Hi. First time posting. I usually can fix all my computer problems myself and for others but right now I have a BSOD stumping me on what to do and no other source that I usually consult is giving me a clue as to how to fix it. I know that my Laptop is well over seven years old and it has been serving me well until now.
My problem is that at random periods it will suddenly bluescreen and it has happened a few times just after startup but most of the time when I have been using the computer a few hours on the internet or when I am accessing a program without my browser open. there seems to be no rhyme or reason when it happens. I have currently used system restore three times on this system but unfortunately my earliest restore point is only about a week after these blue screens started occurring. I also have used Malwarebytes to check for potential possibilites that may also be the cause.
Computer specs: As is from factory
Acer Aspire 5517
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athelon TF-20 1.60 GHz
Ram: 3.00 GB
Graphics: ATI Radeon 3200
Sound: Realtek High Definition Audio
Code Recieved for all 6 instances I have records for.
IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE 0x0000004a (all 6 blue screen records)
Paramater 1: 0x82284e13- Most recent
Parameter 2: 0x0000001 (all 6 blue Scren Records)
According to BlueScreenView this is the driver and specific area that crashed in all recorded instances.
Crash Address: ntkrnlpa.exe+57d7d
Any help would be greatly appreciated in pinning down this error and correcting it so I can use this computer until they release windows 9. I absolutely hate windows 8 and only thing holding me back from buying a new laptop.