I've been getting different BSODs lately. The most recent, last night was while I was playing Fallout 4, my PC got hung up and gave me a system_service_exception (win32k.sys). I checked event viewer and its says "Kernal power". I see some logged info, but I'm not sure what's used to troubleshoot; what info should I link to in this post?
I've also gotten a system_store_exception and a whea_uncorrectable_error, among others. I started in the cmd.exe and ran a chkdsk on my OS drive, HDD and a laptop HDD that I have installed in a hotswap bay. All that came up was 20 bad files on the laptop drive. I did a chkdsk r/ on it and it seemed to come back fine. I also ran an SFC.exe /scannow, even though I don't really know what it scans for and that came back fine. I'm going to try to make a kernal dump file from the crash I found in the event viewer.
I also ran the Windows memory diagnostic tool and then my computer restarted and I don't know where to find the results. Is this also different from the memtest86 I keep seeing?
The rate that I see these errors is random. Sometimes just waking my computer will bring a BSOD, 2 times when I would get into a LoL match, last night in Fallout. Oh, also, Fallout will just crash? Like, I don't get a prompt or an error. I'll open the game and mostly before I can even load a game, the app will just kill itself.
I'm using Windows 10, an FX-8350, r9 280, 8 gigs of ripjaws and the aforementioned drives. I've updated my bios, GPU, CPU, mobo drivers, steam is up to date. Is there somewhere in the Device Manager where I can see the active driver to make sure I installed it correcctly? Any suggestions are appreciated. I'm taking this as a learning opportunity since I am semi-new to PC/Windows troubleshooting.
Edit: So I finished a short run of memtest86; about an hour and a half and got through one whole pass and 50% of another. I've read that it should run longer, so ill probably turn it on tonight before I go to bed. Anyway, that memtest finished with no errors. But, I let my computer go to sleep so I could grab some food and I just got back. I wake it, and boom, Critical_Process_Died. I suppose ill try to grab a fresh dump file. Just have to find it.
Edit 2: So I ran Memtest86 (Ver. 6.2.0) for 9h 31m and then it froze, right in front of my eyes. For the 2 hours before that, it was crawling; while on test 13 (hammer test) the timer was rising in increments of 2-3 sec. Is this a particularly stressful test? It was also only using 1 of my "8" cores. I then went to the bios and decided to hit F5 and put everything at default settings in case I had changed anything in the past that I forgot about. I am guessing that this must mean I have a hardware issue because memtest86 runs outside of Windows.
These are the last 3 bugchecks. I'm using WhoCrashed(v5.51) because I can not for the life of me get the .dmp files to open in WinDBG or VS. The first 2 are from the crash during Memtest86 and the 3rd is from the Crash while playing Fallout 4. Bugcheck with WhoCrashed(v5.51)