Visit the computer manufacturer or the Realtek site to find the latest driver for you NIC.
OR...did you just do a "repair" install of the operating system instead of a full format and reinstall.. Since the symptoms you explain could easily malware related, a full format would have removed everything and as such, an updated driver might fix the issue. On the other hand, if you only did a "repair" install, then the malware problem may have gotten worse and could affect anyone on your network.
So, try downloading, installing, updating, then run a full system scan with BOTH tools from the links below.. (If you can't perform the downloads and updates on the current computer, download the files on a separate machine and transfer the files using flash drive or CD.)
If downloaded on a remote machine, once downloaded, rename the program installer "mbam-setup.exe" file to something else like "Gogetum.exe", then copy the installer file and the update file to a CD or flash drive.. Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current.. After that, run a full system scan and delete anything it finds.
Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
Malwarebytes Manual Updater link
Next, install and run a full system scan with the SuperAntispyware program and the manual updater from the links below. As before, you may need to rename the installer file to get the program to install.:
SuperAntispyware Manual Updater
Hope this helps.
I reinstalled windows XP pro. on my pc, and now it seems like I "Partially" have internet.
I cant update a lot of programs, and cant play any online games.
If I am surfing the web, I have to hit reconnect a lot, but it will eventually load. It seems like the internet is cutting in and out.
Before the reinstall, everything worked fine, for everyone. After the reinstall, not only does the internet problem happen to me but everyone else as well.
If we unhook my pc, everyone else is back to normal.
I have a custom built pc. 8600gts graphics card, realtek rtl8169/8110 family gigabit ethernet nic Network adapter, 2.51 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual cor processor, and 2 GB ram