Now even though it keeps doing this it's never had another BSOD. So I end up having to turn off the computer (which is the only thing that does function most of the time) but when I do the small box (with Log off, Turn Off, Restart) is also blank and basicly invisible except for the 3 buttons. Also when it does shutdown I get kind of a generic Windows XP box instead of the usual shutdown screen. This only happens during a crash. If I shut it down...say right now it'll be normal.
I did a scan with BlueScreenVeiwer and heres what that said:
Crash Time- Nov. 5th 2010 at 1:41am (Thats only time the blue sceen happend)
Bug Check String- PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR
Caused by Driver- ntoskrnl.exe
Caused by Address- ntoskrnl.exe+21cc5
File Descrition- NT Kernel & Systems
Ive done searches on NT Kernel & Systems but I can not find anything on it except other people seem to have similar problems and it's some vital program that helps your OS run correctly. Ive also read it could be corrupt boot.ini files(which I don't know anything about and Im not gonna try to edit them), malfuntioning keyboard or a miscellaneous problem.
I guess theres is a chance it could be the keyboard. Some keys on here don't work that well and must be pushed in real hard sometimes but I highly doubt it since this crashing barely started happening recently. Besides Im on a laptop so I can not change keyboards.
A friend helped me and he guided me through disabling some startup programs that I didnt need to see if I could pinpoint the problem by re-enabling them one at a time. I did this but it still did not help.
I ran a diagnostic on my hard drive using SeaTool (from Seagates website. My drive is seagate) and both the short and long tests passed so thats good. The drive is not that old anyway. Replaced it last summer. My computer is a Gateway laptop with windows XP SP3.
I just don't know what else to think or do. I really wish I could find a straight answer to what NT Kernel & Systems is. Like the report said it was caused by some driver. If I just knew what it was or how to update it that might fix it. Other than the random crashing the computer runs fine, just like normal. Thanks for any help