Ok heres the background on my comp. It built it all parts ordered from newegg, built back in late july. Specs on comp are as follows Antec 850w modular ps Corsair xms3 6gb ddr3 1600 Caviar black 1tb on sata 3 EVGA gtx 470 antec 1200 case intel i7 930 Asus p6x58d Premium LGA 1366 mobo Asus cd drive
It all started about 3 weeks ago. Windows explorer wasn't working properly, wouldn't let me navigate to some files, and I couldn't run eclipse (I forget the exact error but it wasn't a eclipse related error). I had just installed the android os emulator so I just did a restore thinking it may be the emulator. Anyways that fixed that problem.
About two days later, when I would open firefox it would almost immediately close without giving any errors. I tried to get to the "uninstall program" window to uninstall and reinstall firefox but every time I clicked the icon nothing would happen...
At this point I reformatted. After reformatting I noticed that when downloading stuff in firefox it would download crazy slow, very abnormal. Also my dev c++ install had some very odd errors. So I reformatted again.
Im on my second reformat, now I have a brand new 23 inch samsung widescreen monitor. When windows 7 was done installing the graphical display did not fit the screen (as normal until driver install). Win 7 did updates and that was fixed when the graphics driver was installed. I restarted the comp for some other updates, and low and behold the graphical display does not fit the screen... I check dxdiag to see if the driver is installed and it does not show up.... So I install the driver, restart, problem fixed. I restart again and the driver is gone, display not fit to monitor etc.....
I reformat a third time and this time everything seems fine except for a botched dev c++ install. Except just seconds ago I noticed my time is about 5 hours behind... Thing is windows 7 is set to the correct time zone, eastern standard time. So now my win 7 is not displaying the correct time.
Help please, I'm about to give up and should have seeked help earlier. My friend said it could be the cmos battery but thought it was odd that it would fail in a new mobo, any advice on what to do would be greatly appreciated, thanks!