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All sorts of BSOD (Windows 10)

by donmarton / April 15, 2018 11:47 AM PDT

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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Re: all sorts of BSOD
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 15, 2018 11:54 AM PDT

It seems more likely it's a hardware issue than a software issue. Start with running memtest86 (from memtest86.com). Give it at least 5 passes. Should give 0 errors.

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When I see a collection of BSODs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 15, 2018 12:04 PM PDT

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