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Old 03-19-2015, 12:56 AM   #11
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This screams video card/driver issue. Also could be baseboard drivers.

Press [Windows]+X and press M (Device Manager)

Do any of them show a yellow triangle? Under Display adapters, is your card listed or a generic display?

If so (and even if not), just go to AMD or NVIDIA and download the latest drivers. Power off the machine and unplug it. Press the power button a few times to ensure the capacitors drain and the RAM gets cleared. Plug it back in and power back up. Install the video drivers and reboot once again.



A System Restore might remove newly installed drivers, but it might not re-install the previous drivers. You typically have to perform a "Driver Roll-back" for that.



He would also be getting alerts that he may be a victim of counterfeiting.


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I've tried doing those things, but I'll try again. I'm not seeing any yellow triangles for display adapters. Do I need to post some screenshots of my PC's display?

Edit: Also, I cannot run certain things like Twitch and Spotify shuts off for no reason after a few minutes. I think this is worse than a video card issue.
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Old 03-19-2015, 05:44 AM   #12
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A screenshot would be great, we'll be able to see what we're working with!
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:03 PM   #13
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A screenshot would be great, we'll be able to see what we're working with!

Currently I am not home but here's a pic of the device manager i took if that helps any. I'll post more when I get home.

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Old 03-19-2015, 03:57 PM   #14
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A screenshot would be great, we'll be able to see what we're working with!
Here is a screenshot of my desktop background


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Expand display adapters and take another shot please.
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Old 03-19-2015, 09:37 PM   #16
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Expand display adapters and take another shot please.
My PC just updated to Windows 8.1 and seems to be okay now. Here is the screenshot anyway


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Old 03-19-2015, 11:49 PM   #17
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Well THERE'S the culprit. Often times when things are wonky, an update, if available, will fix them. And 8.1 is a huge update and one that you REALLY should have had a llong time ago. All's well that ends well!
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:15 AM   #18
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Well THERE'S the culprit. Often times when things are wonky, an update, if available, will fix them. And 8.1 is a huge update and one that you REALLY should have had a llong time ago. All's well that ends well!

Thank you and everyone else for your help.
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