Intermittent website loading issues.
I work at a location that has a network of multiple workstations, and we have one Windows 10 computer that has been having some really strange issues loading websites. On a very regular basis when opening a site or following a link the page will stall as if we have lost internet connectivity, or it will eventually time out and give an error. However, clicking on the Start menu or an outside window will usually result in the page suddenly loading. This happens in Chrome, Edge, and Explorer, as well as in safe mode with all of the browsers.
I’ve ran Microsofts various troubleshooters, cleared caches, ran scandisk, used DISM restore health, installed all updates, checked for malware, and tested another computer on that same ethernet cable. Sometimes sites load perfectly fine, but about 50% of the time it just hesitates until clicking outside of the browser. I’ve never seen an issue like this, and can’t find anything via many searches. The only other thing I can think of is doing a fresh Windows install, but as this is one of the front counter workstations in a business I’m trying to avoid that if at all possible. The computer functions great otherwise, it’s just frustrating at the times when it doesn’t want to load.
If anyone has any idea what may be causing this weird issue I’m open to any suggestions!