I started getting BSOD last weekend. Once BSOD appeared, the computer would crash after rebooting. System restores seemed to fix things for about a day, but then BSOD would return, usually after the computer had been sitting idle for some time. The problem progressively got worse and I tried restoring to factory defaults. That worked for a few days and then BSOD returned. System restore would again get about a day before it returned. Currently I'm running the computer in safe mode with networking and it seems stable there. I'm a total newb when it comes to IT, but I was curious if there was anyway to fix this before I went and bought a new computer. Any advice you give me would be appreciated, but please keep in mind I have almost zero IT knowledge, so walk me through each step as if I was a *****. Thanks! I see you guys usually ask for the minidump files, but as I try to upload them it says it does not have an allowed extension. I'm running Windows 7 and have eMachines computer.