Hi there guys
first of all i'm not completely sure that it's actually IE that makes the computer go BSOD, since the picture i so blurry that you cant really make anything else out than the colours... but today it has "died" twice, both times while surfing the internet respectively on wikipedia and facebook.
Of course it could also just be laptop giving up, since it is after all almost 3 years old. i don't know if it's of any use for you, but it's a HP Pavillion dv5113eu with the following specs ( completely standard): AMD Mobile Sempron 3000+, 1 GB RAM, ATi Radeon Xpress 200M (128 MB dedicated) and a 60 GB HDD
the installation is completely clean, except that i've installed Office '07 Enterprise, Winamp, Avast and Windows Live Messenger.
I've Found out that the reason for the blackouts appears to be over-heating. even though i still have no idea as to why the BSOD looks strange. will upload pic soon.