Vista Service Pack 2
Q8200 Core 2 Quad
I'll try to keep this short.
My computer was acting fine then I got a message from Windows Essentials saying a required restart was needed to finish an update. I exited the message as I was doing something a restarted 15 minutes later. When I restarted it went through the normal shutdown cycle then the monitor turned off. But the computer stayed on. I figured this was part of the update and it would shut down in a minute. After about 15 minutes it still didn't shut off so I shut it down manually. When I restarted it, it got to the welcome screen and it went to a blue screen. I thought it was a one time thing so I restarted it again and the same thing happen. I tried safe mode and the same thing happen.
One time the computer started it got to the desktop but wasn't acting right at all. I saw a message from Windows Essentials saying "A full system scan is required to finish threat removal." This was the first time I saw any evidence of a threat." I clicked scan but the computer was not responding.
I cleaned out the computer of dust, the cpu fan I believe (see screenshot below) accumulates a lot of dust and has been the cause of random shut offs once before. I saw a large amount of dust deep inside by the fan so I unscrewed it and blew out all the dust. I put it back together and tried again with no luck.
Here is the blue screen that comes up
0x000000D1 (0x0a0 0x02... XFFFFFA6000B8E930)
Here is the inside of the computer and what I cleaned out
Let me know of any additional info needed.
Edited by hamluis, 24 December 2010 - 08:49 AM.
Moved from Vista to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.