Apparently my laptop has hit that mark where when you fix one thing, something else has to break to compensate.
Anyway, recently I've been having problems with a Blue Screen of Death popping up. The report reads:
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, along with a bunch of long winded paragraphs telling me if the problem persists to see customer support and something about a memory dump (what a scary phrase).
Also the Hex (I believe that's what it's called) says-
stop: 0x000000D1 (0X00000000, 0X00000002, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
When I restart Windows one of those little error reports show up asking if I want to send my info to Microsoft, and when I do it redirects me to a Microsoft page telling me that a Device Driver caused the 'serious error', but nowhere does it give me a clue as to which device driver it could be. Additionally, I haven't installed, removed, or otherwise modified ANY of my device drivers. Needless to say I'm a tad perplexed. The issue keeps reoccurring as well. I haven't gotten through a day in about a week now in which my laptop won't get snagged on a BSOD or occasionally get perpetually stuck in standby, from which I need to restart the computer from.
My only suspicion is my Belkin Wireless Internet card, and here's why - I recently moved into a new apartment this past Sunday and I've been using their already established Internet via my Wireless Internet card (Ethernet cord is too short to string it all the way into the other room). I suspect this because I never used my wireless card in my previous apartment because I had a cable modem and a solid line to get the connection from. I've used my wireless card for lengthy periods of time before with no BSOD, which is why I'm perplexed as to why its popping up constantly now. Additionally...the device shouldn't be causing trouble since it was built for long-term use (And I just bought it back in August so it's fairly new). However, my suspicion could be mere coincidence...I'm not sure.
I've been trying pinpoint what I'm doing when the error occurs, but it happens so sporadically there doesn't seem to be any event on my part that triggers it. Most of the time I'll just be surfing the Internet and suddenly, bam. But like I said earlier it seems to do it all by itself on standby sometimes as well. Usually the screen pops up after a while of the computer being on (not all the time though, I got it earlier today and the laptop had only been on for about an hour or so). I originally though it might be the computer overheating, but in all honesty the laptop hasn't been getting much hotter then usual and I've since begun to doubt it's the cause of my errors.
So that's basically where I stand. I did some searching, but couldn't find an already established topic with this specific error being discussed, so hopefully it's not a no-brainer issue that'll make me look like a fool. Additionally, because Microsoft's site said this was a device error...I thought this specific forum would be the correct place to cry for help, but if it's not I'm extremely sorry.