Given only this much of a clue you can only look for the usual pests, the clock is wrong, the antivirus is shutting down (Norton/Kap does that) and cures are unlikely at this point unless we reload the PC.

It can still be a hardware issue so I may scan the PC with Grif's help (link to follow) and I may deploy a wifi client to be used instead of the onboard wifi

-> .http://forums.cnet.com/7726-6132_102-5098912.html?tag=posts;msg5099421

Bob