Tell me how long since you did this -> http://reviews.cnet.com/Clean_up_your_laptop/4660-10165_7-6648292.html
Four or five months ago I installed a new HD in my Dell Inpiron 700m laptop. I used Acronis True Image, as I've done previously with my Latitude. Initially, I had some trouble, because apparantly one or two drivers were missing. I found a discussion about this online and ran through the steps to fix the problem and everything seemed fine. A couple days after the installation I received the blue stop error screen for the first time. Restarted the computer and hadn't had it appear again until last week. The other night, it was coming up every five minutes, shutting down the computer. Here's what the screen says:
A problem has been detected... disable & remove recently installed hardware [that would be the HD!]
disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing, set restore, etc.
I read some discussions about this, most of which were way over my head, but one thing I did was to run memtest86+ through 8 passes and no problems came up. I then installed CCleaner,which I had used in the past,selected memory dump and some other stuff, and cleaned things up.
No blue screen for three days, so I thought I fixed things. No luck, now the screen is coming back.
I went into BIOS to see if there was anything about disabling memory options, but nothing was there about that. I restored the default setting.
Until today, the only time the blue screen appeared was after a long day of running the computer, just about the time I was about to shut it off.
I've run some malware programs and nothing has come up. I've also cleaned up my temporary files.
I would appreciate some assistance - apparently this is something that has affected a number of people using XP. As my computer skills aren't that great, please take that into consideration with your recommendations. Thanks.
Windows XP 5.1 SP2
Dell Inspiron 700m