Win 10 randomly crashes, no BSOD, no minidump, no error messages

pioneerx01

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I have build my computer 11 years old (I know its old). It has been very solid for me and I was able to fix any issues easily over the time. In last 2 weeks it keeps crashing and I can't figure out why.

I can go 1-3 days between crashes, it does not matter if I am playing a game, doing research, or if the computer is idle. It will just decide to crash, No BSOD, no minidumps, no error messages; the screens just go black. Check disk, virus scan, memtest, SFC & DISM scans all come clean. All drivers are up to date, no unnecessary software is running, no hardware changes in last 2.5 years. Short of reinstalling it, I tried all I know.

I was thinking of redoing the BIOS, but the last updated version is from 2011, and messing with BIOS always makes me a bit nervous.

One interesting thing I noticed is that when it crashes, I cannot press the restart button to get it going again. I have to do hard shut down and then turn it back on. Otherwise the reset button works if the computer is working normally.

Thoughts?
 

SNGX1275

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Does the event viewer have anything around the time of the crash?

Back in the old days when something unexplainable happened we'd say re-seat your cards and RAM. Power down, pull the cards and RAM and put them back in.
 

pioneerx01

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Does the event viewer have anything around the time of the crash?

Back in the old days when something unexplainable happened we'd say re-seat your cards and RAM. Power down, pull the cards and RAM and put them back in.
I have no unusual error logs around the time of crash that I do not get other days without system being affected.
 

SNGX1275

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Alright, well you don't have anything else to lose but time, so power down and re-seat everything and get back with the results.
 

bazz2004

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11 years of solid use is pretty impressive with no issues. I'd suspect an imminent failure of something like the psu or motherboard.