Windows 10: Windows 10 freezes and crashes

  1.    12 May 2016 #1

    Windows 10 freezes and crashes

    Since the day I installed W10 (which was way back in September) I've been getting random freezes and crashes with buzzing noises. I've recently looked up some solutions and tried them all: changing my power plan settings, updating drivers, turning off most of the background software and others. This problem commonly happens when I play games and Skype with my friends (for ex. while playing Heroes of the Storm) the last crash happened like 20 minutes ago. Sometimes I get a blue screen saying CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT. I don't know if it's related to previously mentioned problem or a problem of it's own. My computer is a pretty beefy one it has 8GB RAM, NVidia GeForce 760, an i5 processor and other goodies. I would really be thankful if anyone could spare some time to help me! :)

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    UPDATE: Uploaded the attachment file.
    Last edited by zablablukas; 13 May 2016 at 07:17.
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  2. Arc's Avatar
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       12 May 2016 #2

    CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT BSOD and the other issues as you are reporting are interrelated.

    Please post a reply following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions .
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  3.    13 May 2016 #3

    There we go. I've uploaded it. Hope it helps!
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  4. Arc's Avatar
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       13 May 2016 #4

    Two most important information that i have obtained from the uploaded files:

    First: This is a case of piracy.
    Start Menu\Programs\KMSpico    Public:Start Menu\Programs\KMSpico    Public
    Second: As it is piracy, windows is not up to date.
    Version    10.0.10240 Build 10240
    A counterfeit windows install is supposed to cause issues by its own virtue; and it makes troubleshooting almost impossible. So you need to pay attention to it at first.

    A clean install with a legit windows license will be good.

    This is not a planned installation, too. Apparently you have installed whatever you have got.
    • Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite
    • Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Ultra

    Daemon tool is the most widely known BSOD causer. Windows 10 does not need it at all, windows explorer can open any sort of disk image itself. And you have two different versions of Daemon Tools.

    I would also suggest to do the clean install rationally.

    Actually, Stop 0x101 is a mostly a hardware related issue. The driver/software created hardware environment fits in its scope.
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  5.    13 May 2016 #5

    Okay. I'll explain why I used piracy in the first place. I had a legit version of Windows 7 Ultra and I wanted to upgrade, but whenever I did it resulted in an error so I decided to back up all my files and install W10 freshly, but when I did I was prompted to activate it even though I had fully licensed version of Windows 7. So I used KMS Pico to crack it and everything was ok. I'll uninstall DEAMON Tools then. Also, what do you mean by 0x101? I've recently updated all the drivers for my PC. Could that have caused it? Also to what hardware is it reffering to? What's the way on fixing it?
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  6.    13 May 2016 #6

    Oh and can DAEMON Tools cause a BSOD even if it is not turned on? Not even as a background process.
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  7. Arc's Avatar
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       13 May 2016 #7

    You can turn off Daemon Tools virtual disk, but you cannot stop SPTD or dtsoftbus1 by doing so. So BSODs are all possible, always.

    And, what is Windows 7 Ultra? I never knew about it.

    When there was a legit Windows 7 installed on the system, there is no need to use KMSPico to active Windows 10. An upgradation will automatically be activated which will last forever for the device's life.
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  8.    13 May 2016 #8

    Oh sorry I meant Windows 7 Ultimate. My bad. As I said the upgrade always resulted in an error. I tried looking for ways on fixing it but nothing helped so I freshly installed W10 which resulted in me being prompted to activate it. After some time the update where you can use an old W7 or W8 CD key to activate W10 came out but it was too late.
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