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Old 11-20-2017, 10:40 PM   #1
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Exclamation How to diagnose MCE error messages from LiveUSB


I am helping someone with a Win10 laptop that keeps crashing. The RAM passes many rounds MemTest86+ and causes no problems in other computers. To do some more testing, I booted a LiveUSB and saw a MCE message, but the system still booted. I did not get this message with the same LiveUSB on another identical system. I also got this message from several different LiveUSBs, and it occurs on every cold boot. I tried to figure this out myself but the other instructions were either very old or very difficult to understand. My error message is:

[ 0.359425] mce: [Hardware Error]: CPU 0: Machine Check: 0 Bank 6: e200000080000106
[ 0.359477] mce: [Hardware Error]: TSC 0
[ 0.359516] mce: [Hardware Error]: PROCESSOR 0:20652 TIME 1510991073 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 9


So, what is wrong with the machine?
 
Old 11-23-2017, 06:18 AM   #2
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Am I correct in my wild guess that this is a windows 10 laptop on which someone is booting a Linux live usb? If so, congratulations on the curved ball.

Machine Check Exceptions are non specific hardware errors. If the live usb transfers the fault, get rid of that live usb - it's past it's "Use by" date. Do an md5 or SHA1 check of each download, verify each write, and check the usb filesystem. See how it behaves then.
 
Old 11-27-2017, 11:22 PM   #3
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This is someone elses Windows 10 laptop that keeps crashing. I didnt know liveUSBs even had expiration dates. I downloaded the image and burned my liveUSBs the night before for the purpose of testing that computer, so it should be fairly new. To be safe, I downloaded, verified, and burned a new one anyways, just to be safe. It behaved just the same way as the others - I get very similar errors from different LiveUSBs on the same computer, non of which follow the LiveUSB.
 
Old 11-28-2017, 04:32 AM   #4
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Allow me to express myself plainly: Usb disks can have a short lifespan, especially where regular access is concerned (e.g. boot record.). It ceases to be an asset and becomes an irritation. AFAIK, there's no0 usb disk with a 'best before Nov 2017' date on it.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 11:12 AM   #5
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I have NEVER had a problem with BOOTABLE USB suddenly stopping to boot because of age or usage (read only) and I have some that are many years old and used most days.
That machine check is a hardware check on memory, which could be a memory timing mismatch or controller error if the memory itself has proven to be sound using the same timings.

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