I'll keep it short. I have Win 7. Built a new rig last December. All parts were new, except a secondary HD thats for storage (though its only 3 years old).
So I had this weird issue a few weeks ago where when I would start a program like photoshop, a game...etc the screen would scramble sometimes. Or the screen would freeze up (though I could see my cursor move around with no problem). I replaced my video card assuming that was it. Then I replaced my monitor, which seemed to have fixed it.
Now I am having a even more weird issue and thinking its a Win 7/hardware issue. I can't explain this easily but pretend you took a screenshot of your screen right now (with whatever browers/programs you have open. Obviously this screenshot would take a picture of that moment in time of your screen.
So now imagine every few hours as your doing whatever on your pc, that screenshot popped up for about 4 seconds. You can't click anything you see, but you can move your cursor just fine. Then after the 4 seconds it goes back to your current screen. Thats what is happening essentially. It keeps showing me basically my desktop as it was hours ago, like a frozen moment in time. Then it goes away. I mean this isn't freezing up anything, nothing really happens. When I watch youtube and what not, the audio still can be heard.
Its really odd and I have never seen anything like this. I did update Windows, video drivers, monitor drivers...etc. I've scandisked and defragged my drives. I can't for the life of me figure out what else to do since I am not sure what it could be at this point. Maybe a screwed up thing in Windows/HD? Maybe the memory? A virus?
Like I said its not the end of the world but its still annoying when it happens just because you have to stop what your doing for a few seconds. As for what I did around the time all this stuff happened was nothing really. Haven't added anything new. Haven't removed anything. Though its when I did get a new screen and tried using two monitors (just for fun, don't use two now). Only thing I do sometimes is go here and delete everything (well that it lets me delete of course):
Could that be it? I do not want to reformat. I consider that a very last resort option. Also this happens at random. Like maybe 2-3 a day give or take.
Here are my specs (if that helps):
-Phantom 410 (Red case)
-Intel i5 Core 6600k Unlocked (Hyper 212 EVO cooler)
-GeForce GTX 1060
-16gb DDR4 memory
-CD/DVD-DL/Bluray Lightsribe writer
-650 Watt Antec Power Supply.
-x3 1TB HDs (WD's)
-Fatality Sound Card (Sound Blaster)
-Hyper X Headphones
-Dell Gaming S2716DG Monitor
-Tons of fan and ports
I just went to the APP center for my Gigabyte motherboard and whenever I select one of its apps, this screen things kicks in. Could it be the APP center is screwed up?
Edited by hamluis, 10 November 2017 - 08:32 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.