Hello! I'm having some major problems with my laptop and I was hoping for some troubleshooting assistance. A short history, first. You can skip down to the bold if you don't think you need any context.
A few weeks ago I started getting regular BSoD (not the one I'm reporting now) on my Acer laptop, as well as errors when attempting to write to the drive, followed by the dreaded 'click of doom'. I knew I was dealing with a failing hard drive so I immediately purchased a new one and backed up data manually (I also keep a regular backup via Acronis).
The new hard drive arrived, I hooked it in and attempted to restore the full Acronis backup. No good, backup corrupt. Of course I don't have another one, that's way too smart for me. Fine, I think - I'll use Acronis' drive clone to copy everything over directly, since the failing hard drive still has some spins left. That didn't work either, as Acronis gets totally jacked up when it has to talk to bad sectors.
At this point I switched to Clonezilla, which 'worked' but did what I found out over another eight hours of troubleshooting was nearly irreparable damage to the MBR or file structure on the fresh drive. The only thing I could do with the new drive at this point was run Acer's factory reset from the recovery partition, which somehow arrived intact on the new drive.
So I did that, and miraculously it worked. I began transferring files back over from my manual backup, and reinstalling programs, starting with Steam and World of Warcraft which were what originally crashed and gave me some early warning of the impending HDD failure.
So I fire up WoW. Bam, blue screen within two minutes. Different one than I had before, and the logs don't show any signs of HDD failure redux. In fact, further testing and delving leads me to believe I'm dealing with either a driver problem or a VBIOS problem; my system specs are way, way good enough to run WoW at high settings and get ~40-60 fps, but I was getting around 2 the next time I tried opening it. I haven't gotten any other BSoD since the first one, but I've noticed visual aberrations when viewing multimedia, surfing or doing homework that weren't present before. I tried updating my ATI driver, but the little utility they make you run before you can even download the driver tells me I don't have a compatible card (I do). I'm out of my depth at this point, and I'm hoping a trained eye can look at the logs attached and tell me what I should try next. Thanks so much for any help you can provide!