Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
drbubb

Computer or Windows Crashes

Recommended Posts

Computer or Windows Crashes

 

I am having this problem, and it is getting more frequent, like once or twice per day.

I realize now I will have to find a solution - my Notebook is just over 2 years old, and out of warranty

After the crash happens the computer soon restarts itself, and does not stay on blue screen for long.

 

Why Does Windows Crash? The Top 10 Reasons

Matt Smith January 17, 2013 6 minutes

 

Oh, great. Another blue screen, boot issue or frozen screen in Windows. Now you have to restart and lose most or all of the work you’d been trying to accomplish. It’s frustrating both because of the interruption and because the cause often isn’t clear.

Crashes aren’t just a part of using Windows. The operating system is stable for many people, so if your PC consistently crashes there is most likely a reason. Let’s take a look at the 10 most likely reasons why Windows crashes.

 

Bad Memory Or Motherboard

ram2-300x205.jpg?180b61

Many crashes, particularly those that result in a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD), occur because of a memory or motherboard issue. This can result in a Fatal Exception Error, which basically means data that should be stored in memory could not be retrieved.

You can test memory with a utility like Memtest86 or, in some cases, a built-in motherboard diagnostic tool (see the motherboard’s manual). Another way to test is to simply swap in new memory and see if the issue goes away. If it does not, and the RAM you installed was correct, the motherboard may be the issue.

 

BIOS Settings

bios.jpg?180b61

 

Most motherboards come from the factory with settings that are broadly compatible. These then might be altered by the PC’s builder, be it a company or individual. The settings should stick but they’ll revert to default if the CMOS battery (which powers the BIOS memory) goes flat. That can cause your boot order to be re-arranged or put different components in conflict.

Another common problem with boot order is a high placement of USB or CD-Drives. If you leave USB drive plugged in to your PC, and the BIOS is set to boot from USB first, your PC will not boot properly. You can change the boot order or simply remove the offending drive.

 

Corrupt Registry

The Windows Registry doesn’t run into problems like it used to, but issues are still possible. A corrupt registry can cause a computer to crash or may prevent it from booting properly.

Quality registry fix software can often fix this problem. If your computer will not boot properly try to run Windows in Safe Mode and run the software from there. Top 5 Freeware Registry Cleaners That Improve PC Performance Top 5 Freeware Registry Cleaners That Improve PC Performance Read More

Incorrect Or Corrupt Drivers

driverissue.jpg?180b61

Drivers tell hardware what to do. If they aren’t working properly they can cause crashes, including BSODs, even if the hardware is perfect condition.

Crashes of this type are usually associated with an error message. Sometimes the error message will clearly name the offending hardware. If it does not, try running the message through Google to see if that helps you find the culprit.

Once the hardware driver with a problem is identified you can search online for an updated driver and install it. If the problem persists, try completely uninstalling the driver and then re-installing it from scratch.

Hard Drive Problems

A hard drive failure is a leading cause of boot issues. If your computer mysteriously loses its ability to find the boot drive, but BIOS is properly configured, a hard drive issue is the culprit. Hard drive issues are also often behind crashes that occur only when opening a specific file.

If you can still boot to the drive try running a free hard drive test to see if there’s any obvious issues. A healthy report should give you cause to look elsewhere for the problem, but a bad report means your drive has one foot in the grave. Find Out How Healthy And Fast Your Hard Drive Is With These Two Free Windows Applications Find Out How Healthy And Fast Your Hard Drive Is With These Two Free Windows Applications The platters of a hard disk drive are spin around at 5400 or 7200 PRM (and sometimes even faster) for countless hours. You would do well to check on their health every now and then.... Read More

A drive that doesn’t boot at all is bad news. Try it with another PC, if possible, to confirm the drive is the problem. I hope you backed up your data!

 

Hardware Conflicts

devicemanager.jpg?180b61

Windows can sometimes crash if it is receiving conflicting information from different pieces of hardware. This is a hardware conflict. It’s not always harmful, but it’s a common source of freezes and BSODs.

You can see if there’s a hardware conflict by opening the Device Manager. If a conflict exists it will be visible in this utility with a yellow and black exclamation icon. Take a look at the hardware that is conflicting and view its properties through the right-click menu to find more information.

From there, solutions vary. Sometimes the issue is caused by drivers. In other cases it can be caused by BIOS misconfiguration or faulty hardware. Try searching the Internet or ask fellow readers at MakeUseOf Answers.

 

Virus Or Trojan

virus.jpg?180b61

A virus or Trojan can cause serious harm to a PC. It might corrupt or remove drivers, delete important system files or change administrative settings. All of these can cause unexpected crashes, freezes or leave you locked out of programs.

To be honest, any fight against malware is usually lost the moment you notice it. The problem is that, once it’s taken hold on your system, it’s very difficult to trust that the methods you’d normally use to diagnose your PC are working as they should. The best you can do is download a trusted antivirus and start scanning. The 10 Best Free Anti-Virus Programs The 10 Best Free Anti-Virus Programs Read More

If you can’t seem to root out the malware you made need to nuke the drive and re-install Windows. This is why you should always use an antivirus, run a firewall and frequently back up your data.

 

Power issues

powermanagement1.jpg?180b61

In some cases a persistent crash issue, particularly a random reboot or a BSOD caused by hardware you’ve verified to be working properly, is the result of a power issue. You should only turn to this possibility if you’ve eliminated all other possibilities.

There are two potential causes. By far the most common is faulty power supply. A problem with the supply that reduces the power it can deliver, or causes an uneven flow of power, can result in otherwise unexplainable crashes. The only solution is to replace the power supply. Power Supplies Explained: How To Pick The Perfect PSU For Your Computer Power Supplies Explained: How To Pick The Perfect PSU For Your Computer Most geeks interested in buying new hardware or building a new system think first of the processor, graphics card and perhaps the hard drive. These components have the most impact on performance, so they are... Read More

Problems with the power in your home or apartment could also be the problem. An overloaded circuit, poor wiring or a faulty power strip could be the culprit. You can diagnose this by moving the PC to another room to see if the crashes suddenly stop.

 

Software

Most software errors will not cause Windows to crash. Both the operating system and the software that runs on it have become more reliable over the years.

Still, software issues can cause random lock-ups. The culprit is often obvious because the problem only occurs when that software is used. It will be less obvious if the problem software is running in the background.

In rare cases your PC might freeze on boot because of software that runs automatically. You can usually resolve this by booting to safe mode and using msconfig to disable software that runs at boot. How To Troubleshoot Your Windows With The MSconfig Utility How To Troubleshoot Your Windows With The MSconfig Utility Read More

Overheating

overheat.jpg?180b61

Computer components are sensitive to heat. Too much can cause permanent damage, so hardware will shut itself down before that point is reached. A crash error can result.

Overheating can be blamed for random re-boots and BSODs that appear to be driver issues but occur after the driver is re-installed. A beep or series of beeps from the computer at the time it crashes might be an error code telling you the processor has overheated. Check the motherboard’s manual to confirm.

There source of the problem can vary. It may be inadequate case ventilation, a faulty fan or heatsink that has loosened. Laptops can overheat simply because they’re placed on the wrong surface.

Conclusion

This list should provide some insight into why crashes can be so persistent and annoying. There are many reasons why Windows could crash, and often a single problem might have multiple possible causes. I hope this article has pointed you in the right direction.

==

> source: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/why-does-windows-crash-the-top-10-reasons/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NOTES
======

+ It does not seem to be over-heating.

That happened with a previous computer, and this one seems to run much cooler that the paste one

 

I find the automatic restart to be the interesting thing,

 

 

TRIED these Steps:

=====

1. REGISTRY : Downloaded Wise Care 365 - 4.51, a Registry cleaner. And ran a scan
Fixed : 94,739 problems; 557 items need to be fixed manually

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder what this means: Unmountable Boot Volume

 

To fix the Corrupted Boot Volume of your computer, there are two different ways what you can try to make it fixed and the first one, using Startup Repair Utility Tool by taking the help of your Windows installer Setup Disc or USB, and in case when the problem isn't get fixed by startup repair, then you'll need to ...Jan 30, 2015

How To Fix Unmountable Boot Volume STOP: 0x000000ed ...

 

Read More About this Unmountable Boot Volume Error and how to fix this : http://www.windows101tricks.com/2016/...


Unmountable boot volume STOP: 0x000000ed error is a common Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error massage.Like other BSOD errors, The reasons for this error can be attributed due to a number of things. This could be due to Windows installation or upgrade, or because you have made some changes to your computer's hardware. It can also be because the operating system has outlived its age and hence, is popping up this error.

In major cases, the error is generated due to a corrupted hard disk of yours. We have discussed a number of reasons that can cause corruption of your hard disk. Third party security suites can cause hardware corruption, which can amount to this error. Often, your hard disk cannot load the boot volume on Windows.

possible reasons of Unmountable Boot Volume Windows 10

In most of the cases the Unmountable Boot Volume error is causes by faulty hardware or misconfigured hardware settings. It can also occur if boot related files are corrupted.
Failed/Incompatible disk controller drivers
Attempt to load Windows from wrong partition
Windows partition resized or moved
Changed or reconfigured SATA AHCI/IDE/RAID mode
Boot volume corrupted
Corrupted files of your windows
HDD got faulty
Fallow the steps shown this video to fix this problem.have any query comment bellow
All you need to know about Microsoft Windows 10 ! New Features, Tips, Tricks, Troubleshooting, How To fix errors, Update News and much more visit http://www.windows101tricks.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Best Tutorial Fix Any Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD)
Published on Feb 9, 2017
Best Tutorial Fix Any Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD)

Blue Screen of Death aka Blue Screen, BSOD, Stop Error, is an exclusive Windows experience generously brought to you by the people of Microsoft, and did I mention, its free. So the best fix would be never to use Windows again. Subscribe to my channel:

Windows users around the world are far too familiar with this unwelcoming blue screen. Mac and Linux users do not usually experience BSOD, ie their crashes are not usually blue but other types of error do occur, but are less frequent, so I’m told

01:15 Everything You Need To Know About the Blue Screen of Death
http://www.howtogeek.com/163452/every...

01:22 Resolving stop (blue screen) errors in Windows 7
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/h...

Troubleshoot blue screen errors
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/h...

04:08 4 Ways to boot into Safe Mode in Windows 10
http://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways...

Other video links:

02:20 Troubleshoot A Laptop No Display Blank Black Screen Not Turning On - Possible Fix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E60Vj...

03:37 Troubleshoot & Fix a Slow Laptop or Desktop Computer– Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrX1L...

05:09 YouTube Is Broken & Changing! Should You Start A YouTube Channel In 2017?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPgKn...

07:01 Best Free AntiVirus AntiSpyware - Teaching My Friend Bob How To
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti9dI...

09:03 Troubleshoot A Dead Pc - Computer Not Turning On Easy Fix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbYdM...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

New Problem :

Windows 8.1 computer cannot complete Uploads

 

Common sense agrees with THIS advice:

"Change the settings to manually install the updates. Install a few updates at a time if they are small. Install the large ones one at a time.

This will narrow down what might be causing the issue."

 

SO, I checked to see which Updates had not been completed.

At first there were 5 important ones, and I tried to Install them 1-by-1, starting with the smallest Update file

 

==========

2017-09 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 for x64 (KB4041085)

Download size: 93.7 MB : Important

2017-10 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7 on Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 for x64 (KB4043767)

Download size: 93.7 MB : Recommended

2017-10 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB4041693)

Download size: 289.8 MB : Important

> ( moved: installed )

> (stopped) Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64 (KB3186539)

Download size: 68.4 MB : Recommended

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 is a highly compatible, in-place update for all the previous versions of .NET Framework 4.X. After you install this update, you may have to restart your computer.
===

 

Possible solutions

> http://troubleshooter.xyz/wiki/fix-we-couldnt-complete-the-updates-undoing-changes/

 

INSTALLING 1 by 1

==

1 . 2017-10 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB4049179) / Download size: 20.6 MB : Important

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another possible solution

 

How To Fix Installing Updates Error : Windows 8.1!!

 

Cayla explains how to do a REFRESH in Win 8.1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×