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BSOD Error CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED, no other error code


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Hello 8Forum members.

Alot of threads and obviously people have indirectly helped me solve windows issues. But after searching n searching about this particular I admit defeat.

Getting into the specifics I was just copying files from one drive to a portable one when I had a power failure, When i booted the system later it started giving the error CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED. I also noticed the harddrive load light was constantly On , I have only noticed that during heavy loads.
I have tried the automatic/startup repair. It fails. I had a system restore point from 3 days ago. It failed.
Another one from 5 days ago, it failed too.
Cant go into safemode same Bsod. I ran chkdsk alone and on /f , no problems.
sfc /scannow gives 'windows resource protection..' error and doesnt go past stage 1.
I havnt tried chkdsk /r because eta is 9 hours. 1 TB GPT disk
I tried booting with Driver Signing off, no change.
I had a linux image on my usb , I booted through it and checked the drives. They seem fine. All drives would mount and status is healthy.
I checked the Minidumps folder and the dumps there are 1 month old. I dont see any new dumps for some reason.
Windows 8.1. I didnt recently install any drivers or devices, I have an antivirus ESET, The drive i was copying from wasnt system drive.
I hope someone here can help out, I have hit a wall.


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windowx 8.1
    Computer type


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Even though all the tests and checks you performed, it sounds like your hard drive is failing.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    Corsair RM550x
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
    Google Chrome
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset

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