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Everything posted by quakeguy81

  1. quakeguy81

    Windows 10 BSOD Critical Process Died On Cold Boot

    Sorry to resurrect an old topic. I haven't had this problem for a while. I don't know if it is a hardware related issue, but my PC is working fine now (even after cold boot.) I find it odd I'm the only one who has this problem.
  2. I've been having a problem lately. It only happens on cold boot. I get a BSOD with "Critical Process Died." I have read that the problem is RAM related, but the system is usable even during gaming. I have tried reinstalling Windows 10, but the problem keeps happening. Summary Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit CPU Intel Core i5 6600K @ 3.50GHz 24 °C Skylake 14nm Technology RAM 16.0GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1200MHz (16-16-16-39) Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z170XP-SLI-CF (U3E1) BIOS F22F (Latest) 30 °C Graphics H213H (1920x1080@60Hz) TOSHIBA-TV (1920x1080@60Hz) 4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Gigabyte) 43 °C Storage 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA0 (SATA ) 34 °C 232GB Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB (SATA (SSD)) 33 °C 931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-75ZF5A0 (SATA ) 31 °C 3726GB Seagate ST4000DM000-1F2168 (SATA ) 33 °C 111GB ADATA SU655 (SATA (SSD)) 47 °C Optical Drives No optical disk drives detected Audio High Definition Audio Device EVGA 650 GQ 210-GQ-0650-V1 80+ GOLD 650W Modular EVGA ECO Mode Power Supply
  3. quakeguy81

    Hard Drive Won't initialize

    windlg (Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics) can check the drive for bad sectors.
  4. quakeguy81

    Windows 10 BSOD Critical Process Died On Cold Boot

    It usually only happens once after a cold boot (meaning PC has been turned off for several hours.) I get a BSOD and it's the same error "Critical Process Died." If I power cycle the PC it usually works fine after that. It only happens on this hardware configuration, because I have another Windows 10 PC with different specs and it doesn't ever happen.
  5. quakeguy81

    Hard Drive Won't initialize

    SATA 1 (150 Gb/s) speeds. 200 GB. I would recommend dumpster, but if you want to keep it Google "windlg" (Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics.) You can run all sorts of tests on it. It also has an "erase" function which I presume is like a zero formatting tool.
  6. quakeguy81

    Windows 10 BSOD Critical Process Died On Cold Boot

    Self-bumping OP because I'm not feeling the LTT love.
  7. It helps if you lubricate it in oil first. Some people make a marinade for baking motherboards. I hear it goes good with some parmesan cheese on top.