As mentioned in the posting instructions, I am running:
- An HP Pavillion 500-054 PC
- Windows 8.1
- 64-bit operating system / x64-based processor
- Originally Windows 8 upgraded to Windows 8.1 officially (and automatically)
- A computer that is 4 years old now
- From what I can remember, the OS was pre-installed by the manufacturer and was never re-installed
- AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
Some background, this is a computer that I re-purposed into a home theatre with Kodi, as well as using the Launcher4Kodi to load Kodi prior to Windows Explorer. A few days ago it started to suffer from BSODs. A surefire method I had of causing the BSOD to occur was by opening a browser (Chrome, Firefox) however the same error also occurs if I simply leave the computer on for a long enough period of time. As of current time I have disabled the Launcher4Kodi meaning that it loads normally into the proper shell, however this has not helped preventing crashing. Due to the high instability of that computer as well as how it cannot keep a wired internet connection in Safe Mode with Networking I am using another computer to ask for help, with information about the computer with a problem having been brought over via USB drive.
Looking around on the internet for information on BSODs caused by ntoskrnl.exe (that's what WhoCrashed told me is the problem anyway) told me that sptd.sys and AMD Overdrive are potential causes of the problem. The former got on my computer back when I had DAEMON Tools Lite installed on it, however that program has been long gone from my computer for a while now. As for the latter, I've seen suggestions to disable it using the AMD Control Center, however I was unable to find any actual options to do so. (I have also never tried overclocking the computer, I don't know how to do that to begin with.) If these are the issues with my computer then I need to know alternative means of getting rid of them.
I do not know why these issues ever happened nor do I know if I have the ability to rollback to a previous restore point, as I never tried making those. As a result of how the computer is too unstable right now I have refrained from trying to backup the data on it as I do not know when it will be prone to crashing, and as a result I am highly averse to a factory reset unless it is absolutely necessary.
The Sysnative output below are the results that remain after I closed the application manually due to how it remained on "Waiting for tasks to complete..." for over 10 minutes.
Edited by Frostfire, 19 February 2018 - 09:38 PM.