Instead of making this easy to read i'm going to just put down the symptoms
No matter what after a lengthy amount of time i lost internet connection.
I try Explorer, nothing. Messengers. nothing.
I also play a lot of battlefield 2, an online game and EVERY SINGLE time i play i lose connection.
on to part 2.
after the connection is lost i cannot access task manager or my network connections (which all the while say my connection is gloriously fine)
ALSO if i try to restart, the option for shutting down or restarting will come up, and i can select my choice but nothing happens after that. the only way to restart is the handy button on the front of the tower.
that being said...help