I agree that shipping costs should not be a thing!
IMHO, when someone returns an item to the factory under warranty,
the shipping should be refunded if/when the item has been determined to be defective!
But, with that said....The issues I was having indicated something major was a problem and it could have been a few different things!
I feel a bit lucky it was not the Mobo/CPU, which would mean a Total Tear Down!
or the PSU, another PITA!
Or Windows, which would mean a reload and possibility of losing everything I had on the SSD!<<< Or the SSD itself!
It turned out to be, probably the easiest part to replace!
So $8.00 is a bit of a Relief!
Also, I learned a couple things I did not know before!
sfc/scannow is a pretty useful tool.
Windows has a decent memory diagnostic tool built in!
I also learned about "Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth"
That was able to clean up what the faulty Memory was causing!
And Again $8.00 not that big of a deal, considering what it might have been!
When I brought up the puter today there's a message saying Windows11 is ready to be downloaded and installed!(see new post)