Windows gets random bluescreens.

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
January 26, 2011 at 18:20:37
Specs: Windows 7, Dual I5 2.66GHZ 4GB RAM
I downloaded a file from the internet (Yes, I know), and when I boot up windows, in about 30 seconds, it blue screens. I don't think it's a virus, I ran MBAM, ClamAV and Avast on it, and it turned up nothing (Well, a few adware was deleted). I can't boot into safe mode. I can boot in to safe mode with command prompt though.

The blue screen says, on normal bootup, that iaStor.sys is the cause, and that it's usually DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_OR_EQUAL, or a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA.
If I boot it up in safe mode, NTFS.sys is the cause. I've tried running startup repair, with no results, and I ran system restore but it's been about 5 hours and it's still not done. Also, when I manage to boot it up, it has a "Windows 7 test mode" in the corner.

I reinstalled the drivers (through command prompt) but it still doesn't work.


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January 26, 2011 at 22:26:54
if startup repair and system restore fail, SFC /scannow? have you tried removing the device and all the drivers that the file pertains too, ie uninstall from device manager and check the remove all drivers button, if that fails, the quickest route would be to save your files and settings with win 7 wizard while in safe mode and then do a factory restore, ie reset your machine to the day it was bought, this will delete your C: drive, and reinstall your system,then copy over your files and settings, and reinstall any extra proggies, of course it seems like a bummer, but its usually faster and less frustrating than spending days trying to sort out and issue.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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