IMEI drivers must be downloaded from the OEM site and not Intel's. Intel no longer offers IMEI drivers for OEM built computers, and hasn't for over 5 years, which means if you downloaded IMEI drivers from Intel's site, you downloaded IMEI drivers for Intel motherboards. Uninstall the IMEI drivers, reboot, install IMEI drivers from the OEM, reboot again.
If you didn't clean install after upgrading, I would start there. It's far more practical and efficient to clean install than troubleshoot an upgraded OS due to a clean install simply be far faster to accomplish. Please see this post for why a clean install is more practical and efficient, as well as the proper steps for a clean install
In reference to Broadcom drivers, if they're newer than July 28, 2015, they should hopefully no longer contain Windows 8 sys files, and if you installed Broadcom Windows 10 drivers that did contain Windows 8 sys files, you would receive BSODs. If you're not receiving BSODs, then there's no issue with Broadcom drivers you're utilizing.
If you did not clean install after upgrading, I would start there. For an explanation why, as well as the steps for a clean install, please see this post.
sheryltoo;514718[SIZE=2 said:As stated above, if a clean install was not performed after upgrading, I would start there. For an explanation why, as well as the steps for a clean install, please see this post.
In regards to IE, it could be a number of things, from an add-in issue to malware. If you've verified via Task Manager it's not a memory leak (iexplorer.exe would be listed as consuming over 1GB of memory), it's more than likely one of the two above, especially if you're having the issue on two separate OS versions.Edge is buggy at best and lacking in most features users need in a browser. (Please don't infer this to mean your wrong for using Edge, as that is not what I'm saying.) Browser choice comes down to user preference, however it's recommended to at least have an actual software browser installed (Edge is a Windows App), such as chrome or firefox.
Most would recommend avoiding IE (regardless of version) like the plague, as it's a horrendous browser built on a foundation of bad code (Edge is also built upon that exact same foundation of bad code, with a journalist for Wired or PCMag [IIRC] writing an article a few months back about how Microsoft didn't learn from their mistakes with IE and instead built Edge literally on the same foundation of bad code IE is built upon).If the end user did not perform a clean install after upgrading, or did, but did not follow the proper clean install procedure, a repair install is unlikely to fix the issues at play, although it may mask them temporarily.
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You can utilize KB308260 to troubleshoot scripting errors in IE
Thanks for the link and information.
1. installed win10 and now 8.1 on a fresh formetted partition
2. deactivated auto-driver-install-via-winupdate from the first moment, installed chip, imei, lan, usb from asus - and nvidia driver - with a reboot after each other like u said.
3. installed all windows updates
4. installed the rest like my x52 hotas and my old pci-xfi
the last 2 days i haven't any problems. runtimes between 12-16 hours with heavy load on the system (i like realistic flight-sims ), but today, after ~2 hours of idling, cause i was cooking/eating, i've got a complete halt at 5pm (the clock was frozen at this time) - discovered it at 8pm.
idk anymore what to do anymore
discovered a few curious things:
i have a single 8gb DDR4-2400 dimm with support of xmp2.0
i've oc'd nothing, all settings in my uefi are on auto without any active oc-pofile.
but: when i look at some monitoring tools like cpuz i recognize that my bus-speed is slightly increased and hopping from 100.44-100.59 mhz (std value should be stable? 100mhz) . cause the ram is chained to that value, the dram frequency also hopping between 1205.3mhz to 1205.6mhz (std value 1200mhz) which represents a value of ddr4-2412 what also looks wrong.
activating the xmp-profile to lock the ram on his vendor-values causes an "oc-failed-something"-error at the POST.
further, on different forums also people reported freezes or problems with not working xmp-settings or oc-ram up to ddr4-3000.
any ideas to this? anyone here with skylake/z170 chipset/no ddr4-2133 dimms who have freezes?
here a cpuz pic with those "irregular" values
edit the second:
i discovered that many users out there have random halts with the skylake/z170 platform and can be reproduced with prime95 on special settings.
Simple instructions for freezing a Skylake Proc... | Intel Communities
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Just wanted to share my experience as I have been following this thread for a while now as I too have been experiencing the random freezing. Sometimes while the computer is doing nothing. I was downloading a Steam game the other night, with nothing other than Steam running, and the system froze at just before 3am. I had set the screen and sleep to "Never" so as to keep the system running uninterrupted. No reason for the lockup whatsoever.
So I am a reasonably experienced user, albeit not so much with Windows 10. I have performed a clean install 3 times now. The first time when new (system built from scratch), the second time when I started to experience the freezing, which led me to here. I have been following the forum and have now clean installed for a third time using JW0914's instructions as near to the letter as possible, following the driver installation in the exact order as close as I can and rebooted every time. Some of the drivers weren't available from the component manufacturer, so I used the latest motherboard version:
1. CPU Chipset Drivers - Installed from Asus website
2. IMEI drivers - Installed from Asus website
3. Intel RST drivers (if you utilize RAID or your Intel CPU has Integrated Graphics) - Pulled from Intel website
4. Any other CPU related drivers, such as thermal management - None that I could find on Intel website or Asus.
5. CPU Integrated Graphics drivers - Pulled from Intel website (HD 530)
6. GPU Discrete Graphics drivers - Removed dedicated GPU for this test as I wanted to rule out GPU or driver, so n/a
7. Audio drivers - Realtek don't supply drivers on the website it would seem, so used latest Asus
8. LAN drivers - Pulled from Intel website
9. WiFi drivers - No Broadcom drivers, so used Asus OEM
10. BT drivers - No Broadcom drivers, so used Asus OEM
I then performed a full Windows Update which installed an updated Bluetooth driver and the latest Windows 10 and Defender updates.
Installed Office 2016 since, including Visio, and that's it. No additional software installed.
I had high hopes that this would work, but only after a few hours, it has frozen again whilst I was setting up Outlook. As usual, no hint of an issue in the Event Log. There are a few errors. I have also run the SFC /SCANNOW command and it highlighted corrupt opencl file that could not be fixed. Not sure if this is part of the problem, but surprised to see this with a clean install and latest drivers.
I am at a total loss now, so will likely log a support call with Asus to see if that reveals any new paths. I'm sure Windows 10 is stable. I have noticed that there are a lot of Asus motherboard users experiencing this on here. I wonder if there is a common bug across their motherboards?
For reference, my spec is:
Asus Z170 Deluxe
i7 6th Generation 6700K
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16Gb
M.2 Samsung OS Drive (256Gb)
Apps and Storage: Samsung 850 Pro (512Gb)
EVGA 750W G2 PSU
Corsair GTX100I CPU Cooler
swyatt2170, we are not alone! i have also an asus z170 board but a skylake i5, and many people out there have problems too. regardeless of the os or cpu-type. linux and osx users have this problem too. i switched between w10 and w8.1 and still got freezes in both os.
since skylake was released many people wrote about freezes in many it-related forums so far.
and some people of the mersenne-forum, the founder of prime95 can force and reproduce this freeze on all skylake platforms with special calculation settings of prime95. they talked with the support of intel and they will working on this case now.
the "corrupt" opencl.dll isn't the or a problem, it's cause nvidia overwrites the lib with his own from the driver-package. so the hash differs with the microsoft one and dism/sfc cries about.
btw, can you tell me the clock of your ram, and do (can?) you use xmp?
I can't confirm this is a current issue, but I had Win 7 freezes due to an SSD drive which could not resume from power-saving mode. I cured the Win-7 problem by Power settings, "Change plan settings", "Change advanced power settings", Hard-disk: turn off hard disk after: never.
Might be applicable here!