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BSOD Critical Process Died

Q: BSOD Critical Process Died

Hey guys I'm here because there is a really strange issue going on with my desktop. I've been encountering BSOD Critical_process_died twice in 2 days. What is making me scratch my head is that this issue occur when there is a loud humming noise in my tower/cpu (what ever you call it). Tried searching the source of the noise but it doesn't seem to be the cpu fan or the gpu fan. Also this loud humming noise happens randomly and when it does, my computer starts to hang/lags before the BSOD takes place. Besides that, after a couple of restarts the loud humming noise seems to disappear and the computer works fine again. I do hope someone can help me out or give any ideas as to why there is this strange humming noise and how to fix it.

Preferred Solution: BSOD Critical Process Died

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: BSOD Critical Process Died

Hello Mateen, and welcome to Eight Forums

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by afterwards to further help.

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Hello, sorry for my bad english its not my official language, Recently i has been getting this problem, mostly when i play games appears the blue screen and the pc reset itself,This are the specifications of my pc:

Dual Core E5700 3.00GHZ
Geforge EVGA GT 520

Here is the log:BSOD.zip

I hope you can help me if you need another information tell me.

A:[BSOD]Critical Process Died

Daemon tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known cause for BSOD's.
Please remove Daemon Tools and run the SPTD pass through remover.

Uninstall Daemon ToolsDownload the SPTD standalone installer and follow these steps:
Double click the executable to open itClick on the button shown below

If the button is grayed out, like in the image, there is no more SPTD installation on your system, and you can close the window

Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and most analysts won't try it.
I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.

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My laptop crashed and I now have a Windows 8 dvd,but I cannot get to the repair screen. I pressed f2 to enter BIOS and changed boot to boot to cd,but computer just reboots with BSOD and critical process died message. Any ideas?

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I pressed f2 to enter BIOS and changed boot to boot to cd

Do Not Change, leave the Windows Boot Manager as first device.

Boot the DVD from One Boot Menu in UEFI mode.

Enabling the boot device menu

Originally Posted by Acer

On most Acer systems, you can use the F12 key on boot to select the drive or network from which loading the operating system. In case the F12 option does not work, you may need to enable this function.


Enabling the F12 function:

1.Power on the system. As soon as the first logo screen appears, immediately press the F2 key, or the DEL key if you have a desktop, to enter the BIOS.
2.Press the right arrow key to select Main.
3.Use the arrow keys to navigate to F12 Boot Menu, and press ENTER.
4.Select Enabled, and press ENTER.
5.Press the F10 key to save changes and restart the system.

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Hi, I've been wrestling with this problem for last 2 days and I don't seem to be able to find an answer anywhere hence I'm posting here. Firstly, I can't generate the dumpfile as I can't access windows at all. I can't access it through any boot options including safe mode. The windows either gives BSOD after the logo and white circles going around a few times or recovery environment.I've recently upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 through the microsoft updater.The only major thing I did before this happened was installing the AMD CCC and rebooting, which caused this loop. I actually reinstalled it as switchable graphics wasn't working.Things I've tried - 1. Automatic Repair - doesn't work. txt file in srt folder says the OS version is not compatible even if I use the Windows 10 usb.2. chkdsk /f /r - it fixed a bunch of things, there seemed to be a lot of problems but now it says that there is no problems and no further action is required.3. Fixing and rewriting bcd files - This was the interesting part because my computer some how changed the C:\ to D:\ and created a new C:\. I've reassigned it so that original C:\ is renamed back to C:\ and removed the new C:\ partition which only had the boot files in it and reformed all the bcd files in original C:\4. I can't run sfc /scanow. It doesn't work with any commands I found over the internet.5. Other things I found were that if I tried to reset the computer while keeping the files, it doesn't allow me to do it.Also, I found out t... Read more

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I have a pavillion x7 1439 it has a bsod with critical process died. Cant get in safe mode or do system image or recovery comes up error back to bsod I can get to cmd line but not sure what to do any help would be appreciated.

A:Bsod critical process died

Hi,From the command line try runningsfc /scannow which should repair any damaged system files. Naturally this error could also be hardware related, Try running HP diagnostics at boot to see if there are any hardware problems. Let me know,David

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In the last two weeks my laptop has started intermittently crashing with no clear pattern. I used SFC to replace a corrupted file from an .iso, but I'm still getting crashes and can't make sense of the error codes. I had a secondary HD die on me last month (it had been overheating and crashing the machine while it was running Windows 7), but that was replaced. The primary drive is a 120GB Intel SSD. If some of your could take a look at my .zip file of the dumps I'd appreciate it.NAEARLE-PC-Mon_01_11_2016_222455_85.zip

A:Critical Process Died BSOD

Diagnostics Test

 Clean boot

Please try the following:
Open taskmanager
Go to the tab startupdisable everythingSearch msconfig and open it
Go to the tab servicesCheck 'hide microsoft services'Uncheck all other servicesClick apply and click okReboot if asked
See if the problem persist, if the problem does not persist enable in the startup tab in taskmanager 1 item and in the services tab in msconfig also 1 service, reboot and see if the problem persist. Keep doing this until you find the culprit or there is nothing left.
If the problem still persist, try booting in safe mode and see if the problem still persist

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Hey, as who ever read this all ready know, I got a BSOD issue. I have a "critical process died" error whenever I start my computer. I have tried starting the computer in safe mode without any success and I have also tried to reinstall windows 10, but under the installation I get a massages saying somethinig went wrong, no changes was made and I will be kicked back. So as it is now, I have no idea what I am suppose to do. And I really dont wanna wipe my SSD to fix this if it is anotherway, cause I have some videos and pictures and some other personal stuff that I really wanna keep.
Another think that could be wurf saying is that I did do a windows 10 install some hours before this issue happend. I did the reinstall cause of a problem with a freezing. What happend was that the computer froze, and I just pressed the power button until the computer turned off. Then I started the computer as normal. When I came to my desktop starting to open programms, all the programs I open froze. I couldn't press the start button or anything. So I decided I should reinstall windows. And after the reinstall, everything semed fine. I starting to download my different programs from the web. And at the end, I installed my driver for my gpu. I restarted the pc, and there it was. The BSOS, aka "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" error. So if any of u have any idea what I can do to fix this, I will be more then happy!
Btw, if you need more information, just ask and I will fix it !

A:BSOD - Critical process died

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Well 2 days ago i got critical process died error screen, so the main problem is i cant get in my desktop. I also cant get in safe mode because it also gets the error

The error occured when i was recovering my system to a day before but instead of completing or idk what, i got the error and it keeps looping.

I cannot enter the desktop so i cant send dumpfiles or use softwares.

I also put win 8 on cd and usb i even made a windows xp cd but nothing works. Its like my pc cant recognize the usb or the cd on startup. I also changed
My boot order but nothing works.

I also gotta say the pc is like 1 year old.

Here is a video i made showing the problem and the specs are in the description.

WINDOWS 8.1 Critical Process Died Problem - YouTube

A:BSOD Critical Process Died

Hi Justrandomk & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

According to the video, it seems to BSOD when the Windows is loading up the files. Did you make the Windows 8 BOOTABLE so that it could be recognized correctly?

As soon as the computer starts up, start pressing F8 real fast so that you get the option of Safe mode. What options do you get there? Do you see an option of "Last Known Good Configuration"? If so, then see if you are able to use that option.

Let me know how it goes ^_^

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Okay so I was using IMVU, Firefox, skype and Utorrent and all of a sudden my Firefox became unresponsive, and a few seconds later I was greeted with the BSOD with the error "Critical Process Died". It had happened earlier in the day as well right after I logged into my PC, so obviously this alerted me, especially because it wasnt even 5 hours after the first time it happened (though I generally consider two BSODs in one day to be alarming.) I looked up the error, even though this isnt the first time Ive encountered it but it happens at least once every 3-4months, sometimes I go longer than that though. Well anyway, I looked it up and someone suggested to boot into safe mode with command prompt and use the command "sfc /scannow" so I did and when it was done it told me that there were some corrupt files and that it couldnt fix all of them. Im wondering as to why that is and also wanted someone to analyze my CBS log because I have pretty much no clue what its saying.


Im gonna post a bunch of my specs and stuff just incase they are needed. Let me know if you guys need anything else, I'll gladly supply any information needed, this isnt my first post on these forums ( I dont think) but I certainly dont do this often so forgive me if I do anything wrong or didnt provide all of the information necessary to help me.

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Hello Everyone!

Recently, my computer started freezing up at startup. It BSODs with the error in the title before making it to the login screen. Up to this point, I have run chkdsk /r /x which took two days and reported no errors and have attempted to run SFC /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=e:\windows\ which gave me the "windows resource protection could not start the repair service". I don't know how to get the scan to work and have already tried to manually start the trustedinstaller service.

The system is Windows 8.1 on a 2tb raid array (mirror)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Here is all the debugging information I have from the memory dump:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17237 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [D:\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Only kernel address space is available

************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response Time (ms) Location
Deferred SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 9600.17085.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.140330-1035
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff802`7401c000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff802`742e62d0
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A:BSOD Critical Process Died

Hi Mrk3767 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I apologize for the late reply but there aren't many people who analyze the BSODs. Anyways, could you please follow the instructions over here and post your latest generated SF Diagnostic ZIP File?

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

If you are not able to get through the normal Windows, try running it through safe mode.

Let me know how it goes ^_^.

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I recently bought a new computer (3 weeks ago). The specs are as follows:

PSU: Corsair RM850X 850W
CPU: i5 -6400
Motherboard: Asus B150M-C
Ram: Crucial DDR4 2133Mhz 16gb (2x8gb)
GPU: Zotac Geforce GTX 970 4GB
SSD: Corsair SSD Force Series LE 240GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
'OS: Windows 10 home

The bluescreen happens quite randomly (or seemingly so). I might be playing wow or browsing youtube..or just browsing email. However, the message is always the same "Critical process died".

So far I have tested the following:
- memtest86+ - 10 passes, no errors
- BurnInTest - no errors and no overheating
- Furmark - ran it for 15-20 mins until the GPU went to like 85C at which point I decided to back off.
- Heaven Benchmark - same as Furmark
- Corsair Toolbox and SSD Life - the SSD was reported as being healthy
- hot cpu tester - no errors found

I must admit..I am quite lost as to what can possibly be the problem here. I did some performance tests with Geekbench3 and UserBenchmark. Both of those tests went pretty well, and I didn't see any parts underperforming. Edit: oh and yes, all drivers are up to date, BIOS is up to date and windows is up to date.

I have attached the BSOD-related zip as per the BSOD-posting guide. Hope that one of you might be able to clue me in here.

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Hi all,I have a serious issue with my T570. After several minutes of usage and sometimes during the boot I have a BSOD with the error code "Critical Process Died".I run Lenovo Diagnostic Tool, and all is fine. I formatted the PC, reinstalled widows, and installed all the new drivers and the BSOD continues. The BSOD is not happening when I have the T570 connected to the Docking Station with an external monitor. Maybe is it a fault of the graphic driver? As I told you, I first re-instlled all the drivers, then formatted the PC but the problem is still here. Any solutions? The issue is serious because I can't use the pc without the Docking Station.

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Hi, It has all began when I update Windows 10 anniversary on my VN7-592G laptop , I get blue screen most of the time. I have updated all of my drivers but still got the BSOD. I have fresh installed windows 10 Build 10240. and now I still get the BSOD 1 or 2 times a day (Critical process died, unexpected store exception) . I dont know what to do exactly and what causes the problem. 

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hey guys! I don't usually put my pc to sleep but last night I did and when I woke him up screen freezes (mouse and keyboard steel worked) and after one minute I got critical process died bsod I hope u can help. thanks!
ELIOR-Wed_12_10_2014__82552_80.zip (391.6 KB)

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Update drivers in red. Run SFC SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums

anodlwfx.sys Fri Mar 6 11:10:08 2009 (49B0F680)
ALPHA Networks Filter Driver

netr28x.sys Tue Sep 25 10:10:07 2012 (506166DF)
Ralink RT2860 series Wireless LAN Card (you may have a different manufacturer)

dump_iaStorA.sys Fri Aug 2 03:39:52 2013 (51FB0DE8)
driver created to provide disk access during crash dump file generation

iaStorA.sys Fri Aug 2 03:39:52 2013 (51FB0DE8)
Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology) driver

intelppm.sys Thu Aug 22 10:46:35 2013 (5215CFEB)
Intel Processor driver

AppleCharger.sys Mon Oct 28 02:59:21 2013 (526DC4F9)
GIGABYTE On/Off Charge driver. See here for details - http://www.gigabyte.us/MicroSite/185/on-off-charge.htm [br] May cause BSOD on Win7/8 systems - uninstall to test (haven't seen recently (15Jan2013))

TeeDriverx64.sys Wed Nov 27 18:56:32 2013 (52963250)
Intel Management Engine Interface driver

Smb_driver_Intel.sys Mon Jan 6 17:31:35 2014 (52CADA67)

Smb_driver_Intel.sys - this driver h... Read more

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Not sure what the issue is but I continually get a BSOD with the message "critical process died"

I only get the BSOD when playing games, not any specific game, but any, sometime i can go a whole week of playing games and have no BSOD at all, and somedays 5 minutes after a game is running it will BSOD everytime, all day long.

Video drivers are up to date, not sure what the problem is or if it is something I am overlooking.


Edit - something messed up with the attachment, re-ran the program and re attached it.

Im not sure if its a problem with a driver my graphics driver is up to date

A:BSOD Critical Process Died when playing games

Update drivers in red and enable Driver Verifier: Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Drivers - Windows 7 Help Forums

MBfilt64.sys Fri Jul 31 05:40:32 2009 (4A7267B0)
Realtek HiDefinition Audio driver (file labelled as Creative Audio Driver) - Was found in the latest Win8 version available from Realtek on 07Sep2013

tap0901t.sys Wed Sep 16 08:02:43 2009 (4AB07F83)

tap0901t.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

tcusb.sys Fri Aug 19 02:35:41 2011 (4E4DAFDD)
TouchChip USB Kernel Driver (FingerPrint Sensor)

CFRMD.sys Tue Jul 17 07:05:37 2012 (5004F2A1)
COMODO Safe Delete Filter

SynTP.sys Fri Nov 30 08:38:37 2012 (50B8627D)
Synaptic Touch Pad Driver

Smb_driver_Intel.sys Fri Nov 30 08:40:22 2012 (50B862E6)

Smb_driver_Intel.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

HECIx64.sys Mon Dec 17 20:32:21 2012 (50CF7345)
Intel Management Engine Interface

AirplaneModeHid.sys Sat Dec 22 10:35:13 2012 (50D57ED1)
Insyde Airplane Mode HID Mini-drive
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Hi. My laptop receives the bsod within 5-10 minutes of startup and then it says critical process died. Sometimes when it restarts it says no bootable device found and press f2 for diagnostics. When in that menu it says no hard disk inserted so it can't run any tests. When I am finally able to run the deets smart check doesn't find any errors but it's not able to run long dst because it will shut off saying no hard disk inserted. Also sometimes when booting it says can't read device. Press ctrl alt delete to retry.I suppose it's a faulty hard drive. I am expecting to replace it but I also wanting to know if it's possible to keep the internal hard drive and just use an external hard drive to store the windows OS and boot from there.Thanks!

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Minidump: http://1drv.ms/1kvPiel

Memtest came back good. No errors. Also thought I should mention temps are just fine, nothing going above 50C.

(I was running 8.1 before the reinstall) So randomly about a week ago my computer started to bsod out of nowhere saying Critical Prcoess died. Then I started getting Kernal data inpage error. I, of course, googled the issue and there seems to be no solid fix for them. After some fiddlig I seemed to make the bsods stop (could have been luck) and then I was only getting hard locks. No bsod, but everything, including the cursor, was frozen. No ctrl alt del could fix it, it was stuck and required a hard reset. Some thought it was registry errors, others thought it was hardware.

I think I have ruled out software after a reinstall, and still having the issue.

If anyone has any insight to this issue, any input would be great thanks! I've pretty much figured it's something hardware, but I just can't figure out what it is.

system info: Windows 8 (previously 8.1 before reinstall) both 64bit
Intel i5 4670k
16GB Kingston HyperX
128gb Samsung 840 SSD
1TB Seagate baracuda
500GB WD green
Corsair AX850 PSU
Gigabyte Z87M-D3H mobo

Bios: American Megatrends Inc. F4 4/16/2013

A:BSOD Critical Process Died even after complete reinstall

Tried removing the ram and running the computer on one stick? Then remove that try the next stick?

I ran mem diagnostics, said it was ok but it wasn't. Found a bad stick doing the above. Worth a try?

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So I was writing an essay for my college English class and I got the dreaded BSOD with the error code critical process died. I'm using an HP Pavilion 15-ab143cl. Since I got the blue screen my laptop has been sluggish.

Thanks in advance for any input.

A:BSOD with error code critical process died


Please follow our Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista

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Hello, I recently experimented a series of Blue Screen of Death with various error messages, but the most usual is CRITICAL PROCESS DIED. As I was running out of time and the computer would not boot anymore after having booted a couple of times for no more reasons it stopped, I brang the PC to the tech who eventually backed up the computer and then made a fresh install of Windows. However, the problem persists on the shape of several black and blue screens that are totally umpredictable. I'm having them every 20 minutes on average, and it takes several attempts to get back to the system. The technician told me it could be a defectuous SSD that prevents Windows from booting. Indeed I have the feeling that physically moving the computer worsens the problem. This computer is just 1,5 years old and has still 600 days of guarantee left. Many people over there seem to have this exact issue. Where can I bring it in the UK or in Belgium for having this issue fixed quickly, and covered by the guarrantee? I need this machine for working and am forced to snooze clients for two weeks now because of the issues. Thank you very much, JKD

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I tend to get a BSOD when working in visual studio, often when doing something requiring heavy processing but occasionally simple things. The BSOD simply says CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED. In googling, it seems that might be a driver error. I tried running the verifydriver, following the directions of a windows post I found, which caused the computer to bluescreen before loading windows every time with a driver error that did not specify a specific driver that caused the problem. I'm hoping that will be somewhere in the minidump that should be within the attachment (created by following the posting directions). I was not able to figure out from the minidump what driver might specifically be the problem, if I'm even barking up the right tree about a driver issue in the first place. There doesn't appear to be any minidump from the critical process errors unfortunately.

I've tried to do all I could on my own by searching for processes and answers before posting here. Thanks for the help!!

A:Unpredictable BSOD Critical process died - dell xps 15

The dumpfile blames

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck C4, {2000, fffff8017053801c, 0, 306c4c44}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dlkmd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dlkmd.sys
Probably caused by : dlkmd.sys ( dlkmd+5801c )

Driver Description: WDDM KMD Loader - DisplayLink Core Software
Driver Update Site: USB to video download: http://www.displaylink.com/support/downloads.php
Other portions of the software must be downloaded from the OEM

download latest windows 10 driver http://www.displaylink.com/downloads/windows

If this does not stop the BSOD, look at the supportpage from Dell for additional drivers ?

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Running the latest and 'greatest' October windows 10 update.  I had a ie browser up and got a BSOD - critical process has died.  After the crash dump completed the pc would not reboot - it could not find the hard drive!  Fortunately after power cycling the drive was found and seems normal, but I wanted to report this in case others are seeing this - all Lenovo and Microsoft Updates are installed as of 11/1 . As a side note, the big october windows update did completely destroy my installation - No MS recovery tools would work and even a reinstall on the existing partitions would not work.  I had to reformat the drive in order to get my OS running again.

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I am trying to help fix a friends computer.  It is suffering from reoccurring BSOD "Critical Process Died"  The screen comes up often after the password is put in during booting up, and randomly while the computer is being used.  The screen pops up and says it is collecting information; although, I am not sure what, and then the computer shuts down and reboots.  I have not been able to fix this problem.   
I ran the system file check, malware bytes that removed some malware off the computer, and cleared out temporary files.  I checked for updates, ran a virus check, looked in on the drivers, but didn't see any problems.  Anyway the problem is still present, so I haven't hit the right thing yet.  The computer had gotten wet while walking through the rain one time and it did have some kind of issue with the DVD drive.  Not so sure it isn't a hardware thing, but not positive on how to figure out the problem.  Any help will be appreciated.
OS - Windows 10 Home pre-installed as purchased
X64 64 bit system
The Laptop computer is about 1-2 years old
CPU -AMD A8 6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 2.00 GHZ
6 GB of Ram
Lenova G50-45
Zip files attached

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There doesn't sem to be any rhyme or reason to the BSOD. I could be simply surfing the web using Chrome and it will just shut down on me. After it reboots it boots to the BIOS settings instead of Windows 10. If I unplug the power and remove the battery for a second the next time I boot up it will boot to Windows as normal.

Any ideas?

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i7 @ 2.60GHz 43 ?C
Haswell 22nm Technology
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 (11-11-11-28)
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (ASUStek Computer Inc) 36 ?C
ForceWare version: 364.51
SLI Disabled
1863GB Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD (SATA) 30 ?C
111GB SC2 mSATA SSD (SSD) 30 ?C
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio

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First of all Hi to all me just joined this forum

from last few months I was having prob with my long ago installed windows 8 64 bit first RTM release I think

I was not using it as primary OS so I did not tried to repair it early so yesterday I bot that os up

the main prob is it sometimes bot as normal os and some time bot as windows workspace

I have no clue why it sometimes boot as windows workspace with that starting msg keep ur usb plugged in

so after few attempts i boot it with normal and tried to update windows 8.1 from windows 8 and it show shows you need to install all your update in windows update so I checked updated it was nearly 2GB with 111 IMP update and 1 optional graphic driver update (on board ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics )

and free space left on drive was nearly 3gb so I just run my computer whole night for let it be updated

after next day it won't booting up and stuck on "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer" loop

after tried sometimes with safe boot

it turned on

after it startup I tried to run windows update troubleshooter and solved 6 prob with it

then I show to left space on drive it was 200 mb then analysed the disk and found winsxs was eating 20 gb space of 39 gb partition so I boot into mini xp via usb and deleted winsxs's all folder

now to have bsod of Critical process died

I found there is MEMORY.dmp file of 3.5 gb

and bluescreenview identify bsod


A:Deleted Winsxs folder now BSOD Critical process died

The Winsxs folder (called SidebySide) is the true container for all your system files.
The ones in the Windows 'System' folder are just hard links to the real files.

Perhaps DISM can restore all these files again - look over the tutorials.

Otherwise you probably need to refresh Windows.

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So this began happening about a week and a half ago when I was playing both Enter the Gungeon and Half-Life 2 (not at the same time). I would be playing as normal, then switch my weapon, and the last half-second of audio loops for a while and then my computer redirects me to the normal BSOD-thing. (This could very well be related to overheating, but I've already taken measures to reduce heating on my laptop). I've already looked through a few threads for help, but I'm not sure if any of them would have solved my problem. I'm really worried that this is a hardware issue, since I've only had this laptop for two years.

Things I've tried:
Running sfc/scannow (Which yielded corrupt files)Reinstalling windows (Which fixed ^that problem)Installing the latest BIOS and drivers from Dell's websiteRunning CCleanerLooking for bad .dll's or .exe's in BlueScreenView (hal.dll being fixed and ntoskrnl.exe staying around. Notify me if you'd like screenshots.)

Things I haven't tried:
Going through the troubleshooting process in Getting a "whea uncorrectable error" usually while playing games

Any help/advice/solutions would be greatly appreciated. If I've missed anything/need to add more information, please tell me.


EDIT: Very sorry, I've been getting both Critical Process Died and Whea Uncorrectable Error BSOD's recently.

Test results:
IntelBurnTest - Successful

Chkdsk - Successful

A:BSOD Critical Process Died when playing certain video games

Hello Tiss,

You have made a good start!

Please go through the tests you have not yet tried, they are very informative for the 0x124 errors. Take care to do them properly, memory needs testing for eight passes which could take up to 16 hours or more for your amount of memory. Make sure you monitor the core temperatures during the CPU and GPU stress tests and stop if they reach over 85?C. It is useful if you can post screen captures of any of the information you get.

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I have an Envy Notebook purchased in May that shipped from HP with Windows 10 and two hard drives - a SSD C: drive with the OS and a standard hard drive for data. Current OS is Windows 10 Home V. 1511, OS Build 10586.589. The system worked perfectly until last month, when windows automatically attempted to update to the Anniversary Update. That update failed, and ever since the computer has been stuck in the following sequence: - Works perfectly for a period (including utilizing material on the data hard drive). The length of this period has generally increased after the sets of Windows updates released at the end of August and this past week - at present it can sometimes run for a full day before encountering any error.- Without obvious cause, desktop background goes black and the OS begins crashing. Start menu can be opened once, but nothing can be selected, taskbar does not work, shortcuts do not work, internet connection shuts off, Ctrl+Alt+Delete/Escape do not work (produce error messages), running programs remain on screen and responsive for a brief period, various errors messages for background programs (Onedrive, etc.) appear.- Eventually, a BSOD usually appears (if not, the machine is simply frozen and I have to hard reset). The only BSOD that has appeared is "Critical_Process_Died." The collecting information counter never progresses past zero, and the computer attempts to restart. - On the computers own attempt to restart, a black screen boot device ... Read more

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I have a Windows 10 64 bit PC.

it was working fine few days ago.

i then Installed Wampserver latest edition, but before doing this it asked me to manually update ALL the Microsoft VC Redistributables.

I did all that.

i then had a program called Advanced System Care From IObit. It said it found some optimizations for my PC to speed up booting, hard drive read speed and few other things. I did all this and a registry clean using their software.

I restarted pc. Later i went to play music and found i had no sound. i had not touched the sound drivers. The Windows Audio service was still running, i even restarted it.

I then put pc to sleep. but then it wouldnt fully wake up. While waiting for it i got the first BSOD with a "Critical Process Died"

Next time i started i uninstalled audio drivers and installed original ones from manufacturers dvd. Didnt work. I then tried to update using driver software, it took ages to do then never worked. Then while browsing firefox, pc freezes and i get the same BSOD.

i then went into windows repair mode and used chkdsk /r c: to check c drive it found and fixed few errors.

Restarted and then i got the freezing and bsod again.

tried a few more things like sfc in repair mode cmd.

but then when trying to start it gives BSOD before windows even loads. it says different things unmountable boot volume.. other times something about kernel and bad config.

I used a program called HDD regenator to check the HD it found n... Read more

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Hey everyone,

I've got a fairly fresh install of Windows 10 Pro that is giving me some trouble, on a Lenovo Thinkpad W540. I've been getting BSOD crashes that I have been so far unable to resolve. Lately they seem to be happening when the machine is idle and I'm not watching it, and have been becoming more frequent since a windows update the other day. I was getting Kmode Exception Not Handled (1E) at first, and after running the driver verifier, it was finding that IntelPCC.sys was misbehaving.

I uninstalled that driver (although not completely -- I found it had reinstalled this morning), and found my machine with a Critical Process Died (EF) BSOD when I got to work this morning. As far as I can tell from the logs, they say it's likely caused by ntkrnlmp.exe.

I began running into BSODs when I installed the Lenovo System Update application, and it would BSOD when I started trying to install updates and drivers. I've run Prime95 overnight a few times since then, and have been getting rounding errors after 8 or 9 hours on 1 or 2 out of 8 threads on stock clocks, although a few runs of 10+ Intel Burn Tests have yielded accurate results on extreme.

At this point, I'm really not sure if I'm dealing with a memory issue, or a driver issue, or some other hardware failure. I have uploaded my logs in the hopes that someone here can provide some insight into what might be happening.


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I decided to clean install 14295 and now I'm getting random BSODs related to CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED. Not even sure if the minidump is being saved since it never reaches 100% on the blue screen.

For what it's worth, I'm on an XPS 15 9550, and I was not getting any blue screens on the non-insider install of Win 10.

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Hi there,

I just bought a Lenovo Flex 14" and have been getting BSODs out of nowhere, usually after a while of surfing the net.

I thought the ram is flawed so I went back to the store for a new ram and the BSOD problem halted for a week but now it's coming back again.

I have attached the dump log using SR. Hope to get some help here soon! Thank you!

A:Random BSOD Kernel In Page Error and Critical Process Died

Your SF.zip does not have the dumpfiles inside, please run the diagnostic tool again till it is completed.
1. If you have not already, then please follow this using step 6 there first: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

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Two weeks ago I recently built my computer with these parts.

AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory
WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD10EZEX - OEM
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card
EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
currently running a clean install of windows 10

from the beginning I've been getting bsods but after each time I've gotten them, I got onto the internet in order to try and find a solution to my problem. I've done the sfc/scannow, dism restore/check/scan health, a ram check, and I recently did a clean install of windows 10 after doing a hardrive wipe. Currently if I leave my computer up and running regardless of whether or not I have programs open, when it goes to sleep, I'll get a bsod. sometimes it's the kernel data inpage error, but recently it's been critical process died. I've not messed with the sleep settings or anything. I have a tv being used instead of a monitor, but I've not seen anything saying that it will mess my system up. I've updated all the drivers, ran a SMART check on the hardrive, I've updated the BIOS, and I have even uninstalled the faulty generic monitor driver. The last clean install I did was last evening and even after reinstalling all of my drivers, I'm still getting the message. How do I pin... Read more

A:BSOD critical process died or kernel data inpage error

1. Sorry you have waited longer than we would wish for a reply
2. My first analysis would be your ram

3. Just because the ram passes MEMTEST does not mean that it will run on your system without tweaking settings
My option at this early stage if such is available is to install 2 sticks of QVL ram

If that option is not open to you try with one stick of ram - is the 2 x 8GB in one channel or one stick in each channel
and if that is no good - is ram at SPD on 1.5v or have you set at 1.65v for 2400

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i already tried sfc /scannow
updating drivers and memory test ...
but i steel get this two BSODs Kernel security check failure and Critical process died.
sometimes it happen when i click on shutdown or randomly while im working with pc.
i would be really happy if someones help me <3
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

A kernel component has corrupted a critical data structure. The corruption
could potentially allow a malicious user to gain control of this machine.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A LIST_ENTRY has been corrupted (i.e. double remove).
Arg2: fffffd8f670286e0, Address of the trap frame for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffffd8f67028638, Address of the exception record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Reserved

Debugging Details:


Key : Analysis.CPU.Sec
Value: 1

Key : Analysis.Elapsed.Sec
Value: 53

Key : Analysis.Memory.CommitPeak.Mb
Value: 72



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I'm getting random BSODs lately. The errors say "Kernel IN Page error" and "Critical Process Died". After reboots, some of my software gets reset (i.e. I need to relogin to chrome to get my preferences/plugins back)

A:Random BSOD? Kernel In Page Error & Critical Process Died


Please post a "Speccy" snapshot of your system as per Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - Internet Applications Mini-Guides

Make sure to post the web link it displays.

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after researching for past 3 days i decided to post my own problems. after logging into my computer it will start acting slow then freeze and the i will get the critical processed died error and after it reaches 100% it restarts. i can only do so little as soon as start up whatever you ask me may not resolve my problem but i can get into safe mode!things i have tried : sfc scan now in safe mode, chkdsk in normal mode, i was not able to do it right there and it asked me to schedule it after the next restart. it made an attempt to repair at the windows start up screen then restarted. nothing happened. i did used to get " powershell is not working " i seemed to resolve that since it is not popping up in normal mode. i checked for poweliks with malewarebytes with the trail. i would try scan now in normal mode but it would not be good if i freeze at desktop within minutes. i did check my history and download history. really nothing but WoW add ons from curse website and nothing in the history out of the ordinary. only virus i could think of i could have picked up from was trying to watch a free movie. i can do as much scans in safe mode but dont think it will be worth it since most of the programs will be shut off in safe mode.if anyone can help i'd be great full, i do not know much about computers than what i have recently researched so sorry but some options given to me may have to be explained step to step. for those who offer things to download, dont feel butthurt if i may ref... Read more

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Hello.my laptop is 320s-13ikb was running win10 1709 flawless until yesterday update to spring update (Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.1]).now I'm facing with BSOD any time and any application - browsing the web, or working with RDP connection to my work. browsing files using Explorer or watching a local storage movie - any time. I've updated BIOS to the latest 5ZCN31WW, videocard drivers, windows updates - all SW and FW are the latest. unfortunally "modern" BSOD doesn't show anything usefull and there is no dump files to check. I've tried to rollback to previous 1709 build - and it's working good.after reinstall of 1803 BSODs are back. how to get the root cause of it? 

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I'm having CRITICAL PROCESS DIED error sometimes when the computer starts.

I attached the dmp file. I need your help what is wrong.

Here is the info about the laptop:

Date 2016/03/03 18:30:11

[PC Information]
Model Name PORTEGE Z30T-A
Part Number PT24CE-01600EN5
Serial Number XE107244H
OS Version Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 10.0.10240
BIOS Version Version 4.00
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz
Physical Memory 8192MB RAM
Hard Disk Capacity 235,317,800,960 [Byte] 219.157 [GB]
Hard Disk Free Space Capacity 113,960,103,936 [Byte] 106.134 [GB]
Video Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Version=
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Color Quality True Color (32 Bit)
Sound Realtek High Definition Audio Version=
Network Generic Mobile Broadband Adapter Version=10.0.10240.16392 MAC Address=B4:BF:88:5F:5A:54
Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 Version= MAC Address=E8:B1:FC:06:58:9C
Modem None
Internet Explorer 11.0.10240.16644

[QFE Information]
Windows Update KB3074678
Windows Update KB3074686
Windows Update KB3081440
Windows Update KB3081449
Windows Upda... Read more

A:Bsod "critical process died"

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions

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I used to have "CRITICAL PROCESS DIED" blue screen. Problem was solved when I disabled overclocking. But recently I have the same error two times even-though no more overclocking. I uploaded the zip files. I need your help to understand the dmp files. Thanks..

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My computer has recently been restarting constantly with the BSOD and I have tried running an antivirus, running HeavyLoad diagnostic. Whenever I try to use an application on my computer things get abnormally slow and it eventually gives me the error code shown below.

The heavy load showed nothing but high cpu usage. Antivirus didn't help. Also the SFC doesn't open now. I don't know if that is related. My computer is an MSI stealth pro. And I am on Windows 10 operating system.
Help please!!!!!!

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Hello guys, I have an Alienware x51 and it's been working great for me for ages until I tried to start it up last week. I got a blue screen and an error cod 2000-0511 and a message saying critical process has died. So I had a quick look online and someone suggested doing "eSPA" and seeing what devices fail. After doing this I've found that my Sys fan is not rotating and fails. But upon inspecting my x51 it doesn't seem to have one. I did get this PC second hand but it's been working absolutely fine for a year when I got it. Anyone got any suggestions or tips on what I should do it would be really helpful.

Cheers Luke.

A:Critical process died

error code: 2000-0511
validation XXXXX
msg: Fan - The processor Fan failed to respond correctly
Alienware X51 R2 Andromeda CPU Fan
Heatsink WKGR1
Fan   7C20C

It most definitely DOES HAVE a CPU fan.


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Hello guys!
All right?

I set up a new computer recently, I performed a clean installation of Windows 10 (Original), but I have had some BSOD's from time to time, sometimes a 7 or 8 during startup itself, sometimes while running OS without be running anything heavy or different than I usually do normally.

Today it happened. Restarted socinho and then appeared some BSOD's windows before getting up correctly.

I've tried passing the SFC / SCANNOW, but did not solve the problem.

Attached is the minidump today:

Important Note: The only components that did not realize was upgrade my HD's (2x500TB Seagate / Samsung) + (1x1TB Seagate) and source (C3Tech 500W).

Thanks in advance!

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My computer won't start up at all (even in safe mode), it constantly restarts with a BSoD saying, "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" I can't do anything to fix it. I have spent the last hours searching for a solution but nothing is helping as I can't get to my desktop. Every startup attempt just crashes and is really frustrating me. Please help.

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I have a pavilion 23 with Windows 10 and I am getting a stop code: Critical process died and it is not allowing my pc to get to the login page this started today can I stop this somehow?

A:Critical process died

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5300 @ 1.73GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3318 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 112968 MB, Free - 96409 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 764957 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, CAPELL VALLEY(NAPA) CRB
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Hello people,

I sure hope someone can help me, because I've spent days on this and I'm very frustrated. I have done lots of searching, and it seems like others with this problem have not found answers either. Or maybe I'm a bad searcher, which I'm not ruling out. My Toshiba laptop with Windows 8 won't run unless it's in Safe Mode. I don't know exactly how or when it started, but it completely freezes shortly after boot. Exactly when it freezes varies, but it's usually within the first 5 minutes. And by freezing, I mean it's 100% nonfunctional. The only way to shut down is by removing the battery, so now I just keep it out.

At this point I won't list all the things I've tried, or tell you all about my computer and OS. I will be more than happy to find any information you may need to help solve this riddle. For now though, I'd like to just tell you the error codes that have come up, with the hope that someone is familiar wit... Read more

A:Critical Process Died - Please Help

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I have received Critical process died error. This is happening after installation of Micro max mmx353g modem..while running it...Whta should i do now??????? What bad things can happen due to this error????

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Hi Guys

I need help. As computers go I am 7 out of 10 a far as knowledge goes so not completely dumb. However, in the last week my computer as far as I am aware has not done any updating apart fro Kaspersky updates. I run windows 8 and for some reason I have had this message Critical process Died and my desktop has completely changed. When windows tries to boot it takes for ever, then once logged in I get 'preparing windows' When I eventually get to a screen it says I am logged in only with a temporary profile and anything I add will be lost when I turn it of. My desktop is totally different?? Its totally useless as it is, I have tried to boot with boot disk nothing happens, I have tried to update windows updates, many drivers all are up to date, I thus think its not HD corruption as I can see files, I can surf etc..once its up and running. so not hardware is it? Any ideas what I can try?

If you want log files please explain what you need and how and I will try and get them to you asap.

Again thanks in advance for any help

A:Critical Process Died

For starters:

At work we start all repairs with a set of diagnostics. Often they find problems that weren't even expected. It's a waste of time to try to fix software on a system that has hardware problems.
Please try these free diagnostics for starters: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
Also, please ensure that you have ALL available Windows Updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

Be sure that you run the malware scans in case something has slipped by your Kaspersky.
Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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