The easiest test for an SSD is to get an HDD (from a place that'll let you return it for your money back if it's not needed) and temporarily install Windows on it (no need to activate it).
That way you'll be able to use Windows for up to 30 days as a test - and you'll still have the stuff that's on the SSD.
Then, if the SSD isn't to blame, you can return the HDD during the return period and get your money back.
I noted nothing significant in the Admin log file (that I could see). There are some DCOM issues that repeat just before the forced shutdown.
Please try this:
Please attempt to fix your DCOM errors by doing this:
Go to Start, and then to Run (or the Win and R keys)NOTE: This is a generic "fix" for DCOM errors. If it does not fix your problems, please post back.
Type in "dcomcnfg" (without the quotes) and press Enter
In the Component Services window that opens, go to the left hand pane and double click on:
- Component Services, then on
- Computers, then on
- My Computer, then on
- DCOM Config
If it asks you to register any of the components, click Yes
This may happen several times if there are several unregistered components
Once you're finished, close the window and reboot the computer.
Check to see if the problems are fixed.
Your UEFI/BIOS (version A14) dates from 2014. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system. If you are able to install the update through Windows (without booting from an external drive), then go ahead and update it. WARNING - if the computer might shut down during this procedure, please don't do it, as this may physically damage the computer and prevent it from booting.
FYI - W8 and W10 communicate more with the UEFI/BIOS than previous versions of Windows, so it's important to ensure that the UEFI/BIOS is kept up to date (and the outdated UEFI/BIOS' may be the cause of some compatibility issues).
Although you appear to have a reasonable number of Windows Update hotfixes for this version of your OS, please double check for any new Windows Updates. It only takes one update to cause a problem, so it's essential that you have all of them. The actual number is not important. Rather it's important that you checked manually, installed any available updates, and didn't experience any errors when checking or updating.
Device Manager shows problems with these devices:
Not Available ACPI\CPL0002\2&DABA3FF&0 The drivers for this device are not installed.
Not Available ACPI\SMO8810\1 The drivers for this device are not installed.
The first one is either the OSD driver or the Free Fall Sensor driver - please visit the Dell support site for your model and download/install the latest, W10 compatible version of each of these.
The second one is most likely the Free Fall sensor - but we'll have to see if it goes away when you install the above driver packages.
If none of these fix the problem, then the hardware diagnostics are the way to go.
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