Question Windows 10 BSOD Errors - Persistent and random

Jan 6, 2019
I built my first gaming PC last summer, and ever since I have been having persistent and sometimes random BSOD errors. I have kind of just been living with them up until now, but I know that's a bad idea and I need to get this resolved. The problem is, I don't know what to do, as I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to diagnosing issues.

The most frequent error I am getting is the MEMORY_MANAGEMENT code. I have also gotten BAD_KERNEL_EXCEPTION and SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. There have been others, but I haven't logged them all and am just going off the top of my head. I have run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool and Memtest86 and there have been no errors. I've run chkdsk and several others I have read are recommended tests. These errors happen at random times. Sometimes when I'm browsing in Chrome, sometimes when I'm in the middle of a Steam game or watching YouTube.

Can anyone give me a hand here? I would really LOVE to fix this issue.

System specs:

i7-8700k 3.70GHz
2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2122MHz
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070
2 x Samsung 860 EVO SSD 500GB
Corsair Hydro H115i Pro Water Cooler
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G3, 80 Plus Gold PSU
Asus Prime Z370-A Motherboard


Can you follow option one on the following link - here - and then do this step below: Small memory dumps - Have Windows Create a Small Memory Dump (Minidump) on BSOD

that creates a file in c windows/minidump after the next BSOD
copy that file to documents
upload the copy from documents to a file sharing web site, and share the link here and I will get someone to convert file into a format I can read


Hi, I ran the dump files through the debugger and got the following information: The other site where I normally place this info is currently down.
File information:040519-6750-01.dmp (Apr 5 2019 - 19:31:43)
Probably caused by:WdFilter.sys (Process: SkypeApp.exe)
Uptime:5 Day(s), 5 Hour(s), 44 Min(s), and 35 Sec(s)

File information:033119-4781-01.dmp (Mar 31 2019 - 10:49:17)
Probably caused by:ntkrnlmp.exe (Process: chrome.exe)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 02 Min(s), and 24 Sec(s)

File information:033119-4625-01.dmp (Mar 31 2019 - 10:46:32)
Probably caused by:ntkrnlmp.exe (Process: smss.exe)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 00 Min(s), and 06 Sec(s)

File information:033019-5812-01.dmp (Mar 30 2019 - 12:23:28)
Probably caused by:memory_corruption (Process: ctfmon.exe)
Uptime:0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 21 Min(s), and 23 Sec(s)
Comment: The overclocking driver "IOCBios2.sys" was found on your system. (Intel Extreme Tuning Utility)

Possible Motherboard page:
There is a BIOS update available for your system. Wait for additional information before deciding to update or not. Important: Verify that I have linked to the correct motherboard. Updating your BIOS can be risky. Never try it when you might lose power (lightning storms, recent power outages, etc).

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