Lately, I'm having some problems with my laptop. There are times when the UI gets messed up (as you can see in the image 1 and image 2). Also, I'm getting random 100% disk usage spikes and 100% CPU usage spikes. But there are also times when everything runs smoothly for days.
Also, there are times when the laptop fails to boot (it stays stuck in BIOS, not detecting the SSD). There are other times when it does detect the SSD, but it returns "A disk error occurred - Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart". Sometimes, after 10-15 restarts, it boots successfully.
Sometimes I'm having blue screen (bsod) errors with stop codes like: 'memory' or 'unexpected store exception'.
I also noticed one time when the laptop refused to boot (the CPU fan was not even starting to spin) when the laptop was not plugged in. After I plugged it in, the boot sequence started. But that happened only once (and I find it odd).
On my experience, it seemed that some hardware malfunctioned. I tested the RAM - no errors. I tested the SSD - no errors. I tested the file system - no errors. I've tested and upgraded the BIOS. Nothing seems to offer a permanent fix.
The only temporary fix I found was opening up the laptop and replugging the SSD in the SATA connector. But that lasts for a few days and I can't really open up my laptop every other week... :))
Funny enough, if I'm installing Ubuntu, everything runs perfectly.
Is there anything I can try to detect the problem? Thank you!
Please note that there are times when everything runs perfectly...
ASUS X556UB Intel Core i7-6500U @ 2.5GHz 4096MB RAM Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB Windows 10 Education 64-bit