BSOD + Random explorer crashes.


I have Win Vista Ultimate SP1 installed on my computer, and I have been quite happy with it for a long time. However, a few weeks ago (or even earlier), I started to experience 2 issues with my copy of vista:
- BSOD's every now and then (For no reason apparently). I'm sorry I can't provide SS, but I think it's the "default" BSOD... If there's such thing. It says something about "paged, or memory not paged", not sure.
- Totally random explorer crashes and a restart afterwards. Here's windows registry of the problem (it's in Spanish, sorry about that):

Firma del problema
Nombre de evento de problema: APPCRASH
Nombre de la aplicación: Explorer.EXE
Versión de la aplicación: 6.0.6001.18000
Marca de tiempo de la aplicación: 47918e5d
Nombre del módulo con errores: Explorer.EXE
Versión del módulo con errores: 6.0.6001.18000
Marca de tiempo del módulo con errores: 47918e5d
Código de excepción: c0000005
Desplazamiento de excepción: 000492a2
Versión del sistema operativo: 6.0.6001.
Id. de configuración regional: 3082
Información adicional 1: fd00
Información adicional 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Información adicional 3: fd00
Información adicional 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

I'm looking forward to hearing from you asap.




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Hi Victor,
have you updated anything recently? Either by windows update or new software?
Or have you installed any new hardware?
Could you also tell us if you employ a cleaning regime with registry cleaners and the like..


Well, I try to be as much up to date as possible when it comes to Windows Updates. I have to say ever since i updated Ati Catalyst (had 8.7 now is 8.8) i haven't experienced any BSOD so far.

No, I do not use any registry cleaning software.

Do you think this is merely a software-side issue? Will updating everything take the BSOD's away?


False alarm.

I just got another BSOD:




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If you have your installation disk, put it in the drive and run the repair utility

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