Multiple DistributedCOM errors, system freezing, etc

I've been trying for several months to solve a problem where my system would freeze up while working. Occasionally it would be while web browsing, other times playing games, but I can't find a real pattern.

When I check the event viewer after rebooting I often find errors similar to the following; 

Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
Date:          4/17/2018 6:26:38 PM
Event ID:      10016
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          DEEPTHOUGHT\samue
Computer:      deepthought
Description:
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID 
{D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}
 and APPID 
{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}
 to the user DEEPTHOUGHT\samue SID (S-1-5-21-4100534078-2505195061-3857586593-1002) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM" Guid="{1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}" EventSourceName="DCOM" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">10016</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-04-17T22:26:38.249263700Z" />
    <EventRecordID>1668</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="776" ThreadID="3804" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>deepthought</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-4100534078-2505195061-3857586593-1002" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="param1">application-specific</Data>
    <Data Name="param2">Local</Data>
    <Data Name="param3">Activation</Data>
    <Data Name="param4">{D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}</Data>
    <Data Name="param5">{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}</Data>
    <Data Name="param6">DEEPTHOUGHT</Data>
    <Data Name="param7">samue</Data>
    <Data Name="param8">S-1-5-21-4100534078-2505195061-3857586593-1002</Data>
    <Data Name="param9">LocalHost (Using LRPC)</Data>
    <Data Name="param10">Unavailable</Data>
    <Data Name="param11">Unavailable</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

The CLSID and APPID occasionally are different than above (CLSID {6B3B8D23-FA8D-40B9-8DBD-B950333E2C52} and APPID {4839DDB7-58C2-48F5-8283-E1D1807D0D7D} is another example.

I've tried adjusting persmissions but still get errors. I eventually ran in to so many problems and crashes that I did a reformat and reinstall of Win10. It's ran fine for a few days but now is starting to freeze again.

I've run a memtest in the past but not overnight, just about an hour but no errors.

Any help is appreciated.

 

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What is the exact make and model?

Open Start, type: system information
Hit Enter
Click System summary
Look in the right pane

Copy the system sku info into reply here.

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Which version of Windows 10 is currently installed? See how to verify:

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Which version and edition Windows did you originally upgrade from or was installed prior to your current version:

Windows 10 - 1703, 1607, 1511, 1507 (build 10240)

Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Windows 8.0 Core, Windows 8.1 Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.0 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro
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System is homemade: 

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version 10.0.16299 Build 16299
System Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group
System Model TA970
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU None
Processor AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, 3500 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 6 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 4.6.4, 8/7/2014

Winver lists build as Version 1709

Way back when this system ran Windows 7 Home Premium but I've been running Windows 10 Home since it came out, mostly without issue.

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I am going to recommend you downgrade to Windows 10 1703.

Step 1: download Windows 10 1703 from the following link:
https://tb.rg-adguard.net/index.php?sid=74a7cf5...

Choose the following:

- Windows Final
- Windows 10, version 1703
- Windows 10 Pro + Home
- English
- x64 (64 bit) x32 (32 bit)

Step 2: create a bootable copy
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wik...

Step 3: perform a custom install
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki...

You should backup your files before downgrading.
Applications will need to be reinstalled.
The custom install will archive your files, so you can recover them from the Windows.old folder - make sure you follow the instructions to the letter.

There are some compatibility issues with Windows 10 version 1709 and certain hardware or software. There is no explanation why a lot of these problems are happening in Windows 10 1709, but the release is significantly flawed. Software and Hardware that once worked in previous versions, just suddenly stops working in Windows 10 1709 after an upgrade and sometimes loses functionality or stability.
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Thanks for your advice, but do you know if MS is working to correct this problem in a hotfix or future update? I'd rather not downgrade right now as I just spent so much time getting things back to where I was before. I'm also concerned that Windows would eventually just update me again to a newer version and I'm back to square one.

do you have any insight as to what hardware or software is causing the problems? At this point I'd consider upgrading hardware or changing software first.

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I am not aware of any fixes, but you could try upgrading to Windows 10 1803 when it becomes available.
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Can you let me know which edition to get? I'm assuming Home Single Language but want to make sure I'm getting the correct one.

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You should upgrade to Windows 10 Home 1803.
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From what I've read 1803 isn't stable yet and not formally released to the consumer, even though the link you have has it available as download. I think I'll either hold off until it's released or downgrade to 1703.

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Yes, it won't be officially released until the next 4 weeks.
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I installed version 1703 clean and updated all drivers. I have Windows Update disabled in order to prevent updating past 1703 for now. 

I still am getting freezes and crashes. Most recent DCOM error is as follows and led to BSOD:

Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
Date:          4/23/2018 9:02:05 AM
Event ID:      10016
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      deepthought
Description:
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID 
{D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}
 and APPID 
{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}
 to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM" Guid="{1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}" EventSourceName="DCOM" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">10016</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8080000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-04-23T13:02:05.288836100Z" />
    <EventRecordID>1407</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="892" ThreadID="1404" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>deepthought</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="param1">application-specific</Data>
    <Data Name="param2">Local</Data>
    <Data Name="param3">Activation</Data>
    <Data Name="param4">{D63B10C5-BB46-4990-A94F-E40B9D520160}</Data>
    <Data Name="param5">{9CA88EE3-ACB7-47C8-AFC4-AB702511C276}</Data>
    <Data Name="param6">NT AUTHORITY</Data>
    <Data Name="param7">SYSTEM</Data>
    <Data Name="param8">S-1-5-18</Data>
    <Data Name="param9">LocalHost (Using LRPC)</Data>
    <Data Name="param10">Unavailable</Data>
    <Data Name="param11">Unavailable</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

I also got fourwarnings that were similar to the following before freezing, in each case the text after "SWD\WPDBUSENUM\" was different but it seemed to refer to similar issues.

In each case (crash/freeze) this happened when running a game on Steam.

Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
Date:          4/23/2018 9:06:11 AM
Event ID:      219
Task Category: (212)
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      deepthought
Description:
The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device SWD\WPDBUSENUM\{7236b002-45f6-11e8-a388-806e6f6e6963}#0000000000100000.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP" Guid="{9C205A39-1250-487D-ABD7-E831C6290539}" />
    <EventID>219</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>212</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-04-23T13:06:11.142300200Z" />
    <EventRecordID>1451</EventRecordID>
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="228" />
    <Channel>System</Channel>
    <Computer>deepthought</Computer>
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data Name="DriverNameLength">70</Data>
    <Data Name="DriverName">SWD\WPDBUSENUM\{7236b002-45f6-11e8-a388-806e6f6e6963}#0000000000100000</Data>
    <Data Name="Status">3221226341</Data>
    <Data Name="FailureNameLength">14</Data>
    <Data Name="FailureName">\Driver\WudfRd</Data>
    <Data Name="Version">0</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>

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