Well, am NOT on my laptop right now, as it could freeze after a certain time...
So, yea, my vista laptop's being stupid. I left it on yesterday, and when I came back, it restarted itself, and froze on the log in. So I had to hard restart.
But that's not it. The process can repeat, but the difference is that I can use it for a while, then it freezes itself, and I have to restart it.
But sometimes it just crashes with BAD_POOL_CALLER and restarts.
So I ended up restarting a few times, but sometimes it freezes on the loading bar, or a black screen.
I tried several other things, like chkdsk, fixed something, but not cleaned.
Tried system restore. Problem is, there is no restore point AT ALL. system restore is on.
Used the 'repair my computer' tool in the limited repair interface too, not fixed.
The other options are too complicated for me.
(oh, I get scared when screens of death comes up, I was freaked last night trying most of the listed things above...)
Even tried last good configuration today. NOPE.
But, everyone, ready for the DAFTEST thing I did?
NO ANTIVIRUS AT ALL for like, a month? stupid mcafee trial that came with my dell inspiron 1400...EXPIRED.
why didn't I get a free one, like avast? *sigh*
(feel free to facepalm)
Asked a friend today, and he says I probably got a virus and I'll need a vista disk to do 'external system restore'. I kinda wasn't so sure about as I searched on google. It seems like it's just running that limited repair interface on a boot disk which doesn't help.
Asked another friend, he said it's only bad ram and i need to reinstall vista. And that I better back up when I do it. What if it freezes half way?
Which is right?
Or is downloading avast and clearing it up still not late? Or AVG? (the two things I look for is it being free and useful
1. What's wrong with my lovely yellow dell inspiron 1400 with vista?
2. What can I do?
3. Which of my friend's correct? What should I do if I follow his advices?
4. Is downloading antivirus not late for the situation?
(5. If it's bad RAM, why?)
Thanks for helping