Here's fun one! I received a HP EliteBook 840 G1 from a client with the System partition completely wiped out. It has an SSD drive. I contacted HP for Recovery discs and reinstalled the operating system. After 214 Windows updates on reboot, the computer loads to the windows desktop and immediately goes to a white screen that says "The computer has been frozen to further use by the owner. The authorities have been notified." I contacted HP they say they are seeing this problem and believe it to be a 3rd party program. How can that be with a fresh load of Windows and only Windows updates installed??? I then thought the SSD somehow as infected and installed a standard 500GB hard drive. Reloaded Windows and 214 updates and after reboot, same exact thing. I did a system restore back to before the updates and was able to get into windows with Safe Mode Command Prompt. Scanned the hard drive with ADW Cleaner, Rogue Killer, TDSS Killer, Junkware Remvoal tool, and Combofix. None of which found anything of significance. I rebooted and back came the white screen. I tried to reboot into Safe Mode Command Prompt again and it goes to the Safe Mode black screen but the command prompt never comes up.
And here is where I'm stuck. Looking for more troubleshooting ideas. I was thinking about flashing the BIOS thinking it may be infected, but other than that, I'm at a complete loss.
One other thing of note, I contacted the client and they did indicate that they saw the same screen before the partition was wiped out.
Any help or input would be appreciated.