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2 years ago#1
Starting to think many of my blue screen errors are from a failing ssd, although disk check and other diagnostics are coming back fine, nothing else seems to be making sense.

Could my SSd be starting act finicky? i'm perfectly fine with throwing it aside and using my backup HD until i get a new one.. just as long as the blue screens go away.
2 years ago#2
the way you wrote this topic is like walking into a auto shop and saying i want to know why my car has engine light on without bringing the car in
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2 years ago#3
ran memtest, its not the ram.

All drivers have been updated, re updates, etc.

Its not the board.

Its not the vidoecard or the PSU.

that more or less leaves the hard drives, as my errors are drivers from:

ntoskrnl.exe
2 years ago#4
Have you done a clean reinstall of Windows yet?
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2 years ago#5
I've re installed windows probably like 4 or 5 times in the past couple days trying to fix it.

New error ( just happened a few minutes ago ) :

KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
ndis.sys
2 years ago#6
sockrox posted...
ran memtest, its not the ram.

All drivers have been updated, re updates, etc.

Its not the board.

Its not the vidoecard or the PSU.

that more or less leaves the hard drives, as my errors are drivers from:

ntoskrnl.exe


I don't see where you checked for a firmware update for the SSD itself.
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2 years ago#7
I have the current firmware update.

What has me confused is, it typically will give me different errors ( although not always ) AND they happen randomly, usually when im not doing much.
2 years ago#8
Honestly, if you think it isn't anything else and your drivers are up to date, then use your backup as your main windows and get rid of the SSD for a while... maybe it IS the SSD, but who knows, if they are random blue screen errors it could be.
2 years ago#9
So how did you determine it's not the GPU or CPU?

Yes, SSDs can go bad, but it doesn't sound like you did a good job of making sure it's the SSD.
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2 years ago#10
Ok, how would I determine if it's a failing CPU or gpu?
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