Hello all, I'm not really sure if this is in the right place, so delete it and let me know if it isn't.
Now, on to the problem.
I installed Windows 8, had nothing but issues getting it configured the way I like it. Some time after, (about a month) I started having my programs crash (not randomly), as well as my computer BSODing when my "when to turn monitor off" timer hit.
I could not solve it, and no matter where I went and the amount of time I put it, I still had the same errors. I ended up installing Windows 7 again with no issues. I got it configured perfectly, but yet again (seems to be after installing updates, but I may just be paranoid) I get the same errors messages, linking to the same .dll, and the same BSOD when the monitor get turned off (as I said before, from power settings not button.)
I've been writing down basic information and checking (and subsequently modifying) permissions to various files as well as running SFCs periodically reading from a local and disc Windows.
Now to specifics:
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17725, time stamp: 0x4ec49b8f
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0001fb4d
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
This is the error 95% of the time. So I've made sure permission are fine. Checked the size versus the same file on different installations (I've even copied just in case) and no progress.
I know enough to diagnose and fix most problems, but this one is most stubborn, and there are so many variables to account for, that I'm having quite a difficult time figuring out what to do. If I had more time, I'd reinstall and install each program and update one by one and check to see the status of the program crashing constantly. I would like to figure this out without going that route. Oh, by the way, the applications that do crash do so 100% of the time, which I'm assuming is because they need the functions provided. Also, it's always the 32bit ntdll.dll.
How can I help you help me?