I really am not sure where to start from, so I will just try to give my best;
I bought this ultrabook back in early 2010. First there was an issue with the mb and I was presented with a choice ; to exchange , to receive a self-repair kit. The issue was with the sata cable. Anyhow, I was recovering from a back injury at the moment and my memories are not particularly clear from back then. At some point I received an official update/msg that my support is over and that I can have one last upgrade. But in order to install the update I had to encrypt my HD, burn an "unique" CD for decryption and flash a weird BIOS and if Iwas to ever format the drive I will not be able to restore the system to that state. I remember that at that moment the DVDram drive was not able to burn, because it was somehow hooked to the graphics adapter, so I saved this "key" to my HD and I believe it is still there.
As you could probably guess I messed it all up. I forgot about all this and upgraded to Win7 from Vista without taking the necessary steps ( upgrading ADSM (a*us))
Actually I had completely forgotten about all that, but had a flashback about two months ago and started to dig, managed, by trial and error , to install new drivers, even get the nb to run in SLI, it is unstable however, and I know how to start it but after a reboot it has to be done again.
However, I cannot update or change the BIOS and the system has a policy of its own, I do not have full rights and it shadows several HW components. I did not do a zero fill format or anything more serious than a Win 7/8.1/7 reinstall. The tools that can be used to convert the system back are still somewhere on the HD ( I think ) , as several folders with a suitable modified date remain intact and inaccessible.
I feel this is out of my league and decided to seek a more sophisticated opinion. I stumbled upon http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/501967/slow-computer-not-sure-why/ and felt that you will be able to provide such. Since it is stated that no DDS RKill etc. reports should be posted here I am awaiting instructions. Many thanks for any time spent in advance.
Edited by colonelsam, 24 October 2013 - 01:14 PM.