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  1. Nomad of Norad

    The new "News and Interest" feature in Win10 has stopped giving me the weather

    A few days ago, I noticed my Win10 taskbar had added a new feature to the left of the system-tray, which when moused over, displays news and weather and whatnot. At that location in the taskbar, it was showing me the weather. Mostly it showed the current temperature, and a particular symbol...
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    Synthetic Watchdog Timeout BSOD crash

    I actually had made a recovery disc some while ago, but for some reason the machine would not boot from the disc, even though I have the CD/DVD drive set in BIOS as one of the things to boot from, and even though I can see that drive's light blink for a moment each time I turn the machine on...
  3. Nomad of Norad

    Synthetic Watchdog Timeout BSOD crash

    I don't get the impression its getting any hotter than it has been in ages.
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    Synthetic Watchdog Timeout BSOD crash

    Okay, it kept freezing every few moments for a couple seconds at a time, and going BAZZZZ or BIZZZZZZ, but would always resume working again after it. It was doing this for over an hour. And then I walked out of the room, came back, and it had froze to BAZZZZZZZZZZ and stayed there... and it...
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    Synthetic Watchdog Timeout BSOD crash

    Well, I set a restore point, then enabled the Driver Verifier thing, dutifully rebooted to let the changes take effect... and it immediately bluescreened before it could even get to desktop. I said, okay, fine, I'll go back to the restore point, and went to set a restore point from the...
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    Synthetic Watchdog Timeout BSOD crash

    Does the Driver Verifier mode take up a lot of processor-ticks, or is it low-activity enough that you barely notice? edit: I guess, fundamentally, I'm asking: Does it hammer-hammer-hammer-hammer at the machine to make it crash so as to test it, or does it simply, quietly monitor things...
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    Synthetic Watchdog Timeout BSOD crash

    Bah, things are still locking up at random, sometimes going BAAZZZZZZZZZ for several moments (I.e. several seconds) and then resuming regular operation, sometimes going BAAZZZZZZZZZZZ for several minutes until I give up and hit Reset. Just not as often as it was a couple days ago. I can mostly...
  8. Nomad of Norad

    Synthetic Watchdog Timeout BSOD crash

    Well, I went and reinstalled back in Docker Desktop and the relevant container, and haven't had a crash since. It's pretty much what my experience was before: So long as Docker launched the container correctly, I'd only get one BSOD in a couple weeks. If for some reason Docker tripped over...
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    Synthetic Watchdog Timeout BSOD crash

    Bah, it did it again, but this time all I was doing was right-click saving a bunch of JPGs from the Web to my downloads folder.
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    Synthetic Watchdog Timeout BSOD crash

    Of late, I have been getting random hangs, followed sometimes by a BSOD telling me Synthetic Watchdog Timeout. I have done just about everything I can think of to fix it. Far as I understand it, the ONLY thing that can be causing this is virtual-machines related, Hyper-V and the like. I HAD...
  11. Nomad of Norad

    100% Disk Activity anomaly

    Well, after 2 days of banging my head against a wall, going through maybe a dozen different what-to-do-if-you-get-100%-disk-activity help pages, all of which gave more or less the same checklist of things to turn off or twiddle with... I finally started systematically shutting down every program...
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    100% Disk Activity anomaly

    Okay, for some reason, Task Manager is telling me I have 100% disk activity, and its going on all day long. This suddenly showed up a couple days ago and I have no idea why. I have not changed anything significant, like installing or updating any programs. Tonight I did do an optional...
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    Random BSODs since December 2020

    Invest in a decent... whut? What's an AIO? Anyway, I have a LOT of stuff that launches at startup (i.e. many of the chat programs, some support aps), and some things that I then launch at manual fairly early on (i.e. the web browser, the email program, some more chat stuff...). edit...
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    Random BSODs since December 2020

    Well, it's at 65 to 68 right now with me having regular programs running, like all my chat programs (Pidgin, Telegram, Discord, etc), web browser with lots of tabs open, Thunderbird open with a LOT of mailboxes, and such, and I'm not running anything strenuous like games or such, (I don't run...
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    Random BSODs since December 2020

    Yeah, the temp is usually idling at about 60 to 65 degrees. I've not seen the Core Temp show anything above 70, though. I have 32gigs of ram in this machine. Two pairs of ram chips, each stick is 8gigs. I actually did the memtest thing some weeks ago, per instructions on another forum, and...
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    Random BSODs since December 2020

    Well, I redid the thermal paste two years ago, under the advice that it might have dried out or something, and it made zero difference in the heat issue then either. I tried looking for an even beefier heat sink back then, and the only ones for this motherboard and processor that I could find...
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    Random BSODs since December 2020

    Okay, I did the sfc /scannnow thing a day or two before your post, and it found no troubles to fix. And I have now done the delete and re-enable Pagefile thing. I'll see if that changes things. edit: And then it BSODed again, while I was idly watching a live feed on Discord. Minidump...
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    Random BSODs since December 2020

    Well, I just had another BSOD, and it was while I was trying to look at something in Telegram while watching a video feed in Discord, while Docker Desktop is again stuck all day in Starting. I suspect whatever is causing the BSOD might be making the minidump finger the wrong thing when things...
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    Random BSODs since December 2020

    Usually I'm running Core Temp in the background, with it set to display the current temp on the Dock. Trouble is, when the machine BSODs, it completely fills the display (while leaving the desktop contents of the 2nd monitor visible) so I can no longer see the Dock to observe what the displayed...
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