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Problem with drivers or maybe whole windows itself(?)

Greetings, folks from CNET. I'm new here and I have a weird problem that I'd like to tell and, if possible, I'd like to solve it, because it's really annoying.

Every time I turn on my PC, the network icon is frozen, showing the "loading" status, but I'm only able to access youtube or google-based websites (even though I'm not using Google DNS).

My sound works for a while, then I'm not able to hear anything, as well I can't uninstall anything or open anything related to windows for troubleshooting.

My only option was to access Safe Mode and use the System Restore. It works, but I have to do it every time I turn on my computer, because the error/issue happens when I do so.

I've used the followed softwares to try to fix the problem, yet they gave an A-OK signal, meaning there were no problems at all :

-CCleaner
-Avast
-Malwarebytes
-Driver Booster

I've also uninstalled and reinstalled the network driver (it was pretty much outdated), but the problem still persisted.

We all know that formatting solves anything, but I want every alternative possible to deliver me from this 'nightmare'.

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Not much on the PC details.

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(NT) Didn't work

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It's a good thing to try.

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It has a good chance of correcting a lot of the usual issues. Let's hope the Web Speccy and IOBit removals help this machine.

Remember that I'm trying to avoid a wipe out and reload.

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Lemme post my specs

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Intel Core i5-4690 3.50GHz
8192MB RAM
DX Version : 11
Display : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770

I've updated my driver to Intel Network Connections 22.4.16.0 (was 19.something before)

Anything else, just ask.

Besides, why is Drive Booster a bad thing?

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Rather than go over it again. Sorry but read the link.

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Post was last edited on August 3, 2017 2:21 PM PDT

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There is something else

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Some of my programs will not open as well, like rainmeter or avast itself

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That's not a good sign.

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I've used Speccy on Safe Mode with Networking

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Forgot to mention

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Ccleaner

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Use ccleaner>tools>startup and disable all your startup items.

Reboot.....better/worse/same?

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Speccy reading. What I would do.

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1. You write about sound issues and I see some USB sound device but in safe mode I don't get the full reveal.

Why isn't the onboard sound in use?

2. Improve system stability is noted in newer BIOS's at https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z97MPLUS/HelpDesk_Download/
Normally I don't update the BIOS but you are having stability issues.

BUT some of the issues sound like malware. I haven't found any malware in this Speccy but Speccy is to give a short view of the PC to avoid "What is it?" back and forth questions.

ADVICE? Complete Grif's scans and see what falls out.

3. JAVA. Not a concern here but if you don't use it, uninstall till you fix the PC.

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Followed what you both guys told me

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I actually have no idea what could've "solved" this problem, because I'm still following Grif's scans (last step) and I've turned off most of the start ups (only kept rainmeter, avast and shadowplay on).

However, after this last reboot, everything looks fine, now I'm about to finish the unhide.exe

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Update

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Everything's fine now, but I still have no idea of what could've caused the problem and what could've solved the problem (I bet Grief's scan did).

Thank you all.

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Thanks for the update.

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There is so much malware today and some get by your defenses. Good to read Grif likely helped.

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Scans

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When you ran these scans did you look at the output?
Did they show they found something?

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Scans

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So far, the only thing it was pointed to me was the 800+ "cookies" and some PUPs. I don't recall seeing malware or anything.

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In computers.

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PUPs are not adored. May be it.

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Pups

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That's not good stuff to have on the machine.

Since you have ccleaner look into it's cookie cleaning option.

I keep a few and clean the rest out every 15 days.

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