1.    23 Dec 2015 #1
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    No/Intermittent connection: missing proxies or unable to detect proxy


    Hello, posting 2 threads in 1 day feels great...

    Recently my internet on my desktop has been extremely, and I mean EXTREMELY slow, and lately has been cutting out altogether, even thought it says it is connected all the time. Diagnostics reveal "one or more Network Protocols are missing on this computer" or "Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings". I've trawled so many threads and tried so many different things but nothing is helping. I am writing this post from my laptop which is immediately next to my desktop and has no problem connecting; neither does my phone, and no one else in the house is experiencing issues, so I am positive it's an internal issue with my desktop.

    I connect via a cable through one of those plug socket internet devices but I also have a wifi adapter - no matter which I use I have the exact same problem so I am sure it's not a fault with these items nor their drivers.

    I thought this issue may have coincided with me installing Avast, which I uninstalled today, and it helped for a bit but it's gone back to its usual self. I am unable to do system restore because I didn't know that system protection had been turned off until today (so I have no points to restore to) and honestly refuse to reinstall windows, there must be a way to fix this without having to do that!!

    Any help will be sincerely appreciated!! Thanks! Save me!!


    Edit: it's truly intermittent. for most of yesterday my internet was totally normal and then it stopped working again like the flick of a switch...
    edit: there is truly no correlation or immediate obvious cause to this. it doesn't happen when i do anything in particular, it doesn't happen at any particular time of day, it doesn't seem to happen for any reason at all. restarting, reinstalling drivers, disabling and enabling, rebooting the router, nothing makes any difference...i'm so exasperated
    Last edited by arisutan; 06 Jan 2016 at 08:52.
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  2.    26 Dec 2015 #2
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    First fix:
    window button-setting- network and internet-proxy and turn automatic detect on
    second fix: reboot your router
    third fix:do a pc refresh, only takes 30 min or so
    hopefully that helps.
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  3.    29 Dec 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpham258 View Post
    First fix:
    window button-setting- network and internet-proxy and turn automatic detect on
    second fix: reboot your router
    third fix:do a pc refresh, only takes 30 min or so
    hopefully that helps.
    hi, thanks for your post
    the automatic detect setting was already turned on, rebooting my router didn't fix anything, and what do you mean by pc refresh? i am unwilling to reinstall windows as i will lose all my software and it took me a very long time to download a lot of it..probably won't be able to get it back since my internet is broken..
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  4.    29 Dec 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by arisutan View Post
    hi, thanks for your post
    the automatic detect setting was already turned on, rebooting my router didn't fix anything, and what do you mean by pc refresh? i am unwilling to reinstall windows as i will lose all my software and it took me a very long time to download a lot of it..probably won't be able to get it back since my internet is broken..
    reinstall ur driver, by going into device manager - network adapter- choose the one that u are using- right click and uninstall-reboot ur pc- then go back to network adapter- double click on the one that u are using- go to power management tab - untick the first box.


    and for pc refresh go into settings - update and recovery- recovery- look for window refresh- if its not there then idk. Also pc refresh will not reinstall ur window.
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  5.    05 Jan 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpham258 View Post
    reinstall ur driver, by going into device manager - network adapter- choose the one that u are using- right click and uninstall-reboot ur pc- then go back to network adapter- double click on the one that u are using- go to power management tab - untick the first box.


    and for pc refresh go into settings - update and recovery- recovery- look for window refresh- if its not there then idk. Also pc refresh will not reinstall ur window.
    hi, this didn't help my issue. also:

    If you're having problems with Windows 10 on your PC, you can try to refresh, reset, or restore it. Refreshing your PC fixes software problems by reinstalling the OS while preserving the user data, user accounts, and important settings. All other preinstalled customizations are restored to their factory state. In Windows 10, this feature no longer preserves user-acquired Windows apps.
    tl;dr "refreshing" is not an option in windows 10 i can only reinstall windows and lose all my apps. this is a very new install of windows so i don't believe that will help..
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  6.    06 Jan 2016 #6
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    is there no one who can help me? this problem is doing little short of ruining my life lol. can't do anything on my desktop anymore
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  7.    13 Jan 2016 #7
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    bumping..
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  8.    02 Feb 2016 #8
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  9.    02 Sep 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by arisutan View Post
    is there no one who can help me? this problem is doing little short of ruining my life lol. can't do anything on my desktop anymore
    Ok So I think your having the same problem I'm having. Sounds the same but it's a year later and if you didn't find a fix you've probably thrown it out the window. So for anyone that may stumble upon this. Maybe you still have hope. This same problem happened when I did a system update. I searched far and wide and then I came across something that got my attention. It may not be the same problem but it's a simple fix and worth a try. You have to adjust the speed by going to Network and Sharing Center ---> Change adapter settings-----> Select and right click and choose Properties-----> Select Configure----> Advance Tab---->Scroll down to "Speed and Duplex"---> Select 100Mbps Half Duplex. If it doesn't fix the problem maybe try another speed, anything besides the automatic setting. Hopefully it works. GL!
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