My computer has been crashing ever since my HDD disk "died" and I replaced it with a SSD (over a month ago). It was a clean install of Windows 7 Home Edition, and I did not save anything from the old disk. The guy at the store has no idea what's wrong...
The crashes seem to happen at random times, either 3 or 4 times in one day, or nothing at all for days. It looks to me that it happens more often when I am using BitTorrent. I also had some problems with Windows Update not working at all. Tried different suggestions and, since I managed to fix it, the crashes seem to be less frequent.
I have tried a whole set of suggested solutions that I have read in several forums. Installed and updated a lot of drivers, changed Anti-virus like crazy (AVG, Avira, Avast, Malwares, SpyBot), tried different Torrent programs (using qBittorrent now) and followed all these instructions to no avail. As specified in this website, I ran DriveVerifier. It did crash right at startup, but it was an unrelated crash from a recently installed program, ToolWizCare. Uninstalled that and enabled DriverVerifier again. It had been running for about 10 hours when it crashed again, but it was the same old BSOD (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, ntoskrnle.exe+6f400).
Recently, I did a clean uninstall of both graphic's drivers and installed the Leschcat's Catalyst Unifl drivers instead (for switchable graphics). It seemed to help (no crashes for about a week), but today I had to boot in Safe Mode since it crashed 4 times, repeatedly, right at startup. I did a System Restore to undo yesterday's Windows updates and the changes I had done to the User account (when I tried to change the username). I did a new collection of data (using the Sysnative App) but, if needed, I have the previous data saved (from a month ago).
I was going to try and debug it using Microsoft debugging tools and instructions, but I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information and technical terms that I could not understand! So, I'm giving it one last shot with you guys, before I call it quits and throw this damn computer out the window
I appreciate any help! I have attached the zip files, as instructed. Thank you!
- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, x64, Retail version (installed late June this year)
- Age: The laptop is 6 years old and it came with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (replaced the fan and, now, the disk)
- CPU: Intel Core i7-2630QM, 2.00 GHz, cache L3 6Mb
- Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 3000 (integrated) + AMD Radeon HD 6700M (2Gb dedicated)
- Manufacturer & Model: HP Pavilion Entertainment dv6-6196ep, Model no. LZ440EA