For fear of a dump in the middle of my explanation I had to give this info in multiple posts.
8 dump reports are zip attached. I don't have the software to read them. There were also some window's notes with each dump that I can't find. Most of these dumps have been labeled as "memory management." But I've also gotten a "service system exception" and "pfn list corrupt" messages on the bsod. Because I thought AVG 2011 might have been the cause of the dumps I reloaded with AVG 2012. It has a memory management tool and it was warning me at times that I had memory issues. But I figured those were just a nuisance report of using more than some arbitrary amount of memory at any time. My desk top gadget read between 25-40% memory usage when the dumps occurred, never higher. I do no overclocking or anything else high tech, just surfing, reading charts, graphs, and blogs. I think I even had on bsod during a safe mode check but the system always comes back up as if nothing happened. There are no programs, or new hardware loaded on my computer other than what Dell sent me. Only expection was adding virus or malware software. But I added absolutely nothing new when these BSOD's started appearing. Nothing had changed. But I've made changes since to try and find a cause. So far it's like shooting in the dark.
Some of the things I did in the past week to try and correct:
half a dozen system restores - but no restore older than about 4 weeks.
disk fragmenter - sat
disk cleaner - multiple times per day
disk check - took 1-1/2 hours but found no issues
event log at the critical point always reads "kernel power 41 (63). It is preceded by a few filter manager infos, a general kernal warning. A bug check follows the critical pt.
shifted my internet explorer to the newer version with no help.
shifted to google chrome to see if IE was the cause. No benefit.
the crash reports seem to link internet explore and a .dll programs as a cause. I note
jscript.dll listed just after the "crash." I reloaded java to no benefit.
It's possible my drivers
are not up to date. I've not done any updating to them or the windows software since getting the computer. I tried adding some of the windows updates thinking they might help but the system crashed during those as well. Still not sure AVG 2012 might not be the cause I since removed it and loaded AVAST. But no change. I do note my mouse has been hanging up frequently and needs cleaning several times a day. It was actually causing screen lockups a few weeks back but not since then. I wouldn't think a break in mouse comms could be the cause of bsod's.
When running memory diagnostics this last time no hardware or software issues were detected. But unlike a month ago, it didn't clear the bsod.
If I can think of anything else pertinent I'll add those in another post. My computer skills are weak as today I learned how to zip a file for the first time. Posting a screen image for troubleshooting might be next...but no clue right now. My wife plays live pogo and hearts games via the internet but I don't think those are issues as she has never had a bsod.
Any help will be most appreciated since I work off this computer.