I have checked Microsoft to make sure all the patches are installed (XP SP2, MCE 2005), and
I also have a Dell Latitude D600 (Windows XP Professional SP2) at home.
My problem is that my Toshiba will suddent go "dark blue screen" at some
web sites. It just hangs there. Reboot is ok. To make it complicated, the Toshiba
does not hang right away when we enter the sites (sometime it does). It randomly
occurs. There is no ANY MESSAGE, not the memory fault or that kind of "blue screen
I keep a log to record this symptom and found out it happens when we visited these sites:
myspace.com, answers.com, GaiaOnline.com, Yahoo! Beta mail, facebook.com,
Other web sites seem fine, I am able to run it hours until I shut the laptop down without
On that other hand, my Dell laptop works fine with these suspected sites.
I phoned Toshiba Tech Support. After more than 1 hour discussion and
diagonstic, they don't think it is a hardware issue. The drivers are all current.
java too. BIOS is right. There are security softwares installed (come with purchase),
CA-personal firewall, CA-Anti Spyware, CA-Anti Virus, Webroot Spy Sweeper,
and they are all current. I run them to make sure the Toshiba is not affacted
by any every weekend. It is clean.
My guess is some initial loading of java, or other graphic drive, sound drive is not
compatible. But..., what/which? Windows Media Player 10?
I run msconfig to keep only these security softeware and processes begin with 0, o, T, t
loaded during bootup (suggested by Toshiba.) So far, problem remains.
I right click "My Computer" -> Manage to bring up Computer Management, ->Event
Viewer -> System, show only Information and few warning for TCPIP (DSL drops).
No error! Warnings are not matching to the date/time when it hangs. Same to the
"Application". "Media Center" is empty. "Security" is "Success Audit".
Please help as I scratch my head so often, can't get anything..., and the hairs
are almost out soon...
Thank you for your time and help.