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Windows 10 crashing

by ladamson / August 31, 2015 9:30 AM PDT

I installed Windows 10 as soon as possible, and my pc has gone from crashing a couple of times a week to almost daily.
It doesn't matter what I'm doing or how long I've been online. Frozen screen, no Task Manager, manual shut down and then start it up and it's okay till the next time it crashes. This morning, it turned itself off, then back on, and then I got a black screen telling me something like the pc had no readable memory.
I'm thinking about going back to Win 7. I wasn't crazy about it, but at least it didn't crash all the time. And it also didn't require being started and then immediately restarted because it wouldn't recognize my ISP, which is another daily problem with Win 10.

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That sounds like hardware problems. Be sure you have backup
by wpgwpg / August 31, 2015 9:37 AM PDT
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If you don't have backup for any data you don't want to lose, you'd better make it ASAP. It sounds to me like you have hardware problems in the RAM or hard drive area. If that's the case, you'd better be ready for that computer to stop working completely at any time until fixed.
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Good luck.

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Let's hear more about this PC.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2015 9:40 AM PDT
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While I want to advise the usual about canned air, 1st of the month and more, let's hear more.

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Is this enough?
by ladamson / August 31, 2015 6:37 PM PDT

It's a Gateway, about 4 years old. Intel Core i3 processor, 1.5 TB, 6 GB DDR3, Multi-in-1 media card reader.
Does this help? And I'd like to stress that I didn't have any of these problems till I downloaded and installed Win 10.
And I do open the case and clean out the dust, last time a couple of weeks ago.

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I'd want to first backup data, then run RAM & HD diagnostics
by wpgwpg / August 31, 2015 6:55 PM PDT
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You can download RAM diagnostics from Microsoft and hard drive ones from Western Digital and Seagate. Again though be SURE you back up your data ASAP if you haven't already.
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Good luck.

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Is that a Seagate HDD?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2015 7:43 AM PDT
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At that age I worry. Over the past year I've seen too many Seagates. A few passed diagnostics yet we cloned them to a new drive and it fixed the PC. Mind you the drive did give us cause in some way like an unexpected spin down or other clue.

More clues may be on that black screen or the event viewer.

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