I started getting strange behavior from my computer and uninstalled Chrome browser to reinstall it thinking it would fix some things. I never was able to run the executable again. I kept getting strange errors. I ended up identifying it as some pesky malware and since this is a gaming PC with no important information, I reformatted and reinstalled Windows 7. Low and behold, I go to install Chrome again and get the SAME ERROR.
I used DBAN and wiped the drive. Installed again. Same issue. Did another DBAN, installed again. Booted in safe mode (F8 seems to get blocked so I used msconfig and chose safe boot with netowork). I had burnt a bunch of the recommended software I've been reading about like RKILL, and Malwarebytes and Avast anti virus. They installed off the CDROM, but could not update their libraries and found nothing to clean. Try installing some software again, same issue. No .exe will run.
I am at my wits end. IT professional with 10+ years experience outwitted by a virus. I just want to play games! Help!