It has happily been a few years since I've needed help from this forum, but here I am again...
The problem: starting yesterday, my laptop started freezing up (all apps/buttons frozen, mouse cursor/arrow can move but no functionality with clicking, no response from cntrl-alt-delete) followed by the dreaded Blue Screen flashing (too fast to read all the info) and the computer restarts. Starting normally incurs the same problem (fine for 10ish minutes then crash and restart). Crash does not seems related to running a particular program as it has happened while using different programs are just the desktop. Starting in safe mode with networking (using as we speak) seems to be ok.
I ran a cleaner/fix-it utility (cc-cleaner) but still have the same problem.
This seems to have started after installing the recommended automatic windows updates for my pc yesterday, but I'm not actually certain of the correlation. Computer is also just getting old...
How do I troubleshoot this?
Windows Vista Home Premium - Service Pack 2 (auto updates)
HP Pavilion DV5 laptop
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
AVG 2014 (free) with auto updates and Windows Firewall