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Crashing windows 8.1 [Older laptop]

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#1 metalfist54


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:17 AM


So I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move it. 


I’ll try and keep this as short as possible but first let me give you a little background.  I was installing Samsung drivers in order to root my android phone, I installed the wrong one and immediately started to have some serious issues.  My internet would no longer connect, so I decided to revert my settings to one of the automated restore points.  I tried that and got an error immediately followed by a BSOD.  The OS would no longer boot into anything but a black screen.  I tried ALL recovery options and was met with an error. Sfc or repairing the mbr simply gave an error. Reverting to a restore point would say failed.  Refreshing the OS would say failed, etc. So I formatted the hdd and re-installed. 


Now I’m having some problems still. Random BSOD’s, network randomly disconnecting, applications randomly crashing, web pages suddenly closing themselves.  Making me expect that it’s a hardware issue.  The hdd seems to be in good health. I did a ram check and it seems to be fine as well but not sure.  Temps seem to be fine. 


I can’t pin point the issue, and I’m hoping someone can help me figure it out.  I’m new here, so if I’m missing anything let me know. I can provide logs, more details about the laptop, or try various things that you suggest.


Thank you in advace!


update: Tried to use the built in tool to re-check my ram and it just booted into a black screen.  Makes me suspicious. 

Edited by metalfist54, 26 February 2015 - 12:43 AM.

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