Windows 10: Checking system stablity Solved

  1.    01 Jun 2016 #1

    Checking system stablity

    I mentioned in another forum I've had issues with my laptop since about the time Windows 10 launched and I attempted to do an upgrade. After doing my latest re-install, I'm marginally satisfied that it's somewhat stable. I cannot say this with absolute confidence though as I have issues with Internet Explorer, mostly while viewing Facebook pages. The chief complaint being that after scrolling through X amount of posts, IE locks up and I get the error "Internet Explorer has stopped responding, must close program" Which I of course do. It's rather annoying as it usually happens when there's a particular post I wish to read or link I want to follow. Oddly, it never seems to happen when advertising comes up or I get yet another invite to play some kids game.

    There's been a change recently to IE crashing. The page will start acting "weird", sometimes flickering a bit in and out just before everything goes black and locks up. My only option at this point is to improperly shut the system down by hitting the power button. Then I pray when I boot it back up I haven't scrambled part of the hard drive! I purchased System Mechanic Pro earlier this year, and that has yet to detect any error or issue that would cause this type of behavior. What other checks can I perform to make sure both hardware and software are functioning properly? I'm on a very tight budget as I am home on sick leave. No work=no pay. Any freeware suggestions I could use would be greatly appreciated!
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  2.    01 Jun 2016 #2

    For hardware side and that being an AMD based system : AMD Overdrive Utility Download - TechSpot
    For OS side you can run:
    sfc /scannow
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    From command prompt (As administrator)
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  3.    01 Jun 2016 #3

    I'm familiar with the first os command, but the second one, not so much. What's the cliftnotes on it's function?

    Are there any known issues that would cause IE to lock up causing it to be closed and then restarted? I am going to either make an effort to learn Edge and/or Firefox.
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  4.    02 Jun 2016 #4

    Okay, did my own research on the suggested restorehealth command. Not sure I need that just yet. Would like to know if that is any different in function from the repair feature I have on my emergency repair usb fob?

    Think I'm getting closer to nailing down the issue with Windows crashing while reading Facebook using IE. I'm not quite sure about this, but I'm suspecting two separate issue. Twice in the last 12 hours or so I was browsing Facebook and the screen flickered then went black and the only way I've found to get out of this state is to do a warm boot. The first time it did this last night I received a "your system's memory is low) warning. I closed a few apps I had open and continued to browse Facebook. Then it locked up again. It did it again this morning, without that low memory warning message. So, something is locking up my memory and then not releasing it. What can I do to track this issue down?
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  5.    02 Jun 2016 #5
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  6.    02 Jun 2016 #6

    It's great to have another tool such as the reliability monitor, but other then telling me my system is unstable, it really doesn't help me figure out what's causing the reliability issues. I thought there was some sort of log file I can look at that would help me figure out what's going on.
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  7.    03 Jun 2016 #7

    CountMike said: View Post
    Nice find, and yes its in windows 10 and should be helpful.
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  8.    06 Jun 2016 #8

    Okay, ran the Reliability Monitor for my system. I'm not happy at all. Even with a fresh install, and very little installed, my system has an average reliability of about 4. On a scale of 1-10 that's not good at all. Especially seeing how many times Internet Explorer crashed and the many times I had to improperly shut down using the power button. Now I am running System Mechanic Pro which I bought back in February. According that, it's running pretty good.

    I'm not exactly sure where to go from here. I'm not working right now, so it's not like I can go run out and buy a suite or two of various optimizing and trouble shooting programs. My past experience downloading freeware, and shareware hasn't been to great. About the only program I trust is CCleaner for the registry. I am running Windows defender and firewall for security. Wish I could afford something better, but that'll have to wait. Tried loading AVG and Malwarebytes and they seem to conflict at times. I really need to get this system much more stable as I'm hoping once the docs give me the green light I can get assistance on becoming MOS certified in Office, so I can work from home. What do you all suggest I do?
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