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Time and date are wrong + bottom right icons are missing.

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January 7, 2014 9:43:24 AM

Here's the issue...

I've recently installed a new power supply and graphics card into my computer. The Corsair CS750m and the GTX 780ti Windforce Gigabyte edition graphics card.

I uninstalled my previous AMD drivers with driver sweeper, uninstalled the old power supply and graphics card safely and efficiently, installed the new hardware, turned on the computer, so far so good...

However, after installing the latest Nvidia drivers, I was prompted to install "Geforce Experience."

Long story short, Geforce Experience didn't install properly and in the end I force shut it down and un-installed it. Ever since that moment things started going wrong.

Next time I started up my computer, it took a long time to boot up. I then noticed my time and date were wrong and most of the bottom right icons next to the time were missing.

"November the 3rd, 2011." and all of my icons (antivirus, headset, steam, Nvidia control panel, internet signal icon, they were all gone) The only icons remaining were the volume controls and my cloud backup icon.

This disabled me from using Google as it said "Ticket expired, your computer could be at risk."

I set the time back to the 7th of Januray, 2014 and Google worked again. My icons were still missing, so I reset the computer. Strangely enough everything was back to normal.

But it's not over yet. Upon starting up my computer again, well I'll be, wrong time and missing icons again!

I wiped my drivers and re-installed them again. This time I didn't even touch the Geforce experience setup.

Needless to say the problem still persists. What is going on? Why does the time reset and my icons disappear whenever I turn on my computer?

And before you go ahead and say "Bios battery needs replacing." I'm telling you now it doesn't. Everything was working fine until the Geforce experience came along. Despite removing it the problem still persists.

What do I do?

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a b $ Windows 7
January 7, 2014 1:07:56 PM

Have you uninstalled GeForce Experience and run something like CCleaner to get rid of any registry errors the botched install may have left? How about running a virus full scan and a full malwarebytes scan?
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January 7, 2014 2:42:34 PM

clutchc said:
Have you uninstalled GeForce Experience and run something like CCleaner to get rid of any registry errors the botched install may have left? How about running a virus full scan and a full malwarebytes scan?


In the end I un-installed Geforce experience, wiped the drivers, installed new ones from Nvidia's website, and scanned my computer fully with AVG. Geforce experience came with the new drivers I downloaded, I started it up and it worked fine, I even installed the latest drivers that came out on the first of this month, but after using shadowplay, it got persistently slower until it stopped responding. I don't understand what is going on.

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a b $ Windows 7
January 7, 2014 3:00:21 PM

Is the time/date/icon situation resolved as of now? It's just the G-E issue at present? I would still run something like CCleaner to see if it left any registry errors behind. http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
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January 7, 2014 3:30:09 PM

clutchc said:
Is the time/date/icon situation resolved as of now? It's just the G-E issue at present? I would still run something like CCleaner to see if it left any registry errors behind. http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner


It's working at the moment, but I have a feeling that there's a 90% chance that the next time I boot up my system, it will be a lot slower and will provide the same problems stated above.

I don't want to download that, I've already scanned with Malwarebytes and AVG, what could possible slip past that?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 7, 2014 3:43:49 PM

Those pgms don't do anything to correct registry errors. Those are just virus and malware pgms. CCleaner is a well respected pgm that we all use to keep our systems clean. It is 100% safe, or I would not have recommended it. Your issue could be a registry error left behind by the failed G-E install.
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January 7, 2014 3:51:36 PM

clutchc said:
Those pgms don't do anything to correct registry errors. Those are just virus and malware pgms. CCleaner is a well respected pgm that we all use to keep our systems clean. It is 100% safe, or I would not have recommended it. Your issue could be a registry error left behind by the failed G-E install.


I understand, well if the problem persists I'll be sure to give it a shot. I'm also considering a system restore to before the graphics card was installed, but I'm afraid that will put the old AMD card drivers back on and completely mess my GTX 780ti?

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January 7, 2014 5:15:24 PM

clutchc said:
Those pgms don't do anything to correct registry errors. Those are just virus and malware pgms. CCleaner is a well respected pgm that we all use to keep our systems clean. It is 100% safe, or I would not have recommended it. Your issue could be a registry error left behind by the failed G-E install.


I have CCcleaner now, do I just go to the "Cleaner" menu and press "run cleaner" or should I go to "registry"?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 7, 2014 5:19:39 PM

The top two choices on the left column, "Clean" and "Registry". Run both. Let me know how many registry errors it finds.
And you don't have to worry about saving a backup of your old registry. CCleaner is very safe and very mild mannered in its work. It won't destroy anything. I never do the save and I've been using daily it for years.
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January 7, 2014 6:31:14 PM

clutchc said:
The top two choices on the left column, "Clean" and "Registry". Run both. Let me know how many registry errors it finds.
And you don't have to worry about saving a backup of your old registry. CCleaner is very safe and very mild mannered in its work. It won't destroy anything. I never do the save and I've been using daily it for years.


I ran both, and a LOT of errors were cleared up. I've noticed my system now runs a bit faster, and Geforce experience seemed to have fixed itself after a restart. There hasn't been a problem with the time yet.

Starting up my computer takes longer than it used to, but that begun the first time I booted up the PC after installing the new card, it seems only natural to take about a minute longer to load when there's more.. well.. beefy system parts to comprehend?

The moment of truth will be tomorrow. If my computer can start up with no problems, this includes the time and date being normal and my icons still existing, then I can rest easy. Until then, I am anticipating.

Thank you for your help thus far, I really appreciate it :) 

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January 8, 2014 4:37:59 AM

It still hasn't worked. I turn on the computer and it's the wrong time and date again.

When I started up the computer, instead of the screen showing "Advent" (the make of the computer) like it always does, it came up with a new picture "American megatrends"

I have really run out of options, do you think I need to system restore to the day before I installed the card or will that mess things up regarding the drivers etc.?
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