I am running Windows Vista x64 (Home Premium) on a HP Pavilion m9500 desktop computer. I get the BSOD only when I use my home studio, and it happens every time. My MXL 990 (microphone) is connected to a Mackie Onyx Satellite (pre-amp) by an XLR cable, which connects to my computer via Firewire. I use Acoustic Mixcraft 5.2 to record, and I can hit the "Record" and "Stop" button about 3-5 times before it gives me the BSOD. The driver for the Onyx Satellite is up-to-date. This computer has a known Firewire issue, and I downloaded a fix from the HP website, but it still crashes. This has happened for a couple years, but I haven't made an attempt to fix it. I'm new to this, so you may have to thoroughly explain it for me.
I'm not too sure about my motherboard or any other information. I used a program called CPU-Z to help me identify it, and attached the file "Computer Specs.txt", which hopefully tells you what I am unable to.
I went to HP's website, and installed every driver relevant to my computer. I also installed a program called SlimDrivers, which lets me know what drivers are out-of-date. It found 21 drivers that needed to be updated, so I believe all my drivers are now up-to-date. Unfortunately, I still get the BSOD. I have been told on another forum to remove avast anti-virus, which I have done. It stopped one of my errors, but I started getting different ones.
OS: Windows Vista x64 (Home Premium)
This was pre-installed, and it is the original.
Age: ~3 years
The computer and installation are roughly three years old.