have you tried updating the drivers for your hardware.
go back to hp and check for newer drivers.
"Sue" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:96213123-3DB4-48E7-9626-AD0F975363A4@microsoft.com...
Can anyone tell me if it's possible to wipe out Vista and install XP on my
HP laptop? I'm FED UP with Vista's refusal to network properly. Every
fricken 5 hours or so, without fail, it will refuse to load webpages or let
me send email, despite the fact I am still clearly connected to both the
internet and my home network (Linksys router, Verizon DSL). If I happen to
be streaming music or in a chat room those things still continue just fine,
but if I try to send email or load a webpage it won't,. This is infuriating
because I use this laptop in my work-which requires me to have 8 websites
open and be logged into them. When this crap happens the ONLY thing that
fixes it is rebooting. ARGH!!! I am so angry!! This has been going on for
months. It's got to be this piece of garbage called Vista. When it happens
the DSL connection is still there. My network reads connected, locally and
internet. I can see the other computer on the network and use the printer I
have networked to this one. Network Diagnostics insists nothing is wrong. I
have tried EVERYTHING!! Reseting the DSL modem, the router, the network
adapter, you name it. Tweaked the lease settings in the router. NOTHING
CHANGES. Linksys says the problem is Microsoft. Verizon says the problem is
Microsoft. HP says the problem is Microsoft. So why won't Microsoft fix the
damn problem?? It's going on 6 months now and I am about to through this
laptop in the garbage and go buy one with XP!
Am I the only one having to put up with garbage like this?