Crashes to both Laptop and Desktop – need urgent help

I did a software update to my desktop this weekend. Since then I keep getting this message” Cannot find Hard drive.

I did a software update to my desktop on Sunday and since then it has started freezing and crashing several times per day.

My Laptop is a Dell XPS M 1530

The Desktop has a 125G SSD

They both worked fine before these update. It is taking me forever to complete this.

Windows 10 start menu, task bar and more not working. Crashes with Cortana / SearchUI.exe / ShellExperienceHost.exe

Recently a lot of Windows features stopped working on my Surface Pro (2017) with Windows 10 Pro.

E.g. can’t open start menu, Edge, system settings. On top of that, WiFi network adapter stopped working – so using ethernet connection via Surface Dock.

The following errors pop up in EventViewer when attempting to open Windows start menu (see below).

Without success, already tried to:

  • dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

  • Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | foreach {Add-Appxpackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$ ($ _.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

  • Reset this PC.
Faulting application name: SearchUI.exe, version: 10.0.17134.706, time stamp: 0x5ca3141a Faulting module name: SearchUI.exe, version: 10.0.17134.706, time stamp: 0x5ca3141a Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x0000000000078112 Faulting process ID: 0x2328 Faulting application start time: 0x01d4f2ddd7f474dc Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe Report ID: c157ae71-fa52-4d0d-af84-045c53e6ece3 Faulting package full name: Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.8.12.15063_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy Faulting package-relative application ID: CortanaUI  - <Event xmlns=""> - <System>   <Provider Name="Application Error" />    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>    <Level>2</Level>    <Task>100</Task>    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-04-14T16:19:32.769172000Z" />    <EventRecordID>1730</EventRecordID>    <Channel>Application</Channel>    <Computer>DESKTOP-1DSICIH</Computer>    <Security />    </System> - <EventData>   <Data>SearchUI.exe</Data>    <Data>10.0.17134.706</Data>    <Data>5ca3141a</Data>    <Data>SearchUI.exe</Data>    <Data>10.0.17134.706</Data>    <Data>5ca3141a</Data>    <Data>c0000005</Data>    <Data>0000000000078112</Data>    <Data>2328</Data>    <Data>01d4f2ddd7f474dc</Data>    <Data>C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe</Data>    <Data>C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe</Data>    <Data>c157ae71-fa52-4d0d-af84-045c53e6ece3</Data>    <Data>Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.8.12.15063_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy</Data>    <Data>CortanaUI</Data>    </EventData>   </Event>  Faulting application name: ShellExperienceHost.exe, version: 10.0.17134.1, time stamp: 0x5ace103a Faulting module name: twinapi.appcore.dll, version: 10.0.17134.137, time stamp: 0xb5d50228 Exception code: 0xc000027b Fault offset: 0x000000000009cad5 Faulting process ID: 0x2198 Faulting application start time: 0x01d4f2ddd7e0d41b Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\twinapi.appcore.dll Report ID: 80a26228-b289-4ba8-ab3c-eb50b975ccdc Faulting package full name: Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.15063.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy Faulting package-relative application ID: App  - <Event xmlns=""> - <System>   <Provider Name="Application Error" />    <EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>    <Level>2</Level>    <Task>100</Task>    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2019-04-14T16:19:32.722308300Z" />    <EventRecordID>1729</EventRecordID>    <Channel>Application</Channel>    <Computer>DESKTOP-1DSICIH</Computer>    <Security />    </System> - <EventData>   <Data>ShellExperienceHost.exe</Data>    <Data>10.0.17134.1</Data>    <Data>5ace103a</Data>    <Data>twinapi.appcore.dll</Data>    <Data>10.0.17134.137</Data>    <Data>b5d50228</Data>    <Data>c000027b</Data>    <Data>000000000009cad5</Data>    <Data>2198</Data>    <Data>01d4f2ddd7e0d41b</Data>    <Data>C:\Windows\SystemApps\ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy\ShellExperienceHost.exe</Data>    <Data>C:\Windows\System32\twinapi.appcore.dll</Data>    <Data>80a26228-b289-4ba8-ab3c-eb50b975ccdc</Data>    <Data>Microsoft.Windows.ShellExperienceHost_10.0.15063.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy</Data>    <Data>App</Data>    </EventData>   </Event>  

Mythtv frontend crashes when trying to play certain recording. How to fix this or at least report a bug?

This happens when using VDPAU playback profile (which works otherwise well)

mythtv-frontend version 2:29.1+fixes.201902191821.8f37aa3~ubuntu18.04.1 from ppa:mythbuntu/0.29

I can not file a bug about this by ubuntu-bug, so how to request for a fix?

some terminal outputs here

In PostgreSQL on Linux, editing pg_hba.conf and postgresql.conf and restarting Postgres crashes my cluster on restart (makes it ‘down’)

I have my PostgresSQL database on my Ubuntu 18.10 laptop, and I want to access my laptop database on my Desktop with Windows 10 PostgreSQL because I am learning how to use Microsoft’s Power BI and Power BI is only available on Windows.

Thus, I edited my postgresql.conf file as follows:

listen_addresses = 'localhost,my_public_ip_address,my_local_ip_address' 

Thus, I edited my pg_hba.conf file as follows (adding these lines to very bottom of file):

host    all             all             my_local_ip_address           md5 host    all             all             my_public_ip_address          md5 

After this, I run:

sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql restart sudo pg_lsclusters 

The postgresql service restarts unbelievably fast hinting at a problem and lsclusters reports:

Ver Cluster Port Status Owner    Data directory              Log file 11  main    5432 down   postgres /var/lib/postgresql/11/main /var/log/postgresql/postgresql-11-main.log 

For some reason, editing pg_hba.conf and postgresql.conf crashes my cluster and any attempt to log in with “psql postgres” or “psql -h localhost -d my_database -U my_user_name” results in:

me@me-computer_name:~$   psql postgres psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory     Is the server running locally and accepting     connections on Unix domain socket "/var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432"? 

As soon as I restore my original .conf backups with the reverted changes and restart postgresql 11 again, everything works perfectly fine. Why does editing the two .conf files crash my client, and how can I enable my client to allow connections from other computers near my house (and ONLY my house) through my public / local ip?

Theme developer module crashes the whole site when enabled, how to fix?

I’m working on a clean Drupal 7.x installation, downloaded Theme developer and its dependent module simplehtmldom API( another required module for Theme developer) using drush.

I found out that simplehtmldom 7.x-2.x is incompatible; so I removed it, and Installed the 7.x-1.12 version using Drush, enabled it, enabled the Theme developer module was available to be enabled. Now the site doesn’t work anymore.

All I’m seeing is just some tags like this.

< /> < /> < /> < /> < /> < /> < /> < /> < /> < /> 

The problem is fixed when I disable the Theme developer module manually with Drush; everything gets back to normal, when I disabled that module.

I’ve tried to navigate the site using /node/1 and tried to go to the administration panel; all I noticed is that the title of the page (the one appearing on the browser’s tab) appears but the content seems to be the same.

How do I solve this issue?

This is a screenshot.

Drupal Error devel_themer

Windows freezes and crashes

So, I was playing something with my friends on discord and out of the blue the screen freezes, but I can still hear the sounds, my friend’s voices and the game and not more than 5 seconds later, the screen goes black for 1 second and the computer restarts as if I pressed the restart button.

I tried playing it again under the same circumstances, and the it happen exactly the same way. But then, the third time, not giving me even time to open the game again, it just froze and stayed that way, so I had to manually restart it.

The fourth time, it also went a little different. This time it had been about 1hour since the last freeze, and there I was playing the game and out of the blue the mouse stopped working, but the keyboard remained functional, as I was able to press esc to pause it, but again, 5 seconds later, screen turns black and restarts.

The fifth time, it happened while I was watching Netflix and not even touching the keyboard/mouse.

This whole series of events happened within the period of a day.

-Windows 10 -GeForce GTX 970 -2x 8GB corsair RAM -Intel Core i3 3570k -AsRock Z77 Extreme

Flutter IOS app crashes just after starting

I am running into an issue while running flutter app in ios.

*** First throw call stack: ( 0 CoreFoundation 0x000000010f1941bb exceptionPreprocess + 331 1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x000000010e2b6735 objc_exception_throw + 48 2 CoreFoundation 0x000000010f1b2f44 -[NSObject(NSObject) doesNotRecognizeSelector:] + 132 3 CoreFoundation 0x000000010f198ed6 ___forwarding_ + 1446 4 CoreFoundation 0x000000010f19ada8 _CF_forwarding_prep_0 + 120 5 UIKitCore 0x0000000118a3d34a -[UIApplication _checkBackgroundRefreshAPIAdoption] + 174 6 UIKitCore 0x0000000118a19b52 -[UIApplication _runWithMainScene:transitionContext:completion:] + 1402 7 UIKitCore 0x00000001182384e9 __111-[__UICanvasLifecycleMonitor_Compatab<…>

Frequent Java (JVM) hard crashes

This is driving me nuts. I’m a java developer, I use Eclipse. Both the programs I write AND Eclipse (java IDE) itself is frequently crashing – hard crashing. It always seems to be inside JVM.dll when it happens, but the ‘stack’ is different every time, i.e. its never doing the same thing. I have

  • Upgrading java to the latest
  • Upgraded eclipse to the latest
  • Ran virus scans with Avast, Malware Bytes and Windows Defender (all updated)
  • Ran the Windows RAM test 2-3 times without issue
  • Ran Prime 95 CPU load test without issue
  • Downloaded an SSD drive checker without issue
  • Made sure Windows updates were at the latest.
  • Checked the graphics card driver was updated (Intel HD Graphics 620 + GeForce 940MX)
  • Rebooted!

Laptop is a Dell with an i7 7500U and 16GB RAM.

When I say frequent, its intermittant, it can be every 15 minutes for a while, then nothing for a few hours. Nothing else on the laptop appears odd or appears to be crashing.

Here is 1 example of a crash file created when the JVM crashed.

Eclipse was a late 2018, I just updated to the latest 2019 (java is latest v8u202). Fresh workspace, crashed after 45 minutes.

Worth noting that the crashes can occur at any time, such as running code or just moving the internal windows of the IDE about. As noted, both Eclipse crashes as well as the programs I’m running with Eclipse. I also tried another editor (IntelliJ) which also crashed.


Server crashes with watchdog: BUG: soft lockup every few days

For a couple months now, I have had an issue with my Ubuntu server where every few days, the machine locks up and is completely unresponsive. The only thing I see in the tty is the following message over and over, usually between 2 of few processes (PLEX media server, SSHd, rtorrent, tmux, etc…)

Mar 31 22:11:43 yggdrasil kernel: watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#2 stuck for 22s! [Plex DLNA Serve:23621] 

I see some other information sometimes, but I can never find it in any log, journalctl only ever has one instance of the log line, but there are dozens in the tty when I restart.

I have replaced the motherboard, the GPU, and the power supply and the problem persists.

Specs are as follows:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • Mobo: ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F Gaming
  • GPU: nVidia GT 210

Is there any other steps I can get to the bottom of this? Should I try to panic and get a kernel memory dump when this occurs? How would I do that?