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Random BSOD

By Chan Martin ยท 9 replies
Mar 4, 2017
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  1. For the millionth time now; I'm getting BSOD's.
    Specs:

    Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
    RAM - 8192MB Ram (two 4 gb sticks I think).
    Processor - AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
    Power Supply - no clue (I'm not the best with computer hardware, so I don't know how to find out what mine is)
    Motherboard - MSI 760GM-P23(FX) (MS-7641)

    Forgive me if this post needs more info because I'm trying to write this before my computer crashes again.
    Any help appreciated! minidumps attatched

    UPDATE FROM PHONE:
    I decided to totally reset my pc from the windows install disk. I did a clean reset and deleted all partitions and then when I clicked next I get put on the windows setup page. Once on this page, my PC will get to about 90% on "getting files ready for installation" and then restart. Once it restarts, it takes me to a black screen that says no OS found and I have to hit f11 on restart to get back to the CD to ATTEMPT to reinstall windows.
     

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    Last edited: Mar 5, 2017
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 2,383   +446

    You can POST? You can reach BIOS?

    What are you using for installation media? When/where did you get it?

    Maybe create it fresh again. I forget if you are Win10 or something else. This is for Win10. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10startfresh

    Maybe in depth test of RAM - use self-booting USB version of Memtest86 - run continuous overnight.
     
  3. Chan Martin

    Chan Martin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I could use the PC at one point last night but after I booted up the windows CD to fully reset that's when the partitions are messed up somehow. I can always get to the reset screen and it's installing windows but right when it's about to finish my PC crashes. Also whenever I go to the "Repair my PC" option under the disk and choose reset, it says "Required Partition is missing". So to fix that, I went under command prompt under someone else's help and repaired the bcd or mcd drive (not sure which or what they mean). Now when I go to reset through the repair my PC option I can actually reset my PC but it crashes on me midway through. I can't go into my OS or anything; I'm just stuck on a continuous loop of seeing no operating system found, my computer crashing, and me loading up the disk.
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 2,383   +446

    You can POST? You can reach BIOS?

    What are you using for installation media? What version OS? When/where did you get it?
     
  5. Chan Martin

    Chan Martin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I'm not sure what POST or BIOS is or what they mean. I'm assuming installation media is what I'm using to install Windows 10, so I'm using a CD. I got the disk from my computer manufacturer, CyberPower PC, about 2 years ago.
     
  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 2,383   +446

    POST - power on self test - at boot, single beep indicating hardware is good
    BIOS - basic settings for controlling initial operation of system -beginning roughly at POST and ending at login
    Operating system is initialized in that interim period - allocation of interrupts and memory - drivers are loaded

    You can POST? You can reach BIOS?


    A 2yr old Windows 10 disk is likely to be out of date - consider downloading a current windows 10 ISO and put it on a flash drive or on a DVD. Maybe create it fresh again. This is for Win10. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10startfresh

    Maybe in depth test of RAM - use self-booting USB version of Memtest86 - run continuous overnight.
    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/6216-memtest86.html
     
  7. Chan Martin

    Chan Martin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    I do get POST because I hear the beep when my computer starts up. I don't think I reach BIOS because whenever I start up the computer without pressing f11, I go to a screen the says no operating system is found. When I do press f11 though, it will take me to the disc
     
  8. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 2,383   +446

    I suggest you download and consult a manual for your system or motherboard
    OR
    visit the repair shop of your choice.
     
  9. Chan Martin

    Chan Martin TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    The culprit ended up being a RAM stick so once I removed it I am now able to boot up into windows. My computer still crashes randomly though
     
  10. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 2,383   +446

    Removed 1 stick RAM.
    POST ok.
    Login ok.
    Can use Windows 10 for a bit.
    Crashes.

    More detail would be helpful.

    Did you update media to current version of Win10?

    If updated, did you run 'repair'? "
    "

    When was last time you cleaned system?

    Are you using nVidia driver or Microsoft Windows default? You may wish to get recent WHQL nVidia driver.
     

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