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Computer unplugged while running, now having internet problems?

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July 14, 2013 6:22:58 AM

Alright, this is going to be long, so bear with me here. Roughly 3 days ago, my computer (A desktop PC with WIRED connection) became unplugged while running a ridiculous amount of times; I’m talking 6 or 7. Nothing really noticeable happened to it, except one thing, and I’m not even sure if it’s related. My internet connection drops out every 30 minutes, or every hour, it’ll even go to every 2 or 3 minutes. I've tried everything I can possibly think of, I've unplugged and re-plugged in the power cable, as well as the Ethernet cable on the modem, I've restarted my PC, the whole 9 yards. This would bring it back for another 30 mins or so, but of course it would drop out again shortly after. I called my cable company (Cox), and according to them, my computer says it online, and the modem also says I’m online. I even went as far as buying a new modem thinking it would work, since my other one was incredibly old (2.0 modem). That of course didn't work. So now I’m convinced something is wrong with my PC. I read online that unplugging the computer can result in hardware damage, would that have anything to do with it? (I’m not an expert on hardware, I know my way around it, but I mostly deal with programming.) My main question is would the computer becoming unplugged have led to some sort of hardware damage, thus, leading to network issues? If so, how would I go about solving this issue? It would mean so much if someone gave me some answers; I've really been stressed over this for the past 4 days, thanks.
July 14, 2013 6:34:39 AM

What exactly where you doing at the time?
July 14, 2013 6:41:20 AM

ust4ever said:
What exactly where you doing at the time?


Oh, The cord is very loose and I have kittens running around, my foot would also hit it, it was just a mess, haha, I've duct tapped the cord down temporarily.
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July 14, 2013 6:43:27 AM

awelch8043 said:
ust4ever said:
What exactly where you doing at the time?


Oh, The cord is very loose and I have kittens running around, my foot would also hit it, it was just a mess, haha, I've duct tapped the cord down temporarily.


Not what I meant! Lol! What where you doing on the PC at the time? (Like, on iTunes, PowerPoint, etc)
July 14, 2013 6:45:03 AM

Might try a cheap NIC in case the one onboard was damaged.
July 14, 2013 6:45:03 AM

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July 14, 2013 6:45:25 AM

ust4ever said:
awelch8043 said:
ust4ever said:
What exactly where you doing at the time?


Oh, The cord is very loose and I have kittens running around, my foot would also hit it, it was just a mess, haha, I've duct tapped the cord down temporarily.


Not what I meant! Lol! What where you doing on the PC at the time? (Like, on iTunes, PowerPoint, etc)


Ahh, haha, hurrr durrrr. You mean when the computer came unplugged? I was most likely running spotify, google chrome, and possibly my LoL client.

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July 14, 2013 6:50:48 AM
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awelch8043 said:
ust4ever said:
awelch8043 said:
ust4ever said:
What exactly where you doing at the time?


Oh, The cord is very loose and I have kittens running around, my foot would also hit it, it was just a mess, haha, I've duct tapped the cord down temporarily.


Not what I meant! Lol! What where you doing on the PC at the time? (Like, on iTunes, PowerPoint, etc)


Ahh, haha, hurrr durrrr. You mean when the computer came unplugged? I was most likely running spotify, google chrome, and possibly my LoL client.


Ok, so nothing too heavy on the internet, maybe Spotify then? Or Google Chrome. Anyway, maybe you need to get a Wired Network Card to replace whatever you're using now... Are you using the motherboard networking or a seperate card?
July 14, 2013 6:59:15 AM

ust4ever said:
awelch8043 said:
ust4ever said:
awelch8043 said:
ust4ever said:
What exactly where you doing at the time?


Oh, The cord is very loose and I have kittens running around, my foot would also hit it, it was just a mess, haha, I've duct tapped the cord down temporarily.


Not what I meant! Lol! What where you doing on the PC at the time? (Like, on iTunes, PowerPoint, etc)


Ahh, haha, hurrr durrrr. You mean when the computer came unplugged? I was most likely running spotify, google chrome, and possibly my LoL client.


Ok, so nothing too heavy on the internet, maybe Spotify then? Or Google Chrome. Anyway, maybe you need to get a Wired Network Card to replace whatever you're using now... Are you using the motherboard networking or a seperate card?


Motherboard networking. That's actually a great suggestion, I surprisingly didn't think of that. Also, another weird thing is, whenever the internet goes out on my browsers, Spotify works perfectly, it's really strange. But yeah, I'll definitely look into getting a network card.
July 14, 2013 7:09:17 AM

Yeah, it happens a lot! Can you please mark the thread as solved :) 
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