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Restarts and Critical Structure Corruption

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ArielAZ

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At about 9:20 this morning, my Dell PC running Windows 10 (upgraded from Win 8.1) restarted without warning while I was actively using it.

 

Then, at about 10:40, it did the same thing. Only this time it did display a "blue screen" with some text -- which included a note that I could look into CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION if I wanted to find out why it was restarting. My research (so far) indicates that a new device driver could be the issue. Only I haven't installed any new devices or drivers in several weeks or months.

 

What do I need to check or fix?


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Ztruker

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Any dumps in C:\Windows\minidump?  If yes, zip them up and upload the zip file here.


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Yes, there was a dump file. From yesterday at 10:45 am MST. I'm uploading it now. Thanks for your help!

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Ztruker

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Nothing much of use in the dump unfortunately.

 

I suggest starting by testing your RAM.

 

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RAM:


Follow this tutorial: MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

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MemTest86+
is a diagnostic tool designed to test Random Access Memory (RAM) for faults. MemTest86+ will verify that:

  • RAM will accept and keep random patterns of data sent to it
  • There are no errors when different parts of memory try to interact
  • There are no conflicts between memory addresses

Memtest86+ runs from bootable media to isolate the RAM from the system, no other components are taken into account during the test.

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MemTest86+ needs to run for at least 8 passes to be anywhere near conclusive, anything less will not give a complete analysis of the RAM.

If you are asked to run MemTest86+ by a Ten Forums member make sure you run the full 8 passes for conclusive results. If you run less than 8 passes you will be asked to run it again.

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MemTest86+ has been known to discover errors in RAM in later passes than the eighth pass. This is for information only; if you feel there is a definite problem with the RAM and 8 passes have shown no errors feel free to continue for longer.

Running 8 passes of MemTest86+ is a long and drawn out exercise and the more RAM you have the longer it will take. It's recommended to run MemTest86+ just before you go to bed and leave it overnight.


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