After replacing my fried power supply due to a massive power fluctuation I've been having problems with my Windows 7 PC. Here is a brief list of the problems I'm facing:
Only one of the two VGA monitor outs ports are working
50% of the time Windows7 freezes during startup where it says "STARTING WINDOWS". Drives keep whirring, HDD lights keep flashing, and caps lock key toggles on and off just fine; but display screen freezes on the Starting Windows screen. The only way out is to restart computer and start again. Sometimes jiggling the exposed part of the video card breaks out of this cycle and windows loads fine. Also note that Windows loads fine in Safe Mode.
When Windows does load I often get this error after the screen goes black for a moment and then recovers: Display Driver NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version XXX stopped responding and has successfully recovered.
Please help me solve this problem. I'm not sure whether the problem is either with the motherboard or the video card or just with software. I know my RAM is fine. I primarily use this computer for basic video editing and so every minute of every day that is lost is costing me $$$!
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
16.0 GB DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8P67 (LGA1155)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
If more information or clarification is needed please let me know! Thanks!