I have an older dual-boot Dell laptop running Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS and Windows 7 64-bit Professional. I last used the Windows partition on Saturday night without issue, but when booting it this morning (Monday) I consistently get a BSoD appearing after 10 minutes of its booting, regardless of whether or not I actually log in. Here are a few observations:
- Ubuntu is showing no issues at all, so it's not likely hardware related
- Windows 7 is fine in Safe Mode (i.e. no BSoD)
- Windows 7 running normally generates a BSoD after 10 minutes - every time
When I was using the computer on Saturday I did not install or upgrade any components or software. At this point I'm not sure if the problem is something with Windows or if I've picked up a virus. I am running Avast Free V17.2.2288 with virus definitions 170320-0 released at 02:54 this morning but not installed on my system until 9:39. I'm not sure this is the problem because I got my first BSoD this morning before the virus definitions were updated.
I restored the system from an automatic restore point generated last Wednesday but that has made no difference.
At this point I'm not sure whether to post here or in the malware forum but I thought I'd start here because I see no indication that it's a malware infection.
Thanks in advance.