I filled most of my system specs. I have already tried running memtest86+, hard drive integrity checks, the sfc/scannow command. all of which have come back with no faults. I have had to use system restore a couple of times already just to get back to a mostly usable state (there are no restore points from before my problems). I just now tried to do a repair install but I got an error from the compatibility report saying
"Windows 7 Professional cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Professional instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You’ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 7 Professional, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select “Custom (advanced)”."
I then just now was able to restore back to a point where I still had SP1 installed. So I am back to wondering what drivers
are causing my problems. My system runs stable on an win xp drive.