New Lenovo T510 laptop. Hardware already checked by Lenovo factory service center.
Win 7 Pro/64 with Win XP Mode in Virtual Machine
Can start up normally by any of the users or Safe Mode. Acts almost normal until I try to set a restore point, run Back-up, Lenovo Diagnostic, Avira scan, add or remove a password, or when I tried on a hunch to remove Adobe Flash. Seems to crash just about as well in Safe Mode. DDS seemed to be working, filling almost a full page before it crashed. Have included the GMER report. Early on, suspecting Norton to be causing slowness and instability, I removed it with the Norton Remover and installed Avira free. Have since added Malwarebytes (it immediately found 4 Java viruses),and SAS. Sometimes I can run a test without crash. Sometimes I can update an anti-malware program without a crash. The attempted update of Windows Defender crashed today. Perhaps it tried to set a restore point. Even an attempt to play a music CD brought on a crash.
After being swamped with over 80 updates (and updates to the updates) to Windows, Lenovo, IE, Firefox, Adobe, Java, Thunderbird, Intel, etc, etc, in about 4 months of ownership (I'm on dial-up), I suspect there is a strong possibility that the "malware" infection could be a wonky update from one of the above-listed providers of occasional mayhem. I also have available about 50 minidumps if it will help. This has been, for me, the "Chinese Drywall" of computers.