|I removed some spyware and viruses from my father-in-laws computer. It works ok for a little bit, but then I will get a BSOD with the STOP 0x0000007e error. I do not have the peripherals that originally were installed on the system, as I only took the tower to work on and have my own mouse, keyboard, and monitor installed. Would this cause the problem? |
At any rate, I want to use the Gateway Recovery Center to do a factory system restore. When I open it up, and chose the factory restore option, it wants me to restart my computer. I chose to restart, but it doesn't do the restore. I have also asked it before to do a scandisk check on start up, but it won't do that either.
I have the mini dump files from the BSOD messages, but I am just wondering if I should go ahead and take it back to his house and hook up the normal monitor and such and see if I get the BSOD then? It doesn't seem to have any particular triggers, like now I have had it on and running just fine for about 10 minutes, just trying the things that I have tried before. It is running Windows Update now, as it hasn't had any updates since March of this year.
I did a System Restore and then used Spybot S&D to remove what was there. whatever it had at the time would cause the computer to go to a blank white screen after about 2 seconds on the desktop at startup. I was told that it had started with some FBI pop up that was asking them to send $450 to them to unlock their system or such. Spybot caught a trojan, something like "fakeporn" and removed it. Since then, the computer will start up normally but then give me te BSOD after a while. It will start in safemode and run ok.
Guide me :)
OMG don't judge me!