The BSOD mainly occurs when scanning for viruses, burning CDs, playing games, and sometimes if the system is just sitting idle, although that is more rare for it to crash in the idle state. I can do a quick-scan with Microsoft Security Essentials, however a complete-scan will last in excess of 12 hours before finally crashing to a BSOD. The system also seems more sluggish all-around, especially on start-up. I have older and slower systems also running Windows XP Home that start up much quicker, although all of my systems primarily have about the same amount of start-up programs. It was determined in another post (by elise025) that my BSOD issues are not caused by malware, spyware, or a virus, I had previously been posting in another thread in the malware section and was advised to post in the Windows section of this forum (my old post here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic406088.html/page__st__45)
I can also run full scans of Spybot S&D, Super AntiSpyware, and Malwarebytes. I have also run other programs such as ComboFix, SmitFraudFix, and Spyware Blaster. None of these result in a BSOD. Like I said, the BSODs seem to happen primarily during complete virus scans, burning CDs, and playing hardware-intensive games.
Elise025 also asked me if I had changed anything with the page file because she was thinking this had to do with it, however I have the page file size to be managed by the system.
Anyway, the specs of this system are:
Windows XP Home Service Pack 3
Asus A8N-32 SLI Deluxe motherboard
AMD FX-60 2.61 ghz Dual-Core processor
2gb Ultra RAM
850 watt Ultra power supply
Creative X-FI X-Treme Music sound card
ATI "Sapphire" X-1950 XT PCI-Express x16 256mb RAM video card
2 x 320gb Seagate SATA harddrives, not set to RAID. One of the drives has Windows and my programs on it, while other second drive contains my documents and other files.
Any help would be appreciated. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. Thank you.
Edited by Blaine B., 15 August 2011 - 09:43 PM.