Have an Acer Extensa 5620 running Windows Vista Premium (SP2) 32-bit with 3 gigs of RAM. It boots all the way to the desktop (and past the Windows startup chime) but before I can launch anything, it crashes with a BSOD and reboots itself.
I can boot into Safe Mode with no problem. I went into the System Properties, Advanced tab and under Startup & Recovery I unchecked the "Automatically restart" option so that I would at least be able to read the details of error message on the BSOD. However, then I reboot normally and of course it once again crashes with a BSOD, but then it reboots itself immediately, preventing me from seeing the exact BSOD error. Then I go back into Safe Mode and sure enough the "Automatically restart" option has been enabled again!! I don't understand why that is happening.
How can I view the Kernel Memory Dump info in Safe Mode so that I can try to track down the driver or service that is causing this crash?