Can anyone please tell me exactly what I need to do for a full system restore?
I have a rig I built myself a year and a half ago that started having problems recently, specifically right after I updated my video drivers/catalyst control center from version 11.9 to 11.12, although I'm not certain that in itself is the cause. I have a 5870 vapor-x GPU, if it helps.
PROBLEMS: Frequently when I boot up after not having been on my computer for several hours, my computer will randomly restart; sometimes it will show a blue screen (presumably the blue screen of death) for a few seconds before hand. If not that, then my screen will tear, meshing all the images together and freeze. The restart typically occurs within a few minutes of logging in. Then it will restart and never restart again until my computer's been off for a few hours, then the process gets repeated.
WINDOWS/HDD: I'm running Windows 7 off of my Intel X25-M SSD, with a secondary hardrive used mainly for file storage of pictures and music (none pirated if that helps in any way). A few questions:
-I already transferred my important files to my secondary drive; should I remove it before restoring my computer or can I leave it in?
-Do I need to do anything to my primary drive before doing a full system restore or do I just pop in my disc and go through the process stated on the disc?
-Will my secondary hard drive be affected by a system restore? I'm using system builders version of Windows 7- 64 bit.
In addition, I've had none of the problems previously stated prior to updating my video drivers, which I thought was odd. I've already tried restoring to earlier points, but it hasn't helped.
Sorry for the long post, but I appreciate the help.