I got my first computer around July of this year and I've loved it. Until about a month ago where it would scan drivers for errors and updates (win 7) when it booted. The updates and scans got really long (one time 7 hours) then it would say I need to repair my computer which wouldn't work because it would reset and say that it couldn't be fixed.
So I just bought win 8 no big deal and everything worked fine. Until a couple of errors started popping up one being Kernel security check error.
I looked this up online and couldn't find anything. Now it will not let me use my computer I used the action "refresh my computer" which is new for win 8 and completely deletes all software and that worked. Again for awhile. Now I got a really bad one where I could tell it wouldn't work because I would boot it up and tell me I needed to repair it.
So I went to the command "restart my computer" which deletes everything and makes it like it was brand new.
I thought this would work but at the 41% it just stopped and said it failed. (I forget why) Then I restarted my computer and said there was NO OS AT ALL. Which is strange because I didn't even ask it to delete win 8.
I'm now trying to re install win 8 and it says there is no bootable drive which isn't a problem with my 64 bit that works perfectly (but I can't install it because it's a 32 bit). But when I could/can (it works sometimes) it says that I can't install it because the "files in windows are locked".
I cannot do anything and I don't know where to go and I just REALLY need some guidance. My specs are:
1 x Processor (AMD FX-4100 CPU (4x 3.60GHz/4MB L2 Cache)))
Although some more info is needed, like the BSOD errors, boot times when it was acting up. Generally, if a PC is taking FOREVER to boot and the hard drive indicator light is just on like the power light is just on the entire time, hard drive issues.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number ASUS OS Windows 8.1 Pro CPU AMD FX 8320 Motherboard Crosshair V Formula-Z Memory 16 gig DDR3 Graphics Card ASUS R9 270 Screen Resolution 1440x900
Keyboard Logitech K750 wireless solar powered keyboard Mouse Microsoft Touch Mouse PSU OCZ 500 watt Case A current work in progres as I'll be building the physical case myself. It shall be fantastic. Cooling Arctic Cooler with 3 heatpipes Hard Drives 1 TB Seagate Barracuda (starting to hate Seagate)
x2 3 TB Toshibas
Windows 8.1 is installed on a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256 GB Browser Internet Explorer 11 Antivirus Windows Defender, but I might go back on KIS 2014