Hello knowledgeable forum people, I am hoping for some help.
My computer crashes on shutdown, restart and I suspect hibernate (I think that is what causes them while it sits idle). It was more broken yesterday than it is now, as I have seemingly solved some of the problems. I have included some history below, just in case it's useful.
--- HISTORY ---
I got back from a trip (4 month exchange) and installed 26 windows updates. only KB2607576 failed, then it worked when windows tried again. When I opened Windows after that, my NIC card and several USB drivers weren't working (code 10 I think... certain .dlls didn't load). I had to disable/reenable each device/usb one in order to get them working. Occasionally the system would hang while I did this, usually on the last USB - forcing a manual power off.
I eventually rolled back to a restore solved before I left for my exchange and; updated my BIOS, chipset and USB to the latest from the manu's site. I figure windows installed the new USB 3.0 drivers (Renases USB 3.0 Host Controller/Root Hub) without any regard to my chipset/bios version and this somehow caused the problem - though I have no evidence and little experience in this area.
Windows was also telling me Skype wasn't working, though it appeared to be working fine (it gave mo the fix a problem with... dialogue). I have re-installed Skype since.
Now everything seems to be working (NIC, USB, etc.), except for the crashes. When it crashes, I see a BSOD. A BSOD was happening earlier while the NIC/USB were acting up also, but there appear to be no logs for those. These are in fact the only logs I have, and this has happened several times. Perhaps these logs persist because my last startup/shutdown was done in safe mode? Maybe the SSD has something to do with the vanishing logs?
--- SPECS --- Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1CPU
Intel Core i5 760 @ 2.80GHz 51 °C
Lynnfield 45nm TechnologyRAM
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P55-USB3 (Socket 1156) 32 °CGraphics
N2750w (1280x720@60Hz)Hard Drives
AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series (Sapphire/PCPartner) 37 °C
977GB Western Digital WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A SCSI Disk Device (RAID) 26 °COptical Drives
78GB OCZ-VERTEX2 ATA Device (SATA) 30 °C
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50 ATA DeviceAudio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Thanks in advance
P.S. I can re-do the extractor utility if need be: (1) I don't have permissions to access dump files (I copied, pasted, then moved the latest one back in) and (2) I had to create a C:/My Documents folder just to follow the instructions.