windows 8 asking like a server?

NIC card seems to be fine, cable and router / switch but cant access completely its up and down? worked for awhile but has issues... Firewall checked but shut down thinking maybe it caused damaged to OS.  Hoping I don't have to do from scratch... Its a small place 3 people logging on at most but when I remote in it drops at a lot and trying to check with Comcast.  repair is stuck on 27% but like windows it is working but no update...
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Kent DyerIT Security Analyst SeniorCommented:
But wait a moment..  If the server is up and operational..  Or if you can get boot into a BART Repair or get the OS responsive..  You may have a drive going bad - do you have any odd-colored lights showing on the shelf or maybe a bad LUN?

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