I haven't really ever dealt with an issue like this before so I'm unsure of how to go about getting the correct information.
I'm mainly certain that what I have is an infection because of what else my brother has told me about his laptop:
"Avast was freezing up before it completes scans and the computer would crash, prior to this happening."
"I visited 'X' porn site and download a bunch of 'y'."
I really need to help him find something else to do with his free time.
I managed to get a little info from the BSOD but that's about it:
STOP: 0x000000ED (0x86F3D568, 0xC0000006, 0x00000000)
win32k.sys - Address BF8A1E6 base at BF800000, DatStap 3d6de5e5
I shall try to provide more information as I work on the machine and as I recieve help. Considering I cannot even get it to start, I'm not sure what all I can do.
Any advice is much appreciated.
Edit: Actually chances are that this is a damaged hard drive, not an infection. It won't even let me boot the OS Install disk so I'm thinking it might just be fried.
Edited by VicVegas, 06 July 2013 - 06:17 AM.