Long story short: I blew up my computer, sent it off to HD Repair - they replaced motherboard.
Got computer back, set it up, couldn't connect to internet or get firewall settings to change.
Used a system restore point (it was dated to right before I blew my computer) to get connected to wireless internet.
Computer seemed to be working fine, however, everynow and then I would get blue screens with K Mode Exception errors (I've only had two really: system thread exception not handled, ia something, then computer shut down. The other one was the same with the error code zeros and 7). I went onto microsoft and completed the actions: malware scan, emptied recycle bin, removed unwanted/unused programs, checked drivers status and a command prompt check disk, repair problems).
I haven't had the blue screen exception modes, but today while surfing internet, my screen went black and the cursor acted as though it was trying to load but I couldn't get my computer to do anything. I shut it down and immediately came to this forum.
My computer specs:
Computer is Vizio, All in One; Model CA 24-A2B; 919 GB total memory.
Running Windows 8.1 Pro
Processor: Intel Cor i7-3610 QM, CPU @ 2.3 GHz
RAM: 8.0 GB (7.9 GB usable)
64 bit OS x64based processor
no pen or touch
Any help with properly diagnosing and setting computer straight is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in Advance.