BSOD Process or Thread Crucial to Sytem

I cannot figure out what is causing random BSOD on a computer.  It starts to run fine, but after a while it begins to crash every few minutes.  The BSOD does not give a specific place to look, instead it says "a process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly".  Then it gives a 0X00000F4 (0X00000003 0X8A0F92C8 0X8A0F943C 0X805D297E)

I have tried running a check on this system and everything came back good.  Any suggestions on what to try next.
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GKCUAsked:
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jvuzCommented:
Check for viruses.
Also check the ram (http://www.memtest.org/), with one module at the time
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GKCUAuthor Commented:
It is not giving me enough time now to do anything.  It lasts for about 2 minutes before it freezes now.  

Yesterday I stopped all of the non-microsoft processes and it seemed to help (it only did it once).  I started all the processes again and it continues to do it.

Should I try doing it in safe mode?  
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jvuzCommented:
Try a virus scan with a rescue disk. That way you don' tneed to boot into WIndows. And the memtest cd is also a bootcd, so you don't need windows to be running
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GKCUAuthor Commented:
I can try the Memtest, because I put that on  CD.  I don't think I have a virus scan a rescue disk.  Though I can try our End Point Disk.
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GKCUAuthor Commented:
I have Ultimate Boot Disk.  You think that will help?
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jvuzCommented:
Do you have an antivirus included in ubcd?
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GKCUAuthor Commented:
I ran a CHKDSK off of Windows Console.  I was running that when I started this thread.  It said it found one error and fixed that.  Now I can run a virus scan whick I am doing right now.  As for the memory test.  I am not sure how to use it once I have downloaded it.  Can I run it from Windows?
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jvuzCommented:
You need to burn the iso file on a cd, then put the cd in, reboot, make sure the cd is set as first boot device and just let it run.
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GKCUAuthor Commented:
Thanks.

So far, running the Virus scan has worked.  It found 19 objects.  It removed them and since then it has not gone to the BSOD.  I will continue to monitor and if it doesn't happen again today, I will close this accepting the first response of running a virus scan.
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jvuzCommented:
I'll hope this solved your problem. I don't like BSOD's either. But I don't think anyone likes it ;)
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GKCUAuthor Commented:
Scanning for a virus helped find 3 problems that fixed the BSOD problem.
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