Faulty processor/CPU makes Win10 fail to install

What to do if a faulty processor/CPU is the cause when Win10 fails to install on a new build PC Faulty processor/CPU problem An amateur system builder builds a desktop PC using brand new components from a mainstream online computer store  – PC case, RAM memory, motherboard, power supply, processor/CPU, graphics card and M.2 NVMe…

PC freezes every 15 minutes requiring a reboot or shuts down

PC freezes: My desktop/laptop PC keeps freezing every 15 minutes requiring a reboot PROBLEM – PC freezes regularly My elderly desktop PC runs Windows 7 SP1 64-bit version with 4GB of RAM and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Socket AM2 processor. Of late. The PC freezes regularly, about every 15 minutes, which requires a restart…

PC / Computer randomly reboots and then warns to run Chkdsk

Hard disk drive problem: PC reboots randomly and warns to run chkdsk hard-drive diagnostic tool My desktop PC runs Windows 7 Professional. Sometimes it reboots of its own accord. Recently, at startup, dire warnings appeared asking me to run Chkdsk with a surface scan. It seems to be getting worse with time. I have tested…

Useful free PC diagnostic tools / utilities

Useful free PC diagnostic tools/utilities that provide useful information on a computer’s components, diagnostic tests or that monitor their activities   There are several very useful free diagnostic and information and monitoring tools that are either provided as part of Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10 or by third-party developers. The following list of free tools can provide useful…

Desktop PC suffers Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) events

RAM memory problem: Desktop PC suffers  suffers several Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) events The following Blue Screen of Death problem could have several causes but is most likely to have been caused by RAM memory that is itself faulty or which has not been installed properly. Problem After not being in use for about…