Visual Studio 2017 Community - Blue Screen of Death when starting my project (CTRL+F5)

Hi All - I have a project that I've been working on for a few weeks and I haven't had any issues running it, meaning when I click CTRL+F5 it opens my browser, connects to my localhost:port and displays my web page.  

However yesterday, out of the blue (literally) CTRL+F5 now causes my entire computer to crash and display a Blue screen of Death.  The BSOD error reads:

What Failed: FLTMGR.SYS

Coincidentally my coworkers computer experienced the same exact issue approximately 3 hour after mine.  All of a sudden CTRL-F5 caused BOTH our laptops to crash with the same exact error message.

We tried the following:

  • Created a new blank web application (assumed there was something in one of our projects that was causing the BSOD), left the default code untouched, did a build of the app and CTRL + F5.  (Bluescreen)
  • Uninstalling/Reinstalling VS 2017 Community (Bluescreen)
  • Openned VS 2013 Pro(I had this older version on my laptop), created a new blank web app (Like before) left the default code untouched, did a build of the app and CTRL + F5.  (Bluescreen)
  • Updating Windows and reattempt the above.  (Bluescreen)

So I'm at a loss.  I have no idea how to go about fixing this.  I'm wondering if anyone know how I can troubleshoot and hopefully fix this situation.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Go into your BIOS and check the Hard drive configuration. Set it to IDE / AHCI mode (try both), Restart  and test.

it can also be a driver Issue. search for new driver updates.

How many antivirus do you have on your PC ?

Scan your system with RKill and  AdwCleaner, and then Uninstall them.

Disable any Antivirus on your PC and test for error.

Also run Windows Update and make sure you have the latest updates on your PC.
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Please attach the *.dmp file.   find it in C:\Windows\Minidump\*.dmp
Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
Hi cdemott33,

You have not mentioned which OS are you using.

Firstly make sure that Minidumps (Small Memory Dumps) on the system are enabled.

Please check the link below for enabling them

Once you have that enabled, reproduce the BlueScreen. Once BSOD happened it would have a files with .dmp extension at C:\Windows\Minidumps folder.

Attach those dmp files here so that we could analyze them.

cdemott33Author Commented:
Thank you both for your help.  I attached the .dmp file as requested.  My OS is Windows 8.1.  My co-worker is running Windows 10.  We are both experiencing the same problem.
cdemott33Author Commented:
Thanks for your help.  I think I'm going to have to rebuild my laptop.  What a nightmare.  Thanks again.
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