How can I check to see if my network card went bad?
Hey guys, I've been using an integrated network card(an nForce Network Controller) for awhile now, that came with a gateway I bought. The reason I feel like it might have been bad is because every single time I boot up my computer, my internet goes completely bad. Whereas when the computer is powered down, it's perfectly fine. I've tested this over the course of a week or so and I know that my computer is the culprit.
Some people have made mention of the possibility of a bandwidth hogging virus, but I remain somewhat unconvinced, as I have run several scans (Such as Spybot S&D, AVG, Malware Bytes and the like.), and none of them have yielded any results.
I'd really like to find the answer sometime soon, so I can decide if I need to reformat my harddrive, or if I need a new network card.