Windows 10: Can't Boot (Critical Process Died)

Discus and support Can't Boot (Critical Process Died) in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; getting the above error after 3 fresh windows 10 installs, at various stages after the install. all seemed well for hours. i had no viruses. i tried... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by jimlau, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. jimlau Win User

    Can't Boot (Critical Process Died)


    getting the above error after 3 fresh windows 10 installs, at various stages after the install. all seemed well for hours.

    i had no viruses. i tried to reboot in all the offered manners (e.g. safe boot, debug, etc) but could never re-boot.

    any idea why this is happened at various times?

    thanks.

    (i have an SSD, Intel i7 6600, MSI Z170A Gaming M3 motherboard, W10 Pro)

    :)
     
    jimlau, Aug 13, 2017
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  2. ser1bks Win User

    Boot a Machine with stop code

    I have a stop code: Critical Process Died. I cannot boot the ma any ideas?
     
    ser1bks, Aug 13, 2017
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  3. Andre Da Costa, Aug 13, 2017
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  4. philc43 Win User

    Can't Boot (Critical Process Died)

    Hello jimlau,

    There is a lot we can look at if you provide the files as requested in the instructions at the top of this page.
     
    philc43, Aug 13, 2017
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  5. jimlau Win User
    I cannot boot, so I cannot get any more info.
     
    jimlau, Aug 13, 2017
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  6. philc43 Win User
    OK, I thought there were still times when it was working OK but see that it is only after a new install. In this case you will have to create a bootable USB drive or disk and then see if you can get into your system that way. A C:\Windows\memory.dmp file would be a useful start.

    Use this tutorial to create a disk: Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk
     
    philc43, Aug 13, 2017
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  7. jimlau Win User
    ok, thanks.

    1 thing - i don't have the driver cd, so i downloaded ones from the support page, but may not have had them all installed, if that is relevant.
     
    jimlau, Aug 13, 2017
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  8. philc43 Win User

    Can't Boot (Critical Process Died)

    If you are referring to the motherboard drivers then usually W10 when it installs will find ones that work. The first thing to check after a clean install is the Device Manager and it will show any devices that still need drivers. Getting them from the MSI support page is the best way.
     
    philc43, Aug 13, 2017
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  9. jimlau Win User
    All devices were recognized and functioning (I only have a DVD drive and second SSD). So would the drivers likely not be the problem?
     
    jimlau, Aug 13, 2017
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  10. philc43 Win User
    Please describe as fully as possible the sequence of events before you get the crash. What software was installed after you did the clean install of W10.
     
    philc43, Aug 13, 2017
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  11. jimlau Win User
    I did things in different orders, but added:
    Windows Live Mail
    Deskbot and Text to Speech
    Firefox
    McAfee
     
    jimlau, Aug 13, 2017
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  12. zbook New Member
    1) What was happening to the computer that you recently made operating system changes?
    2) Was the most recent operating system before the recent changes and problems (factory install; prior clean install vs upgrade from windows 7 or 8.1)
    3) What is the age of the computer and hardware?
    4) Was windows 10 ever working on the computer? Or were the recent issues related to upgrade problems?
    5) Have you tried to boot to windows recovery or the windows advanced troubleshooting menu?
    If this has not yet been attempted please try these steps:
    6) power on the computer and as soon as you see the Microsoft icon power off
    7) power on again and as soon as you see the Microsoft icon power off
    8) power on again
    On the second or third time you should see "diagnosing your PC" with circulating dots.
    This should advance to the windows recovery or the windows advanced troubleshooting menu.
    Once in this menu you should see the following options:
    a) reset with save files
    b) reset with remove files
    c) restore
    d) startup options
    e) startup repair
    f) command prompt

    9) Are your files backed up to where you can perform a clean install (delete partitions, format drive, make unallocated drive, reinstall new windows 10 version 1703 operating system)?
    10) Had you made a backup image?
    11) what is the history of malware before the most recent operating system changes?
    12) please explain what you mean by fresh windows 10 installs: does that mean a reset, restore, or did you delete partitions or format the drive?
    13) what information is there about the condition of the drive? Had you ran any tests on the drive?
    14) were you having any chkdsk commands automatically run ?
    15) had you created yet a bootable windows 10 iso?
     
    zbook, Aug 13, 2017
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  13. jimlau Win User

    Can't Boot (Critical Process Died)

    i deleted the drive before installing windows 10 from an ISO. the same W10 that was working before. Yes, saved all my files so could re-install once W10 was.

    I had messed up the BIOS selection and had to reset the BIOS back to original and re-install W10.

    i booted in all those ways you listed, but nothing worked. diagnostics didn't work.

    i did not test the SSD. what['s the best way? CHDSK?

    i had no malware.

    computer is 6 months old.
     
    jimlau, Aug 13, 2017
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  14. zbook New Member
    Were you overclocking?
    Did the booting problem occur when the bios was reset? or when you performed a clean install? or were both done at the same time?

    1) follow the step that philc43 typed in post #4
    2) also create a bootable windows 10 iso: Download Windows 10
    3) other options if you have additional flash drives are:
    a) create a bootable Ubuntu drive
    b) create a Memtest86+ drive: Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
     
    zbook, Aug 13, 2017
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  15. philc43 Win User
    Please can you fill in as many details as possible about you system in the system spec area of your profile.

    If you can ensure your PC has the most up to date BIOS (you can usually update the BIOS from within the BIOS menus) before you try to recover or re-install it might help.
     
    philc43, Aug 13, 2017
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