So this has been happening for a while now, might as well just tell the whole story…
First the computer started having random freezes mostly when running videos or games, the screen would just turn a random color, the sound broke and the computer would restart and would run fine after that.
Then it started having BSODs saying the problem was somewhere called nvlddmkm.sys, I started to think it was something with the graphics card so I updated everything but the problem wouldn’t go away, it just kept getting worse…I would work sometimes but the problem kept coming back. I read somewhere that it might be dust so I had it cleaned even if there was only minor dust inside…the problem didn’t go away though.
By then I believed it was a problem with the graphics card (it did give the message several times that it stopped working) but since I wanted to be sure before I replaced it so I took the desktop to a computer repair store so they could have a look at it but the problem just didn’t happen, they had the computer for more than a week and they say it had no problems at all...it worked fine for a while just like it always did but the same thing happened (again) so I formatted the computer and installed all the newest drives…still it kept freezing.
Now the image freezes on the starting windows screen but the computer doesn’t, it’s working because I can hear the sounds (for example the locked key sound when you press shift repeatedly) but the image is just frozen there, some days it works and just doesn’t break at all and then other days it will just stay there in the "starting widows" image and no matter how many times I restart it…it doesn’t go anywhere.
It runs fine on safe mode, no problem at all.
What do you think the problem is?
Windows 7 64 bits
Intel i7 920 2.67 ghz
Nvidia Geforce 480 gtx
Thank you in advance for anyone who tries to help me.
Sorry for the long wall of text =(, I just didn’t want to leave anything out...