All sorts of BSOD

Discussion in 'Crashes, BSODs and Debugging' started by donmarton, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. donmarton


    Apr 15, 2018
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    Hello guys,

    I've been having trouble with my Windows 10 recently. I've been encountering all sorts of Blue Screens of Death, which seems very odd to me. Most of the time I'm gaming or watching a YouTube video while the crashes occur, but sometimes I'm not doing anything and it still happens. I've tried updating my drivers but no luck.

    I've seen the following error messages over the last few weeks:
    - system failure exception
    - critical process died
    - PFN list corrupt
    - memory management
    - IRQL not less or equal
    - kernel security check failure
    - system thread exception not handled
    - faulty hardware corrupted page
    - bad pool header

    Did I get a nasty virus? Should I just reinstall Windows to get rid of the problem?

    I'd appreciate any input from you guys.

    Thanks a lot!
    donmarton, Apr 15, 2018
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  2. donmarton

    Trouble Noob Whisperer Moderator

    Nov 19, 2013
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    Northwest Indiana U.S.A.
    Looks like it might be either
    Some bad memory modules or slots
    A bad hard drive
    Test them both

    For the hard drive use the native check disk utility
    Admin command prompt and type
    chkdsk C: /R
    hit enter
    answer "Y" when prompted
    restart and let it finish

    For the memory
    Download Memtest86+ from this location here. Burn the ISO to a CD and boot the computer from the CD from a cold boot after leaving it off for an hour or more.

    Ideally let it run for at least 7 passes / 6-8 hours. If errors appear before that you can stop that particular test. Any time Memtest86+ reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad Mobo slot. Perform the test RAM sticks individually as well as all possible combinations. When you find a good one then test it in all slots. Post back with the results.

    See this Guide to using Memtest 86+
    Trouble, Apr 15, 2018
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