09-02-2008 03:31 PM - edited 09-02-2008 03:33 PM
One specific web site which I have always been able to access now sends my computer into a Blue Screen.
I normally try not to change anything. However, I was feeling guilty because the Norton security stuff had expired, so I deleted it and down loaded the free CA stuff from Time Warner with uh, seemingly okay results.
Then TW had a bad day in our neighborhood (verrry slow), which caused me to fiddle with wireless stuff until I realized it was a TW problem. You know how random tweaking can get you.
Soooo, I decided to check support at Lenovo and picked up the latest ThinkVantage appl and did an auto download of necessary and recommended software.
So far, so good ... until I was being blue screened by favorite web site.
Sooo, now I am pondering a bios and/or driver update, but it looks painful.
Or possibly a do over and go back to my out of the box pristine state.
Or send an email to the owner of the site and tell him he's got a problem.
Any one who can help me with a suggestion?
My system is a z60m, about 2 years old with 750MB of memory and xp home sp2. Bios is 1.14. Plenty of HDD free space.
TIA for your thoughts!
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09-03-2008 06:18 AM
hi chris welcome to the forums
can you tell what website is causing the notorious BSOD?may be there is a cross scripting attack on your system during that session try using the mcafee site advisor this time
09-03-2008 06:32 AM
Sounds like you have some ideas. I should have thought to list the web site. It is www.horseadvice.com (It is a great health information resource for people who have horses.)
Thanks for your thoughts.
P.S. I love Harry Potter, too.
09-03-2008 06:45 PM
yes ive checked out the site!it did not cause any thing as its happening to you may be its a malware problem after all...are you sure that your system runs fine when you use other sites??there may be many reasons for a BSOD this time when you get one and you log into windows,and you get an error report make sure that you SEND THE REPORT TO MICROSOFT i did the same way yesterday and i my RAM turned out to be the culprit
09-03-2008 07:14 PM
Thanks for checking the site.
I do send the error report on to Microsoft each time I get a BSOD. I have had the BSOD before (very infrequently), but it is so random I didn't really feel like I could describe what/when.
In your case, did sending the error report off result in your finding out your RAM was the culprit? I just figured the error reports went to Microsoft and that was it, never to be heard of again.
I'll re run the security software to scan for virus and spy ware just to rule out malware.
09-03-2008 10:06 PM
Thank you Wjli2. I'll have a look at that software for my education.
I did run the CA antivirus scan and also scanned for spyware. No virus and a few tracking cookies which I removed.
I think I may have solved my specific BSOD problem by installing the most current Intel Pro/Wireless 2915 abg driver and reworking my wireless connection.
At least I can now access the web site in question without a BSOD.
Appreciate all the ideas/suggestions!