I'm having some problems with my Windows Vista x64 computer.
In last two days, I had about 5 crashes, that always go the same way
- Everything freeze for about 1 second
- I see black screen with about two sentences, containing "corrupted file" for about 0.5 seconds, so I was unable to read it all.
- BSOD appears for less than 0.5 seconds
- Screen goes black, computer makes sound like if it was rebooting, but actually nothing happens
Then I have to press power button for 5 seconds to shut it down and boot again (hard restart doesn't work).
I also tried running
chkdsk, which found and fixed some errors. After rebooting the explorer and all windows processes started fine, but I wasn't able to start anything else (double-clicking Firefox didn't do anything), so I rebooted after 20 minutes of trying to run something. Then it worked fine, but after another 10-15 minutes (when I was typing this question for the first time ... :( ) it crashed again.
I don't remember intsalling anything just before it started happening. I also have about 10GB free space on my
C: drive, so that isn't the problem.
What could possible cause this? Does it look like hardware failure? Should I run any diagnostics?
edit: The error message on the black screen (showerd right after booting) is "The file is possibly corrupt. The file header checksum does not match the computed checksum"
edit2: I did system recovery, then PC booted up just fine, I ran the
sfc /scannow and then, after about 5 minutes crashed again ... so I guess I'm about to try reinstalling, and if that doesn't help, then probably hard drive is f***** :(
last edit: Finally, after running memtest, there was more than 150 errors in first minute of run, so I went to service and they replaced all RAM kits, I also did full hard drive diagnostics and it was fine, so at least I didn't loose my data partition :)