This concerns my rig, which I built June 2011. In January I reinstalled windows on a new motherboard and a new cpu. The old cpu had died - amd replaced it. I put antispyware on but neglected to reinstall microsoft security essentials.
My problem today began after playing an avi movie when the windows media player crashed yesterday. I don't know if there was something bad in the torrent file folder or not. (The movie was just released on dvd and this was more convenient than going to the library to borrow a copy.) Following this, the computer began freezing and a bsod appeared for a split second.
The rig kept the power on since the fans and fan led lights stayed on. However the monitor lost the signal and the mouse and keyboard were off as well.
I shut down the rig via the power-on button.
Restarting would only let the computer run for 5-10-15 min (not sure how long) before everything froze up and shuts down.
There is a message saying something to the effect that I need to reinsert my windows install disk and a registry file is missing. I'll update the post the next time it happens.
UPDATE: tried system recovery to a day before I downloaded the torrent. Didn't fix it. Same problem, freezing, etc.
I tried Rkill and installing Avira but I can't finish a scan before the computer freezes and I have to shut it down.
Edited by hamluis, 18 March 2012 - 06:00 AM.
Moved from Windows 7 to Am I Infected.