Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:30 PM
This is why I switched to Linux a few years ago, but I switched back to Windows 7 hoping it would be better.
So, this is one last post for Win related hope. That and I never got to finish the main storyline of GTA IV.
There's also the fact that the common users computer can be hacked on site inside 2 minutes (Mac=3 lines of code, PC=live disk)
I turn on my computer today to be greeted (after log on screen) with alert after alert of USB Device Not Recognized Errors. ALL of my USB connected devices failed, including the portable HDD, integrated sound, WiFi, wireless keyboards and mice, card readers, and all flash drives and printers.
Device Manager shows 100+ entries of Unrecognized Device on High Definition Audio Device under Other Devices, all with the yellow exclamation point in a triangle. Oh and two Unknown Devices under USB Controllers. I tried a few restarts (3). The first boot I had no idea what was going on, so I just restarted. The second boot the Audio Drivers worked, but everything else was still shot. I'm typing this on the third boot, everything is still non-functioning.
I haven't tried everything yet, I have a huge arsenal of Windows fixes I have yet to try. I doubt it's a virus, but I'm running scans as I type this out. Just seeing if anyone has any suggestions.