A few hours ago, there was a big rainstorm and power went out for a brief moment. When it came back on, I encountered some serious problems with my computer.
It started with me being unable to run the computer in anything other than 800x600 resolution. My monitor goes up to 1920x1080, but when I go into display settings and select that resolution, it just stays in 800x600, and then the option for 1920x1080 goes away completely.
That alone was a pain in the ass. But then, when I tried to open my Nvidia control panel to bypass the natural display settings, I realized I didn't have that installed anymore! The fuck?!
So I went and downloaded the drivers again, and ... the computer screen went completely black!
Restarting the computer, I noticed the screen went all fuzzy at the startup screen. But that fuzz went away when I got into my desktop proper. However, it was only a matter of time before the screen went black again.
Convinced that I must just have a virus now, I decided to do a system restore to a point on November 10, 2020. That was the only restore point I had, so I went with it.
While I was waiting for system restore to finish, it never went fuzzy and it never went black.
However, as soon as I booted up the computer again, the same problem occurred.
So then, I tried switching to safe mode. Again, this seems to solve the problems. I get no fuzz on the computer, and no black screens.
I installed the graphics card drivers, and I even installed AVG Free Antivirus (since for some reason that was removed from my computer).
I restart the PC, and the fuzz problem gets even worse. Now, I get the fuzz even when I'm on the desktop, as you can see from these two android phone pics: https://iili.io/FnMrPe.jpg https://iili.io/FnVFNp.jpg
That second one is SUPPOSED to be the atomic clock in the bottom right corner of the screen!
Now, whenever I switch to safe mode, everything works just fine. Also, when I'm in BIOS or Windows Troubleshooter, I can see just fine. It's only when I'm in regular windows that I can't see anything.
How do I fix this?