BSODs have been a problem as long as I've had it but they were relatively uncommon, usually thanks to me playing videogames throughout the night and the computer overheating. I think this time it's due to a video game. I bought Dead Rising 2 off Steam and I've had nothing but problems. It BSOD's during gameplay, and during gameplay the sound doesn't work and gets choppy. Perhaps it's a sound driver problem? The only problem is that it might BSOD during normal use too, so I can't be sure if the game is the only reason. My amateur sleuthing skills deduce that ntoskrnl.exe is to blame, but I've seen other forum threads where this poor file is wrongly blamed because of happenstance so I'm not clear.
My computer is a DELL XPS M1730, CPU 2.8GH, NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GT. The BSOD report is attached.
As a side note, I'm thinking about ditching Vista and going with Windows 7. Would this issue be cleared with windows 7?
I'm also fond of system restoring. If I system restored to way earlier, and tried playing Dead Rising 2 then, would that be worth it?
Thanks in advance for your help, gentlemen. I hope I've been helpful.