I can't say with 100% certainty that's the cause, has it stopped since removing Skype?
Also I seen some type of virtual CD device, maybe that's an issue.
Plus it appears that your backup drive is attached, do you leave that plugged in all the time? If so, it's not good to, as infections can corrupt your backups & other data on the external. Plus the extra wear & tear on the backup drive from being running. The drives themselves appears healthy, according to the SMART specs, plus hasn't been used a lot.
Do you need all of those versions of Java installed? Many doesn't need it for anything these days, but a few does require the software. On Windows, have been Java free for two years. At any rate, you need to uninstall all of these & install the latest version if needed.
There is one other thing, which directly affects your Topic, I noticed this & felt you need to know. 2GB RAM is the absolute minimum (as published by MS) required to run Windows 7 64 bit. I've found through experience, that when MS delares a "minimum" is needed, that amount is just enough to boot the computer & run a program or two. Your OS will struggle to run with that amount of RAM & when you throw an app such as Skype into the mix, that can be resource heavy, this can easily cause a BSOD & eventually file system corruption due to repeated crashing & possible drive damage. These are meant to be shut down properly, the BSOD is like pulling the power cord.
Because you're running out of RAM. When you posted that Speccy snapshot, you were using 86% of your available RAM, with only 261MB to spare. Your built in graphics also needs some of this RAM to run, usually at least 256MB. Having another stick would also enable both channels, which is also beneficial. I notice you're running the same type as me (PC3-12800), running in dual channel would be a nice bump, to 1600MHz. Provided you install another PC3-12800 stick of RAM. It would be desirable with a 64 bit OS to have a total of 4GB RAM for smooth operation of the computer, but you can also add an extra stick of the same type of 4GB, that would be a nice sweet spot. Which would give you a total of 6GB RAM, running in dual channel mode.
Remember, to benefit the most, you have to add an extra stick of the same type & specs, or purchase a kit with 2 sticks (PC3-12800). This is the most popular option & you get more RAM for the dollar. Note that there's a difference between notebook & desktop RAM. This is what you have & need another stick of & evidently is installed on HP notebooks as stock, so bookmark it & check to see what's available in your region. It's very important to get the correct RAM, otherwise it may not boot. Some RAM sticks are a perfect physical fit, the BIOS may even see the RAM, but the computer won't boot.
You have a good processor (CPU) with specs posted below. It's capable of running much any OS you throw at it, but you do need more RAM. Otherwise, get used to the BSOD's, you're going to be dealing with this a lot with only 2GB total RAM installed. To be honest, I can't see why HP (or any major OEM) would distribute a Windows 7 64 bit computer with 2GB RAM. If your computer has an access door to the RAM modules, you may want to open it, but first, make sure that all power is removed, both the AC adapter & battery. Then you can safely check to see if maybe you have a second stick & one may be dislodged. I hope that is the case here. On some HP computers, especially portables, the RAM retention clips are mostly plastic, so handle carefully. If there's two sticks, this should be obvious, one slightly ahead of the other, in this case, one is loose (or defective). Carefully reseat the sticks, these snaps right into place, after you place the module back in, being careful to insert at an angle, so that the gold plated contacts goes all the way in. There's a notch to one side of the stick (in the gold contacts, see picture above), if the notch in the stick is resting against the holder, it's seated. Then push it towards the side clips & it snaps in.
As stated above, it's my hope that you have a loose stick of RAM, if not, then you'll have to see what you can find.
Edited by cat1092, 02 August 2014 - 09:03 PM.