Jonboy Contributor Joined Aug 29, 2013 Posts 35 Location Worcestershire, England May 14, 2014 #1 I have just installed Win7 32 bit on an old laptop - Fujitsu Siemens Amilo L1310G - that previously ran XP. I started by fitting a new hard drive so that no old corruptions can carry through and there is a Plan B if all else fails. I also upgraded the bios using the FS support site. This was successful and the machine worked fine before I started the Win 7 upgrade on the new hard drive. So all went well with the clean install and after a couple of days I had almost finished the updates and found and installed most of the drivers through makers websites. I had also installed Microsoft Security Essentials at an early stage. Then in attempt to get the SD card reader to work I went looking for drivers and found Maxdriver website offering the driver I wanted. This I believe was a big mistake. To access the free drivers I was asked to download their installer and the actual driver downloads were long and tedious having to queue with the machine switched on for 1 to 3 hours before being able to download one driver. The installer told me 13 drivers were out of date or missing and I managed to download 5 before abandoning and uninstalling the Maxdriver software. In the course of the this process I suffered multiple BSOD and recoveries from an unexpected errors. Since uninstalling Maxdriver software I have tried to scan with MSE but it fails after ~80% scan and turns off. I have downloaded Malwarebytes and this too failed partway through the scan. I have run Chameleon 6 times on different keys and completed the malwarebytes scan but found nothing. The machine is still crashing randomly sometimes requiring safe mode starts and recovery. Wondering whether its is possible to get it cleaned up or whether to format and start again (probably 3 days effort). I'd be grateful for any advice. PS I did get the card reader to work!