I went to another forum for this problem first and they directed me here after some time. You can find the thread here
, and it should contain the information about what I have done already.
In short, I have been experiencing frequent BSODs (and other problems like browser crashes) ever since I had a problem flashing a BIOS update (I eventually got it to work with the most previous release). I think I reset the BIOS settings to the default and that is what may be causing the problem, but I'm not sure.
My system runs an ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard with Intel Core2 Q6600 Quad processor @ 2.40 GHz. The original system is nearly four years old.
I made an upgrade to 6 GB RAM at one point, but (as you'll see if you read the thread I linked) I am running 4 GB at the moment. (Which is another question-- should I go ahead and put back in the 2 GB I removed? They don't seem to be causing the problem and the system certainly runs faster with them in.)
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with Service Pack 1. It's a full retail version although I honestly don't remember when I installed this version of the software (I would say maybe six months ago? Definitely less than a year but not the immediate past.)
Anyway, I'm basically lost now. I know enough about computers to follow instructions, but not enough at this point to know how to diagnose my problem, let alone solve it.
I've attached the files as directed in the BSOD posting guide and my system specs are in my profile. It's late and I'm pretty tired, so I hope I haven't forgotten anything. Thanks in advance for your help.
One more note: In the system report I noticed it said "High Definition Audio Device" was disabled or in error and that may be a problem. I have sound on my motherboard, but I also have an SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio card that I actually use for sound, so the "error" may be the onboard sound being disabled intentionally. (Or it may not.)