My laptop has Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2, version 6.0.6002
I work on a boat, and a few months ago my laptop was in my computer bag on the floor of the galley when the galley flooded. My computer was completely underwater. After it dried, it still (mostly) functioned, aside from some USB issues and some random BSODs every few days.
After it went swimming, AVG started finding viruses in some files that sounded important (I believe they included the word 'boot' or maybe 'run32' or other words that I usually interpret as meaning "leave these files the heck alone" and had .dll extensions), and in the back of my mind I thought I should leave them alone, but I put those suckers in the virus vault anyway. Yesterday, Avira AntiVir was recommended to me. I had to uninstall AVG before it would let me install AntiVir, and when I uninstalled AVG I also selected the option to delete the contents of the virus vault. During the uninstall process, a BSOD popped up. I haven't been able to start my computer since then. It will get to the screen where I can select a user to log on, and after half a second or so on that screen I get a BSOD. I can start in safe mode, but when I start in safe mode with networking it won't connect to my network. I get local only, and it's constantly identifying. I don't have any disks with which to reinstall windows.
Can anyone help? Due to the USB issues, I may or may not be able to download stuff to my desktop and then transfer it to my laptop. I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed on the laptop, but it's outdated 52 days.
Edited by hamluis, 12 January 2012 - 11:33 AM.
Moved from Vista to Internal Hardware.