I'm afraid I have used 'Registry Cleaners' in the past. I've also used device software like Driver Detective, & Driver Genius, and even others. I've always gently suspected them; but how else to keep one's drivers up to date?
I had downloaded BlueScreenView a few days ago, and I did it again after seeing your reply, but both times it did not work. When I ran it the main screen opened, but there was not a thing in either top or bottom screen. They were totally blank. I've run out of things to try, and now my audio is gone. I got a message on start up that read:
>This version of Intel Audio Studio does not support the board detected. For a list of boards supported by the upgrade >version of Intel Audio Studio, please refer to http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd<
But would you believe it, that Intel link is dead and I can't find any other place in Intel to address my question to.
I have nursed my computer for 5-6 years. Maybe it's time to throw it out the window andd get something a bit more up-to-date. I've been more than two weeks struggling with my computer problems. Is it time to just give up?
Thank you so much for messaging me, It's really helpful to have someone out there.