Hi all. I'm not the kind of person to look for help on a forum because I hate to ask questions and I really rather search for it on the internet, but I can't seem to find anything about this problem.
First a bit of history:
A few months ago there was nothing wrong. Everything was working fine except for some minor problems regarding internet explorer to be unable to open (wich I dont miss since I don't use it).
Some time later my pc got troubles booting up. First this just happened occasionally so it didn't bother me that much, but some time later it got really annoying and frustrating because I had to restart my computer at least 20 times before it got into windows without hanging. It just hanged at random points. Sometimes after the boot up check. Sometimes at the "windows is starting" message (the windows logo wouldn't appear) and sometimes the logo appeared and it stopped there. Also I had to manually reset the computer since it was just completely stuck so it asked if I wanted to boot normaly or in recovery. I tried recovery, but it just hanged at loading the files, but sometimes it got through and recovery started, but always without results. Sometimes my computer made it into windows, but got a BSOD right away and there were the happy times when my pc just booted up.
That was then. I was so frustrated and I wanted to throw the whole thing just around my room. I work in the ICT and I studied ICT and application development so I tried everything in my vision. I thought it must be the memory so I tried and checked that, but the problem was not solved. Then I thought it might be the HDD. After some searching and some testing I thought it would probably not be the HDD. When I bought this computer (2nd hand) I came to the discovery that the mainbord was defect. The guy I bought it from switched the USB connectors on some other pins and it burned a chip so I replaced the mainboard. It's new so I thought that it couldn't be the mainboard.
Finally I came across some readings of my PSU. 12v was 12v and 1.6 was 1.6 but what supposed to be 5v was around 2.4. I still don't know if that is a problem and if the 5v line is still in use (never been such a hardware geek. Just software), but it made me think that the PSU must be defect so I replaced it and all the problems were gone!
2 Months later. Nothing special happened. I use my pc on a daily basis and no problems were occuring.
Until just now. I was out of my room for a minute or 10 and when I came back i saw a BSOD dumping a crashdump. I rebooted, but again a BSOD. That was the moment I felt sick. Hopeless and powerless. I just wanted my PC to work. I don't have time for this!
Well after restarting 5 times I got back in Windows and looked for the crashdump, but I do not have experience with that and the debugger doesn't seem to use the correct symbols. I can attach the files though.
Only thing that I can find in the crashdump is this:
"Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+11cb2a )".
Anyway I was checking everywhere. And wanted to scan everything and check everything, but I didn't know where to start so I checked for rootkits wich made me restart my PC.
I've never should have done that. Took me at least 30 minutes of restarting, save-mode, recovery and other crap to finally quit it all. Sick and tired of it I watched some TV, but I couldn't let it just happen like that so I booted up the PC once more and first thing it did was just starting into windows.
Now I'm typing this message on this forum in the hope there is anyone to recognise this problem who will help me. I'm glad to provide you with everything you need to help me.
Edited by hamluis, 01 December 2013 - 03:14 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.