Hello to everybody
I have a issue with my system and my knowledge is not good enough to be 100% sure to identify the source of this problem.
So my computer was running fine with no issues at all. Since I`m running on Windows 10 OS this was the first time that I wanted to use lightscribe template labeler. So I have installed the system software which went ok. But the template labeler is not supported by this OS anymore so I have downloaded a non install version.(just copy to program files folder).
So this worked fine and I have done my disc. I was very happy
Next day I have powered up my pc and after the windows logo I only had a blank black screen with a thin blue frame. In safe mode I had an error message that windows could not load the start menu. I have tried to restore windows but it didn't work. So I have downloaded and created a bootable memory stick with windows media creation tool on my wifes laptop which is running the same OS. Installed a fresh copy on my pc and formatted all hard drives. But after the installation I still had the same issue and sometimes my pc just stuck in reboot cycle. I have reinstalled and formated everything again and I did noticed one thing. After the second installation the system was running fine for about 10min until I wanted to install the nvidia graphics driver. The screen resolution just shrinked on a small windows and seconds later just jumped back on how it was(like it was in safe mode). After this my sytem crashed again.
At this point I have started to think that there may be a hardware error somwhere. So I have first started disconnect the hard drives on by one to see if the problem still exist. This did not work so may last option wast the garhics card. Since I have removed it from my system everything is back to normal.
Now my question is how can a graphics card fail( if it is faulty??) so unexpectedly. Normaly there are some previous signs if the card will fail or it is on its last leg no? Because I did not had any issues until now.
My PC config: Intel I7 3770K CPU
MSI Z77 Mpower mobo
8GB CORSAIR Vengeance Pro
ASUS GTX 480
120GB Corsair SSD
500GB WD HDD
750W CORSAIR PSU
I know is a lot but I have tried to explain it in detail. Thanks for reading.