I wonder if anyone can help me, ive got a bit of a problem, and its drving me insane
Its a bit of a long one, but if you have any ideas please let me know and i will get back to this page in about 8 hrs when i get up!
Right here goes
This started 2 days ago when i got a virus which i BELEIVE to be win32/heur
My antivirus picked it up but seemed to do nothing. The system was stable for a while - but after a few reboots it got less responsive, So i thought i would install Avast anti-virus,
This then did a scan and found a few things, I was happy for a moment - then it got much much worse
When the pc rebooted after the intial scan, I had continual dr watson errors, If i moved these out of the way the system was stable. Although my wireless network didnt work
I checked control panel and i had exclamation marks next to the entire network adapters list, including some of the protocols.
Also at this point my antivirus and antimalware applications didnt open)
I spent a good amount of time trying to fix this and then i got really annoyed and decided to reinstall windows
This is a bit of a problem for me - as the machine in question doesnt have a cd drive (it blew out due to a psu issue a while ago)
ITo combat this i always have a copy of windows on a bootable usb stick to install via bartPE, which i have used many times on other peoples pc (i work in IT so people ask me to do work!, infact this is the only problem thats caused me grief!)
Since i didnt want to lose any data i installed windows to another DIR on the same hard drive,
When the system restarted it worked ok for a reboot or 2, then the virus popped up again (couldnt run malwarebytes etc)
So this time i deleted the new windows installation and the old one.
Reinstalled windows all ok and installed antivirus before the reboot, and it picked up a few problems.
Every few minutes it picked up problems so i thought that i should wipe everything
I loaded partition magic to create a extra partition that i could use for the windows temp files - and converted the other partition to fat32 (which requires a reboot)
During this reboot the real fun started.
Partition magic crashed.
Upon reboot i was presented with a error saying windows may have had recent HW changes - would i like to start windows normally or in safe mode ETC
Heres the odd bit
No matter what i chose - the pc would reboot and constantly loop - offering me the options again
I then decided that i would use bart PE to reinstall windows - with what i thought was a damaged partition (i would use a disk tool in bart pe to re-partition)
I booted the pc from usb into bartpe and half way through loading i got a blue screen of death....Telling me it might be a HDD problem and i should run chkdsk /f (pretty standard error)
I checked the portable drive by loading bart PE on my laptop, whcih worked all ok (proving that bartPE was all ok)
I then after spending a long time scratching my head, Set up a 2nd pc (which i will call PC-B) and connecting PC-A's hard drive to as a slave
The 2nd pc booted up and instantly ran a scandisk/chkdisk on bootup - saying that PC-A's hard drive was at fault - It found a massive list of problems - i let scandisk finish, and then put PC-As hard drive back in PC-A
At this point my luck got worse - and the drive fried (which was my fault entirely, i beleive i have a faulty molex on the psu)
After much swearing, the full problem materialised!( what you heard above is the full background!)
I put PC-B's hard drive in PC-A, intending to do a full format and install on it
When it booted up - i was presented with the SAME error as with the original hard drive, The pc presented me with a error and the safe mode options ETC, No matter what i chose i got the windows splash screen - and then a reboot.
I tried bartPE again - got the same BSOD with the same error - which is half telling me it wasnt the HDD at fault
Any ideas on what this can be
I havent swapped ram out
I have set cmos options to failsafe/defaults
I have tried 2 vga cards
if it helps i believe the mobo is a asus p5rdv-2 deluxe - but i may be wrong with a few letters
I could at a push borrow a dvd drive from someone and try installing from disk - but since i know that bartPE works, i didnt do this today
Another thing that is odd - I get the bart PE BSOD with no HDD attched either
BartPE certainly has worked on this PC before - and currently works on others
Im sorry that this thread is so long - but since im off to bed soon i wanted to give all the background - so hopefully when i wake up i will have a few things to try
I have also posted this on a few forums -as its driving me insane
Thanks for your time