SIR, i need help! jst few a days ago, everything was okay about my internet i have a 600Kbits per sc connection, cable modem so my downlaoding speed is around 60-70 kbytes/s same in utorrent and in browser downlaods, i use windows 8.1 pro, 64 bits, recently my google chrome was turning slow and firefox too, i dunno if my pc was infected by viruses. i scanned wit havast and bitdefender free versions and found nothing. and yesterday when i tried to download a pdf file, i dunno why nut downlaod spee dwas horrible, started with 24 and then it was like 3-4 kbytes/s and it even failed later. i thought it was a connection problem so i restrted my connection, browing was fine everything except downloading seemed okay. i tried doing the same things with different browsers like firefox or internet explorer but the problem was same. shockingly when i tried utorrent, it was perfectly normal, it gave the ususal downlaod speed of 60-70 kbytes/s so it seems the problem was onl in downloading with broswers and no problem with browsing and utorrent. i hard resetted my pc and reinstalled fresh copy of win 8.1 but again twas the same. did it 3 times already but no change. i dunno if it is a virus or something but i am exhaousted, plzz help soon ( before formattin my pc , i backed up my files in an external hdd so it may be possible taht if tehre is a virus involved then it may have came back due to my external hdd)
P.S: i checked Speedtest.net and there too, showed 0.56 mbps , so it was normal there too :(
Yesterday night, all of a sudden, my downloads were okay, but everything came back to the same problem today morning. I randomly tried downloading some .exe files but no luck. Then i tried downloading some Dell driver from Dell's Website and it was downloading with perfectly normal speed! That time, quickly i tried downlaoding a video file from my chrome browser using an add-on that i have (i usually downlaod videos by addons that detect and capture them) installed, and it give normal speed! I thought the problem must have resolved somehow but then again when i tried to do for another video file, same problem, it stuck with 5-10 kbps. But this time something was different, although it didnt give normal speed for other downlaods, that dell driver file, when i resumed it was downloading normally.
I dont understand whats happening with my pc. Of course if it would have been only happened with my videos then it would be okay but it happens with every browser and .pdf , .exe ( even when i tried to download mozzila firefox steup from filehippo.com, there was the same issue )
so what do i do? at least i need to know what kind of absurd problem is this, is this releated to installing windows 8.1 , cuz i never had this kind of problem anytime. and i dont think any kind of viruses can affect it, and as my browsing and other downlaod operations i.e; utorrent is working fine so i can eliminate any lose connection of the cables. right? so the problem comes down to drivers or something in the system??
today, I downloaded and installed 3 realtek lan drivers ( PCIe GME ) from which one of them was from the original realtek website... and as expected, I had no luck :'( GUYS I am reverting back to XP , plz guys if u have any ideas left then help me out!!
Srry sir, i have copied my posts from some other blog cuz i coudnt get my answer there,
more info : there are some files( like an episode among the series of some show) which get normal speed once in a while in all the browsers but other similar files from the same website do not. i downlaoded some dell software and it was okay in any condition while i was downlaoding an episode from a series nad it was not okay, from the same website, i happened to come accross some random episode frm the same website which was okay, like that i get to come accross rarely some different types of files when i experiment downlaoding.
i am stuck. plzz at least tell me should i give up and intsall XP :(
it seems absurd because i never had this kind of problem, even whem i installed win 8.1 , it worked fine initially but now, no matter how many times i install it, it never gets fixed.
and also, whenever i try to downlaod ethernet drivers i.e, PCIe GME for my motherboard i.e; DG41RQ i get the same links that i have tried. and i can never find any mention of any chipset name :/ so even if i find out my chipset name, what do i do? :(
PLZZ RPLT SIR, I SERIOUSLY NEED HELP!!
First off, take it from me, someone who also writes a lot. When you post questions this long and have a tendency to babble on, people stop reading. I am saying this because I sometimes have the same problem.
With that said, I skimmed trough your question. From what I gathered I had the same issue at one point, other than I was unable to connect to the internet at all. All my virus software I had, which was 3, didn’t detect anything. What I did was roll my computer back to a previous date of when it was working. Windows 8.1 automatically has restore points that you can revert to when you run into issues like this. This concept has been around since windows XP, but wasn’t efficient in XP. It became efficient in Vista, as much as that OS sucked.
Anyway, I would suggest restoring your computer to a date of when it was working. Also if your computer is as old as what I am thinking, since you were running windows XP on it, a lot of your hardware might not be compatible with Windows 8.1. I was running Vista on my computer and upgraded to 8.1, I got everything to work, but certain drivers weren’t compatible with 8.1 and even the manufacturers like Intel said so when I quested them. So my computer sounds newer than yours based on that, so you might have more issues than I did to get your computer working on 8.1. I figured ways around it, but that will be something you will have to experiment with if you are having driver installation problems.
Well good luck and I hope this helps. By the way, I really like 8.1, especially after I installed Classic Shell so it boots right to the desktop, getting rid of that annoying tile screen. If this does help please vote it up and possibly even mark it as the answer.
answered Aug 03 '14 at 17:09