Question Computer getting random, inconsistent freezes ?

Apr 11, 2021
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Greetings. I just made an account here since I had no luck with microsoft support and another. I apologize if my English is difficult to understand, but I'll do my best to explain my trouble.

On March 17 I had a random blue screen of death while working. It wasn't under a lot of load, just running second life and photoshop. The stop error was PFN_LIST_CORRUPT. When the PC rebooted, I restored it to a previous point, ran Windows memory diagnostic with no problems reported on the RAM. I also ran CHKDSK and nothing showed up. I haven't had a BSOD ever since.

However, a week later, on march 25, I left the computer running while I went away to run some errands. It had firefox open with a couple tabs and a paused video. When I returned, I found that the system was frozen the time on the clock had also stopped to the moment when I assume the freeze happened. I could still move the mouse around, the pointer had changed to the loading, spinning wheel and it changed back to the normal pointer while hovering over the task bar, but I couldn't click on anything, the keyboard was unresponsive as well. I had to hard reboot the computer with the power button and it worked flawlessly again.

Now, last night I was again using the computer and I noticed the program I was running (Second Life again, since it's what I use the most) froze, I could click on some other stuff briefly, but ultimately the entire computer froze again with the very same symptoms described above.

More info: ever since the BSOD, I notice that when I'm shutting the system down for the night, it will usually go to the shutting down screen, then it will say "Closing 1 app and shutting down" The app is unknown, as it has no name and what I assume is the default icon. It does proceed with shutting down after a second or two. But last night, I also had task manager running while shutting down, so, it also showed up with this unknown app. I was curious enough to click stop and it sent me to a black screen with the task manager running. I closed the task manager and nothing else happened, so, I had to hard reboot the PC.}

So, here's my system's specs, if it's of any further help.

  • Windows 10 pro 64 bits
  • AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core 3.40 GHz
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 TI
  • Gigabye B450M DS3H
  • 16 GB RAM TForce TUF Gamic Alliance @ 2400 MHz
  • 250 GB SSD Kingston SA400S37240G (C: Drive)
  • 1 TB Toshiba HDWD110
  • Seasonic PSU 600 W (I just don't recall which specific model)
 

Johnwmel

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Lets start here.

Information about cleaning computer components, including the power supply.
View: https://youtu.be/gcUSl9K2bZs

https://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm
https://www.brighthub.com/computing/hardware/articles/57820.aspx
 
Apr 11, 2021
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Lets start here.

Information about cleaning computer components, including the power supply.
View: https://youtu.be/gcUSl9K2bZs

https://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm
https://www.brighthub.com/computing/hardware/articles/57820.aspx
Thanks, I shall clean it today. Alas, canned air will have to do since I don't own an electric leave blower. Haha. I will report again if the problem persists which make take something between a week to two weeks given my past experience with it.
 

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