Without the model number I can't see if this is one of the known models with issues. For example all those laptops with 8600m video are dropping like flies.
Win 7 HP laptop recently started a repetitious restart and would only be successful in safe mode. Starting normal it came up once and seemed to want to function properly. Then i got a blue screen error. I did a new install using the onboard install [not from discs]. The unit seemed very stable but during some of the updates i got the blue screen again. The laptop has seen very few hous of use and has always performed flawlessly. do i have a failing hard drive or maybe driver issues?