I installed Windows 8 RTM a few weeks ago. It's not my first time installing it, but it's the first time having these annoying problems:
Randomly, the system clock changes time all by itself - to fix it I have to open the time window and sync it with the internet.
Randomly, my internet connection stops working - to fix I have to run troubleshooting. Windows will find a problem with the IP on my Ethernet connection and fix it.
In rare occasions, my PC freezes, requiring a restart. (I once got a BSOD, but only freezes have happened since.)
How can I permanently solve these problems?
This is what I've already tried:
- Virus scans
- Stopping/resetting the Windows Time service
- Disabling and re-enabling Windows Time automatic internet sync
- Changing the BIOS time
- Changing the motherboard (CMOS) battery
My hardware configuration:
- Operating System
MS Windows 8 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
Intel Core i7 2700K @ 3.50GHz with average temperature of 45 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
8 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 800MHz (8-8-8-24)
ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M (CPUSocket) with average temperature of 40 °C
- Graphics Card
896MB GeForce GTX 275 (CardExpert Technology) with average temperature of 57 °C
- Hard Drive
466GB FUJITSU MAXTOR STM3500320AS (SATA) with average temperature of 39 °C
- Optical Drive
"High Definition Audio Device" (Generic)