Asus M50Sv - a1
· OS - Vista Home Premium 32bit installed OEM
· I have the license on the bottom of my computer, but they installed OS
· purchased in July, 2008 (yes, really) - this is the Original OS install, but I've cut the bloat, etc. to a large extent
· CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5gHz
· GeForce 9500M GS
I was sitting on the desktop, no programs actively running and got BSOD. reboot, click log in, BSOD. boot normally, click log in, BSOD. Rinse, repeat. Boot safe mode fine. Try startup repair - no problems detected. SFC /scannow says it found problems but couldn't repair all. I looked at the log but saw no record of any files that weren't repaired. Did Memtest via windows disk, checked OK. Chkdsk ran okay. reinstalled graphics drivers with option for clean install - no change (did this in safe mode just for fun). I'm running out of cheap tricks...
First off, I followed the tips in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/551137/blue-screen-death-on-startup-but-fine-in-safe-mode/ but my problem persists. Booting with all NON-Microsoft service disabled made the BSOD take longer to appear, but it did occur still, so i didn't proceed.
I've attached the sysnative file collection, but the PerfMon (performance monitor report) failed. It says "Error: An error occured [sic] while attempting to generate the report. The system cannot find the path specified." I typed "perfmon /report" when in cmd.exe as admin to achieve this result, but I am in Safe Mode with Networking, if this matters. I ran through this based on info here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
I can boot this computer into safe mode and it will run stable. If I boot normal with all normal services on or off then I cannot get beyond log in screen. I am reluctant to play with verifier as I cannot access system restore - it says it's off. I am embarrassed to say that I don't recall ever setting it up. I'll work on HDD diagnostics and RAM more as instructed in the thread I referenced.
I think that sums it up for me. I'm grateful to the site - I've been a lurker here for years, helping friends and colleagues with what I've found here. Donated to the 'defense fund' personally and professionally because I believe in what this place does for the community. Thanks in advance for your help.