1. I get the BSOD when trying to boot in any version of safe mode (Code: 0x7B).
2. MSCONFIG does not start
3. task manager does not start (I get a message after hitting C+A+D saying access denied, need administrator account to start configuration utility)....
4. computer runs very slowly
5. Get a message upon startup saying something about services.exe caused a problem and the computer is about to shut down
I ran Malwarebytes and found some trojans. The programs locked up when I tried to remove\quarantine the files so I went in and removed them manually. Upon rebooting though, I still have all of the problems.
When I get the BSOD, I get the following code: 0x7B (0xF8A0E528, 0xC0000034) After checking the stop code thread, it was saying something about the hard disk controller. I've run chkdsk and have found no problems.
My friend did not have a re-installation CD/DVD so I ordered one free from Dell but I wanted to do what I could before re-loading Windows. Any help you can give is appreciated. Thanks.