Hello Windows 7 Board, I've recently built a new computer to handle the latest games, since my last build could hardly run Crysis with stable FPS I had to upgrade. However, my old machine didn't support DDR3 memory or the new AMD processors, so I figured I'd just start from scratch. Anyways, just days after getting the PC up and running, I'm bombarded with countless BSOD's and errors. It's quite depressing, I honestly don't know where to begin and am hoping maybe you guys can help me figure this out.
Basically, things started going wrong about 2 days after I got Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) installed. Got all the drivers
I needed, installed a few games, they ran wonderfully. It seemed as if it was going to be fine. After running some benchmarks, I figured I'd install some software to communicate with some friends such as Windows Live Messenger and Skype. Did a few Google searches and from what I've seen they should be fine to use on 64-bit systems. The problem first showed itself when I tried to start Skype after I started up my PC. It was saying that the file was corrupted and had to be reinstalled. Okay, strange, but not a problem. I go to to the Control Panel, click on Skype, uninstall it. However, it then says that the Windows Installer service could not be located (probably not exact message, but it was similar to that). I begin to get a little frustrated, so I open up the Command Prompt in Administrator Mode and use the command "sfc /scannow" to check the integrity of the Windows files. After a minute or so, it stops and displays a message saying that it doesn't have access to the Windows System Resources (again, not exact message but I will get that later).
Not long after that, I begin to Google the problems, seeing if there is a fix anywhere. everything starts falling apart, random Windows Processors may crash (Windows explorer included), Google Chrome will stop responding, everything is a mess. Within just seconds, the computer BSOD's on me and shuts down. I've tried running memory tests and checking the hardware and they come up clean, so I'm unsure as to what the problem is. After trying to fix it, it's always reached the same outcome: Windows ends up Blue Screening on me. I'm slightly worried because there are so many different BSOD messages. So many problems, where to begin?
It was a new install of Windows 7, I figured it would be easiest to just format + reinstall. I did so, and the same thing. Worked fine for the first few days, then things start corrupting or the system seems to become completely unstable. My hardware will be posted below:
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 (3.4 GHz, never OC'd)
Memory: 4GB OCZ Low voltage DDR31600
Mobo: MSI 790X-G45
PSU: 850W Black Widow Series
HDD: 1 TB Samsung
GPU: 9800GTX+ (Zotac)
Case: Antec 902, stock cooling.
The system seems to run quite cool, so I don't think temperature is the problem here.
I will upload my BSOD reports to try and shed more light on this. It's quite an annoyance, I have some work I'm trying to complete, but the computer is spewing errors left and right.