System background: 11 months ago I purchased the computer parts (high-quality 600W PSU(Power Supplying Unit), Chassis, Motherboard, 2x1GB RAM(Random Access Memory) and another 2x1GB puchased a few months later, AMD dual-core processor, Nvidia 8800GTS (640mb), two HDDs(Hard Disk Drive) for 10000 SEK (about 1070 Euros), and built it together and installed XP x64. I have experienced an annoyingly high number of BSODs(Blue Screen of Death) and crashes with this system, but since I had Win2000 on my previous computer, I thought it was mostly because of XP. If I remember correctly Linux worked moderately well at first, but some time Linux started rebooting/freezing almost instantly after logging in. Eventually (in April this year, I believe), I got pissed enough at the high rate of BSODs in XP to get Vista (also x64), and Vista ran more stable
Yesterday evening, I got a BSOD. This is in itself not uncommon, but since then, Vista has simply rebooted during the boot process. Except in Safe Mode. Even while loading the Vista DVD into RAM I am welcomed by different BSODs (ntfs.sys, two other .sys files, and IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL_TO)! I didn’t even know that could happen. New things to learn every day.. sigh.. XP seems to workas before though. Linux (Ubuntu) crashes right after I log in, but that has happened before on this system.