Question How to solve a boot loop on windows 8.1?

aaronlobo45

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First off i want to apologize for posting a windows 8.1 question under a windows 10 tab. (only because there was no windows 8 option)

With that being said let me come to my problem.

I have a windows 8 system and it hasnt been used in a long time.. recently when i started it i found that after i put in my password for logging in, it gives a BSOD with memory management error and restarted.. However after it restarted, i tried logging in again and it worked, but again it gave a BSOD of Kernel Security Check Failure and restarted and keeps looping. I feel that my computers ram is at fault but im not sure about it.. Please tell me how can i fix this..

Also is it possible to do a SFC scan or run the windows diagnostic tool for checking the memory from the automatic repair screen using command prompt .

Thanks!
 
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Colif

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i moved thread, win 8.1 is in legacy OS section...

Also is it possible to do a SFC scan or run the windows diagnostic tool for checking the memory from the automatic repair screen using command prompt .
I don't know about 8 but if you can get to safe mode via those menus you should be able to then run SFC & DISM
see https://www.digitalcitizen.life/5-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-8-windows-81

Memory management BSOD can also be drivers, might pay to check you have newest for hardware. If it runs smooth in safe mode its likely drivers.
 

aaronlobo45

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i moved thread, win 8.1 is in legacy OS section...



I don't know about 8 but if you can get to safe mode via those menus you should be able to then run SFC & DISM
see https://www.digitalcitizen.life/5-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-8-windows-81

Memory management BSOD can also be drivers, might pay to check you have newest for hardware. If it runs smooth in safe mode its likely drivers.
It directly gives me a BSOD after logging in... So i think safe mode might not work, but will still give it a try
 

Colif

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it would tell us if its software or not,

Try making this on another PC - it creates a bootable USB - Try running memtest86 on each of your ram sticks, one stick at a time, up to 4 passes. Only error count you want is 0, any higher could be cause of the BSOD. Remove/replace ram sticks with errors.
 

aaronlobo45

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i moved thread, win 8.1 is in legacy OS section...



I don't know about 8 but if you can get to safe mode via those menus you should be able to then run SFC & DISM
see https://www.digitalcitizen.life/5-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-8-windows-81

Memory management BSOD can also be drivers, might pay to check you have newest for hardware. If it runs smooth in safe mode its likely drivers.

Hey i ran the sfc scan but it got stuck at 46% verification so should i din the dism to check for errors?
 

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