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PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:19 am

Further to my comment in the frustration thread; My PC is still messed up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everything seemed fine last night. I did see that the PC wanted to some updates upon shut down. It did 27 updates, then turned off. When I started it this morning, I had the same video issues. So, I installed the driver again. When it wanted to restart to take the new settings, it would not even go to desktop. It just stayed in the DOS screen, which was black, with a bunch of random $$$ signs. I have been seeing these a lot through the week, when restarting the PC.

Now I'm doing a system restore, again.
It looks like the final update the PC did last night, caused the problem.
My only guess is that I have a pretty nasty virus, but I have run Kaspersky, Ad-Aware, and Malwarebytes.

Will it be possible for me to see what the updates are that the PC may want to install and can I cancel these updates, since everything seemed to be running well?

Any help is appreciated.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:24 am

I had those 27 updates on both my computers. It took ages to do them. No idea what they were about as everything seems normal and as it was before.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:31 am

Try clicking the Start button and typing "History" into the search facility there. This should give you a report of your computers history of reliability and any problems. It will also show what the updates were. :)

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Re: PC Issues

Postby Penfold » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:35 am

Conforumist wrote:
Will it be possible for me to see what the updates are that the PC may want to install and can I cancel these updates, since everything seemed to be running well?

Any help is appreciated.

If you go to Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update you should find a window/box containing the updates that are available. You should be able see and check/uncheck the updates to be installed from there.

I hope this helps in some way. :)
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:22 am

@Tony,
That's interesting!
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@Penners,

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I'm afraid to even click on the button. :?
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Penfold » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:06 pm

Just logged in at work which I hate doing.

It's ok Con. If you click on the "check for updates" box, then you should get a list of available updates and optional updates. You should then be able to select which updates you want and don't want. :D
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:22 pm

It was those Heroes Of Might and Magic wot done it! :lol:
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:45 pm

Tonyblack wrote:It was those Heroes Of Might and Magic wot done it! :lol:


I believe you're correct. I'm afraid to re-install the game. I posted about it on the Celestial Heavens forum.

I'll check the updates. I'm such concerned that some of the updates may be "cryptic" and I'll downloads something malicious.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:01 pm

Man, I'm still having trouble. Every time the PC restarts, it seems like the graphics driver is gone. I've done a system restore twice. Re-installing the driver does not fix the problem. It's a real head scratcher. :?
I wonder if Kaspersky has live assistance??
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:53 pm

Con check your device manager if there is a fault with your G/card it will show up with a big yellow question mark next to it.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:09 am

No, it does appear. Seems like more of a driver issue. The screen flashed for a second, a little while ago. Then I got a message stating I had a drive crash, but it recovered.
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Toothy » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:29 am

Have you tried something like http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/ typing in the specific graphics driver you have to see if it's a known issue or they can give you some other pointers to a solution? I use them a lot when I've had PC hassles in the past and they've often pointed me at the cause and resolution, saving me time and frustration. Just a thought. :)
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:36 am

Thanks Toothy,
I just ran my Hardware Diagnostic program. It found several errors:

file:///C:/Users/Andy/Desktop/Test%20Event%20Logs%20-%20NVIDIA%20GeForce%209800%20GT.html

I can anyone interpret this?

The program just crashed, but it did tell me to run a system diagnostic or something. Maybe my video card has gone bad? I'll post this on the tech forum as well...
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Toothy » Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:09 am

Ah. NVIDIA. There are a lot of posts about NVIDIA on the forum. Hopefully they can solve your problem with it. :)
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Re: PC Issues

Postby Conforumist » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:11 pm

The techsupportforum is telling me that I need a bigger power supply. I'm just shopping around.
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