Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my post!
Please see attached the Minidumps that were collected after running dm_log_collector.exe
Computer specs I expect should be visible in my profile. In case I missed some crucial information, let me know and I'll share.
Also, in case I need to do a full wipe & re-install of my PC, no problem. I've got enough External Hard Drives to back up any data I need to back-up. I just want to make sure that if I do so, no malware stays behind or that it's a hardware issue and all was for nothing.
Files & Installed Programs:
I was trying to find out if some of the drivers might be the issue. I later realized that this was probably not a good program to have installed (it's got mixed reviews I found). Not sure if it is causing additional issues. It did manage to find out some of my drivers were out of date, which I then updated via the Device Manager. This didn't seemingly change the behaviour of my computer, though I think I did start experiencing different BSOD's afterwards. Previously it was just the BLUE_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT, but it could as well be completely unrelated.
Worth noting: It says the drivers of my Audio "High Definition Audio Device" needs to be repaired. But when I try to update it via the Device Manager, Windows says it's got the latest driver. It also mentions that my NVIDIA drivers can be updated and same here, when trying to update via the Device Manager, Windows will tell me I have the latest drivers installed.
Recently uninstalled this as I read it has a lot of security holes. Not sure which version I had, but anyway only used it to play "Go" with the KGS client: KGS Go Server
I can play Go using other clients, so didn't want to keep a potential security problem around.
trying to find malware, only PUPS were found so far.
Otherwise the computer is mainly filled with games, movies & music, including an installation of Battlenet, Steam, Overwolf, TeamSpeak and OBS.
Not much else aside from things like 7zip, VLC mediaplayer, etc.
Since the creation of this computer, I've been experiencing BSOD's. A friend of mine created the computer for me (while I was still living in the Netherlands) with components we searched and bought online. After installing Windows 8 with a two Hard Drives 1TB RAID set-up (at the time) the computer seemed to be doing swell, until we started encountering our first BSOD's. I don't remember all of them, but the most frequent one was CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. The BSOD's typically happened when we were gaming, but not solely.
At the time we thought it might be the RAID set-up, so we re-installed windows with a regular set-up, but the problems persisted. We continued using the system and from time to time days went by without a problem and then sometimes we had multiple BSOD's in a row. We sort of gave up and used the system anyhow, as most of the times it was working fine.
A while back I moved to the Czech Republic and I took the computer with me. The BSOD's persisted and at some point the computer seemed to have crashed completely. It didn't boot anymore and I left it for dead. I was planning on visiting some shop to get it fixed, but life happened and I never got around to it.
A year or so later I invited over a (reasonably) tech-savy friend to take a look at the PC, hoping he could pinpoint where the problem was. Miraculously the PC booted without a problem and everything seemed fine. Then after an hour or so we got a BSOD, CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. We took off one of the Hard Drives to see if it might be causing the problem, so at the moment I'm just using one of my 1TB Hard Drives. The problems persisted however and we weren't able to find out any problems with the set-up.
Recently I was asked if I wanted to update to Windows 10, I gladly accepted in the hopes that maybe the problems would go away by using a newer OS. This was sadly not the case. So here I am now trying my luck on this forum to see if someone will be able to make sense of things.
Thank you very much for reading all of this and any input you can share will be greatly appreciated!