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Constant Windows 10 crashes

Meet8939
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I have been experiencing constant breakdown of Windows 10 for past few weeks. It barely works a day before crashing. I first it was a hardware issue so I tried removing my RAM, hard disk, reseating my RAM in different slots but nothing changed, so I am thinking it may be a software issue somewhere. I was thinking that it may be because of Windows Updates as currently it is releasing some crappy updates, but not sure though what is the problem.

I am also thinking that my hard disk may be at fault as it is too old, but I think it might not be because if it was the case I may not be even able to open Windows a single time.

So it works for a day, then the next day if I start my Computer it shows some BSOD or just take me to a temporary account or show a file being corrupt, I was able to retrieve it back those times due to a restore point, but now it shows my restore point is corrupt. It now just takes me to Automatic Repair without any message to enlighten me what's the problem.

Please help I am pretty confused what is at fault!

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Sounds like it's time for a new drive and a fresh installation of windows. 

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11 minutes ago, Meet8939 said:

So it works for a day, then the next day if I start my Computer it shows some BSOD or just take me to a temporary account or show a file being corrupt, I was able to retrieve it back those times due to a restore point, but now it shows my restore point is corrupt. It now just takes me to Automatic Repair without any message to enlighten me what's the problem.

Have you ran memtest86?

ENCRYPTION IS NOT A CRIME

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2 minutes ago, straight_stewie said:

Have you ran memtest86?

No I will try running it

 

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30 minutes ago, straight_stewie said:

Have you ran memtest86?

I did run it, it showed no errors found.

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Just now, Meet8939 said:

I did run it, it showed no errors found.

10 mins is not enough tho

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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4 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

10 mins is not enough tho

What?

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Just now, Meet8939 said:

What?

You're supposed to run memtest86 for multiple hours

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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2 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

You're supposed to run memtest86 for multiple hours

I ran it through CMD in Repair menu and it completed in that much time and took me right straight to repair menu again

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1 minute ago, Meet8939 said:

I ran it through CMD in Repair menu and it completed in that much time and took me right straight to repair menu again

That's Windows's standard Memory Test, not memtest86.

https://www.memtest86.com/

 

(Though it's pretty likely your drive's dying and not your RAM)

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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2 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

That's Windows's standard Memory Test, not memtest86.

https://www.memtest86.com/

 

(Though it's pretty likely your drive's dying and not your RAM)

So how can I run it through repair mode.

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1 minute ago, Meet8939 said:

So how can I run it through repair mode.

you... dont...

youre supposed to put it on a USB or CD/DVD and then boot off of it

Main PC:  MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage; running macOS, but waiting for Linux to be ported to the M1

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2 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

you... dont...

youre supposed to put it on a USB or CD/DVD and then boot off of it

Okay I will try it and get back

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1 hour ago, Meet8939 said:

Okay I will try it and get back

Can you guys suggest me an app like memtest86 for hard drive check.

Which I could run on boot.

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2 hours ago, Meet8939 said:

I am also thinking that my hard disk may be at fault as it is too old, but I think it might not be because if it was the case I may not be even able to open Windows a single time.

have a different hard drive on hand? this sounds like you've got a hard drive gone wonk.

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On 12/1/2018 at 5:33 PM, NunoLava1998 said:

That's Windows's standard Memory Test, not memtest86.

https://www.memtest86.com/

 

(Though it's pretty likely your drive's dying and not your RAM)

I ran Memtest86, but it did not show any error with the RAM. I thought about installing a different Operating System to try out Hard Disk again. I installed Linux Mint by removing my Windows 10 and it is working very smoothly till now, no such error or anything as it was showing with Windows. I will in few hours complete a day on it, so is it natural to do so, like not work properly with Windows but work fine with Linux?

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Linux not using hardware the same way as Windows. Remove one memory stick and try then. It's faster than testing memory by hours.

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On ‎12‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 11:25 PM, homeap5 said:

Linux not using hardware the same way as Windows. Remove one memory stick and try then. It's faster than testing memory by hours.

Now it is also doing the same slowing down thing. It very slow nit even able to open file explorer.

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Just now, Meet8939 said:

Now it is also doing the same slowing down thing. It very slow nit even able to open file explorer.

Do you remove that memory stick?

If no - try it.

If yes - try to insert second memory and remove first.

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On 12/2/2018 at 5:12 PM, Meet8939 said:

I ran Memtest86, but it did not show any error with the RAM. I thought about installing a different Operating System to try out Hard Disk again. I installed Linux Mint by removing my Windows 10 and it is working very smoothly till now, no such error or anything as it was showing with Windows. I will in few hours complete a day on it, so is it natural to do so, like not work properly with Windows but work fine with Linux?

 

On 12/2/2018 at 6:55 PM, homeap5 said:

Linux not using hardware the same way as Windows. Remove one memory stick and try then. It's faster than testing memory by hours.

It's not like that. 
It could also be that there are some corrupted sectors only in the Windows part of the hard disk, and linux is stored in your free space that maybe don't have problem

I suggest some apps like:
crystaldiskinfo on Windows to check if SMART report issue
HDD regenerator for Windows and USB DOS for trying to repair sectors
GSmartControl for Linux (that you can find on the repository) for checking SMART issues if you can't boot into Windows

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10 hours ago, Lukyp said:

 

It's not like that. 
It could also be that there are some corrupted sectors only in the Windows part of the hard disk, and linux is stored in your free space that maybe don't have problem

I suggest some apps like:
crystaldiskinfo on Windows to check if SMART report issue
HDD regenerator for Windows and USB DOS for trying to repair sectors
GSmartControl for Linux (that you can find on the repository) for checking SMART issues if you can't boot into Windows

Now I think my HDD is failing because my Linux OS has also became too slow and had corruption twice in just 12 hours. Also last night I saw Linus's video about broken hard drive and noticed most of the points matched my experience, like it got too slow, it is making clicking noises from almost start of the problem ( Sorry to not mention that earlier I thought it was my CPU's heat sink, but now I understood it was my HDD). I think I will just backup my important data and wait for my parents to buy me a new SSD/HDD.

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11 hours ago, homeap5 said:

Do you remove that memory stick?

If no - try it.

If yes - try to insert second memory and remove first.

I tried it and nothing happened, and now I am getting pretty sure that it's a hard drive failure.

Thanks for the advice though.

 

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