I have received two different screens, although they disappear pretty quickly, so it's hard to get down what they say. The more frequently-appearing one says "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL." The other seems more generic, and the only text I can remember from it is "STOP ox000000000001" (don't know how many zeroes in that message; sorry). I looked up the first message, and that seems to be related to a hardware error, but that seems unlikely because this computer is brand new, factory-made, and has had no modifications done to the hardware.
System Restore did not help. I also ran the BIOS test on the memory and hard drive. I tried running the HP Run-In Test, but this just continued for hours into multiple "iterations," although in none of them did it detect any problems. Due to this issue's coincidence with the program I torrented and the newness of the computer, I feel like this has to be a virus, and not a hardware failure.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 21 December 2010 - 03:40 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.