I am having a new problem with an older laptop and need some advice.
When running a virus scan (Avira free edition and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware) I get the BSOD. Now I'm not sure that it is because of a sneeky virus that's causeing the computer to shut-down and restart, because it also happen when I did a search for a file it caused it to happen again. Then a second time. As a test, I ran a search for a file that I just made up and nothing happened. Then I did it again for another non-existing file and no blue screen. So I up-dated to a new version of Avira, from ver. 126.96.36.199 to 10.0.0.561 and reran the virus check and after about 20 mins. of the scan, I got the blue screen.
What I would like to know is: how do I read the blue screen to try and understand what it's reporting as to the cause or the error message, when it only lasts a fraction of a second before it goes black and reboots?
May there be a hardware problem with the motherboard or another malfunctioning part that can cause the BSOD?
Any help would be appreciated!