My computer may be dying…

A guy stomping the shit out of his laptop.So…ever since yesterday my computer has been blue screening.  However, I noticed today that it only did it when I had movies on in VLC or Windows Media Player, and then only about every 20 minutes.  Initially I thought it was because my hardware couldn’t handle all the awesome of Doctor Who, but then I tried some other movies and it blue screened then too.

I suspected it may be something to do with the most recent update, so I tried to roll the update back.  It said that it was unsuccessful in doing so because I have an anti-virus active.  So I shut down Kaspersky and tried again.  Same message.

So I started it up in safe mode, but all the restore points were gone.  Then, when I restarted the computer in normal mode, they were also gone.  So no rolling back.

Also, my video drivers are up-to-date.

Is my computer dying?  What should I do?  Haaaaaaaaaaaalp!


Here’s an update:

My computer specs are as follows.

Asus laptop.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM @ 220GHz
8 GB of RAM
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium, service pack 1

I’m about to run some more Doctor Who and let it blue screen so I can write down the stop code.

I’ve also been streaming football all morning in Firefox and it hasn’t blue screened.  Also, the last few times I’ve run a movie, it has frozen like it was going to blue screen and then just restarted.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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