2 years ago
I was out cycling today and ran into a couple of friends.
This is Judy and Dwayne with his road bike between them and her hybrid laying in the background. Cycling with them is always fun.
This is me with my hybrid. These pictures were taken at Fort Trumbull State Park; just a short stop along the way.
Here is a shot of me and my Trek with the fort in the background.
My Trek Hybrid 7100. It gets me around.
Me at Harkness State Park. We decided to stop there on the way back home. Like I said, riding with them is always fun. In all, we did over 30 miles today and it was a great ride.
And it doesn't have to be free (I'd rather it wasn't).
Let me start at the beginning. I'm not sure what I did to change my laptop's internal environment but in the last couple of months or so, I've been getting a lot of BSODs (usually about once a day or two) indicating IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I only use this laptop in the evenings after work and on the weekends.
I did some searching and came across this article which lead to this hotfix.
I downloaded and installed it Thursday night (Oct. 14, 2010), right before I did a Windows Update. A few hours later my laptop BSOD'd again but this was not the same error I usually got. The night after that, it froze up so many times, I lost count.
I decided to do a System Restore to before I installed the hotfix. That pretty much put me back to where I was on the 14th with the exception that yesterday (the 16th) it froze up on me two or three times.
I did some further research and found a recent update to my video driver so I downloaded and installed it. Since then, the playback on videos stutter on occasion (once or twice during the course of three or four hours of video playback).
It has been pretty stable today (the 17th) so I decided to try the hotfix again today. So far so good (but it's only been a couple of hours). While doing additional research, I have seen offers for driver finders and updates. And since I am terrible at staying on top of that sort of thing, I thought that maybe some sort of driver-locate utility might help to automate the process and make things a little easier for me.
Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel Quad Core i7 CPU; Q 720 @ 1.60 GHz
4 GB Memory
Thanks in advance for any time and consideration spent in assistance.
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