I have a sudden-death issue on Windows XP SP3 that sends me to blue screen (with 'registry_error' as the on-screen message). It occurs consistently under a number of circumstances including:
1. video driver updates (nVidia 190.x to 196.x)
2. registry analysis by ANY of the registry cleaner software packages (I've tried 6 of them)
3. downloads initiated through 'torrent' software (uTorrent, BitTorrent)
And, most annoying, it happens occasionally (not all time, like the circumstances listed above) in other places like simply browsing files using Windows Explorer.
I was about to give up and reinstall XP (and all my apps...which is a LOT) when Lincoln Spector's blog on 'Sudden Temporary Slowdowns' inspired me to give it one last try.
But I am at the end of my good ideas. Any suggestions on how to isolate and eliminate this issue would be appreciated.
p.s. No, I cannot say when this first started. And, no, I don't THINK I have any useful registry/system backups (although I'd be happy to check if someone told me how this is done!).
This post has been edited by cwarner: 08 February 2010 - 06:17 AM