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    Blue screen of death

    Sorry in advance if this turns out to be a novel.
    Didn't know if this should be put under the Win or driver.. sorry if it's in the wrong place.

    Windows keeps shutting down and throwing the blue error screen in my face, saying something about device drivers causing the error. I originally thought it might have been something with my audio or video drivers because it seemed to happen while watching movies... but after updating... same problem. I reformated and still same problem.... after a few months of manual abrupt shutdowns/restarts, my hdd starts getting sluggish and then even more sluggish. Next thing i know i've got a S.M.A.R.T. warning telling me my hdd's almost gone. So i purchase a new one... get everything going and i've still got the same problem.

    Is there a program that lets me hone into driver problems? Or any links, suggestions that could help me out?

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    Thought it might be helpful to give some info on progs:

    Hp pavillion
    P4 2.66
    1024 ram
    ATI Radeon IGP 345m
    Conexant audio

    WinXP home sp2
    Norton AV 2004
    ZoneAlarm Security suite

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    problem is right there..."hp"

    my old man wanted one and he has one like you...and nothin but grief.
    good luck with whatever the problem is
    have you tried microsoft forums?

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    It worked fine for quite a while... my roommate has the same laptop and his works fine...
    I've done some googling and spent many hours trying/reading/upgrading/reinstalling.. etc... all with no avail

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    It could be Zone Alarm.Since the last update on one of my computers,the system reboots itself when my girlfriend plays Bookworm.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    First, replace the HDD.
    Second, fresh install.
    Third, problem solved.


    This is the only way you can fix the problem. If you are lucky you may be able to recover any files on the old HDD after you install a new one.

    Me for you. I have had to do the same.

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    hi!

    PLease post the model number of your hp

    this will enable us to find more info on your computer and offer you some suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker
    First, replace the HDD.
    Second, fresh install.
    Third, problem solved.


    This is the only way you can fix the problem. If you are lucky you may be able to recover any files on the old HDD after you install a new one.

    Me for you. I have had to do the same.
    It looks like he has already done this and still having issues.

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    hmmmm....obviously there is a conflict of sorts going on here....have u tried looking at your startup items and shutting everything down that u don't need running in the background?....I would start there first....find which software app has issues with what your doing.

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    Ya'll so helpful

    Yep, already replaced the hdd.

    I've done the whole msconfig thing.

    My laptop model is: Pavilion ze5570us

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    Oh, and zonealarm...

    I'm fairly sure it's not zonealarm... I'd been running zonealarm from the start... and also have the same config zonealarm/norton on a few other pc's which run without a hitch

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    Well praise the good Lord!
    I updated my video drivers... and so far(3-4 days) it hasn't happened to me yet.
    I'll just keep my fingers crossed for the time being...

    Thanks for all of the input anywho

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