Just yesterday, my Vista started acting really strangely... it won't stop freezing after I have it turned on for about 5 minutes. I'll turn a browser on, or anything really, and after a few minutes, it'll freeze up and i'll wait to see if it comes back around, as a frozen internet usually would, but no, instead of going back to normal, the cursor comes back, but I cannot click on anything after that! Everything on the desktop freezes up and it never comes back to normal. I can't shut it down regularly or anything. After it froze, I tried to bring up the Task Manager, but when I did, instead of the manager, it would go black on me and bring up a pop saying that there was a "security error"..... security??... why would that even be coming up you know??
The only strange thing that I did that was abnormal, was I tried out my memory card slot that you can put your digital camera memory cards in so you don't need a USB cord...
But anyhow, about an hour after I did that, and everything seemed normal "my computer said it installed the new device, as usual".
My computer suddenly freezes up, a blue screen takes it over with some words on it (but it flashed too fast for me to read) and then flashed to black, and shut itself off!
That part was really strange to me, it definitely not normal.
Now it just keeps doing freezing up and I can't have it on for more than 5 minutes without it doing that... (unless i'm on safe mode, like now) I thought it might need scanned on safe mode, so I did, but that didn't help at all..
What I'm thinking, is it might be a driver problem? Maybe?
Can anyone help me??
I have an Dell Inspiron 1525 Vista Home Basic.