Computer came with Vista factory installed - ran fine for a few years, started getting blue screen errors - tried various fixes, nothing worked.
memtest86 - overnight, multiple passes no errors
MBAM - nothing detected
HP Hardware diagnostics - no errors
chkdsk - no errors
seatools - no errors
enabled driver verifier, ran fine for a few hours eventually crashing to one of the same blue screens as before.
I updated every driver i possibly could - nothing. I tried to restore the computer to factory conditions using the rescue discs I had created (and used before without issue) - nothing. Still blue screen, more frequently now.
Frustrated, I installed Ubuntu 11.10 - this runs fine without error - I am even using it right now to type this. Because all of the tests passed without error, and I can Ubuntu just fine, I figured it may not be a hardware problem, so I ran DBAN (default settings) on my drive for about 8 hours (500GiB SATA Drive) to be sure it was clean, and then attempted to reinstall windows using a windows 7 SP1 trial disc instead of my rescue discs because I figured it was time to upgrade anyways.
Windows 7 installed just fine, But BAM! Blue screens again. I updated drivers, installed all available updates, but nothing works. it just kills itself. As of this moment, I am running Ubuntu 11.10 on one partition, and I have a very broken windows 7 install on another. I could boot into windows last night without too much trouble, although it crashed frequently. This morning however, it will not boot at all!
edit* I will add, that on top of the windows 7 install I did install Google chrome,Nvidia Control panel(to update drivers), Adobe Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Fireworks CS5.
I would love to just be done with it and move onto ubuntu until I can purchase a new machine, but I rely upon the Adobe Master Suite for work, and I cannot get it to work in WINE, so I will need to continue using windows, if only for those applications. I have attached all of the minidump files from the windows side, and I can make some sense of them, but would love to have some guidance from the pros! Please help me! Thanks in advance!
Edited by DoubleTapDesign, 09 February 2012 - 11:05 AM.