Now this time as soon as I fired up IE(shudder) to get the Windows updates. I get hit with a trojan virus. I clean that up and keep going. I get all the updates and eventually reach SP2. I install it and restart. My internet works fine for about 5 minutes. Then it completely quits on me. If I restart the computer, I get the same 5 minute window of connectivity, then it dies again.
I have uninstalled SP2 and my connection is fine. So there isn't anything wrong with my ISP or router. Anyone have any helpful hints to fix this? I'm thinking that the trojan virus may have corrupted something. Right now I'm leaning towards doing another format and install. Hopefully it won't come to that.