Hey /g/ I could really use some assistance. I've been getting random ass blue screens with absolutely no warning, and they all seem to be caused by ntoskrnl.exe. I'm aware that it's the Windows NT Kernel but I don't know what I can do about it.
They also all had different error messages except for the last 3 which all said "CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION". Any advice?
Hey buddy I'm almost 70% something is wrong with your RAM, Run memtest86 for a couple hours and see what it turns up.
it's def a hardware issue try one stick of ram see if BSOD happens, then try running with just the other stick
and btw this board isn't techsupport and most people on here will rip you to shreds for asking questions like this.
The annoying thing about blue screens is that they can be caused by literally anything. Because the NT kernel has no page protection (due to being the kernel, where nanoseconds count), a memory corruption in one driver (due to flaky hardware or whatever) can propagate to another driver or the kernel itself and cause it to crash.
Like >>52376371 says, I'd check your RAM, but if that's fine I'd start unplugging hardware (GPU, USB stuff, etc.) until it starts working again.
Makes a good point, I've had my computer BSOD from my plugging my iPhone into the USB port for whatever reason.
I've also had my computer BSOD from plugging my microphone in a few times.
These both happened on diff machines but weird shit like that can cause BSOD.
wellllllllll memtest86 is your best bet then,
if its a hardware issue (which it most likely is)
your gonna wanna start thinking of a replacement. unless you can find a way to repair the laptop for cheap
Have you made any recent hardware changes? If so, undo them. What about driver updates? Same thing, roll me back.
General troubleshooting goes from least to most involved, and you can create an even hardware/software split to trace.
Does the issue occur in all user profiles or just the one? If it's just the one, what's different about that profile? Keep tracing.
This is pretty basic shit, anon.
Have you tried to read the error messages? Have you googled the error codes? Have you done anything besides nothing and coming here first?
No hardware or drivers have been changed since these bluescreens started happening, and they're the only bluescreens this computer has ever had. Haven't tested other profiles. I have googled and searched the error codes, and I wasn't really able to find anything solid.
Willing to bet you bumped your laptop a few times too many and your ram has become mis-seated; that, or your memory has a hardware fault.
If you have multiple sticks, pull 1 and use the computer for a few days -- it looks like you're having crashes between every 1 and 4 days, so this shouldn't take too long to confirm.
Step 1: reseat memory sticks, wait few days, confirm operational. if not, proceed to step 2.
Step 2: run system with only 1 memory module, wait a few days, confirm operations. If not, proceed to step 3.
Step 3: same as step 2, just opposite stick. If continues, step 4.
Step 4: possibly bad memory slot, repeat test steps 2/3 but alternate the memory/slot from original test.
Step 5: if issue persists, you may need to replace your MB. Go to step 6.
Step 6: buy a mac, because they have soldered memory and don't have these problems.
These are both me, replying again. I'm pretty confident you didn't google the "bug check code" like I suggested you didn't.
Because it's clear you don't know how to google or perform research, I've taken the liberty of doing it for you; that said, I'm also going to take this time to remind you that you're incompetent and shouldn't be allowed around technology made in the past 10 years.
bug check errors: