I was working on someone’s Windows 10 laptop that kept going to a BSOD Critical Process Died. I couldn’t get into Safe Mode and the Reset options wouldn’t work. All the built-in options from Windows: Startup repair, SFC, DISM, system restore, and chkdsk– none worked. It was suggested online that it might be a virus. I couldn’t get Windows to start up in any form or manner so the only way I could scan for any virus was to use a bootable CD/DVD/USB drive.
I was going to download one from the Internet when I discovered that my Avast Antivirus could produce one for me.
Avast Bootable USB
So down by the clock (or click on the arrow) and you should see the Avast icon. Right-click on it and click on Open Avast user interface.
Click on the Protection option (it looks like a lock) on the left-hand side and when the purple area opens, click on Virus Scans.
In the next window click on Rescue Disk.
Insert a CD/DVD/USB depending on what you want. I used a USB flash drive so I clicked on CREATE USB.
Then wait until it’s finished. That’s it. Take it. Eject it. Put it in the computer you want to be scanned, boot from it and run a scan.
Click on All hard discs and then Start scan. It pops up with a scan log at the end. Close down the log file, click on continue and then you’re given the option to Quit and restart computer or Start another scan. The scan in my case didn’t detect any malware and in the end, I had to reinstall windows.