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Abrupt Reboot/Windows Functions Frozen

Enigma757
  • 11 months ago

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Trying to Get back into PC gaming however recently when I boot up my PC at 1st running steam would cause I sudden reboot with no warning or explanation. After this I tried to run discord and it would freeze the app on authenticating. Now when I reboot windows functions won't even pop up, like task manager start menu settings and windows update. However when I reboot again it says Windows Update is running. Always gives me an infinite loading restart when I click restart anyway.

When booting in safe mode with networking windows features are available however trying to update is a no go. Troubleshooting says error code 0x803c0103. Should I restore my PC? I'm at wits end. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Update: So I did a registry check, deleted malware, defragmented, and updated my drivers. My computer has been a lot faster! However I am still getting sudden reboots or freezing in general. Events viewer tells me:

Event ID 41 - Kernel Power; 11 Times in 24hrs

Looking it up it says maybe a faulty PSU or too much wattage but the PSU can handle 550w. I'm gonna check the connections internally when I get home but any suggestions would be cool.

Comments

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds like an HDD problem. Try downloading CrystalDiskInfo and running it. Usually, it will be fine if it says "Warning" (I have 2 HDD's that come up with "Warning" and they both work fine), but if it says "Fail", you should replace your HDD.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Will try, thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're happy to overlook possibilities for a fix (if possible), this presents a fantastic opportunity to pick up a SSD for blazing fast performance over the 5400RPM HD. No system in current times should be absent of one, as it truly presents a fresh breath of air with vast performance increase in general compute, boot times, transfer speeds, etc etc.

A 240GB SSD ($30-$40) is more than sufficient for the operating system and applications (maybe a game or 2, depending on game size). 500GB ($50-$70) would be better for the long run or if you fancy securing some added performance in game load times and eliminating lags/stutter which are likely on 5400RPM drives (esp. with demanding titles with weightier resources or in-game asset load-ups).

You can back up your files and folders from your current drive and wipe it clean, to use it as a secondary storage solution (if the HD remains healthy).

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll keep that in mind, been looking into an SSD recently anyways!

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