I'm at my wits end...
First installed Windows 7 Proff 64-bit on this machine last monday after installing updates / drivers
etc I began to recieve intermitent BSODs then began the trouble shooting. Tested memory with memtest86+ passed manually set voltages / timings ran memtest86+ again passed. Started driver
verifier etc BSODs stopped. Shut down pc went to bed. Woke up turned on PC and was greeted with the "windows was unable to start up" screen. Rebooted PC tried to start it in safe-mode, couldn't would fail to boot. Tried booting with low res graphics... couldn't. Eventually I decided to do a system restore it finished and booted fine and was stable all day. Next morning I turn on my pc and I am greeted with windows boot error screen again. Getting fed up and figuring I don't have much on the machine anyway I reformat and reinstall windows 7. Wary of more errors I decide to test the drivers by installing them booting down for a bit then starting up again and then going into system restore to get rid of them so I have a clean enviroment for the next set. Finally I come to Ati's CCC 10.2 install it shut down reboot and I'm greeted with a blank screen login screen. At this point I am able to login but all that shows is a scaled down version of my wallpaper. No icons, no taskbar, nada. I can interact with the system ie start up task manager etc even though I still only see a blank wallpaper. Started going back through old drivers figuring that this was an error with ati's newest one. Went back as far as CCC 9.1 and the same thing happened. During all of these I was only able to successfully boot into safe mode. Eventually I decide to try booting in low res mode and walla it worked I was able to boot into windows and turn up my resolution to the max. However, this morning my PC booted back up into windows error screen. It boots gets to the windows icon flash screen and crashes / reboots. I cannot get into safe mode. The only thing that works is to run system restore and (luckily i made a restore point before shutting down last night) select the latest restore point.
Anyone have any idea how to fix this?
OS: Windows 7 Prof. 64-bit
CPU: AMD Phenom II X 4 945 Deneb
Motherboard: Asus M479XTD Evo
Memory: 4x2gB Adata DDR3 1600
Graphics Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 5850
Hard Drives: WD 500 gB Black PSU:
Antec Earthwatts 650
Case: Antec 300
AV: Windows Security EssentialsFirewall: Windows Firewall + Sphinx Firewall Controller