I first got this computer just a few months ago. Had a fresh install of XP on it. The firefox issue is what started first, before i had chrome or opera. essentially i would be working on FF and suddenly i couldnt type in any fields. it would just flash the cursor and type nothing. if i open any other program, i could type. close FF and reopen, and it would work fine for a while then happen again.
So i got chrome. Then chrome started giving me the "aww snap" crash message on every other page, and sometimes randomly closing. so i reinstalled chrome with a new profile, and it worked fine for a day or two, then started again and would get worse and worse. sometimes a few extensions would crash at the same time too. but not always. so i thought it was a chrome problem.
Then starting about a week ago, every day or two i would get randomly get the memory dump blue screen, and the computer would restart. happened twice today.
so i got opera. its been better, but it randomly shuts off and crashes a few times a day too.
it seems no other programs have been giving me problems, just browsers, and my computer shutting down. sometimes it shuts down while im browsing, other times its while using another program. theres absolutely no pattern that i see.
Where can i even start to figure out what is wrong? I got a few AVG errors a few days ago so uninstalled it. have run MBAM a few times, found nothing. i dont have a ton of stuff, im generally careful with downloading stuff. i have checked my running processes for anything obvious, found nothing. i keep my startup list small. i run ccleaner often.
thanks in advance!
Edited by rycdavis, 06 June 2011 - 01:21 AM.