Yesterday I decided to take apart my case and clean everything, and I cleaned EVERYTHING. The mobo, HDD's, gfx cards, sound cards and everything.
I have been using an ATI RADEON X850XT PE for about a year now, and it doesn't support pixel shader 3.0 so then I decided to put in a ATI RADEON X1600 instead. I sued to use the x1600 three years ago before I got my x850.
After I put in the x1600 i botted up Windows 7 and then everythign worked fine, so I went and installed the x1600 drivers, but halfway throu the driver installaion i started seeing rainbow colors oving across th screen, then really bad errors like the moue cursor coming up 10 times and then spots of the screen jsu8t going black. Thhis all happened during the driver intsallation so I cant turn off the computer. Right whn it was about to finish... BSOD
I don't think that this is a driver issue, the three years thati didn't use the x1600 I took very bad care of it, it was laying on the floor, someone probably stepped on it, I'm in south florida so tempratures go above 40C.
So then i thougt, alright my the card is probably bad, I'll just put my x850 back. SO then I put the x850 back into my computer and booted up. It started up Windows 7 (automatically put resolution to 800x600 for some reason) and i logged into my user account, it did some startup things, started FileZilla, started ATITool and it even showed my temprature on the screen (39C, that's very good for where i live). Then I thought, OK all is good and I put m resolution back up to 1200x1000 (something like that, don't remember the number) and then after 5 seconds more... BSOD
Right now I am running ubuntu live CD so that i can run this, and ths is working fine
(I must run Ubuntu in safe grafics mode, or else it wont boot up. It was always like this before...)
(Whenever I run Windows 7 in safe mode it loads upall the windows files and then BSOD's immediatly before it actually starts up.)
(When i run system restore it lets me choose my restore point I want to go to, then it says "catastrofic error" and closes system restore.)