When I was playing a game, the game suddenly closed and lead me to the blue screen. I just restarted the computer and started watching a video and got the blue screen again.
The top of the blue screens (gotten more than 5) I have gotten read "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL", "PAGE-FAULT_IN_NONPAGED-AREA", and "A driver has overrun a stack-based buffer. This overrun could potentially allow a malicious user to gain control of this machine."
I have tried sfc /scannow, but not sure how the results were since it did not solve anything.
I have also tried chkdsk C: /r, which I'm not sure if they detected anything since it took a long time I didn't see results. However, since I used /r I expect the bad sectors to be solved.
I have used msconfig and disabled all services and startups EXCEPT microsoft services.
I am trying to use Driver Verifier, however now my laptop freezes and I have to hold the power button down to shut it down. So I am unable to find out which driver went bad..
Is there still something I should try? Is there still a way to get driver verifier to work?
My event viewer does not show anything regarding the freeze of my laptop when I try using driver verifier. (I'm assuming event viewer just sees it as a normal force shutdown?)
Also, when I log back in the computer, I can use it for quite a while, especially if I'm not running any scans or videos. I am also able to run safe mode. The computer tells me "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" and below says "Windows can check online for a solution to the problem" however, when I let windows look for a solution, it tells me that I am not connected to the internet. (Yes I am connected to the internet)
I will type the problem details.
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
There was also "Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\050116-26707-01.dmp" however I am not able to see the rest since I took a picture of it and it was cut off.
I have tried going to best buy's Geek Squad and I showed them the blue screen where it said "A driver has overrun a stack-based buffer ..."
The man told me the only way is to reinstall my software. However I do not believe this because I was able to run fine in Safe mode. I'm assuming it's an issue with the driver. Any solutions?
edit: forgot to mention, when my laptop crashes, sometimes it doesn't show a blue screen and just restarts.
edit#2: In Event Viewer, there are errors such as Event ID 10 however I googled it and downloaded something from microsoft. I'm still not sure if the program from microsoft did anything at all though.
edit#3:Ever since enabling Driver Verifier I have only gotten frozen screens, and no more blue screens.
edit#4:There are quite a lot of important and optional updates I have not yet installed. This is because when I try to update, I get stuck on the first update. It does not freeze, it's just that I waited 8 hours (or more) and it's still stuck on 1 of 12 of all updates.
Edited by araragi, 03 May 2016 - 05:36 AM.