So upon further review, everything seems to be working fine except for a few minor things. For one, after installing drivers and such, this window
is always present on startup for 30 seconds or so (minus the installation process going to 100%. That is not my screenshot, just someone else with a similar problem). As well, the sound of a an external storage device being connected/reconnected seems to play randomly, and since I can't get my external hard drive to show up when I plug it in, I'm guessing something is wrong with the USB drivers. However, since it seems to also happen when I tried playing BF3 (which played amazingly other than that), could it be something to do with the video card?