All sorts of BSOD


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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!
 
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Looks like it might be either
Some bad memory modules or slots
Or
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+
 

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