At loss: Kernel virus or something else

Soup Stand

Posts: 16   +3
Yeah, thanks.
But I didn't come this far to quit.
a GT710 is not going to run 99% of my video games anyway.
And getting a sufficient GPU now, whether new or used is not going to be cheap. One would pay more for my current GPU than what I paid for it a year ago.
I'm just going to keep replacing all the parts, and keep the old ones as well. If a new motherboard is not fixing the issue, then I'll just going to start saving for another RTX2070 Super or something better.
Strange issue though - I even used SFC and DISM to check for errors as suggested by Microsoft help desk people. They didn't even come up with any errors.
 

Crinkles

Posts: 114   +111
Yeah, thanks.
But I didn't come this far to quit.
a GT710 is not going to run 99% of my video games anyway.
And getting a sufficient GPU now, whether new or used is not going to be cheap. One would pay more for my current GPU than what I paid for it a year ago.
I'm just going to keep replacing all the parts, and keep the old ones as well. If a new motherboard is not fixing the issue, then I'll just going to start saving for another RTX2070 Super or something better.
Strange issue though - I even used SFC and DISM to check for errors as suggested by Microsoft help desk people. They didn't even come up with any errors.
Yeah I've had SFC and DISM success and failures, they're good tools but they don't always work out. I don't think it had a virus, it sounds like multiple faults in hardware along with 'suspect' parts that may not be the cause of any problems. I had USB on an Asus motherboard fail, nothing fixed it, it was throwing errors that even stopped the boot loader, at the end. After around 20 hours I tossed that computer and rebuilt with new components on a replacement motherboard.
I should have been more specific about the 710, I would use that for a new build, then after getting the new machine setup with windows and hardware (WIFY, etc.) swap in your 2070 Super. Jus use the 710 as dirt cheap, basic card for troubleshooting. I probably wouldn't install Nvidia's huge software, just Windows basic drivers.

Best of luck man. I know this has been an exasperating chore, reading all the problems it feels like the time and effort invested is getting upside down. Keep us informed if you can!
 

Soup Stand

Posts: 16   +3
Thanks!
It certainly seems that even a small broken bit in the mobo just basically renders it useless. It needs to work 100% or it's basically bricked for good, is my take on this. At least I have a decent laptop to use meanwhile. Sure trying a cheap GPU replacement could also help eliminate to possibility of a broken GPU. But I've just become quite certain it's the motherboard, and it's going to take some time to save up on a good one, so I'm just going to bet on that.
Yeah, I'll post more once it's all sorted, this horror story needs a happy ending :D