During the last few days Windows 10 Pro (64 bit) on my Medion laptop has been constantly crashing, mostly at random times. So there are times I can't even use my laptop for more than 2 minutes before it crashes, sometimes I can use it for 3 hours straight.
What I tried:
- Reinstalled all drivers from manufacturers
- Uninstalled all drivers, and installed drivers from OEM
- Running memtest86+ (which at times reported no errors, or some errors)
- Running sfc /scannow (which reported corrupted files found, but couldn't fix them)
- Running dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth (Windows crashed at 20% - every time)
- Refreshed Windows (crashed at 1%)
- "Repair drive for errors" utility (took 10 hours to finish, crashed after it finished)
Why I think it's a hard drive issue:
- Windows crashes every time I try to fix/read files from C:\Windows
- sfc reports corrupted files
- The BSODs that I get mainly list NTFS.sys as cause
This may be helpful:
- Windows is installed on a 128gb SSD from Samsung
- I installed Ubuntu on a partition on that drive a few months ago, but decided to remove it due to driver problems
- I have Windows 10 Pro Build 10586.29 64 bit, with the latest updates installed
- My laptop came with Windows 8
- The BSODs I get have a random error message, but mostly I get "IRLQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL", "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" and "SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION". According to Blue Screen View, the main drivers that cause this are: ntoskrnl.exe, NTFS.sys, dxgkrnl.sys, igdkmd64.sys
Can the cause be a faulty hard drive that I can possibly fix (or a professional), or is the drive hopelessly corrupted?
Thanks for reading!