Motherboard broken OR Virus infected??
Posted on 2013-01-30
I have a PC showing a blue screen of death - while I'm using the PC, every 5~ 10 minutes, the PC shows a 'blue screen of death' and show me different errors.
The white text error messages I see on the blue screen vary but I think the messages seem to describe different hardware parts failures such as USB and graphics driver etc.
I'm not a computer hardware expert so at this moment, I need to figure out what is causing the problem.
I need to know whether the problem actually is associated with the
- faulty motherboard (then I will replace the motherboard & CPU because the faulty PC is too old - I need to upgrade anyway) OR
- virus infection
So, I'm about to format the hard disk and reinstall the OS in order to see if the problem has been caused by the virus infection.
MY Question is:
Let's assume the faulty PC is virus infected. If I delete the partition of the hdd and format the hard disk of the faulty PC during the new windows installation, would it totally remove the virus infection?
If I encounter the error during the clean re-install of the OS (after re-partitioning and formatting the HDD) does it mean the motherboard of the PC is broken?