Windows suddenly goes wonky one day after restart (HELP!)

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Windows suddenly goes wonky one day after restart (HELP!)

    I have an MSI GL63 8RE laptop using Wingows 10 Home ver. 1903 which was working fine until yesterday, but this morning suddenly it's become really glitchy. For example, a lot of my apps won't open up at all, only a few games/apps not installed on the SSD(the Windows drive) work fine. Task manager acts unresponsive, it crashes every time I close it so I have to open another Task Manager to end its process, and the "details" tab remains blank. Steam opens up but gets stuck on "updating", and even Malwarebytes gets stuck in between when I'm trying to scan for any malware. Can't even open Brave/Chrome, and even if I can access Edge it cannot load anything even though I have internet access. It's like every app just gets stuck during its startup. Funny thing is that everything went back to normal for 5 minutes completely randomly after a couple of restarts but the problem came back.

    I though it might be my SSD getting corrupt because that's where Windows is installed, but apparently everything works flawlessly when I open Windows in Safe Mode with Networking(which I'm currently using to create this post). I've tried disabling all the non-Microsoft services but that doesn't work either. I just cannot pinpoint what thing is causing this extremely weird problem.

    Ultimately I gave up on all troubleshooting and just reset my PC while keeping my user files which solved everything for some time but after a few restarts the problem came back. The few things I did between the reset and the reappearance of the problem was install few of my Steam games, softwares like VLC, Winrar, OpenVPN and whatnot and graphics/audio drivers.

    Please help, this is extremely frustating!
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  2. Posts : 35,618
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hi, I'd suggest you perform some basic checks - test your RAM for example (tutorials available).

    Also check your disk:
    HD Tune (free) Health and Error scan tabs

    If ok, run
    chkdsk c: /scan
    from an admin command or Powershell prompt

    Of course there could be other problems not revealed by the above.
    You could try running Driver Verifier (tutorial available).

    When I clean install and then install programs in sequence, I do this:
    As soon as possible after the clean install, I create a base disk image.
    a. I make a note, and then record all changes as I install several programs.
    b. I then update the disk image set (differential image).

    I repeat a,b until complete or there's a problem. If I have a problem, I can restore the last good disk image.
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 1,169
    win10 home

    Does your Reliability History give any problems?
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Well, it's solved for now since I've clean installed Windows 10 though I dunno what caused the problem in the first place since I couldn't detect any viruses and disabling local services and devices didn't work yet somehow it worked flawlessly in safe mode o_O. I guess we'll never know.
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