Windows crashes with bluescreen - Last Change: KB3194496

I'm having a serious problem with my PC: 2days ago it stopped working - Bluescreen half way through the boot-process.

I reinstalled Windows and everything was fine again. I could play games, do office stuff, no worries.

This morning I find it sitting on the login-screen - obviously an update had been installed. But when I try to log in, it crashes with the same (meaningless Critixal_Process_Died) bluescreen it had 2 days ago.

Setup-Log shows that Windows installed KB3194496 at around 4am.

Whats really interesting: I cannot use the system restore because there are apparently no restore points, despite me changing nothing in this regard, sfc puts out errors when I run it from the command prompt and using safe mode to boot doesnt help either - Windows crashes at the exact same spot.

I think I can pretty much rule out Hardware-defects, as I was able to play ARK yesterday without problems for several hours.

Anyone have a solution or idea what else I could try?

We do need the actual log files (called a DMP files) as they contain the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

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Cat herder
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MVP-Windows and Devices for IT

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Last updated January 1, 2018 Views 116 Applies to: