardware fault on this one, it could be a setting

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

If you are sure it is a hardware fault, and the PC is almost new, it should be returned under warranty

If you change or reseat any of the hardware, it could invalidate the warranty, and why should you have to do anything to an almost new PC

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