Check if you are using the latest hardware drivers, especially the chipset and video drivers. Older drivers are a common contributor to BSoD issues.
You can use a product like Driver Genius or Radar Sync to verify you have the latest drivers and help keep all your drivers up-to-date. If you're comfortable with driver installations, you can individually find and install current drivers.
Remove the defective control panel item. Control Panel files end with .cpl extension, and typically reside in either of these directories (although it can reside elsewhere too):
You will need to identify the faulty control panel item, typically labeled with the product or manufacturer name. We suggest renaming or moving the file rather than deleting it, in case you later want to restore it.
FaultWire Staff Posted: 26-Apr-2011
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