Greetings wise wizards of EE:
I'm helping a friend with a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop running Windows 7 Pro 32 bit with an Intel Core I-5 processor and 4 GB of RAM. He believes his machine is infected with a virus, and I tend to agree, as it produces the dreaded Blue Screen of Death when attempting to boot to normal mode, and it will only remain in safe mode for approximately 10 minutes when booting to safe mode before the Blue Screen of Death appears. Thus, normal antivirus scanning from his machine does not appear to be an option.
I pulled his hard drive and connected to one of my healthy PCs via a USB to SATA adapter, so that I can backup his data, and copy the Blue Screen of Death minidump files (found in the C:Windows/Minidump folder). There are dozens of Minidump files generated from the last few days of his troubleshooting, but I just copied the most recent Minidump files from the last three days, which I attach to this inquiry.
My friend's machine is HIGHLY customized, and it would be a royal pain in the neck to reformat & reconstruct it. After his data is backed up, I am planning on scanning his hard drive with antivirus via my healthy PC, in the hopes of disabling the threat from my machine... I've had some limited luck with this technique in the past...
Anyhoo, an analysis of the minidumps and any advice to nuke the threats short of reformatting would be greatly appreciated.
IMany thanks in advance,