Windows 10: Random BSOD with ntoskernel.exe+158ca9 Solved

  1.    05 Nov 2015 #1

    Random BSOD with ntoskernel.exe+158ca9

    Hi, sorry, totally new to this, so I'll try my best not to mess up! I've experiencing very random BSOD's ever since I upgraded to Windows 10 & updated some chipset, video, audio drivers, etc. It happens VERY randomly (although my pc isn't always on). Any help is greatly appreciated. Also, in system specs I put ASUS as my motherboard. More specifically, it's an ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition.
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  2. axe0's Avatar
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       05 Nov 2015 #2

    Hi richway,

    Welcome to the 10forums.

    Please remove ASUS software, it is known for causing BSOD's and uses old drivers.

    If you are using a program like Ccleaner please stop using it while troubleshooting.
    This because programs like Ccleaner remove dump files that are needed to troubleshoot.
    Or configure Ccleaner to not remove dump files:

    If you have overclocked anything, revert back to stock while troubleshooting as it may cause stability problems.

    Unfortunately, there is only 1 dump file saved which doesn't contain much.
    I strongly recommend to check your installed software for updates as far as possible.

    As you have upgraded your installation, it is an option to perform a clean install.
    When you upgrade, there is another Windows version installed on top of another Windows version, this might cause problems.
    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    05 Nov 2015 #3

    Hi, axe0, thanks for the response! As soon as I get the chance, I'll try the recommended fixes & post the results. I just wonder why the ASUS software worked fine in 8.1 then wouldn't cooperate in 10 (if that is the problem). In any case., I should post some results by the end of the weekend. Thanks again!
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  4. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Nov 2015 #4

    Windows 8 and Windows 10 are different systems, if it works for one then there is no garantee it works for the other too.
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  5.    06 Nov 2015 #5

    Thanks axe0, that is true! I uninstalled all the ASUS software, & updated whatever other software I could, so now I wait.......
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  6.    15 Nov 2015 #6

    Thanks again, axe0! It's been a little over a week now, & (fingers crossed) no BSOD's! I'll mark this as solved, & thanks again for the suggestion, I really appreciate the help!
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  7. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       15 Nov 2015 #7

    You're welcome :)

    I'm pleased I could help.
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