Let's get right to it. At my apartment, my internet connection always fails when I use some sort of downloading program (ie. Soulseek, BitTorrent). I have tried repairing the connection, but it doesn't get past "renew IP address". When I restart my computer, the connection has returned and all is well. If I don't use one of these programs, the connection will not be disrupted. When I'm online at my parent's house, I never have a problem with any downloading programs. I can use whatever I want, and the connection is fine.
What is going on?
The other issue:
Recently, I haven't been able to shut my computer down. It goes through the process "Log Off, Saving Settings," but when it gets to "Shutting Down", it just sits there. The activity light stops and everything halts. I've had to manually shut it down 3 times, and I cringe every time I have to do it. Anyhow, I'm the type of person who keeps their computer in tip top shape, what with Hijack This, CWShredder, Adaware, Spybot, IE-Spyad, built in Windows Protection, Norton, and Trend Micro, all of it configured correctly, so I'm not so sure it's spyware or a virus. My computer has no other problems but these.
Okay, thanks for reading.
Edited by Interquel, 25 January 2006 - 11:29 PM.