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Download stops after two seconds (rough one)

Hey guys,

this is actually a rough one. so rough that it's the first time I've had to post in a forum in my entire life since it's the first pc problem I just can't seem solve.
Every download stops after about two seconds. Not only browser downloads but also downloads in programs like steam.
Now it can't be a problem with my internet because: it works on all other PCs in my house.
It can't be a problem with the router because: I switched slots and it works on all other PCs
It can't be a problem with the software because: I clean installed Windows 7 three times now and it still doesn't work even when I have nothing else installed exept for windows and IE
It can't be a problem with the browser because I tried 4 different ones.
What can it be? I'm at the end of my wits here. I'm guessing it has to be a hardware problem but that seems so weird since I thought if the network adapter is broken I would have no internet at all.

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More to try.

1. Windows on this hardware on another location.
2. Linux on this hardware (free to try, no need to install it)
3. Windows and Linux on this hardware on another location.
4. Install all drivers for Windows 7 for this hardware.

Kees

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Thank you!

Thank you so much! I tried everything on your list. Installing Linux just solved the problem in the end. I really wonder what caused that problem now, so weird.
You already helped me a lot but I would be so happy if you could point me in the direction of some beginners guide to UBUNTU 64bit since I don't know anything about it. I was wondering - do I have to install drivers with this? Because everything just seems to work: graphics, sound, internet, everything. With windows I had to install everything manually.

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Youtube

Many, many videos on there about the different Linux flavors, especially Ubuntu and Mint.

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