|Thanks for the suggestions. Don't be so hard on Kristain. I may not have been totally clear to say virus scan. |
Some added information in the BSOD read, STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x8054B5B9, 0xF1E87730, 0x00000000)
Do any of these notations mean anything to anyone?
I have another laptop at my house, and it turns out that this computer which has the same virus protection also missed its recent scheduled scans due to premature stop. So, it appears that the problem is not related to installing IE8 or Skype. Was there a timebomb similar to Conficker that I didn't hear about? Or, is this just a cruel coincidence?
Norton has been good for me for years, and I've always felt confident with it. I could switch AV but I'd like to be sure that there isn't something else going on.
Help, I'm drowning in confusion!