I have a 18 month old Dell laptop that has always treated me well. Last night, as I was in the middle of typing a gmail to someone, I got a BSOD. I don't have the exact message in front of me but it was a Stop 0x7 of some sort, followed by a very quick memory dump and a restart.
This is what I get every time I reboot now. The windows progress bar will come up and do its thing, then go away and just before the login prompt normally appears the BSOD shows up. There's no helpful message associated with it, about a particular SYS driver or anything, just hex values and the Stop 0x7 message.
I haven't installed any new drivers in a long time, and the last program I installed was a MySQL GUI workbench about two days ago. I'm using Ad-Aware and AVG Antivirus and I keep them up to date. I also have WinPatrol watching for mischief.
The BSOD occurs in every startup mode except Safe Mode or Safe Mode with command prompt. Safe Mode with networking doesn't work (BSOD as usual), nor does any other startup mode involving boot logging or kernel debugging.
Safe mode works fine, except I have no networking and can't submit the crash info to Microsoft's automated crash resolution sytem-- not that I expect that to act as a silver bullet.
I can provide boot log text info here, once I copy the logs to a USB drive, but I was wondering what I might try in the meantime to find out what happened and how to fix it? Thanks for your help.