Windows 10: Random crashes and (seemingly) related issues

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
  1.    19 May 2016 #11

    Oh...That would explain a lot...I thought I got rid of it because that's actually the driver that destroyed my secondary drive a few months ago, but apparently not. I know it's unstable, and I don't need it at all. How can I get rid of it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Arc's Avatar
    Posts : 1,643
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       19 May 2016 #12


    Search for it there and delete it.

    Then continue with Driver Verifier for any such misbehaving driver.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    20 May 2016 #13

    I have been battling with random freezes on windows 10 for 7 months, and I finally might have found a solution that worked for me. I've noticed similar issues with many so I thought about it might be good to let you know what worked for me. (Usually I just got hard freezes, sometimes different kind of bluescreens, but the lockups seemed to be very random. Sometimes daily, sometimes there were several days without any issues)

    Intel Turbo Boost Technology. My motherboard has it enabled by default, and after I disabled it, I have been able to run windows 10 now 7 days without a single problem. I have the problem with task manager that shows 100% cpu usage, so there is somekind of communication issue between windows 10 and some motherboards. Maybe that together with turbo boost technology is the cause for random freezes.

    For some updating bios has solved both the freezes and cpu usage failure, but in some cases updating bios is not a good option. (like in my case the bios update is meant for ivy bridge cpu's while I run sandy bridge) Updating bios kind of makes sense, if the problem actually lies in motherboard settings.

    Basically having that technology enabled, computer kept overclocking cpu's whole time, hopping between 3300 MHz to 3800 MHz even if I didnt do anything. After I disabled it, clocks went to normal and stayed steady. No crashes anymore. I did run this same computer overclocked with windows 7 without issues, so it's not a about hardware or temperature issue at least for me.

    So I think it's worth for some to check if this option helps, or if I'm just having a 7 day lucky streak. Keeping my fingers crossed as this problem has been driving me nuts.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    20 May 2016 #14

    Arc said: View Post

    Search for it there and delete it.

    Then continue with Driver Verifier for any such misbehaving driver.
    The driver's been removed. Just experienced another freeze so I'm guessing it was unrelated. Still nice to be rid of that trash driver, but the issue persists. Attached is another dump. There was no BSOD at all this time, so the bsod mini dump in the archive is the same one from before.
    Random crashes and (seemingly) related issues Attached Files
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5. Arc's Avatar
    Posts : 1,643
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       20 May 2016 #15

    Do you still have Driver Verifier enabled?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    20 May 2016 #16

    It was enabled when the last freeze I posted about above happened. It's technically currently still enabled is I haven't rebooted yet since disabling it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7. Arc's Avatar
    Posts : 1,643
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       20 May 2016 #17

    If it was enabled (enabled means enabled; not disabled but not rebooted) when the computer did a freeze last time, disable driver verifier.

    Then, disable all the startup items. Well, it is not a startup related issue. But the startup items started with windows and always running in the background. So the chance of conflict always remains there; not only due to system startup.
    Caption                                                  Command                                                                                                                                                       User                           
    OneDriveSetup                                            C:\Windows\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /thfirstsetup                                                                                                           NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE     
    OneDriveSetup                                            C:\Windows\SysWOW64\OneDriveSetup.exe /thfirstsetup                                                                                                           NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE   
    ShareX                                                   ShareX.lnk                                                                                                                                                    ALDOBARRERAS-PC\Aldo Barreras  
    SteelSeries Engine                                       C:\Program Files\SteelSeries\SteelSeries Engine\SteelSeriesEngine.exe                                                                                         ALDOBARRERAS-PC\Aldo Barreras  
    Lync                                                     "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\lync.exe" /fromrunkey                                                                                     ALDOBARRERAS-PC\Aldo Barreras  
    SandboxieControl                                         "C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieCtrl.exe"                                                                                                                     ALDOBARRERAS-PC\Aldo Barreras  
    Steam                                                    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -silent                                                                                                              ALDOBARRERAS-PC\Aldo Barreras  
    Skype                                                    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /minimized /regrun                                                                                             ALDOBARRERAS-PC\Aldo Barreras  
    Discord                                                  C:\Users\Aldo Barreras\AppData\Local\Discord\app-0.0.290\Discord.exe                                                                                          ALDOBARRERAS-PC\Aldo Barreras  
    GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_5CC420B1D06EF2432B948463E7292D30  "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --no-startup-window /prefetch:5                                                                 ALDOBARRERAS-PC\Aldo Barreras  
    Killer Network Manager                                   C:\PROGRA~1\KILLER~1\NETWOR~1\NETWOR~1.EXE -minimize                                                                                                          Public                         
    SteelSeries Engine 3                                     C:\PROGRA~1\STEELS~1\STEELS~2\STEELS~2.EXE -dataPath="C:\ProgramData\SteelSeries\SteelSeries Engine 3" -dbEnv=production -auto=true                           Public                         
    RTHDVCPL                                                 "C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI64.exe" -s                                                                                                         Public                         
    NvBackend                                                "C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe"                                                                                         Public                         
    ShadowPlay                                               "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe" C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvspcap64.dll,ShadowPlayOnSystemStart                                                                  Public                         
    IAStorIcon                                               "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIconLaunch.exe" "C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe" 60  Public                         
    MsiTrueColor                                             "C:\Program Files\Portrait Displays\MSI True Color\MsiTrueColor.exe" startup_folder                                                                           Public                         
    NahimicMSIUILauncher                                     C:\Program Files\Nahimic\NahimicMSI\UserInterface\NahimicMSIUILauncher.exe /noUI                                                                              Public                         
    SCM                                                      C:\Program Files (x86)\SCM\SCM.exe                                                                                                                            Public                         
    AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0                                      "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"                                                                          Public                         
    ETDCtrl                                                  %ProgramFiles%\Elantech\ETDCtrl.exe                                                                                                                           Public
    Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto-start with it; but they can conflict which may cause various issues including randm crashes including BSODs.

    1. Right click on the taskbar and click on "Task Manager" in the context menu.
    2. It will open Task Manager with "Processes" tab selected. Click on the "Startup" tab.
    3. Select them all one by one and click "Disable" at the bottom right corner.
    4. Disable everything there other than the antivirus.

    Then reboot the computer. Give it a time then. See how it goes.

    I see that you have a great lot of factory bloatware installed. Is it a factory installed windows or a custom install by you? Let us know.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    23 May 2016 #18

    So. after removing startup programs, freezes still continue. I've noticed that they occur significantly more frequently when I play this game:


    Meanwhile, a freeze never occurs at all while I'm playing a fullscreen game that uses the gfx card rather than integrated gfx. Figure that means it might be related to the processor then. I ran Intel's Processor Diagnostic Tool and got a pass on all tests, though I only ran it once.

    Also, yes it's a factory install of windows. Haven't really touched it much as none of the stuff that came with it bothers me much. I just got rid of the usual garbage like the trial anti-virus and what not.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9. Arc's Avatar
    Posts : 1,643
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       24 May 2016 #19

    hadesflames said: View Post
    Meanwhile, a freeze never occurs at all while I'm playing a fullscreen game that uses the gfx card rather than integrated gfx. Figure that means it might be related to the processor then.
    Is it?

    Uninstall the installed display drivers using this tool: Display Driver Uninstaller.
    Uninstall both the Intel Display Driver and Nvidia display driver.

    Then go to MSI's website: Support For GS60 6QE Ghost Pro(4K) | MSI Global | Laptops - The best gaming laptop provider
    Gen the Nvidia driver version 353.74 dated 28/08/2015 and either Intel VGA you like.

    Report the situation back, with a system information file.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    24 May 2016 #20

    Random crashes and (seemingly) related issues Attached Files
      My ComputerSystem Spec

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Related Threads
BSOD Watchdog on Windows 10, Seemingly Random in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hi everyone! This is my first post here. My computer has been fine until I updated it to windows 10 from win 8. I have been getting Watchdog violations randomly every 30 min to 3 hours since the update. One error report analyzed via WhoCrashed...
Solved Tons of BSODs at seemingly random intervals in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
So after upgrading to Win 10 I'm starting to get tons of BSODs, and I really have no idea why. So far, I've gotten that I've written down: kmode exception not handled irql not less or equal page fault in nonpaged area kernel security check...
Hi everyone, I'm having an issue with my new laptop running Windows 10. After increasingly short periods of time, I am experiencing a BSOD seemingly at random, with the error message "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE". I have looked into my minidump...
Hello, My computer has since for as long as I remember experiencing bsod crashes at varying frequencies. I have previously searched for online help for this twice, but without any success. The error messages in on bsod vary a lot, but I think all...
Disclaimer: I know Windows 10 is a preview edition and I wasn't expecting a fully operational OS (though it seems to be one). I just was hoping installing it might solve some problems I've been experiencing since Win 8.1. Dear All, I've been...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:38.
Find Us