Posted 02 March 2010 - 09:40 PM
2008 Dell Inspiron 1520. Running Win XP SP3... IE 7.
No issues with computer since purchase. Don't run peer to peer...
Last week decided to install Avira AntiVir - had been running Avast! and it was driving us nuts with its pop-ups in the taskbar.
Thursday night 2/25 set AntiVir to run a full scan of the drives, left it running, went to bed. Woke up to BSOD with something about the Kernel and a Page Fault ... looked like something had tried to load on top of something else. I knew was bad. I ran CHKDSK /R - took it almost 8 hours the first time, find many bad clusters/files/etc, said it fixed them, ran it twice more until it came back clean.
My desktop failed at the same time (it caught a virus). Spent the entire weekend pulling doc files off to an external HD on both computers, burned them both down & rebuilt with factory restore disks... made sure to format drives. Desktop now seems to be running fine.
Oh, bought AVG Internet Security & loaded on both computers during the rebuild, scans come back clean.
Since laptop rebuild, have twice gotten a BSOD for a lot of binary, but it also says STOP dxec02.sys.
I've done a little reading & this is an audio driver of some nature, but I've gone beyond my technological boundaries.
I've not yet reloaded the data on this computer, but would rather not have to rebuild it again, since I don't know what the issue is.
Another weirdness - as I've been typing the cursor has jumped (just once so far this time - i've noticed it one other time yesterday) and i'll be typing somewhere above in a random place - is that a different issue?
Thanks in advance for any help - we're hurting like everyone else & i can't really afford to go spend $500 on this thing...