Hi, I currently have sent in my GTX 570 in to EVGA for RMA, in the mean time I am using my old 260.
When I boot up my PC and log into windows, either right away while it still says welcome, when I hit the actual desktop, or when I boot up google chrome my PC freezes up, no control of the mouse (frozen cursor) or keyboard, have to cold reboot / force restart to break it out.
I can load into safe mode and leave it on all day and it doesn't crash. I have tried multiple startup repairs, the last of which brought me right before I installed my graphics drivers.
I have tried restoring manually to an early point, I manually uninstalled my graphics drivers and reinstalled with the latest, no luck. It was working for about 2 hours after a repair install but then it froze again while playing a game, this is when the startup repair kicked in and put me back right before I installed my drivers.
Any advice? Don't have access to a blank disk or flash drive for memtest86, going to run a chkdisk in a moment to see if it catches anything on the hard drive (which is less than a year old).
It seems strange that two of my video cards go to shit within a month of each other, if this does turn out to be a video card problem. Not sure if thats relevant.
Currently dont have access to another working card, nor do I have access to extra ram to test the sticks of ram. I really dont have the resources to do a lot of hardware debugging sadly. Just wondering if anyone has any advice, suggestions or if they have seen this before.
Just uninstalled the drivers in safe mode and I am able to run netflix without the drivers installed. It will crash if they are installed :/ am I really just that unlucky with another card going bad on the same mobo within a month or is there some compatibility issue with this card and my build that didnt show up for the first week and a half that I was using it.
Windows 7 Home Edition
Current card Nvidia GTX 260 (my GTX 570 was working until it died)
Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro