Anyone able to give me any ideas where to go from here?
I got asked to look at a laptop, it kept BSODing, I got it, thinking duff driver or something simple. I looked through the logs etc and couldn’t see anything obvious, but what I did notice was the lack of AV, so I went to throw on Avast, failed, the virus database file corrupts on copying to the disk, OK, so it’s a virus, stopping the install of AV to get rid? 3 different AV packages later and nothing will install. so, off to an online scanner, that fails too!
I’ve tried using the avast bootable cd av but it’s xp based and the drive in the laptop is sata so it can’t see it.
I’ve been fighting with this for days, I finally got avast to install so I could do a scan but it found nothing before it corrupted itself again.
I’ve done surface scans, defrags, used the disk scanner in the bios to do a full smart check, fought with it for hours, and I’m coming to the conclusion it’s the sata controller that’s causing it.
is there anything else I can try?
wow that’s a bit long winded!