10-04-2013 06:47 PM
My Pavillion g6 laptop works just fine until I connect it to a network. Wired or wireless network doesn't matter, within 60 seconds of connecting the Windows 7 "Logging off" screen comes up and the laptop restarts. I have the standard wired (Realtek) and wireless (?) adapters. I updated to the latest wired adapter drivers from Realtek's site but still have the same issue. I have run a full virus scan, a thorough Malwarebytes scan and chkdsk but no junk or errors are found.
HP Startup says the HDD is failing and I bought a replacement HDD I'm about to clone but I have doubts this is the root cause because the restart ONLY happens when network connection is made. If I leave it disconnected it runs fine, and the HDD has taken hours of scanning and chkdsk without any sign of trouble. I'm going to be really unhappy if I put the new drive in and hav ethe same problem.
Any suggestions on what else to try before cloning and replacing the HDD?
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10-07-2013 12:19 PM - edited 10-08-2013 08:47 AM
I understand you are having an issue Pavilion g6 Windows restart within 1 minute of being connected to a network.
I would start by making sure the drivers are the ones for your Pavilion.
Once in that site and you put your model number in you can look at updates and different things on the HDD failing.
Please contact me back if this does not resolve your issue and include the model/product number?
10-08-2013 05:37 PM
It turns out my laptop picked up the Pihar rootkit, Boot.Pihar.MBR to be specific. I used the beta rootkit hunter/destroyer from Malwarebytes but that took care of the problem. Happy to have resolved the problem, hope this helps somebody else someday!
10-09-2013 12:30 PM