Critical Process Died BSOD on Startup

  1. Posts : 11
    Windows 10

    Critical Process Died BSOD on Startup

    Hello all,

    I just recently started having this issue. When I boot the PC, it immediately goes to this BSOD. Auto repair obviously wasn't able to fix it. I can't really post a crash dump as I can't even get into Windows. I don't really know what this error means, but here is a list of the troubleshooting I've done thus far:

    -Re-image computer
    -System restore to the earliest restore point where I know the issue was not happening
    -Numerous command prompts (sfc /scannow, chkdsk C: /f, chkdsk C: /r, DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth)
    -Reset PC (not able to reset, just gives error that says "There was a problem resetting your PC. No changes were made.")

    Those are all the troubleshooting steps I could find through Google-fu. Please let me know if you have further suggestions.

    Thank you,
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 14,903
    Windows 10 Pro

    Diagnostic Test


    Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

    Note   Note

    MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 complete passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

    Make a photo of the result and post it.

    If errors show up you can stop the test, remove all sticks but 1 and test this single stick in each slot for 8 passes or until errors show, switch sticks and repeat.
    If errors show up and you see them a lot later, no problem, the errors don't affect the test.
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I realized that all the files I wanted to save were on my hard drive while the OS is on the SSD so I just did a reinstall which seems to be working.

    Thanks for your reply. Looks like it was a Windows issue rather than hardware which is good.
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 14,903
    Windows 10 Pro

    Glad to hear!
      My Computers


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