Was running a scan with spy-bot 1.62 and got:
Stop 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xBA21EB1C, 0xBA21EB1C, 0xF7B54908)
NTFS.SYS address F7B54908 base at F7B52000
Rebooted in safe mode and disabled all programs including anti-virus, Reg Mech and free Zone Alarm. Disabled all of the Startup items in Msconfig. No items loaded in Start Menu
Rebooted in Normal, which was OK. Waited a few minutes and no blue screen
Started reg mech and did quick scan. Scan clean and no blue screen
Started Vipre and did quick scan. Scan clean and no blue screen
Since Zone Alarm had not been started and I received no blue screen with the other programs, I thought ZA might be the problem. I started IE7 to check the reviews on other free firewalls and got an instant blue screen. (I had upgraded to IE8 but downgraded back to IE7 to see if 8 may be causing problems.)
IE7 blue screen codes:
Stop 0x0000008E (0x00000005, 0xBF81F9E7, 0xB5A8EB0C, 0x00000000)
Win32k.sys address BF81F9E7 base at BF800000 date stamp 49e87572
If IE7 is causing the problem, and since I have no other browser installed, can I use IE7 in safe mode to download and install IE8 or Firefox? Does anyone have any other suggestions?
I'm not convinced that IE7 is causing the only conflict, but all I can do is try and solve the problems as I come across them. I'll install a new browser if I can, then look to install another firewall.
Comments always welcome!