looks as if removing aol, roxio, updating teamviewer and uninstalling avg did the trick. i then installed mse, but i starting getting all kinds of various "virus 2011" trying to install from various websites, even on the bing and google search pages. i just didnt feel as if mse was giving me the protection i needed so i installed the latest paid version of avg. so far, no bsod's! yay!
thank you all very much for your help!!!