Hello to all!! I was diagnosing a NAS issue and disabled my firewall and within 5 minutes was promptly treated to a host of virus and Trojans. After the first re-boot the BSOD 0x8E appeared. I then used PC Tools Spyware Doctor, Firewall plus (ESET NOD 32 no longer functioned), Desktop Maestro (registry cleaner) and Threatfire to start the long journey home. The BSOD 0x8E is consistently the code I can't seem to beat. For whatever reason to date, I still can not analyze or defrag the HD drive. (C drive programs, D drive partition for data). I have created a new paging file. I have ran Memtest86+ multi-passes with no errors, ran Everest Home 2.20.405 -- CPU at 133deg F, GPU at 108deg F and HDD at 102deg F. I have never changed clock speeds and have no additional hardware configurations from stock. It (whatever "it" is) seems to be time based to keyboard inactivity (I've seen it throw the error ranging from 4 to 6 minutes) however, if I keep working after multiple boots (about every third one is successful - usually freezes keyboard however mouse will move but no "click" is recognized) I can get hours of run time ( I just can't stop!!) I've got to think this is something attaching to the kernel such that it is not able to be scrubbed by antivirus removal tools? Looking for thoughts and suggestions. My hair is becoming a precious commodity.