Can anyone give me any advice about how to proceed in fixing this BSOD issue. ALL the info I find points to AVG antivirus and their rescue disc, or to malware, but I've never had AVG and no symptoms of malware issues.
Should I just save myself pain and reinstall?
Ok, so when I boot my computer normally it gets to the Windows logo but then suddenly restarts. If I try safe mode it gets as far as ClassPNP.sys but then restarts. Safe mode with networking is a no go either.
Tried running the automatic repair from a windows repair disk and it says something about "no root cause".'
If I hit F8 during bootup and select the option that prevents windows from restarting on an error, it does the normal bootup, gets to the windows logo screen, then blue screens saying:
STOP: c0000135 The program can't start because $hs is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
From what i've gathered from this forum I need to run FRST64 and post the log.
Here you go.
PS- The problem started after I installed 3 optional windows updates. Windows update got to the point of restarting the computer, I noticed my apps start closing because the restart process had been initiated, but before windows could fully shutdown my computer basically crashed (funky looking lines on the screen) and spontaneously restarted.
Ever since then I've had this problem.
So I'm pretty sure the cause is that these latest updates didn't completely install.