A few months back I had these blue screens but I was able to do some hard drive cleaning up (uninstalled unused programs, cleaned registry with CCleaner, cleared up some space) and the problem stopped. Over the last week it's returned but not as often. When it started happening again it would happen shortly after Windows had fully loaded, and this would happen several times until I could successfully use my comp without a problem. Since then I've had it happen a few times but only once each before returning to "normal".
- Vista Home Basic 32 bit
- original OEM (is an Acer Aspire refurb), haven't reinstalled since buying
- comp is about 5 years old from purchase
I've run Malwarebytes quick scan without anything detected. My antivirus/firewall is VIPRE Internet Security 2012. I also recently defragged.
As can be seen in the performance report, Windows is not recognizing VIPRE for anti-malware or virus protection and I suspect this may be the problem, but at the same time doubtful of this because I'm not getting any system tray icons indicating lack of protection.
If any other info is required please let me know. Any help offered would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!