For the past 3 or 4 days, about once a day, I will get a random Blue Screen Of Death. At the time of death, either I had returned from a short outing and awaken the computer from sleep mode; or the computer will remain in a full “On”, I will move the mouse, and I will get a BSOD. It seems to usually happen when I’m playing music or I have Windows Media Player running [I almost always have music playing], but it has happened when WMP was closed [I think while Windows has been redrawing some part of the interface].
The STOP codes:
“0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x872D53F0, 0xB27A4000, 0x00000175)”
No specific device or system file is mentioned in the Blue Screen, and the Windows Problem Reports and Solutions tool hasn’t been able to help much.
My computer: hp pavilion dv9308nr notebook with Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1. Specifications: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00875627&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&os=2093&product=3370371
I’m currently running 3 GB of memory [from the original 2x512 to 1x1 + 1x2GB]. I do use the Ethernet capabilities of the nVidia chipset to connect to my school’s network. My BIOS is the latest version [F.40].
I have ensured that the computer isn’t overheating by checking the temperatures, and they are within ranges that I expect.
Potentially useful driver information:
I was using Forceware 167.xx, now Forceware 98.xx [the original drivers] for the GeForce Go 6150. I am now using standard Microsoft drivers for the SATA and PATA capabilities of the nForce 430. The Networking Controller is running on version 126.96.36.199. The Conexant audio drivers are 188.8.131.52, after having been rolled back from an updated version.
Things I have tried/will be trying:
--Remove the nVidia Network Access Manager --updating/rolling back video, audio, and network "card" drivers --doing a Disk Check [ScanDisk] --trying the following KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B952681&x=13&y=13 --removing a potential rogue USB device
Any other suggestions or comments are welcome.