For the past couple of months my laptop has gained a gradually worsening problem whereby performing certain tasks causes the computer to instantly BSOD. This started off only occurring in response to a couple of things but is rapidly getting to the point of making the computer difficult to use. Examples include playing videos on Tumblr or Vimeo, viewing certain adverts, going to Bing and in the past day or so I can no longer open Skype. The bug report given is as follows:
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:The device driver got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly.Please check with your hardware device vendor for any driver updates.Technical information:*** STOP: 0x000000EA (0xFFFFFA8004E17B50, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)
The STOP code varies: I've also recorded 0xFFFFFA80055DF6D0.
There is a memory dump available but I can't seem to analyze it as Debugging Tools for Windows refuses to install and I haven't found a working alternative. For general information the computer is a Dell Studio 1555 running Windows 7. Could this issue be related to Microsoft Silverlight, as I've had a number of issues with it on this computer? In either case, any help with the matter would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time