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losing internet when inactive for awhile

Discussion in 'Networking' started by scarlyt, Sep 5, 2004.

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  1. scarlyt

    scarlyt Thread Starter

    Jun 13, 2004
    This is an odd problem i have been having, when i go afk for awhile and come back to the computer, the internet will not load pages, however a quick reboot and everything is ok. I know its not the internet company or router because my other computer works just fine. Was wondering if anyone had any ideas, been surfing the web lately and havnt come across info about this :(

    it does say this in the bottom of the toolbar when it cant load
    does that mean anything?
  2. madbeatchemi


    Aug 31, 2004
    I used to have that issue sometimes but I seemed to have figured out a way to get around it. If you go to the Control Panel, then to Power Options Properties, you can check to see if your computer is automatically shutting off the hard drives after a set amount of time. Mine was initially set to turn off hard drives after like 15 minutes of inactivity. I switched it to NEVER and have not had that problem thus far.
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