Windows 10: Freeze Crash and Nvidia Driver Stopped Responding

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  1. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2016 #21

    Ok, I waited a few days and the CRC Error amount hasn't changed.
    I know for sure that the freeze only happens within 10-15 minutes of the computer starting up.
    So its messing up somewhere in the beginning of the boot, but not always since its like once every few days.
    What should I try doing next?
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  2. Posts : 13,346
    Windows 10 Pro
       09 Jan 2016 #22

    Freeze Crash and Nvidia Driver Stopped Responding Diagnostics Test Freeze Crash and Nvidia Driver Stopped Responding
     Clean boot

    Please try the following:
    • Open taskmanager
      • Go to the tab startup
      • disable everything

    • Search msconfig and open it
      • Go to the tab services
      • Check 'hide microsoft services'
      • Uncheck all other services
      • Click apply and click ok

    • Reboot if asked

    See if the problem persist, if the problem does not persist enable in the startup tab in taskmanager 1 item and in the services tab in msconfig also 1 service, reboot and see if the problem persist. Keep doing this until you find the culprit or there is nothing left.
    If the problem still persist, try booting in safe mode and see if the problem still persist
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  3.    25 Jan 2016 #23

    Disabling superfetch service may fix Nvidia freezes

    I reasoned that the problem was that the Nvidia card and Windows were both trying to use the same system memory, so I tried disabling various OS functions that use 'spare' system memory. I have found that disabling the superfetch service stops the freezing on my system (Nvidia GeForce 210 + 4CoreDual-Sata2 with 4GB memory). If you have an SSD hard disk it is recommended that this is disabled anyway.
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  4. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       02 Mar 2016 #24

    Hey axe0,

    I finally decided to check the last suggestions you gave me.

    I booted into safe mode twice, and on the 2nd time, Windows froze after about 10-15 minutes.
    Also, restarting after the freeze sometimes causes the computer to hang when loading the OS.
    The other 50% of the time, the computer starts up fine and has no problems no matter how long it is on.
    So I think it has to be something wrong with Windows because crashing in safe mode eliminates:
    -Video Card
    -Start up programs
    -Most of the drivers, except the basic ones.

    We already tested the following:
    -CPU Stress Test

    And the only things I haven't tested are:
    -Getting completely new peripherals components.

    What do you recommend? Should I reinstall Windows 10?

    Also, sorry it took so long. I was busy with college.
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  5. Posts : 13,346
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Mar 2016 #25

    Freeze Crash and Nvidia Driver Stopped Responding Diagnostic Test Freeze Crash and Nvidia Driver Stopped Responding

    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.
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  6. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       04 Mar 2016 #26

    Hey axe0,

    I ran MemTest86+ for 13 passes, and its still going, but there are no errors so far.
    I know the required amount is 8, but do you know the max number of passes possible?

    Also, what should I try doing next for testing?
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  7. Posts : 13,346
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Mar 2016 #27

    My next suggestion would be to check for dust / reseat components carefully and properly.
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  • Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       05 Mar 2016 #28

    I already dusted it a few weeks ago, but I can go reseat some of the components such as the RAM, Video Card, and HDD.

    If that doesn't work, should I try reinstalling Windows 10?
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  • Posts : 13,346
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Mar 2016 #29

    What I would do next is backup the data you can't affort to loose and go for a vanille installation (a clean installation with nothing installed and Windows Defender & Windows Update up to date)
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  • Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter
       05 Mar 2016 #30

    Hey axe0,

    I reseated all my components and cables, and I did some start up tests. There were no freezes, and I restarted 5 times to make sure.
    I then coincidentally used a blue Ethernet cable instead of my original, yellow one to get access to the internet while I did some testing.
    No freezes still even after restarting another 5 times.

    Then, I plugged back in the original yellow Ethernet cable, restarted, and Windows froze after about 5 minutes.

    I immediately went back to using the blue Ethernet cable, and its perfectly fine again. I even restarted several times again to be sure.
    I also remembered that I started safe mode with networking on when I was testing yesterday, which would explain why Windows froze in safe mode as well.

    I'm so dumbfounded that a bad Ethernet cable could cause Windows to hang like that.
    I thought that the OS would have error checking to prevent freezes from simple things like that, or at least provide a error message to indicate which component of the OS is having a problem.

    I think it's pretty silly xD What do you think about it?
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