I really appreciate the awesome people here at bleepingcomputer. I am at wits end with the constant BSOD'S. All my issues seem to stem from a few days in December after my computer automatically installed a few MS updates, an Adobe update and an AMD driver update all basically on the same day. I noticed unusual behavior in early January. A strange Apple update on my Dell on my birthday, then BSOD's after updated drivers. Blue screen crashes with updating Windows Defender virus definitions and MS updates were failing a lot. That was just the beginning...Over and over, I tried to update the driver, or just let my default driver run, nothing worked. I disabled automatic update and install as that was not working and disabled Defender and Malwarebytes as both caused crashs in the past few months and I am beginning to hate them, after seeing 20 or so since Christmas. I googled the situation for a few months and found a few topics related to 4 or 5 of my issues concerning " a patch for a patch to a patch" KB3004394
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2014/12/13/new-windows-7-patch-is-effectively-malware-disables-graphics-driver-updates-and-windows-defender/, installed on December 10, 2014. A patch for that patch came out 2 days later. I saw the same patch, maybe revised, had downloaded and installed on my computer February 24th. Anyway, I'm basically clueless. Only the in last few days have I been able to update the Display Driver, after trying for nearly a month.
I am throwing my hands in the air, and ask for any help. My wife and I, during this 2 month stretch, have mainly noticed lately that the computer BSOD's when we either shut it down for a few hours or put it in sleep mode. In January it was crazy, restart: bam, load an update: bam, ...After noticing two scheduled tasks by programs I already deleted, I began just uninstalling programs that I don't use anymore, like WinPatrol, etc. Installing this latest driver update finnally happened this week, not sure if I have a stable system yet, because I won't let it sleep or shut it down, I just restart it about once or twice a day.
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anyway, thanks for any and all help and advice.
Brad and Sue
Edited by Brad 4 Peace, 28 February 2015 - 11:20 AM.