Hi Tom's Hardware users, I hope you can help me with my problem. So, here's the deal: a fan was making some noise in my case, and I decided to open it up to figure out what was going on. I found out it was my power supply, and because I already had opened it and everything, I also used my duster to clean it a bit.
After I closed the case and booted, it just wouldn't go past the Windows splash screen. In safe mode it'd work fine, and I'm quite sure that's because it wouldn't load the graphic card drivers. Somehow, someway I managed to make it work, booted and did some stuff. For an unrelated reason, I had to format and reinstall Windows. After I did so, in my first boot I went ahead and installed the newest drivers for my VGA, which is the GTX 580 from EVGA, which as far as I know is not factory-overclocked in any way. I had to reboot, of course, and then it happened again. After the splash screen it wouldn't send any signal, my monitor wouldn't find a video source and, well, nothing would happen. I don't think it's actually going further than that, because it doesn't play the usual Windows 7 boot sound.
I rebooted into safe mode, uninstalled the drivers and bam, it worked fine (with a crappy resolution, but still worked).
I don't know what to do. My first thoughts about it are it must be broken in some way, but maybe I'm doing something wrong, because, as I said, it kinda fixed itself before, and I have no idea how to do that. I also tried booting to an Ubuntu LiveCD (12.04) but had no success: black screen after a few console gibberish that doesn't seem like major errors, and I don't think I have a log of that.