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Virus in bios?


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#1 Drewdeluxe

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 07:20 PM

I am having a hard time with my recent upgrade to windows 10. I had a virus before the update on windows 7. I tried to do a clean install but keep getting these crashes. I will think on successfully got rid of it, but the green checkered and green bars reappear. Not sure if it affected my bios. Anyone can tell by looking at the picture what I have? Thanks.

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#2 mjd420nova

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 08:02 PM

If you suspect the BIOS is corrupt, there is something to try.  In the BIOS, if you can get to it, is a factory reset, or factory default settings.  Another approach if the default fails, is to remove the CMOS battery for two minutes and replace with a new one.  That should have forced the firmware chip to unload into the CMOS chip and any virus should be gone, or another source is at fault.



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Posted 24 August 2015 - 09:12 PM

Are you getting screen corruption once Windows boots up?


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Posted 24 August 2015 - 10:16 PM

99% likely to be a hardware fault that one - video card/memory. The fault appears to be address based (position and distribution changes with video mode) so probably going to be bad RAM.

 

As jonuk76 has mentioned, whether the corruption also appears once Windows has started up to the desktop will be a further indication.

 

If the system was also crashing, RAM is further up the list for that reason too.


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#5 Drewdeluxe

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 05:13 PM

Yup. It was my video card. I tried the baking technique. I put my videocard in the oven at 375 degrees for 10min and fixed everything. Thanks for the help guys.

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for letting us know the result!


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