Question BSOD while idle issues

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Check for updates. Open the terminal and type: sudo apt update
I've tried, my PC ended up freezing a second time. Upon starting up a third time it's frozen in the middle of booting and I cant get to desktop anymore. I've tried a 4th and 5th time. I can't get to Linux desktop anymore, it's just stuck frozen after the boot screen. Thankfully I was able to get back unto windows 10. I have to say I'm immediately offput by Linux. o_O
 
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When did your issue reappear? Might be a similar issue to me. My issue started mid december, Reddit has theory that a recent windows update caused an issue for some Ryzen chips https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/kpjmqf View: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/kpjmqf/bluescreen_every_couple_of_hours_ntoskrnlexe/

Not sure if I trust that though I can't find anything reputable; I think everyone is hung up on that address but its probably the bugcheck call.
The issue first started sometime around August. I believe it was the exact same day that Microsoft made Edge mandatory for windows 10. Initially I thought maybe that was the cause but after reinstalling windows 10 multiple times im not sure.
 
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Doubt the edge update is the cause. I'd look into trying a different PSU if possible. Maybe yours if not providing a smooth low voltage for idle use.
 
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Doubt the edge update is the cause. I'd look into trying a different PSU if possible. Maybe yours if not providing a smooth low voltage for idle use.
I'll go ahead and try a different PSU and see if it helps. The BSODs are pretty inconsistent. There will be days I have 2-3 BSODs and then my PC will be completely fine for a week. I have gotten BSODs while typing into web browsers, so I don't think it's necessarily linked to my PC being idle, just a majority of the BSODs happen when I've not touched the PC for awhile and it's probably idle.
 
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Even though you have tested the ram previously.

Run 8 passes of MemTest86+ one stick at a time.
I'll try that out.

One thing I have noticed is just before there is a BSOD the sound of the PC will stutter . There are other occasions where the sound will briefly stutter for a second or two but not BSOD. I'm tempted to say the brief sound stutters that happen every now and again and the BSODs might be linked.
 
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Ok, the sound could be linked to memory/ram ( it uses resources ) or driver.

Upload a SS ( screenshot ) of what Snail finds. Don't update any drivers. I want to compare with the previous SS.

SnailDriver for PC's
https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/Snail-Driver.shtml
I don't seem to be able to maximize the snail driver window to take a full screenshot of the over 145 devices it's detected. Should I just post the dozen+ screenshots to get them all?
 
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I ran 4 more passes, they all got past 100% with no errors.
On another note, is there a way I can uninstall Linux to get the space back that I partitioned for it?
 

Johnwmel

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Best to get a second opinion, nothing is perfect.

Another way to run MemTest86+, use Dr.Web Live disk.
Dr.Web LiveDisk
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Dr-Web-LiveCD.shtml
http://www.freewarefiles.com/screenshot.php?programid=56719
User Manual
https://download.geo.drweb.com/pub/drweb/livedisk/documentation/drweb-LiveDisk-900-en.pdf
Extract from the manual
View: https://i.imgur.com/ikkalym.gif
 
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I ended up getting this BSOD today, which doing some research seems to be explicitly linked to WiFi adaptors or Bluetooth devices: KERNEL_AUTO_BOOST_LOCK_ACQUISITION_WITH_RAISED_IRQL

I'm going to try getting a different wifi adaptor and see if that solves the problem.
 

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