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Windows 7: Windows only works safe, Norton to blame?

11 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mycatisbigfoot View Post
I'd use advast free anti virus, I know it gets lots of false postivtes with cracks, but still its worth the truble it gives, it gets viruses on the spot
Then don't use cracks

and take a moment to read rule 9 :)

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12 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

The nightmare continues.

The startup failures and random crashes (oh yeah, my system infrequently/randomly freezes even in safe mode) continue even after removing Norton. So I set my sights on the graphics drivers.

I uninstalled my NVIDIA drivers and then attempted to reinstall them. I can't seem to get windows to turn off Aero and recognize my very high powered graphics card. It doesn't seem to matter though, because the blue circle of death continues even with Aero.

I then decided to use the oldest system restore point. That didn't work.

So I copied all my important files on my sister's external, and reinstalled Windows 7. All my old stuff is in one of those windows.old folders, but SURELY resetting all of Windows would have fixed my problems, right?

No. I am still getting the blue ring of death even with everything but windows services turned off. No NVIDIA, no games, nothing but base Windows 7. At most I can only boot into safe mode with network.

So cleanbooting doesnt show anything, reinstalling Windows 7 only made things worse, and I can't even get NVIDIA working. Help?!
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