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Windows 7: Disappearing Icons, Computer Crashes, BSOD, computer unusable

23 Apr 2015   #1
special jester

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Disappearing Icons, Computer Crashes, BSOD, computer unusable

I have been having a long running problem with my computer. It started out as a lack of internet access which turned out tI o be a bad virus. I fixed that problem by doing a complete reformat of my system. I thought that that would fix the problem and it did for a bit.

After a week or so I started having BSOD. I went to a computer shop and we went to work on the issue. The BSOD's were showing that there was an error with my sata connection. I replaced the cables. The problem kept happening, so I replaced the motherboard and hard drive with a complete reformat again. Then I continued to have the same issues which included crashes, disappearing icons, weird error messages (x86 errors) and once in a while a BSOD. The BSOD's all say there's still an error with the sata connection.

I then decided to replace the power supply and upgraded to an evga 1300 watt. I replaced my case as well to a bigger one. I even replaced the ram sticks That seemed to fix the problems for a while and the BSOD's became very rare, but after a lot of use the weird error messages became very common. I really can't use the computer any more. I'm typing this on my laptop.

The computer shop I go to say's this is probably a hardware issue. They can't seem to figure it out. I've had it in multiple times. This is a nightmare for a computer owner. I have replaced virtually all the parts and my computer is still utterly unusable. The only program I installed since the last reformat was Origin, Steam, Office.

The only parts I have yet to replace are the Processor and the Graphics Card.

Please help. I really don't know what else to do.


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23 Apr 2015   #2
Supportacus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Holy.....
uh...
Why don't you just buy a new one! WOW.. Sorry..
Well, you SHOULDN'T have played with drivers...That is what's up.
Tried re-formatting AFTER doing those changes?
That computer shop owner though...I don't know what to say.
1) try reformatting to a version that is supported by the bios..(Check if it supports x64)...(fully ready)
2) post every error you get and attempt to find solution to each one. (Getting tired)
3) Can you mention WHEN did certain errors happen? before...after changing Processor and Graphic Card? (Getting worried)
4) Try lots of thing on the web. (hope time)
5) Revert back to the old virtual stuff. (shameful return)
6) take off the good pieces and attempt to use it on another computer or sell it. (Hopeless)
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23 Apr 2015   #3
special jester

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I don't buy a new one because I've got so much money tied up in this one. I slowly bought one part after the other in hopes of fixing the problem but to no avail. Now that I've poured 1500 dollars into it, I don't really want to spend another 1500 dollars on a new pc.
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23 Apr 2015   #4
special jester

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

The only change I haven't reformatted after was the installation of the power supply. I'm waiting on a new processor in the mail then I will install that and do a reformat. I just don't know what type of problem could be causing these symptoms.
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23 Apr 2015   #5
Supportacus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't trust Anyone who tells you just to replace the damned thing! it is a computer not a salad..
The difference is that your salad Has many flavors It is sweet, salty and bitter in the heart ....Lesson be taught.
You should have gathered information about the BIOS, motherboard,.....etc
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23 Apr 2015   #6
Supportacus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soapegg View Post
The only change I haven't reformatted after was the installation of the power supply. I'm waiting on a new processor in the mail then I will install that and do a reformat. I just don't know what type of problem could be causing these symptoms.
Noting that it is not probably the system's fault...Make a repair disc...
And format now and after you install the new processor.
Could you please mention some of those problems?
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23 Apr 2015   #7
special jester

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Currently: It works sometimes. Like this morning I did homework no problem and this weekend I went about a day without a problem but sometimes it has lots of problems which include disappearing icons after I get on the internet. Blank flashing icons on the task bar that usually lead to a crash which may or may not have a blue screen and there are often errors that pop up that say things like origin/x86 and extension not reachable and things like that. So it seems really finicky and is having all sorts of random problems but not always. If that makes any sense. Hence why the shop is having a hard time with it.
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23 Apr 2015   #8
Supportacus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Click me.
Tell them to re-connect the new stuff and check the bios. Don't do anything by yourself make them do it.
Hell, I wouldn't leave that shop till it is fixed (fully).
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23 Apr 2015   #9
special jester

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

So you want me to basically have them take everything out and put it all back in again?

Also;I wonder if there is a problem with the capability of my windows home premium and my system.

This case has been going since november 20th when I first started having problems. I have been in and out of the shop and when they finish working on the computer by usually reformatting and installing new parts and doing stress tests, the computer works fine but after I install my origin games and play/work on the computer for like a week or so, I start having problems that gradually get worse.

Each time, the shop is sure they have fixed the problem but are always surprised when the problems crop back up.
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23 Apr 2015   #10
Supportacus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you are the only one using the computer...
You might want to clean things up and strip the computer and put things back on.
DON'T install anything. for two weeks.
If this works then the problem is either is in programs/games and/or hardware...If nothing works...Your computer is shit and won't take a punch...(Software or hardware TOO good!?)
I have to go now!
Take care...I will be back
Hopefully someone even more experienced would show up.(most likely not...because changing virtual or hard drivers is new level of pain in the heart and wallet)
Cheer up! I had fatal errors preventing from booting and here I am!
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