[QUOTE=Kerry56;2767747]Ok, next report. No programs installed, [B]only updates[/B]. sfc.exe/scannow reports corrupted files that it cannot fix. ???
I’m not sure this is an entirely bad thing, since the Oct. image that works without problems also has this reported by scannow. It just doesn’t have all the same updates.
Will test this to see how stable it remains under normal use, but if it starts exhibiting the same symptoms as before, its the last straw, and I’ll be going back to 8.1.[/QUOTE]
I.ll try to assist you if you like to proceed finding the culprit and not give up…
First of all, I understand that you did not have any flaws once Windows was installed and so the trouble is caused by one of the updates from Windows update.
I will in this case advice yet again that if you choose to start over… Download the updates from Windows update using Portable updater http://www.portableupdate.com/ - That should make you able to install one update at a time and thereby find the culprit causing your trouble. I personally think this may be the shortest route to a solution.
Voxsmart is correct in that choosing the manufacturer’s drivers instead of MS provided ones may bring stability back, but for the record I have come across situations where the MS provided driver was the one making the system stable. In your case however, if this is the case, a MS provided driver may be the culprit.
If you rather not start over, there are a few pieces of information I would like you to provide.
- I presume you have updated BIOS and checked compatibility with the hardware manufacturers (motherboard, add-on cards and so on).
- Can you inform me of the 0x??? error code and error description on the BSOD
- Are there any errors found in ‘Device manager’(devmgmt.msc)?
- What errors do you have in ‘Event viewer’ (eventvwr.msc).?
(right-click start and choose run from the context menu, then paste one of the filenames above)
If any errors in Event Viewer seem to multiply or otherwise be constant, I would very much like you to grab the following:
Just the description as shown
Snap the contents of the XML view.
With this information, I probably can figure out where it hurts and advice you further.