I've got a fun case here for whoever is willing to take it on.
See what led us to this point here: http://www.geekstogo...error-messages/
Basically, I got a google re-direct virus. I tried to fix it. Lots of fixes wouldn't work. I probably went a bit too far, and suddenly I had problems with my video card. Blue screens of death haunted me at night. Overall, everything was pretty messed up, it wouldn't let us run antivirus scans, and we decided to do a clean install. That should work, right?
Apparently, it's a lot more messed up than we thought! I have re-installed windows twice now.
My backup files are also odd and corrupted (not all but some) on an external hard drive, even when I try to copy to a different computer.
With my clean install, I can't run windows update, I download firefox and it continuously crashes, and then blue screens of death show up. I can usually run it for a bit using last known configuration but still get to a blue screen at some point. The error messages are always different on my blue screen of death, I can give details if it would help! Basically the system crashes, gives me a file that caused it (always different) and starts to dump physical memory and I have to manually shut down.
Thanks to anyone that's willing to help me out! This laptop was working fine last week, and although it's about 5 years old now, I hope it has a long life ahead of it!
Edited by maximem, 17 January 2011 - 01:57 PM.