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So my HX850W PSU died a couple of days ago of unknown causes, I bought another one today and now that my lovely PC is all back together my Windows has gone mental.

The time and date reset (not a big deal)

I can't open secure web pages, I use Google Chrome and I get a big red window saying "The server's security certificate is not yet valid!"

The hidden icons bar is completely empty even though it has blocks placed for 9 icons (the usual amount that are open)

Windows Update says "Code 80072F8F" "an error occured while checking for new updates for your computer"

And probably most importantly, I can't log into Minecraft.

Help me OCN-kenobi, you're my only hope.
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post #2 of 20
Do you have System Restore on?

Try that first, sounds like something was unhappy with the unannounced death of your PSU.

Go back to before the event.
post #3 of 20
Format c: ???

TRy to roll it back to a few day ago.
post #4 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis View Post
Do you have System Restore on?
X.X

nope.

Looks like I'll have to format :\\
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dousand Thollars View Post
So my HX850W PSU died a couple of days ago of unknown causes, I bought another one today and now that my lovely PC is all back together my Windows has gone mental.

The time and date reset (not a big deal)

I can't open secure web pages, I use Google Chrome and I get a big red window saying "The server's security certificate is not yet valid!"

The hidden icons bar is completely empty even though it has blocks placed for 9 icons (the usual amount that are open)

Windows Update says "Code 80072F8F" "an error occured while checking for new updates for your computer"

And probably most importantly, I can't log into Minecraft.

Help me OCN-kenobi, you're my only hope.
Any web related errors are probably due to the time and date being wrong.

Windows Update needs internet so that's probably caused by the date being wrong as well.

I don't know about the icons though.
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post #6 of 20
Format not too bad, Get back the good perf of windows and a good reason to install newer driver
post #7 of 20
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After a reboot the hidden icon issue is fixed.

I think the issue lies in secure net connections.
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You guys are amazing, so much for "Not a big deal". It was effing up the whole system.

So much love and rep.
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dousand Thollars View Post
You guys are amazing, so much for "Not a big deal". It was effing up the whole system.

So much love and rep.
Wait, so what was happening?
post #10 of 20
Really guys? no one else thought to tell him to

CHECK HIS BIOS TIME!!!!


Windows gets its time first from the bios.
If that time is incorrect, it will think internet security certificates are invalid, due to being too far in the past or future.
Also, you will get that "Code 80072F8F" in windows update, which pretty much means the same thing.

Happens all the time when you forget to fix the bios time on new builds.

no reformat necessary, since that would have fixed NOTHING.
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