Running Driver Verifier did not cause any crashes. In fact, it didn't crash at all yesterday. After a few hours, I disabled it and went about checking other things. I've updated the drivers for all of my hardware. It's crashed 3 times since. As far as the BSOD goes, I only recently disabled Automatic Restart (maybe 3 days ago). Before that, whenever it crashed, about one in three times I would get the Windows error report. When I did get it, it was always 3 or 4 random causes, but I never bothered to copy the information. Mostly it told me to run the memory test. There were enough repetitions of a possible audio device/driver problem that I disabled the audio and the drivers. It's still crashing, so I know that wasn't the root cause. The only errors I've seen on the BSOD since I started paying attention are 0x50 and 0x8e. At this point, I'm more interested in performing a system restore, as a diagnostic tool. If I can go back a few weeks, and the crashes stop, then I know it's not hardware. So if anyone has any ideas for that, I would greatly appreciate it.
On a side-note, I was having a very quirky issue with Microsoft Excel today. I don't know how infused the Office programs are with the shell, but I've never had a problem with it before, so I figure I'd mention it, just in case it is related. In brief, Excel was editing anywhere from 3 to 20 sheets at a time as I typed. Meaning, if I was in sheet 3, typing in cell A4, I could find what I typed in cell A4 on multiple sheets from Sheet 1 to as far as Sheet 23. Again, I'm not looking for an Excel fix; just thought it might be related.
Edited by wonderputz, 30 September 2008 - 07:51 PM.