Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:28 PM
I just installed Windows 7 Professional 64 bit on a new custom computer several days ago. Everything was fine at first, but recently several problems have seemingly randomly arisen...
I was installing Civilization 4, and before it ended, I got a BSOD. When I restarted, the game seemed to work fine, as if it installed, but if I try to patch it, it says that the game is not installed on my computer. Since then...
Firefox now crashes on me every 10 seconds, even though it had worked perfectly fine until today. I'd submit the crash report, try to restore session, and it would crash in a short time again.
A window from the Action Center keeps opening, saying "Windows search has stopped working properly", and asks me to follow instructions to "rebuild" the search index. If I close it, it opens up in several minutes or less again by itself.
There seems to be a problem extracting things, because now whenever I try to install something, I get an "data error" or "file corrupt" during the extractions stage. I tried to install Dragon Age Origins, and it stops at 25.1% extracting every time and says "Data error". I installed this game without a problem on my old computer using the same exact operating system. I tried to reinstall Firefox, and during extraction of setup files it says "File corrupt". Just 2 days ago, I installed firefox perfectly fine.
I have installed all available updates for windows, and installed all motherboard and video drivers, etc. I'm not sure if this is an infection, because it is a relatively new install (2-3 days), and I've only been downloading programs that I've used in the past without problems, like Audacity, SuperAntiSpyware, DAEMON Tools, etc.
I would also try system restore, but the only restore point available is after this all started happening. I read somewhere that for some reason in windows 7, all the restore points are deleted on every boot.
I have a Hijack this logfile, but I don't know how to attach it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.