I posted this orginally in the Vista forum, but I was just thinking it should probably be here because I did some malware removal before this started. Also, maybe a quicker response is possible here? I dunno...
This is a problem I have to have resolved by tomorrow evening. No pressure. LOL
I have a client's Acer laptop with Vista 32-bit on it. I recently spent about 6 hours total removing a ton of malware from it. It was re-directing, ad-popups, the whole 9.. Everything was running great. I returned it to him. Thanksgiving, I see him and he says it won't work for him. Most of the time it BSODs as soon as it gets to the login screen and sits for 5 or 10 seconds. Sometimes, he can log in, but it BSODs. Safe mode runs fine.
I have a ton of dump files. The driver files listed in bottom half of Blue Screen View are many! Most of the dumps are blaming hal.dll+23 or +4023, or +7023, etc. Error is IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL_TO.
No clue what to do here. I had run a Malwarebytes, JRT, ESET, and others in order to get this functioning. I'm stuck. I don't think this is hardware related. But who knows.