My computer's performance has gradually began to lag behind over the years, even though it should still work as expected. A quad core processor and 4 gig of ram would surely be enough, but performances in games that I've had no problem with before (when my computer was brand new) have dropped.
At the moment, the only physical effects of the computer's wear + tear have been the booting process. It will always churn out a BSOD on it's first boot, and will always work perfectly after a hard reboot following the BSOD. I've had threads on here before diagnose my computer with RAM problems but I've done some researching about my boot problem.
I found various forums that have members who have the same problems as me, and they've had their computers diagnosed with a faulty BIOS. Moreover, any BIOS update that I've tried to perform over the years has always crashed my computer before even starting. That led me to earlier today, when trying to update my BIOS from Intel's ISO update methods the computer crashes before the update can even get underway. Surely this has damaged it? And surely this will have caused problems with my computer's ability to perform in other areas?
The BIOS itself hasn't been able to update since it was built back in 2008-09. But i'm reluctant to have to take my computer in to get fixed because i'll probably end up having to buy a whole brand new one
The first-boot BSODs are attached below
Another thing is my event viewer log. It always churns out some errors of bad blocks on hard drives etc. If somebody could have a look at them i'll be really grateful
Important note: My computer is generally working fine other than at the first boot and the occasional BSOD now and again. But i'm wary these BSODs will begin to stack up if I don't get my computer looked at by someone who knows what they're doing
Windows 7 . . .
- the original installed OS on the system - no
- an OEM or full retail version? - Full Retail
- 3-4 year old hardware
- Upgraded the OS from 32bit to 64bit about 1-2 years ago
Edit: Driver Verifier on a second run found Daemon Tools to be a culprit of a buggy driver
- Computer has been scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG, Superantispyware and malwarebytes and cleaned, yet the BSODs still occur