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BSoD Loop - Tried most everything I have seen suggested

Q: BSoD Loop - Tried most everything I have seen suggested


I started having a BSoD Loop occur this morning.
I built this computer about one month ago.
I actually was having a similar issue with my prior PC

The only hardware that is the same in the tower is the RAM and the Power Supply.
It has taken a long time to be able to compile this information between crashes.

Most Common BSoD ERRORS:
KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (Was the first I received)

I have several warning events for:
The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device SWD\WPDBUSENUM\{af6ce934-2f17-

That may coincide with the crashes, i am not sure.

I ran a system restore

I ran windows update


I ran Driver Verifier

I have disabled fast start up

I have disabled Drivers that show up yellow in safe mode (Printer and Generic PnP Monitor)

I changed my allocated Virtual Memory/Page File size

I ran one full pass of Memtest86 with 0 errors

I then reran it with all CPUs in parallel for more passes, but it would crash in the first minute.

Prime95 instantly crashes

Thank you so much for any help you can provide,and let me know if there is anything else I can provide

My System Specs
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OS Windows 10

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When I boot I'm pressing F8 strait away. That takes me to the safe mode it gives me these options:

safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt

enable boot logging
enable vga mode
last known good configuration
directory services restore mode
debugging mode
disable automatic restart on system failure

start windows normally
return to OS choices menu

Ive tried most of these and get no where. If I dont press F8 then I just get the following options:

safe mode
safe mode with networking
safe mode with command prompt
last known good configuration
Start windows normally

I've tried all of these we just keep going around the boot loop. once the computer tries to start it get to the windows screen and starts to load then it flashes blue for less then a second then we go back to the begining. Please help im getting really worried!

A:In Reboot Loop from SP3 have tried suggested fixes

My laptop is an AMD.


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Hi everyone, I have a Sony VAIO vpcEB4L1E.chk Laptop, with a 500 GB HDD , with a Intel core i3-380m processor / 2.53 GHz,with 4GB RAM, running on Windows 7 home premium 32 bit.
Until recently the laptop has been working fine, but all of a sudden it's stopped working. In its simpliest form, the laptop starts up, then it comes to a screen that has two options: Repair Windows using recommended settings, or start windows normally. When selecting start windows normally, the "starting windows" screen comes up, then all of a sudden a BSOD flashes momentarily on the screen and does the whole procedure again. I can't access any of the system restore options, as it loads up the windows 7 background and does nothing else.

I've tried all of the advanced system options after pressing F8 and they all do the same as the normal cycle. When trying to boot into the 3 safe mode options, I get a list of drivers that end in these two:

I've also tried booting Windows from a normal DVD R CD and a 16GB NTFS Flash drive, and when attempting to re-install windows, it hangs on the "setup is starting" page and does nothing else. I've also tried booting from a Wondershare liveboot programme I downloaded and it acts the same way as the windows 7 CD, whereby it hangs on the screen, and up until recently, despite setting the boot options to external device I cannot boot from a Windows 7 CD or a USB flash drive.
Becuase i... Read more

A:BSOD Loop, nothing works and is in a constant loop

It sounds like a hard drive problem (the UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME is your hard drive).
Try these free diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
Start with the hard drive test.

Good luck!

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Here's a paste of it:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: FD5E2C60
BCP2: 00000001
BCP3: 82414C39
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem:


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Hi, so, im at a loss. Thursday night i was watching something on youtube. The screen froze and the sound that was coming from the video i was watching repeated itself very fast for about 3 seconds. The laptop then shut down, went to turn it on again, get a message saying it was shut down improperly, start launch repair or start normally. start normal..... goes to the green loading bar for about 5 minutes then restarts back to the same message. so this time i hit start repair... this again goes to the green load bar for about 5 minutes, and gives me a bsod. Will not boot in any safe modes, actually.... nothing will boot in the F8 screen. the memory diagnostics thing is all that will work, ran that and it didnt come back with anything bad.... I know this isnt gonna be fun for you guys.... will give better info once i know what you guys need. Thanks

A:Bsod loop

Others may come by to offer help, but my suggestion is save your stuff. We can show you how with Ubuntu. Then we can get you an install DVD (free) all you need is a valid key number and reinstall. Tell me how you want to proceed. Sorry about your problems.

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Keep getting BSOD on loop with HP logo "Preparting Automatic Repair" then restarts with BSOD Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area(ntfs.sys)
I did a HP Diagnostics for HDD and everything went fine, Next did a windows recovery with USB then BSOD popped up
anyway to get to safe mode?

HP envy 20 Desktop


Hi legato & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

Are you getting the same BSOD over and over? I mean the bugcheck code is the same or is it different?
Also see if you are able to get into the Safe Mode using this Guide -

Let me know how it goes ^_^

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Hey there seven community, I will keep this short and sweet,

my mothers computer is a Dell Dimension 9200 I believe I am not sure but its newer than the older style, anyways just a few days ago she got the BSOD with the error 0x24 I believe that is a hard drive issue, so I had my younger brother try to reinstall the operating system it went to load the files then hit the blue screen, he tried booting from safe mode blue screen again, now correct me if I am wrong, the hard drive is finished?

A:BSOD loop

Most Dells have a diagnostic utility. When you turn the machine on, hit the key for the boot menu, F12 I think. In that menu is diagnostics let it run a giagnostic test and you will usually find the problem. If your computer is under warranty, when you call Dell, they will want you to run it anyway. This way you can give them the error code.

If it is a Western Digital drive (which Dell usually uses) you can download their diagnostic program from their website. It's called windig.

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When i made a thread a few months ago I mentioned that i have Allot of bsod and i go into a loop of 30 minutes with bsod, At that time there where no Minidumps To but now they start appearing everytime i get a bsod. I Put them all in a rar file because they where to Big to upload 1 by 1

If you have Any questions about he minidump files you can ask me

<link removed> minidump files


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Hi guys

Hope you can help. Am not a techie so keep it simple please...
When I got back from work today I noticed the feared BSOD on my home computer screen. Since then I've been trying to restart, try system repair, boot from the Vista cd rom etc... All to no avail.

First, the BSOD I keep getting is hopefully attached.

My OS is Vista 32 bit, Dell XPS 420.

Things I tried:

1. Reboot - fails each time
2. Start in safe mode - doesn't work
3. Try to load last working config, doesn't work
4. Reboot from Vista Cd-ROM, also doesn't work

Ok so when I reboot I get the option of starting windows normally or to select windows system restore. Tried the latter and it worked once, but after that it never wants to 'select', I.e. when I try to select it, it just takes me back to the selection screen.

Am getting somewhat stressed and worried about it. Is there anything you could suggest I try or is this a trip to the repair shop?

Many, many thanks

A:BSOD loop

the first thing i would try is typing the error codes (0x00...) into bing and see what comes up. if it's a vista computer, it may be time to reload the os, you have to do this sometimes. if you have a backup of your data, no problem. if you have things you need to get, you can remove the hard drive and place it in another computer and get it that way. it may have been an update causing the error, i have seen that before. we had an update that crashed all our xp computers, talk about a pain, we had over 100,000 nationwide, a lot of them xp. try the error codes first, it may point you in the right direction and save a reinstall.

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It's been a while since I've posted in here searching for help but I think my computer finally bit the dust.

I have a 21 month old son who thinks it's funny to hard shut down my computer by pushing the pretty blue lit button on my tower. Yesterday he had done it at least 6 times, seemed like everytime I turned around he was back getting into my computer.

Anyway, I had gotten a blue screen yesterday, it tried to restart and gave me the options like starting in safe mode, safe mode with networking, starting normally, etc... I started in safe mode with networking, didn't see any problems with my normal programs I use starting up so I re-started normally and all was fine up until about midnight or so last night when I shut it down for the night.

This morning I was on the computer doing my normal routine online, left the room for 2 seconds, he had turned it off again. I turned it back on as normal, blue screen is back and relentless. I have no option to start in safe mode, pressing F11 goes right to the screen that reads "WINDOWS ERROR RECOVERY" at the top and my only options are "LAUNCH STARTUP REPAIR (recommended)" and "START WINDOWS NORMALLY". Selecting repair I get a screen that says to insert recovery discs and restart computer. Selecting start normally I get the windows screen for about 5 seconds trying to get to password screen to log on then the screen kind of flickers a bit and blue screen comes up and d... Read more

A:BSOD loop

Hi.My name is Debbie. Mod Edit: Rmoved redundant data reflected in signature - Hamluis.I am very sorry to hear about various problems with your computer, As the Hardware diagnostics passed then we can assume that there should be no Hardware failure. I would suggest you to do flea power for that remove the power cord from your Computer and disconnect any third party component attached to this system, press and hold the power button for 20 seconds to discharge any residual current inside the Computer. This clears your RAM and is like hardware reset. After this Boot your computer in "safe mode". IF still nothing works out then try do clean Operating system Installation which will erase all the data from your system and which might fix this issue.

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Hello there,

Recently my computer died on me and rebooted its self. The systems BIOS loads up, then the windows XP loading screen shows then i get the blue screen of death with white writing flash past really quickly ( too fast to read) then it restarts again.

I have added a new hard drive and installed OS again. This worked for about 2 weeksn, then the problem happened again.

I have also tried different sitcks of RAM, yes you guessed it. same problem.

I did notice that a message shows every now and then in the BIOS saying something like "IDE Chanel 1 no 80 conductor "

Does anyone have any ideas what it could be?

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD loop

Have you tried booting to safe mode to see if you can bypass the BSOD and look at some event logs? Getting information for the BOSD can really narrow down what the problem is some of the times.

The bios error your seeing means the drive isn't being seen by the motherboard because possibly the drive is dying/the cable is going bad/ or the motherboard controller is going bad.

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Hello, TSG staff.

After a long time away from here I am back with another quandary: my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15) goes through a bsod loop at startup. It will go to the Windows logo, pause there for a while, then bsod, turn off, turn back on and repeat. Is there anything I can do about this? I am running Windows 7 64 bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



For starters, can you provide details of the BSoD? Have you tried hitting F8 so you can get into Safe Mode? I would recommend downloading and running BlueScreenView on the laptop, since that can query dump files and give you more of an idea as to what's happening.

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So, my laptop is in a constant BSOD loop where it will start, get to the windows loading part then BSOD, and finally restart, starting the process over again. I have tried safe mode, repair system, trying to disable the automatic restart on crash, seeing which driver is that last one before the crash, booting from the installation CD, all without any success. though sometimes when I tried the "repair system" option the BSOD screen actually stayed on long enough for me to write down these errors:

0xFFFFF8A000F2B4E8, 0x0000000000000000, 0xFFFFF88000CB78F7, 0x0000000000000002

I believe that I have 7 Ultimate 64 bit, before that it was Vista. Thanks for any help guys.

A:BSOD loop

Startup Repair

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Recently i have not been able to use my IBM laptop. Everytime i Start it up it goes to the menu asking me how i want to start it up and no matter which mode i choose (e.g. safe mode) I end up with a blue screen seconds after.

The blue screen has the following message at the top


and at the bottom under technical information says:

STOP:0X00000001 (0XB0EB6B85, 0X000000FF, 0X00000000, 0Xb0eb6b85

Beep.SYS - Address B0EB6B85 base at B0EB6B85, DateStamp 00000000
Beep.SYS - Address B0EB6B85 base at B0EB6B85, DateStamp 00000000

That is the message that is shown on blue screen. I would be extremely grateful if anyone could help me out with this problem. Also I'm not very good with computers so if you could explain in simple terms it would be great ;)

Thank You

A:Start-up Loop on XP (BSOD)

Was there any indication at all that malware may have been present on the computer before the problem occurred?

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I'll try to make a long story short here... I was trying to change the driver for my GF4 Ti 4200 (going from 42.86 back to 29.42 in the hopes of getting better performance) and in the process I seem to have completely messed up my computer. I couldn't install the video card drivers no matter what I tried and Windows couldn't even install the standard VGA driver! So I thought I'd just reinstall Win2k over itself and hope that would solve the problem but it is now stuck in a BSOD loop which I cannot seem to get around. Every time the installation process gets to the point where it starts to set up hardware it gives me a BSOD and reboots automatically. I cannot get into safe mode since Windows is in the middle of the install process and thinks it doesn't have a complete installation so every time I go into the Windows boot options (F8) I can choose whatever I want but it eventually just goes back to the install and BSODs on me. Also, my floppy drive doesn't work so of course I can't get to a drive prompt to reformat my HD and just start over. I was wondering if anyone knows of some way I can either a) get to a drive prompt to reformat my HD or b) get out of this darn BSOD loop and just boot into windows and hopefully install the driver to get my video card working again.
If more info is required or if my description is too convoluted please LMK and I shall provide whatever info is needed.

Thanks in advance

A:BSOD Loop/How Can I Reformat HD?

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My PC just had a BSOD, so I rebooted it. It booted up and then suddenly crashed and automatically start again.

When it started, after the ASUS screen it prompted me to choose Safe Mode or to Start Normally. I chose Start Normally, and it started to boot. In the Starting Windows screen, when the animation began, the PC crashed again and reboot. And this goes on in a loop.

If I select Safe Mode, the same happens except this time it crashes while the screen shows all the file names.

The PC is a Windows 7 Ultimate PC with an i3 and 4 GB RAM. No external GPU.

Please help with this situation, and it's very urgent too. I don't want to clean install as there are very important files in C:, and those are needed. Please help resolving this issue.

A:PC on a reboot loop after a BSOD!

It can be many things so it's impossible to say what it is.
First try to make a check disk. Boot with the Win 7 installation disk, go to repair, command prompt and type chkdsk /f
Also run a quick memory test.
Does your CPU fan run normally?

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For the past couple of days I have been dealing with a BSOD stop issue, Currently I am unable stop the system from restarting on an error so the system is caught in a loop. The loop occurs in Safe Mode as well as Normal Mode. I am only able to get pieces of error information. The one test I was able to run once was a memory error scan which came back with zero errors.

Error: IRQL_NOT_Less_Than_Equal

Stop Error: 0x00000001e

OS Version: 6.1.7600.

BCCode: 1e
BC1: 0000000000
BC2: 0000000000
BC3: 0000000000
BC4: 0000000000

I have not made any hardware changes however, here are the two software changes. In my research it appears that these software changes may be a source of my problem.

I uninstalled ISObuster
Added a significant number of MP3 to my iTunes

I am not sure what my next step would be. I am unable to boot the system in any mode. I am not sure if any of the tools on UBCD would help me in my current situation so I could continue to gather data. Is there a tools boot CD & boot USB image that could be used in this situation.

Thank you.

A:Troubleshooting BSOD Loop

Startup Repair

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I need help. My computer seems to continually go through a loop of BSOD over and over and there's nothing I can do about it it starts as soon as the computer is turned on. Somebody please help meh D:

A:BSOD startup loop

Got a spare desktop to put the drive in? (Yes, slang. I know.)

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After the last Windows update which occurred while I was running REStore, the computer rebooted and went into a constant loop, failing to finish. I get a BSOD stating there is a "Non_Page_Error". I have tried to run Repair and Windows starts loading files and never finishes. I have then used a Windows 7 disc to try and boot, and when I try to run SFC \SCANNOW it starts, runs a little, then I get a message that I am already running a Repair and I need to stop and reboot, which then goes into the endless loop. I have run System Restore to a prior date and I get this error message every time:
"rstrui.exe - Application Error. The instruction at 0xFB1fca53 referenced memory at 0x07e571fb. The memory could not be read. I have even tried to run an Update as your page instructed but it won't work either. I have a Repair Disc but it is for 32bit and I'll have to find a 64bit machine to make one for this one I have, but I have no clue if that will work either. Apparantly REStore and/or WIndows Update removed something and I am unable to function!

A:BSOD after bootup - Seems to be in a loop

Hello .

What is the bugcheck codes (plural) you're getting?
Are they consistent?

Follow this tutorial and select Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure that way it won't restart
right away and you can snap a picture of the BSOD.
Advanced Boot Options
Upload it here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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My PC just had a BSOD, so I rebooted it. It booted up and then suddenly crashed and automatically start again.

When it started, after the ASUS screen it prompted me to choose Safe Mode or to Start Normally. I chose Start Normally, and it started to boot. In the Starting Windows screen, when the animation began, the PC crashed again and reboot. And this goes on in a loop.

If I select Safe Mode, the same happens except this time it crashes while the screen shows all the file names.

The PC is a Windows 7 Ultimate PC with an i3 and 4 GB RAM. No external GPU.

Please help with this situation, and it's very urgent too. I don't want to clean install as there are very important files in C:, and those are needed. Please help resolving this issue.

A:PC on a reboot loop after a BSOD!

It can be many things so it's impossible to say what it is.
First try to make a check disk. Boot with the Win 7 installation disk, go to repair, command prompt and type chkdsk /f
Also run a quick memory test.
Does your CPU fan run normally?

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Hi I have been getting random BSOD with all different kinds of messages (tcpsp.sis missing or contains errors, irql_not_less_or_equal, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)

The PC is custom built by myself and I have tried many things to try to find out what the issue is ( cleared cmos, reinstall windows, different hard drives, reset and update bios, 1 stick of ram in each slot and running memtest86) but still struggling to find the issue.

When I get BSOD my computer restarts in to a reboot loop where it powers on for 2 seconds then turns off and continues like that, however if I kept my computer turned off for 30minutes then power on I do manage to get in to windows but the reboot loop will happen again if I get BSOD.

I did get memtest86 errors with both sticks of ram however I cleaned 1 of the ram sticks and ran memtest86 again and got no errors and I have been on windows for 1 hour and no BSOD yet so fingers crossed.

update: got another bsod please help

Any help would be appreciated.

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Have a friends older gateway with XP Pro.
Working one day the next day it presents with black screen of options to include safe mode etc..
choosing any option results in continuation of XP boot screen which changes to black screen with a flash of a BSOD.
It flashes very quickly but i took a video and froze the frame:
Is this a bad HDD?
 any suggestions?
Is Ultimate boot disk still the preferred boot utility?

A:Boot loop /BSOD

UNMOUNTABLE BOOT VOLUME BSOD Fix for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 -
Unmountable boot volume loop XP -
Unmountable Boot Volume -

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Hey guys,

I've read the forum a bunch over the years to help fix problems and it's been a great resource but I've come across an issue I couldn't find a solution naturally I registered so I could post my problem.

I installed a virtual clone drive from and was using it to mount a CD image of the installer for Microsoft Visual Studio and the installer was running great. It brought up a window with 12-15 things it needed to install but it kept pausing after completing each item and asking me to restart my computer. I made it through the first restart okay but when windows booted I got an error and had to re-mount the CD image before clicking the "retry" button. As soon as it completed the next item on the list it asked me to restart again but this time I got to the Windows XP loading screen and it starts all over again.

After watching my computer restart itself three times I finally hit F12 to see what was going on and it took me to the BSOD and gave me an error code (sorry i'm at work and don't have the code handy, I'll post it later tonight).

If I disable auto-reboot I just stay at the blue screen. I can't boot in safe mode either, I get the same blue screen. I tried loading a driver scanner onto a flash drive and booting that drive first but it wasn't working. I may have done it incorrectly.

I'm like 90% positive that my error code is because I've got an incomplete install but I'm baffled as to how I'm supposed to fix it seeing as how ... Read more

A:BSOD reboot loop

Download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the newly created CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn and boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.
Once you can log in to at least Safe Mode, uninstall the virtual drive from SlySoft.

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OK so everytime i try and boot up my laptop it goes to the would you like to start windowns in safe mode or start with the last good config etc....

yet every time i select any option it gives me the xp loading screen only to BSOD out with the meassage

Ox000000ED(0x81b9daf8, 0X0000006,0X00000000,0X00000000) whcich might as well be chinese to me after that it starts the whole thing over agian.

I would really like to fix it as this thing is an important assest of my life , i dont care if everything gets erased as i can get 99% of it back .ive heard of chkdsk but it wont let me boot up with command prompt i am really running out of ideas .

its a gateway M275 running Xp tablet edition if thats any help.

please help me lol , this is becoming maddening.

A:BSOD crash loop

just putting it back up there

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After several Windows auto updates I rebooted and got a BSOD w/Error msg "thread tried to release a resource it did not own". It would not allow into Safe mode either. So I put my XP disk and skipped the Recovery console option and just hit enter. (I didnt know it was going to delete stuff then reinstall stuff.) Anyway, now when it tries to boot it appears to be stuck in a loop, constantly rebooting. It can almost get stable in Safe mode, i.e. the mouse works but its a black background. 'Safe mode' appears in lower left and right corners but then in suddenly reboots again.

You guys have been a great source of help in the past, any suggestions this time? tia.

A:From BSOD to now a boot loop

Disregard. I retried the repair cd. Now I have to go through all the windows updates again. Thanks anyway.

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Hi lovely people,

So a couple of days ago my PC gave a Blue Screen message and shut the system down. Upon rebooting, just after the Windows splash screen animation, the Blue Screen appeared again and shut the system down once more. My PC has been stuck in this loop ever since, rendering it unusable.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21199394
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 11
Problem Signature 07: BadDriver
OS Version: 6.1.7601.

Blue Screen Message:
*** STOP: 0X00000000F4 ( 0X0000000000000003 , 0XFFFFFA801B10CB10 , 0XFFFFFA801B10CDF0 , XFFFFF800033DBF80 )

System Specs:
Windows 7 64bit
Intel i7 4600 CPU
Gigabyte Z87-D3HP Motherboard
32Gb Corsair DDR1600 RAM

What I've Tried So Far:
I've walked through the steps of the Startup Recovery Options, trying to restore from earlier system image, running memory diagnostics and stuff like that. None of which worked. I've poked around in the BIOS and it seems from there that my RAM is running just fine, and my drives are still working.

The only other computer I have at my disposal at the moment is a Macbook Pro running ( obviously ) OSX.

My Googlin' landed me at a couple of similar cases, but each of which was just ever so slightly different in nature that I didn't feel comfortable following the sam... Read more

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Hello everyone,

Windows 7 professional x64
Full retail Version
Hardware 3 months old
Install 3 months old

Brand new hardware, had a few BSOD previously but now the frequency has increased to the point that I can't even start the computer. So now I came for help. Unfortunately I was unable to get the files needed as posted in the BSOD - Posting Instrucions sticky before another BSOD. However, I managed to get the minidumps attached.

Looking forward to your diagnosis.


A:BSOD Restart loop

Welcome to SF.

You cannot boot to safe mode?

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Hello. I'm not the best at computers, and a problem occured yesterday.

I've began noticing that, whenever my laptop is restarted, i will get a BSOD. I could normally just fix a BSOD by using startup repair. However, yesterday i wanted to reinstall a driver, so i restarted my computer. And then i get a BSOD. Which is all normal i guess. But then, i try startup repair, no succcess, safe mode, just gives me another BSOD. System restore is the problem. It gets up to the part where i need to type in my admin account details. But it says they are wrong, even though they are definitely correct.

Does anyone have any clue how i can just start my laptop normally again. :(


Windows 7 Home Premium
4GB ram
500gb hard drive
Intel core i5-2430m processor 2.40Ghz
Vaio E series

A:BSOD Startup loop

Post full text of BSOD.

Using some kind of bootable Windows media (example a WinXP Installation CD) boot to Recovery Console and at the DOS prompt type "chkdsk /r". Hard drive errors and system file corruption go hand & hand. Fix one & sometimes you fix the other.

Does the machine overheat? Do you use the machine on soft fabrics that might block airflow, such as bedding, couch, etc...?

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Hello, I´m really bad at computer stuff so I´m completely lost at what to do, here´s the situation:
When I start my PC everything goes normally until the Windows logo appears, and starts "charging", then a BSOD appears, and nearly immediately the PC restarts, and the same happens again. After the first time it gives me the option to enter safe mode every time, which does not work either, same BSOD and restart.  
As I said the BSOD doesn´t stay there for long, but so far I´ve been able to see it saying something about win32k.sys and STOP: 0x00000050 with other parameters after that, the first one being (0xFFFFF901c0345584, ... ,...) I haven´t been able to read anything else, and I don´t want to restart it further as I´m afraid it could damage it or something (ignorance really, I have no idea what happens or what can happen).
Since I don´t know what is relevant or what is not, I won´t post a Wall of text saying random system things, if you need any information I can provide (remember I can´t enter Windows so not much), please ask for it.
Thanks in advance, cheers.

A:Restart loop with BSOD

Have you tried booting to the last known good configuration?
When the computer boots, or reboots, hold down the F8 key, which should take you to the Advanced Boot Options. Select Last Known Good Configuration (advanced) and hit enter.

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Hi all,

I'm working on an HP dc7700 Small Form Factor PC. When booting the system just resets and starts over. If I'm lucky enough to get into Windows it'll happen at some random point.

During boot I'm able to read just part of the BSOD as it goes away rather quick. It says "IRQ LESS THEN OR EQUAL TO"

Per the BSOD posting instructions I've used the SF Diagnostic Tool and attached it to this post.

I've copied the dump files and error messages manually as well.

If I do happen to get into Windows, the first message that pops up is:
Windows has recovered from an unexpected error.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: C0482000
BCP2: 00000000
BCP3: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

In windows logs I see:
Windows Logs/System

The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR1.

I'm not really sure what I should do from here. Any clues? Thanks in advance for any help that may be rendered. Beating my head on the desk trying to figure this one out!

Thank you!

A:BSOD loop while booting W7 Pro

Welcome to SevenForums.

All your BSOD-s were caused by Norton/Symantec AutoProtect

Norton tends to cause BSOD-s. Recommend uninstalling it with the Norton Removal Tool and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials To Test.Norton Removal Tool
Microsoft Security Essentials.

Recommended from a strict BSOD perspective, compatibility & stability compared to other antiviruses/internet security software. It is free and lightweight:-Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for WindowsMalwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computerGood and Free system security combination.
How to Scan Your Computer With Multiple Antivirus Programs - How-To Geek

Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Perform a System File Check:Click on the start
Type CMD on Search
Left click and Run as Administrator
Type SFC /scannow
Full tutorial here:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check on your hard drive for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Disk Check

Please upload your msinfo32.nfo file. To get this: Start Menu -> Type msinfo32 into the Search programs and files box -> When it opens, go to File, Save -> Save as msinfo32.nfo and save in a place you will remember -> Let it finish ... Read more

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My electricity popped off and on a couple times in a row. Now even having a surge protector my computer won't boot. When it tries to load Windows it flashes a blue screen then starts over again. I am unable to boot from any of the safe mode options. I have stopped the auto restart to see the BSOD. The numbers are as follows: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x86D600F8, 0xC0000102, 0x00000000). Can you please help!

A:XP stuck in boot loop with BSOD

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I turned on my PC, and it came up in safe mode?
I did a system restore to a previous day that it was used and working normal.
After this the video would not come on, it goes thru the boot sequence, up to just showing the startup screen for WIN XP and then goes black and won't come on.
I used my XP install disc to do a Repair. Now at the same point a BSOD comes up stating a Bad Pool Caller, then it reboots and keeps cycling thru this same sequence. I can't get to the point of launching safe mode.

Is there another OS or software that I can boot-up with to get to the windows folders and download anything needed before re-installing Win XP?

A:Bad Pool Caller, BSOD in loop

This is usually a problem with your RAM chips. Take all but one chip out and make a boot CD of Memtest and test each stick one at a time. You can also take the HDD out of the computer and put it on a USB adapter and plug that into another computer to backup the files

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Has anyone used the new version of this utility? Has it helped resolve thier BSOD/infinate loop at all with NVidia?

Let me know what know. Thanks. :grinthumb

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The last version of NVmax actually has an option in it that can fix the infinite loop errors. Think it's in...... System -> Misc section. Forget exactly where as I'm updating for RivaTuner at the moment

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After installing a critical windows update i have been stuck in a BSOD on boot up loop. It didn't start until today, one day after i installed the update. Have tried system restore and was able to get onto windows again, but after a few minutes received BSOD loop again.

EDIT: I have managed to get back into normal mode after a restart, as i was typing this my computer froze up and the only way to get it back was to push the sleep button, really wondering what is going on..

A:BSOD loop after windows update

Security App

AVG is a frequent cause of BSOD's, please remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials to see if it provides more stability. Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software. Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes are recommended from a strict BSOD perspective. They do not cause blue screens on the system as other AV products do.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

Do not start the free trial of MalwareBytes, unselect that option when prompted.

Update and make full scans with both separately.

SFC /scannow to check windows for corruption:

How to Repair Windows 7 System Files with System File Checker
1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type Command Prompt
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type sfc /scannow

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Hi Friends!

I've been working on a friends computer for days trying to fix this BSOD loop issue. I'm confident I know what to do, but the darn thing is so stubborn.

Essentially, I think that the ntfs.sys file system is totally corrupt. My friend was installing a game when this happened and I'm assuming the hard drive ran out of space. I can't boot into any mode...PERIOD. I've tried the handy dandy Ultimate Boot Disk, it never will load. I've taken the IDE drive out and set it slave in another computer, doesn't recognize in OS (it does in the BIOS). I've tried lots of utils like SpinDisc and nothing finds any failures or faults with the integrity of the drive.

I've read various forums that CHKDSK has solved their issue, or at least most of them. Unfortunately, when I put the OS disk in and choose R for repair, it doesn't make it to the DOS prompt, it gets stuck at 'examining 29322 MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi...' still on the blue windows setup screen.

So, does anyone have any idea of any tools/freeware etc. that will allow me to boot off a floppy or something to run a simple CHKDSK? I can't seem to find anything that simple.

Thanks for any help.


Here is BSOD error:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, resart your computer. If this appears again, follow these steps:

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A:Winxp Home Bsod Loop

I've had a corrupt file system (NTFS) and the only way I found to overcome it was a clean install. Chances are, if XP is not giving you a message advising of such, it's not that.

If you really want to run chkdsk on the drive, simply remove it from the parent system, attach it as a secondary drive to a known good system...and run the chkdsk. I would run chkdsk /r.

I'm curious about your statement about running out of HD space. Should not even be debateable, since all one has to do is check the free space when attaching that drive to another system.

If the drive is properly recognized in the BIOS...but does not appear in Disk Management, you have a problem. If it appears in DM but does not appear in My Computer, then you probably need to try changing the drive letter assigned the the lower portion of the DM console on the second system.

If the drive appears in DM but reflects no formatting/partition...time to try recovery tools.

And you can always download a disk diagnostic from the HD manufacturer's website to check the disk.


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Hy guys. I have a Dell Laptop (and Inspirion 15R SE - 7520) but after uninstaling a beta version of AMD Catalyst, my laptop entered in BSoD loop. Whenever i try to boot it, it restart and try to auto repair. Doesnt work. I alredy tryied to use a restoration point but doesnt work too. Tryied following Windows instructions, fixing MRB (MBR), etc. Nothing. Please guys. Help me!

Sorry for bad english.

A:Windows 8 BSoD restart loop

The next time the system tries to repair, let it finish. On the subsequent boot, hold down your power button while Windows 8 is loading (you'll see a white circle of dots going around) to turn off the system. Start the system up again, then hold down the power button again when you see Windows 8 loading again. Start the system up again, and you should be given advanced options for booting. Use the Troubleshooting options to select Safe Mode.Windows Startup Settings (including safe mode) - Microsoft Windows HelpIn Safe Mode, go into device manager and uninstall your display adapters by expanding the display adapters area, right clicking each display adapter, and selecting the uninstall option. Make sure to Delete driver software for this device when prompted to do so by putting a tick in the box.Open Device Manager


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I turned off my computer and the shutting down screen was taking too long. So I unplugged the power. And later I tried to turn it on, and on the Windows XP Splash screen where the logo pops up and has the bar, It will BSOD a few seconds duringg that process. I've tried putting my Windows XP CD. And I've tried to do recovery mode on the CD, but i still get BSOD when I press R. Most times it will tell me at the bottom "Please Wait" and after a minute or so the BSOD will pop up.

I downloaded the ultimate boot CD, Hopefully will that work?

I can't boot windows XP in any mode, Even safe mode. VGA mode. I have pictures of the BSOD code.

Included Below :

A:Windows XP BSOD Booting Loop

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I've been having a problem with my Dell Dimension 4600i where I receive a BSOD saying that nv4_disp.dll has been caught in an infinite loop. When the computer re-boots, the monitor will go into auto-power save mode. I can still log in with safe mode with networking.

I've tried re-installing the driver from the Nvidea website, which works for a little while, and then the BSOD comes back and it starts all over.

I've noticed that when I uninstall the old driver in safe mode, I can then log into windows normally, but it is really slow and it blacks out occasionally, and has funny blips/out of place pixels in the display. Then I reinstall the new driver, re-start, and it works for a little while.

I've also tried selectively deleting all the old Nvidea files before re-installation, using the search box.

Does this sound like I need to replace the graphics card? And would anyone know if I can actually do this with a Dell Dimension 4600i? I've read that the card might be integrated, but I don't know how to check.

To my knowledge, I haven't done any updates or installs that would affect the display driver.

I know it's an old computer, but I'd like to fix it if I can. Thanks Very much.

Below is my system information:

OS: Win XP Home (5.1 Build 2600)
System Model: Dell Dimension 4600i
Bios: Phoenix Rom Bios Plus Version 1.10 A10
Graphics Card: Nvidea Geoforce Fx5200

The error message:

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A:BSOD NV4disp.dll infinite loop


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Getting a BSOD on startup.
Error code in full:
0x0x0000007B (0xFFFFF880009497E8, 0xFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000)

My system setup:
Crucial m4 256GB is for Windows and a few programs/games
WD 1TB Black is for media, games and other stuff that I don't want loading like it's on speed.

Gigabyte x68x UD4-B3.
Corsair 1600MHz RAM, 16GB (4x4 GB). <- I did have some BSOD's, that seem to relate to memory, but this specific issue I think is not related to it.

Initially, when booting up, Windows wanted to do a startup repair, I didn't notice any BSOD before this when booting. I let it do it's thing. I come back and I see the BSOD and it reboots loop. So I tried a few of my own things. Chkdsk and the like, to no avail.
I did stop the infinite loops by forcing a disable on BSOD rebooting stuff.

I also tried Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery. No luck.
I did a Google. Some things point to my SSD. Others aren't exactly related.
Using Bootrec.exe /RebuildBCD it doesn't find any Windows installations. Yet on the C: drive, I see all of the usual Windows folders like System32 and such.

Startup repair also can't fix. Here's the full result (after it trying to do it twice and apparently "fixing" things.

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Signature 01 and 02 are: 6.1.7600.16385
Signature 03: Unknown
Signature 04: 21200274
Signature 05 Autofailover
Signature 06: 4
Signature 07: Corrupt File
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
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For us to be able to help you better, please follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions


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As said in the title, my acer aspire 5738 is rebooting on loop from the bsod error 0x000000C1, described as "special_pool_detected_memory_corruption". I'm clueless and I don't know what to do. Here are the few things I have been able to observe, which may or may not be relevant:

Windows memory Diagnostics Tool tells me they are hardware problems and that I should contact my computer manufacturer. That isn't possible at the moment, but that does tell me that it is probably a hardware problem. Maybe.

It doesn't matter whether I try to start in Safe mode or normal... mode I guess. That points to a hardware problem, doesn't it?

Windows Startup Repair doesn't work, so that points to a hardware problem, too, maybe?

And, if it's pertinent, my microsoft logo isn't showing itself when microsoft loads with the little blippy green thing.

Incidentally, is the bsod contagious? My desktop has recently started doing that too, though too quickly for me to read. (This is mostly humour...)

I run a Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00Ghz processor, apparently. Vista Home Premium is the operating system, though I don't suppose that matters because I can't even open it up?

I think that's all. I don't know what to do. Please advise me and tell me what to do.

A:0x000000C1 bsod rebooting on loop

Most likely hardware (RAM) related. If the laptop has more than one stick of RAM, you could try removing all but one stick and see what happens.

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>Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
>MSI p67 g43
>G Skill 4 gb DDR3 (single stick)
>Corsair 650w
>ATI Radeon 5750
>Seagate 500gb 7200 rpm

so my pc never starts and is stuck in a reboot loop. Ive done literally everything basic in trying to fix what might cause the reboot loop. however one time i left my pc in my car in cold weather. when i took it inside it started for about 20 min and acted wierd then i got the following BSOD error

0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFF80000003, 0xFFFFF88004BE1818, 0xFFFFF88005BE34A8, 0xFFFFF88005BE2000)

anyway anyhelp would be greatly appreciated guys!

A:Reboot loop/ BSOD on my Windows 7 PC

Is this a laptop?

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hi im new to this forum :)

Anyways, to get to the point, today i just got the dreaded BSOD. I cannot boot the laptop because it keeps on restarting in a loop. I know this is a very common problem, and i have searched but none have helped. I've had the same problem like this months ago, and i solved it by tapping f8 during start up and using system restore. This time, i tried to use the same method but sadly i have no system restore points whatsoever (it didn't save one for me earlier) from then on i lost hope.

before i actually start here is the error (disable automatic restart on system failure):

A problem has been detected .... etc. etc

Technical info: STOP 0x00000024 (0x0000000000190494,0xFFFFFA8006449E40, 0XFFFFFFFC0000102, 0X000000000000000)
the number of zeros are not definite, just a mild guess.

i've checked on many threads and some suggested to do a chkdsk /f from the command prompt. So i tapped f8 again, went to "repair your computer" then command prompt. I typed in Chkdsk /f but it failed to do so since the disk was "write protected". i also typed in Chkdsk by itself and at the end of the message it said "Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status FB".

I would also like to note a very important fact. Many months ago, it's been around 4 months, my laptop is undergoing a smart failure. This may be the end of my hard disk but i refuse to believe that the hard disk has failed now, because i have ha... Read more

A:BSOD laptop keeps restarting in a loop.

NOTE: I have severe eye problems. If I do not respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

Hard drives die in different ways - some die quickly and others linger on.
Those that linger are very confusing, because the error correcting mechanisms in Windows tend to cover up the problems.

Try the hard drive diagnostics mentioned above. If your hard drive fails and you choose not to believe it - then you'll have to look elsewhere for help.

Good luck!

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Hey guys hope someone here can help me before I go mad. I built my new gaming pc and she was running smoothly until windows did a automatic update (without my permission) now nothing works. I keep getting hit with this error 0xc0000034 message which tells me that there is an invalid object in the Boot Configuration Data store". I then get a blue screen stating i should try to reboot using my usb i installed windows from. So I tried to boot from my usb windows 10 stick drive and it only brings me to the boot manager. I get the normal messages to launch it in safe mode but when i try and do that it restarts the computer then blue srceen followed by error code and back to my original error message. And the cycle repeats with no other options. Restart, error code, crash, boot manager, safe mode, crash, blue screen, error code and repeat. Once and awhile it will say windows diagnosis problem but then it just crashes and restarts. I can access my bios but i dont know what I could do from there. I really dont care about losing any files or programs since its brand new and I really have nothing on there anyway. So if I could just wipe it all and start fresh I am all for it but I dont see how. I cant access system restore to do a factor reset or restore to a different time period. My OS is running off my ssd so is there a way to do a clean reinstall of Windows, if so how would I do it since there is no option for it. As I stated before I cant access anything other than my bios an... Read more

A:Windows bsod boot loop

It looks that your bootloader is corrupted.
What is your system using UEFI(GPT) or Legacy/BIOS(MBR)

How to repair your bootloader
BSOD on Boot 0xc0000034


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hi all, i need really big help here, i buy pc week ago and i build it up in my old case everything was fine, then i buy new and biger case and i replace everything in there i have chack that everything is instaled right many times, so no am getting loop sound when i play a game, wach a video or when i just do something on pc after a 3-4sec windows freez and restart i have re-install win millions time and nothing, i have pay for pc over 1000? now am going crazy about it
(sorry for my english)

? OEM Windows 7
? x64
? originall installed Windows XP 32
? OEM version
? Age of system 1 week
? Age of OS installation: to many times
? CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
? Video Card ASUS Nvidia GTX470
? MotherBoard ASUS M4A77TD
? Power Supply - Cooler Master Silent Pro 700W ATX

A:BSOD, Loop sound then win restart pls help

I guess it is windows 7? 64 Bit?

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hi all

Recently i have been having problems with my geforce 6600gt agp video card.

In games (mostly ut2k4) after a while the computer will freeze for about 30 seconds then crash with a bsod saying that my video driver was caught in an infinite loop. I am using driver version 78.05.

These drivers use to work perfectly with this card. I have been using them for months and had no problems until recently. I heard that these are the best drivers for this card. I tried reinstalling the video drivers which worked for about an hour but then it crashed again. After uninstalling the drivers i made sure every trace of the old install was gone by using driver cleaner pro so the drivers shouldn't be corrupt or conflicting with something. Ive also tried other driver versions but they had the same issues. The card does not seem to be overheating. At the time it crashed the temp measured 66 degrees.

Could this be an issue with my video card? Could it have something wrong with it? Or am i overlooking something here?

Thanks, Nissanman

A:Infinite loop bsod with 6600gt

If you've already tried Driver Cleaner Pro, perhaps giving Driver Sweeper a try might produce better results. It's a very similar program, but I've used it many times and I've found, on some occasions, it to work a little better than Cleaner. Have you recently patched the game or downloaded any additional content for it. Have you tried reinstalling the game? 66 degrees is a little toasty, but it shouldn't crash the card unless the thermal is starting to lose its heat dissipation. You could always reapply some thermal compound, like Arctic Silver, to the core and see what happens. If you have the fan running at stock speeds, you can download RivaTuner to adjust it during games. Usually, a game will start to lag a bit, there may be some artifacts, and then it will quit if the video card is overheating. A BSOD is usually the product of misconfigured or incompatible software (i.e. the display driver). In your case, it's the configuration.

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I've been having nothing but problems with Windows 10 since I upgraded from windows 7. All the parts I've had worked on 7 just fine. I upgraded to 10 and I've been getting BSOD randomly and especially on the startups. I even would get BSOD just from the upgrade to 10. I had to turn off turbo core and cool and quiet so it would get through the installation. I noticed one of my HDD broke in the process. Didn't work on any computer I tested it on. Might be a coincidence as it's 5 years old. A few days after I finally got 10 to work. I put my computer in a new case with a new PSU. It would work fine for a week or two and then it would BSOD randomly. I had an issue with Google Chrome in that it would slowly lock my computer up everytime I opened it. I initially thought my SSD was going bad but it's only 2 years old. I stopped using Chrome and the problem stopped for awhile. Every once and awhile I would get a BSOD randomly or on a startup but it would always fix itself. Now I'm getting a new error that is the worst yet.

I use my computer for animations, rendering, gaming, browsing so it gets worked quite often but it doesn't crash during intense use. Now I'm completely stuck. I am getting this "driver verifier iomanager violation wdf01000.sys" BSOD everytime I boot up the computer. I don't remember installing anything new the last time I used it.

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According to the text you send, a virtual joystick driver is causing the crash
Driver Reference Table - vmulti.sys
For more analysis read BSOD Posting Instructions

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Hello all, I've been having trouble with my machine for the past few months, it's about 6 months old now and I've been getting all kinda of errors. I've read the posting suggestions but I'm having a bit of trouble getting what you need. Here's a brief history...

(Skip until the next set of parenthesis to get to my current issue, I'm posting these prior issues in case it is helpful.)

Built my machine and eventually had performance problems with a Linksys wireless adapter which soon evolved into getting BSOD errors. From what I can gather it was driver issues, I ended up with a fresh install of windows on a new HDD in the end, without the card. This solved all BSOD issues temporarily.

After a few weeks I started to get more BSODs with what seemed to be RAM issues. I tested the RAM with Memtest 86+ for 12 hours with no issues but none of the solutions I tried would work. Frustrated I pulled a stick of ram and everything fixed and stayed that way for several weeks. Blue screens and hangs stopped for about a week after the new memory was installed before they picked back up.

This time I went on a limb and followed someone's idea online that re-seating my processor may be the way to go. I did all that and no issues for three days, no problems until now.

Important Note: During most of all the times that I had BSOD issues, my computer would frequently refuse to post to BIOS. I do not have a case speaker to hear beep codes so I would leave it for a few hours and try again and wou... Read more

A:BSOD at startup, infinite loop.

Quote: Originally Posted by Jt3n

Hello all, I've been having trouble with my machine for the past few months, it's about 6 months old now and I've been getting all kinda of errors. I've read the posting suggestions but I'm having a bit of trouble getting what you need. Here's a brief history...

(Skip until the next set of parenthesis to get to my current issue, I'm posting these prior issues in case it is helpful.)

Built my machine and eventually had performance problems with a Linksys wireless adapter which soon evolved into getting BSOD errors. From what I can gather it was driver issues, I ended up with a fresh install of windows on a new HDD in the end, without the card. This solved all BSOD issues temporarily.

After a few weeks I started to get more BSODs with what seemed to be RAM issues. I tested the RAM with Memtest 86+ for 12 hours with no issues but none of the solutions I tried would work. Frustrated I pulled a stick of ram and everything fixed and stayed that way for several weeks. Blue screens and hangs stopped for about a week after the new memory was installed before they picked back up.

This time I went on a limb and followed someone's idea online that re-seating my processor may be the way to go. I did all that and no issues for three days, no problems until now.

Important Note: During most of all the times that I had BSOD issues, my computer would frequently refuse to post to BIOS. I do not have a case speaker to hea... Read more

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Problem: Windows XP SP3 keeps restarting after XP loading splash screen.

Other Information:
1) No Safemode access; system restarts before getting to login screen.
-For Non-auto restart option ,BSOD screen says "Windows has shut down to protect your system"
2) Problems with "winload.exe" stated by Windows 7 Pro Disc and advises repair option be used
3) Repair option not presented on Windows XP Install disc
4) Current Windows Installation is not detected by Windows XP disc or ERD Commander disc
5) C:/ partition listed as [unknown] (partition for current windows) in Windows setup page (179 GB of 179GB free), cannot install windows on this partition
6) Files from another partition( D:/) of the hard drive are still accessible in Ubuntu live
7) Ubuntu live can mount and access C:/ , files are still intact

Is a way to fix this problem without having to do a fresh install and transfer all my files? I don't have any additional hard drives for backups. Any help is appreciated.


A:Windows XP Restarting Loop and BSOD

Repair option not present on a Windows XP CD? Do you have a authentic Windows XP CD or a System Recovery CD from an OEM?

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I keep getting this message on my Windows 8.1 Start up.
"Your PC ran in to a problem and needs to restart.We are just collecting some error info, and we will restart for you (0% complete), That's as far as it gets and keeps restarting. I tried to fix it and gave up. I took it to a repair shop and he can't fix it either because he can't get to the Windows product key on the motherboard.

I bought this 4 months ago. If's a Dell Inspiron 15 3531 x64

A:BSOD is in continuous loop & keeps restarting

Hi Shelcrone & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I am really sorry for the delayed response . We all are very busy here and sometimes things just get in the way...

What is the message on the Blue Screen? Could you please upload a screenshot? Did you try re-installing the Windows again? Did this start abruptly or did you do something that might have caused this?


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I decided to use driver verifier after having trouble with regular BSOD concerning: MemoryManagement, DriverIRQLNotEqual and others. Now I keep having BSOD (Driver_Verifier_detected_violation) as I boot my laptop up. I don't even have time to login.


What to do?

A:BSOD Loop after using driver verifier

Reboot into Safe Mode and disable it from there: 5 Ways to Boot into Safe Mode in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1

Once in Safe Mode, run verifier.exe and select "Delete existing settings" and click on "Finish". Then reboot into normal mode and it should work w/o problems.

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Hey, everyone. I'm back with another problem. This time, it's in my personal laptop.

So, about 3 weeks ago, a friend of mine installed 4 GB RAM into my laptop. After a couple of days with the RAM, I turned on my laptop and find my screen flashing red. Parts of the screen were pixeled red. After backing up my files through safe mode, I brought the computer to the college tech support. They figured it's a driver problem, so they updated my video driver. Into what, I cannot remember. The problem randomly appeared, and that forced me to format and start fresh.

So, a new problem arose. As the title suggested, I randomly get the nv4_disp infinite loop BSOD. Sometimes, my screen would just freeze and not do anything. Sometimes, the screen flashes but I can still move my mouse pointer. And it hasn't really been too friendly when I open the only two games I have in my computer in an attempt to see how bad the damage is.

I looked up some solutions online, which included uninstalling and reinstalling drivers. After a few attempts of that with the 186.81 update the NVIDIA website provided, I rolled back my driver into driver version

So, here are some things about my computer:

Dell Latitude D830

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU t7500 @ 2.20GHz
2.19 GHz with 3.5 GB of RAM

Driver Details:
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M
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A:Help with nv4_disp infinite loop BSOD

First of all you have to make sure that the 667 memory and the nvidia driver is compatible with your Dell laptops model, and you should use the Nvidia video and chipset driver from Dell and not from the nvidia site. You can up the shared video memory to 256MB maximum

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Mod edit:MOVED to Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs ~~boopmeGreetings: I am getting the following endless loop when I try to start up my HP Probook laptop. I cannot get into anything or stop it even to try anything. A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.If this is your first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.Technical information:***STOP: 0X0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A9928,0xFFFFFFFFC000000D,0x0000000000000000,0X00000000000000000I?ve tried to start in Safe Mode to no success. Tried Start Up Repair-no success. The Last Known Configuration option came up with a blank screen and just the mouse arrow. Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Endless loop of BSOD 0x0000007b

STOP 0x0000007B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICEUsual causes: Hard drive, File system, Boot sequence errors, Device driver, Virus infection (in particular check the MBR)In your case you report a Stop: 0x0000007B (, 0xC000000D, , ) error in which the value C000000D = STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETERThis is most likely the result of partition table &/or boot file corruption (based on previous experience) ... most often caused by malware.What was happening on the system prior to this problem developing?Were you aware of any possible malware infection on the system before this problem arose?
Were you attempting to remove malware when the system became unbootable?Have you had to deal with malware on the system recently?If not malware, was there any other issue evident with the system or were you doing anything unusual that may have inadvertently caused this problem?

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When I turn on my PC everything goes normally until it starts booting up windows. Windows splash screen shows up, then BSOD flashes very briefly (not even for a second) and PC reboots itself, bringing everything back to beginning and creating endless loop. I can't start PC even in safe mode or access bios menu, because I have no keyboard access during boot (I use wireless keyboard and its receiver doesn't seem to be working during boot process). Is there any way to fix it myself or should I just take the PC to professionals? Before problem occurred couple of times windows showed pop up table saying "windows detected a hard disk problem".

A:PC stuck in reboot loop after BSOD

Welcome to the forum. Have you got a install CD it sounds like a hard drive problem it may only need and install CD and keyboard mouse which would be a lot cheaper than taking it to shop

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Computer was randomly freezing, In chrome, in games, or just on the desktop while copy and pasting or what not.
Chkdsk ran had 2 bad sectors
Defrag ran.
Problem persisted.
Ran CC Cleaner & Cleaned Registry.
Spyware, Virus, Malware, Rootkit removals ran. everything was clean.
Problem persisted.
Did a Memory and CPU test. just fine.
Updated drivers (Network, Modem, and Sound were outdated and updated)
Computer froze, Hard reset.
BSOD (didnt catch the name)
Startup Repair ran
BSOD Kernel_Data_Inpage_error
BSOD The video driver failed to initialize
Chkdisk ran
BSOD The video driver failed to initialize
Now in a loop of asking for Startup Repair, If I skip it suggests chkdsk, If I skip then I get the BSOD for video driver.
Does this mean its time to format and reload windows?

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Hi first post so sorry if this should be done in a different way, please let me know.

I have logged the following Errors in this order.

it has been difficult to gain much info out my system as it keeps shutting down and some time goes into boot loop then occasionally stay on all evening. *.dmp

I'm hoping someone can advise me regarding this combination of issues not just individual error codes
MEMORY MANAGEMENT 0X0000001A (this is the only error i've had twice

struggling to submit dmp files as some fix my computer app cleared them

thanks ehe

A:BSOD multiples & Boot Loop

Hi efelifecycle,

Welcome to the 7forums.

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions & How to upload files

From my knowledge, all could be caused by drivers and some possible hardware like the RAM or hard drive.

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I unplugged my computer about a week ago and everything was working fine. Today I plugged it back in and starting it and now Im getting only to the XP loading screen and then I get a BSOD and then it restarts. The one time that it actually made it through and everything loaded, I noticed that the fan for I believe the Northbridge controller wasn't working and the heatsink got very hot. So I turned off the computer right away as soon as I noticed this. I got the fan back to working again, but at the same time the error came back and xp wont boot normally. It will boot up in safe mode.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 1/10/2011
Time: 7:02:45 AM
User: N/A
Computer: PC
Error code 1000000a, parameter1 d1d9d1e7, parameter2 000000ff, parameter3 00000000,

parameter4 804dc9b1.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 1000000
0020: 61 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d a Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 64 31 eters d1
0030: 64 39 64 31 65 37 2c 20 d9d1e7,
0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 66 66 000000ff
0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
0048: 30 30 2c 20 38 30 34 64 00, 804d
0050: 63 39 62 31 c9b1

A:XP loading screen BSOD loop - Please Help!

I noticed that the fan for I believe the Northbridge controller wasn't working and the heatsink got very hot. So I turned off the computer right away as soon as I noticed this. I got the fan back to working againClick to expand...

This is obviously the FIRST problem you must solve. Otherwise, if you run that computer without that fan working, you will undoubtedly suffer serious damage. Especially if the BIOS setup is not configured to shutdown on a given temp.

Secondly the error code could be the same matter - overheat.

That error is usually BAD physical ram or bad hardware ie: a graphics, sound, network card etc.
HOWEVER all of these could easily go back to the same problem.

Is there a minidump if so attach it please.

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I have a Windows 7 PC that sat idle, unplugged for about two weeks. Upon booting it up, I was presented with a BSOD that constantly rebooted the PC. I first attempt chkdsk with no real results. I then attempted to boot into repair the installation and got the message: Startup repair offline, bad driver. I followed the thread found here,, and now I need someone to look at my FRST log. Anyone? Thanks!

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 02-12-2012
Ran by SYSTEM at 05-12-2012 19:00:14
Running from H:\
Windows 7 Professional (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001

==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================

HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe" [444904 2012-09-20] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] [x]
HKU\Administrator\...\Run: [GoogleDriveSync] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\googledrivesync.exe" /autostart [16070136 2012-11-08] (Google)
HKU\Administrator\...\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /minimized /regrun [17416880 2012-07-13] (Skype Technologies S.A.)
HKU\Administrator\...\Run: [AdobeBridge] [x]
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A:BSOD - Boot loop - frst.exe

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue
If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue
If you are asked to reboot the computer to complete the process, click on the Reboot Now button. A report will be automatically saved at the root of the System drive ((usually C:\) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt" (for example, C:\TDSSKiller.2.2.0_20.12.2009_15.31.43_log.txt). Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file will appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Download (aswMBR.exe) to your desktop. Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it Click the "Scan" button to start scan. Upon completion of the scan, click Save log, and save it to your desktop. (Note - do not select any Fix at this time) <- IMPORTANTPlease post the contents of that log in your next reply.There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Righ... Read more

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I have tried many things to fix this, however I am open to whatever ideas you have. I have no log files of the blue screen, but I know it happens because I see it flicker and then my PC restarts. Here is what happens:

> I press the power button on my desktop PC to turn it on
> Logo comes up of manufacterer
> Gets to the screen where it says Starting Windows (the splash), blue screens and flickers
> PC restarts
> Logo comes again
> Asks for startup repair, I say yes
> It finds nothing, and asks me to restart/shutdown
> I restart, and it starts from the 2nd step again and loops forever.

My PC is unable to access F8 advanced options due to it being an old PC...

Things I've done already:

sfc /scannow - nothing was wrong
chkdsk /r /f - nothing was wrong
Fix my boot files using bootrec.exe through CMD
Tried to disable auto reboot when system crashes in registry, found out it was already disabled, but it still auto restarts without my permission.
I'll add more things as I think of them.. too many things I have done lol.

ATM, I am on a bootable Ubuntu OS from a CD.

A:Getting BSOD along with startup repair loop

Can you tell us what is the bugcheck code? A few of them behaves this way, and the necessary actions to debug them are somehow different.

Also, Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Today I started up my laptop and on the splash screen it says "Scanning and repairing drives" so I'm like why not? After waiting for hours it was stuck at 28%, and I'm really rushed for time to do my work, so I forced shutdown my laptop by holding the power button.

What I didn't know is that now, the laptop has gone into an infinite BSOD loop, where the ASUS splash screen loads for a couple of seconds, then immediately flashes 1 second of the BSOD screen, and restarts, then the whole thing repeats indefinitely. (After restarting a few times, I managed to catch a glimpse of the error, its "NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM")

What's bad is that I don't have a Windows 8 bootable CD, and even with that I realised that I can't find my Windows key anywhere.

I don't want to have to reformat the computer by bringing it to the service centre because my data is all there and I don't have any backups. (Unless during the reformat, my D drive is kept safe)

What do I do?

EDIT: My system specs:

Windows 8 64-bit
Intel Core i7-3630QM, 2.4GHz
Nvidia Geforce GT 650M

A:Infinite BSOD loop after chkdsk

Try this free hard drive diagnostic: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
If you have difficulties running it, please post back and we'll attempt to walk you through it (booting from a CD/DVD with UEFI can be a bit daunting).

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Hi all

Am currently overseas with my laptop and suddenly I had BSOD and my laptop rebooted.
Then it started to repair and it came to a page saying it cannot find the problem to repair. The option to start in safe mode ends up attempting to repair.. I'm currently trying the 'refresh your pc' option. Pls help as ill be overseas for the next 2 months and I've no cd or whatsoever and I understand many are facing the same issue.
The BSOD I received was something like 'drive less equal than'

A:Attempting to repair loop after BSOD

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis:

At work we run diagnostics on every system that we take in for repair (before we even start working on it). At a minimum, please run the free diagnostics here: Initial Hardware Diagnostics. For more in-depth diagnostics, please run those listed here: Hardware Diagnostics

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I am getting the following endless loop when I try to start up my HP Probook laptop. I cannot get into anything or stop it even to try anything.
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is your first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:
***STOP: 0X0000007B (0xFFFFF880009A9928,0xFFFFFFFFC000000D,0x0000000000000000,0X00000000000000000

I?ve tried to start in Safe Mode to no success. Tried Start Up Repair-no success. The Last Known Configuration option came up with a blank screen and just the mouse arrow.
Any ideas? Thanks.

A:Cannot stop endless BSOD loop

Hello tones911.

Usual causes: Hard drive, File system, Boot sequence errors, Device driver, Virus infection (in particular check the MBR)

Do you have access to another computer to download and burn a bootable iso in a blank disc/ flash drive? If so, scan the system for possible virus infection as guided in the following link.
Windows Defender Offline
Let us know the results.

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Hello everyone!

I am having an issue when freshly installing Windows 10 on a new PC. I booted from an USB disk and installed the OS and everything went alright in the beginning. The trouble came when I got to windows. I prompted the auto-update to start and after a few minutes the PC restarted itself in the process. But when restarting, before the windows loading screen I was confronted with a BSOD with the error message: VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE. Nothing else. The pc shut down, starting up again and again there was the same BSOD. This looped back onto itself indefinitively.

I reinstalled again and this time I tried blocking any and all updates by not hooking up to the internet which worked, but resulted in a computer not usable as intended.

I tried to manually install a few drivers (from Intel and Nvidia first) and was greeted with the same BSOD when I manually restarted the PC. I repeated this process with different drivers. Sometimes I got an added (nvlddmkm.sys) in the blue screen, but it was always missing when the BSOD loop began.

I've been working at it for a few days now. I tried the suggestions in a few forums:
nvlddmkm.sys Bluescreen / Windows 10

But none prevented a first BSOD from happening and after the loop the only thing I can do is do a fresh install and start from the beginning. As a result I couldn't find any dump fi... Read more


Hi Althinor,

Welcome to the 10forums

The video_tdr_failure means that the recovery for the display drivers failed, this can be caused by quite some things.
As I have not much information from your system I'm going to ask a few questions.
Is your BIOS up to date?
How do you install your drivers everytime? Do you install everything that is included in the installation package?
Have you tried to seat the GPU into different slots, if possible?
Please boot into your BIOS and tell me what the 3.3v, 5v and 12v values are.

It sounds to me like your GPU is the cause, but a proper installation of just drivers or a BIOS update can do wonderful things as can reseating the GPU

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Hi, earlier today I ran a registry defragmenter from pc utilities 2012 home edition and when the pc went to start up, vista now gets the bsod 0x0000007b error, I've gotten to the point where I'm using a vista boot disk, but it does not detect my operating system or my HD, which is detected by the bios prior to starting the disk. I cannot boot to any option, as it results in the bsod. Any opinions on what to do? I can't access my hard drive at all so I can't provide a dump, but I know the reason why all this is happening.

A:Vista x64 restart BSOD loop

Try safe mode.
Go to system restore in safe mode and go back to the point before you corrupted your system with registry cleaners.

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Hey all,

I just upgraded my old motherboard and CPU combo, which was a stock Acer and intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 respectively, to an Asus M5 A88-M and AMD FX-4100. I can get into the BIOS fine, even change options, and I can load files from my HDD when I use the built in software. Anyway, when the windows logo appears, it freezes and I get a split second image of BSOD, and the computer restarts. Things I have tried:

>using the MemOK! button (supposed to fix problems with ram, I'm using Transcend 2GB @ DDR3)
>reseating everything except the CPU
>updating the BIOS (latest version)
>running Windows repair, which gives me a bunch of messages that Windows "can't fix automatically," one being bad drivers? It doesn't specify what for
>inserting only one stick of ram
>Windows memory test gives 0 errors on both tests!

Other things relevant are that the memory error light is on during bootup but there are zero beeps, I can't find a way to get into safemode, and I have my monitor plugged into my ATI Radeon HD 5670. It doesn't sound like a short to me, but I could be wrong. I also have only upgraded those two parts, and left the HDD as it was before.

I just had it all installed today. Using a 700W Rocketfish PSU. Do I have to do a clean Windows install, or am I missing something entirely?

A:[SOLVED] BSOD loop with new mobo?

Hi Welcome to TSF

You have went from an intel based machine to an AMD
You have no choice but to backup your important data and format the hard drive
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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Hi Folks -
I am having a problem with a new Dell Inspiron 15 3520 that came with Windows 8 installed and that I had been using for only a month when it went bad. I had tried to repair it as best I could, but, at this point, the problem seems to be beyond my capacities to deal with or understand, and I am seeking help.
The problems started when I turned it off about three week ago, and went I turned it back on a couple days later, and it was stuck in the apparently famous Win8 "Automatic repair couldn't repair your pc"/BSOD loop. I was not able to boot into safe mode. System restores made no difference. Somewhere along the line I found something that said that I had an "inaccessible_boot_device error".
From the repair menu maze, I was able to get to a command prompt. I used this to copy almost all of my files off of computer.
Chkdsk showed no bad sectors, no bad partition records, or other irregularities. sfc returned "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations". Some test (I do not remember which) showed that the boot record and BCD were fine. The Dell hardware diagnostic test showed everything working fine.
I am thinking that it is possible that the source of this was a virus or mechanical problem (I saw no evidence for either). If I had to guess, however, I would imagine that the computer stopped working after an automatic update pushed a corrupted/incompatible driver. I have seen discussions online about people having problems with NVIDIA video and/o... Read more

A:Computer Caught In BSOD Loop

FWIW, I used the FRST64.exe diagnostic tool, and the results are below. 
The last successful boot up was on 2/16, and the BSOD loop started when I tried to boot up on the evening of 2/17.
Thank you.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 06-03-2013 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 07-03-2013 02:53:32
Running from D:\
Windows 8   (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================
HKLM\...\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe [678296 2012-07-09] (Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
HKLM\...\Run: [QuickSet] c:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\QuickSet.exe [3759504 2012-07-20] (Dell Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [Dell Audio] c:\Program Files\Cirrus Logic Audio Panel\CirrusAudioPanel_Dell.exe [20591616 2012-08-06] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [IntelTBRunOnce] wscript.exe //b //nologo "C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\RunTBGadgetOnce.vbs" [4123 2012-05-30] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe" [500208 2010-03-06] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [IAStorIcon] C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIconLaunch.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe" 60 [284480 2012-05-30] (Intel Corporation)
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Hello first of all english is not my mother language so I'll do my best.

Im having BSOD this days after a typical cleaning the computer box. I said BSOD but its a Black screen with sound loop and then my screen goes sleep. Only one time the computer reboot alone. I saw a post with similar problem and you guys recomended to do a DM log collector file. I attached it on the post. Hope help with my issue.

The problems started when I updated my drivers from old ones to the AMD 14.11.2 beta. I though the problem were the beta, but when I installed the lastest non beta (always uninstalling clean the ondest) then the problems still happens. I dont know if I touched something when I was cleaning or the problem is the drivers, or something else.

The problem happens usually when Im playing games and this night happened when I was watching a yt video too.

A:BSOD random with sound loop

Any idea guys??

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Hi, TechSpot.

I have recently encounted an error when trying to boot-up Windows XP. I have service pack 3 and have not recently upgraded that, so that problem is ruled out. I have looked at a lot of the other forms on this site and tried many solutions but nothing has worked so far. I have been encountering a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error and the only technical information it provides is:

***STOP 0X00000050 (0XF2975E00, 0X00000001, 0X8545C9C1, 0X00000000)

I have spent days on end trying to solve this problem and have gotten nowhere. Any information that you can provide would be extremely helpful. Also, if there is some way diagnose what my problem is, information about that would be very helpful as well.

Update: Just incase this helps here is the MSinfo:

OS Name Microsoft: Windows XP Professional
Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
System Name: USER-02DC7C731B
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
System Type: X86-based PC
Processor: x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 2 GenuineIntel ~3000 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date: Phoenix Technologies, LTD ASUS P5ND2-SLI DELUXE ACPI BIOS Revision 1104, 12/22/2006
SMBIOS Version: 2.3
Windows Directory: C:\WINDOWS
System Directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale: United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer: Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name: USER-02DC7C731B\Administrator
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A:BSOD restart loop after loading bar

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.

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BSOD crash after computer hung attempted restart after registry restore.Manually shut it down. Error msg: *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0XF8A0C528, 0xc0000034,0x00000000, 0x00000000). Kept looping through startup in loop loading bar going across then flashes of the following: windows screen, flash of blue screen, no input signal, Sony screen, XP system options. Hit f8 to windows advanced Options Menu. Tried last known good config twice but same loop and all safe modes but no go. Followed directive in your post and did following: Black Screen Hang (before splash screen shows)
- Disk Diagnostic
- CHKDSK /F /R (try to boot)
- fixmbr (try to boot)
- fixboot (try to boot)
- Safe Mode (try to boot) Any suggestions please aside from reformatting? Thanks!

A:XP Home BSOD Crash and Endless Loop

System manufacturer and model?How...and why...did you "attempt to restore the registry"?Is This your post at another forum?Louis

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I'm getting blue screen of death when playing World of Tanks. Sometimes the sound gets really choppy before it crashes. Every time it does, the sound loops before BSOD. I had an xonar d1 that I removed. When I tried to uninstall the device the computer immediately BSOD. Currently I am running off on the onboard audio, but I am still getting BSOD. Drivers are all current. This is a pretty high end system that is not overclocked. MemTest Ran for 12+ hours with no errors. Any help will be appreciated.


Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
New install, not an upgrade.
OS installed January
Computer was built in Jan 2010, upgraded CPU, SSDs and Video Card Jan 2012

A:BSOD + sound loop when playing games

Stop 0x124 is a hardware error

If you are overclocking try resetting your processor to standard settings and see if that helps.

If you continue to get BSOD here are some more things you may want to consider.

This is usually heat related, defective hardware, memory or even processor though it is"possible" that it is driver related (rare).

Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint.

Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress.
Generic "Stop 0x124" Troubleshooting Strategy:

1) Ensure that none of the hardware components are overclocked. Hardware that is driven beyond its design specifications - by overclocking - can malfunction in unpredictable ways.
2) Ensure that the machine is adequately cooled.
If there is any doubt, open up the side of the PC case (be mindful of any relevant warranty conditions!) and point a mains fan squarely at the motherboard. That will rule out most (lack of) cooling issues.
3) Update all hardware-related drivers: video, sound, RAID (if any), NIC... anything that interacts with a piece of hardware.
It is good practice to run the latest drivers anyway.
4) Update the motherboard BIOS according to the manufacturer's instruct... Read more

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I've been fighting with a rather persistent BSOD on my PC for some time now, and I feel like I've exhausted what I can do with my own skillset, and am hoping someone here might be able to help. 
Here's the situation; for the last several months, my PC has been suffering a "Device caught in infinite loop" BSOD across a multiple of programs. VLC media player has set it off once or twice, but the overwhelming majority of the time has been various PC games; Company of Heroes 2 crashes at the end of every game, Rome Total War crashes after about half an hour, though some, like Battlefield 3 work no problem, there doesn't seem to be much rhyme nor reason to to the crashes, but they are very consistent. 
Now, I know the usual culprits, especially considering it's audio/visual programs which are causing this, and have purged and reinstalled the most up-to-date drives I can get my hands on. In particular, I wiped some old, left-over drivers from previous hardware using Driver Sweeper, and hoped that would end the problem. Alas, no such luck. 
The link below is my speccy profile. I have also attached the results from MiniToolBox, including devices listed with problems.

 Result.txt   42.71KB
I'm willing to wipe my PC and just go from scratch, but as this is a bit of a franken-computer, I'd rather avoid the hastle of getting eve... Read more

A:Infinite Loop BSOD - Extremely Persistent

Hi Stofficus. Your last windows updates received were from 2012? Did you happen to have turned off Windows update? Service Pack 1 is also needed for your Windows Edition for compatibility issues, fixes and security patches. See also here just in case you're windows update is not functioning. Learn how to install Service Pack 1. The correct AMD driver for your video card should be downloaded from this site. Use the Custom install to select the driver only and or additional functions/features when on the harwdware setup for your video card.

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Hi, this is my first post here.

I need help with a computer that will not boot without having a BSOD.
Avast and/or Security essentials is disabled, and when I try to turn them on, or update, I get BSOD

So. Can you please help me?

edit: I cannot get networking, cdrom or usb (memory stick) services to run, and there is no floppy disk...


A:Am I infected with something? Endless reboot loop, BSOD

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include the link to this topic in your new topic and a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Once you have created the new topic, please reply back here with a link to the new topic.

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This all started when I was uninstalling some programs from my computer. After that I wanted to run a chkdisk and so I had to restart it for it to run the chkdisk. Once that happened it fell into a loop of the black windows error recovery screen where I cannot start windows even through safe mode.

Using F8 I changed advanced options to stop the reboot and after the Microsoft loading ticker it gave me a BSOD:

STOP: c000007b {bad image} \\??\C:\Windows\system32\winsrv.dll not designed to run on windows or it contains an error

I have run every diagnostic through the PC and the windows CD which ends up with no problems but an unknown file change might be causing the problem. System restore was unsuccesful.

Is there anything else I can do?

A:BSOD flashes & PC reboots - continuous loop

Hi and welcome to TSG this is some info on your error
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
Windows lost access to the system partition or boot volume during the startup process. Typical causes: Installing incorrect device drivers when installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware, or a virus.
After You Remove or Reinstall Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum Edition {KB 811408} Win XP
Stop 0x7B or &#8220;0x4,0,0,0&#8221; Error {KB 122926} Win NT, Win XP (on restart)
During setup (Sysprep issue) {KB 303786} Win XP
When You Press F6 to Load Drivers During Unattended Win XP Setup {KB 307099} Win XP
When you restart your Win XP-based computer {KB 316401} Win XP (after replacing motherboard)
When you start your computer from a WinPE CD-ROM or from a Server 2003 CD-ROM using a USB CD-ROM device {KB 839210} Win XP, Win Server 2003 (patch available)
Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Win XP & Server 2003 setup {KB 314859} Win XP, Win Server 2003
Error message When Starting Windows Vista After Changing SATA Mode of Boot Drive: STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE {KB 922976} Vista
Error message When Installing Vista on Computer With a DELL CERC SATA 1.5/6ch RAID controller: STOP 0x0000007B {KB 928632} Vista (needs driver update)
Info found here
If you have a install or recovery disc you can try to repair you machine

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I did a teardown of my Windows 10 machine to clean all the parts and do some cable management and when I reassembled and restarted I had some issues. It started with a corrupted RAM BSOD, so I cleaned the connector pins on the RAM sticks with alcohol. Then I couldn't get a video output to my monitor...

Eventually I got it to work and boot, and made it to the start screen. Then the first BSOD happened, I don't remember the error code. It restarted, made it past post, then another. Then another, and another, and another...

I inserted my Windows 10 bootable USB drive and attempted to boot to it, nope. I cleared the CMOS on my ram, swapped ram stick positions, ran a memOK! test. The test came back OK!.

I unplugged the sata cable with my (one and only drive) SSD, booted to the USB drive and it worked. Reformatted, reinstalled, made it to start screen and... BSOD. Loop.

I know it seems like this could be a hardware issue, but all of this hardware was working fine before I did the teardown. I rechecked all of my work after I started getting this post-reassemble errors. Everything checks out.

I'm not really sure what to do, nor can I post a crash log due to the fact that I can't make it to the desktop, or if I can, I'm only there for a few seconds.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you for your time.

Some of the BSOD codes I've caught thus far:

A:Infinite BSOD Loop, Various Error Codes

Is the firmware of your SSD updated? (I know this might be a question you can't answer)

Diagnostic Test


Run MemTest86+ to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums


MemTest86+ needs to be run for at least 8 complete passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

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Alright, so here's my problem. Out of nowhere, when I boot Vista, my cursor is stuck in the bottom left corner of the screen. My desktop come up fine, but I still can't move the cursor. Then, the BSOD hits. The computer reboots, and the loop continues. I don't know what happened.

Here's some notes on my computer:
Gateway NV12 Laptop, bought in July '09
Vista 64-bit Service Pack 2

Some things I've recorded from the BSODs under "Technical Information":

STOP: 0x0000007F


I have the recovery disks that Gateway instructed me to make, but I'm afraid that if I run them, I will lose all my (un-backed-up) data, which I will NOT let happen. If I can just repair Vista with them, then ok, I'll do it.

Anyone have any ideas for me? Thanks for reading.

A:Can't move cursor, BSOD (0x0000007F) loop. Help?

This is likely to be your RAM so if you have any warranty left you should take advantage of it or if you take it to a repair shop ask them if its possible to have your RAM replaced for free as most RAM manufacturers give a lifetime guarantee and then you will only have to pay for their time.

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My friend in OKC can't start his computer normally. Within a few seconds it blacks out then bluescreens with "Bad Pool Header."

Nothing in Event log besides single bugcheck at startup and then cascade failing services.

Edit: We were able to finally SysRestore to a month back by using DVD instead of Advanced Boot Tools WinRE. Now running Repair Install with Compatibility Check at 20 minutes and counting...

Would really appreciate knowing what is causing this to get rid of it.

A:BSOD Restart Loop - Starts in SafeMode

Hi friend!

All of these seem to be caused by ATWPKT2.SYS, which when I search, it is belonged to The process ATW Protocol Driver belongs to the software AOL Connectivity Services or ATW Protocol Driver by America Online ( - Welcome to AOL).
Your friend might want to go to safe mode to uninstall the program or services of that to see if anything change.

This is an AOL problem. The computer reboots and reboots and reboots. The solution is to boot in safe mode by pressing F8 during the boot. Delete or rename the files ATWPKT2.SYS and ATWPKT2.VXD which are located in an AOL directory under \PROGRAM_FILES\COMMON_FILES . These are something to do with the AOL dialer. AOL still works if deleted.

BugCheck 19, {20, 87f089b0, 87f089c8, 8030004}

Probably caused by : ATWPKT2.SYS ( ATWPKT2+1613 )

Followup: MachineOwner

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Hey guys, I got a new Gateway NV55C with Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bits Pre Installed on it. Processor Intel Core i5 430M, 3GB Ram, 320 HDD. I got it for christmas, and today, I tried to use it, and after the windows booting logo ended, the screen went black and BSOD appeared. So it reboot itself automatically, like after 1 second, then I had 2 options. Recovery Mode or Normal Mode. I just went to normal, cause this has never happened. And it happened the same thing. So I tried going on Revory Mode/Options. Windows try looking for errors and didnt found any. So i went on something called "Advanced Reapiring Tools" or something like that. There were various options. I tested all of them. Sistem Restore, I restored to the last point it showed me, nothing worked; I checked Disc for errors and also RAM, still the same, and the only option left was the "Full Factory Recovery". I don't wanna do that cause i don't want to lose all of my data (I'm a DJ, so i got tons of music, edits, remixes, projects, and a lot more stuff i CANT lose). But there was also another option, which was to open a CMD window, thought that could be useful but i dont what to do on it, so if anyone have any suggestions on that, i would appreciate it. I also tried, running XP Pilitos Live CD. So i selected to boot from CD, everything fine, windows XP was charging, and SAME THING HAPPENED! I started to get a little bit worried at this point. Nothing worked! Please help me, what should I do? How... Read more

A:BSOD loop at BOOT, useless laptop

I know i have to post some information with this post, like dumps and stuff, but i cant since i cant even start windows. Hope you understand.

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So I recently had problems with installing windows, but i eventually was able to re-install it. I then decided to install all my drivers. I rebooted once so that the drivers their thing. After i rebooted everything was fine and i went and installed my printer driver, i have a HP DeskJet 3 in 1 printer, i have forgotten the actual name of the product, but anyway i followed all the instructions on the install wizard, and it started to install, but it kept 'Not Responding', so i decided to just end it and do it another time, it started the uninstall process and said that i need to reboot my computer for it to take full effect. So i did. The windows logo loaded fine, but then i got the BSOD, for a brief moment, then my computer rebooted again. This loop went on for about 4 times. After that i held down the power button to turn my computer off, and turned it back on again. The same thing happened, but instead of doing the loop thing my computer suggested the startup repair. I ran the startup repair but it couldn't solve the problem. I don't know what i should do next.

A:BSOD Loop after installing HP printer drivers

Follow it:
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

Or, run Startup Repair for three separate times, with restarts after every single run.
Startup Repair: Run three separate times.

Then try to boot the computer up. If you cannot do it in the normal mode, try in safe mode, and post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Have an HP desktop computer that is stuck in a boot loop where immediately when the windows logo comes together it restarts. None of my safe mode options are working and when i load safemode with cmd it crashes right after classpnp.sys. ive gotten into recovery environment via a CD, startup repair runs and says it solves issues no failed tests and what not but restarts to the same old boot loop. Ive been ripping my hair out for 4 days now trying to figure it out. Diskpart displays all volumes as healthy with partition 1 C: being system partition and volume 2 D: is a RAW partition with a 917gb size so im assuming D: is my personal files? Is it supposed to be RAW? Ive run all the bootrec cmds and restarted subsequently but it still doesn't boot properly.

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I recently built a new computer. It was working great until I tried messing around with the overclock settings.

I had my i7-2600k+ overclocked to 5000 mhz on my asus p8z68-v pro. It would boot windows, but while I ran windows my asus overclocker ap`s probe II was saying the vcore power was unstable, despite cpu being only 28C =((, so I tried declocking my pc to the point where it would be sufficiently overclocked but stable. Eventually, I got sick of restarting my comp 50 times while I slowly declocked it to find a stable power setting, and wanted to just play a game or my new rig. I am pulling these numbers out of my ass, but I think I had my ram near 1680mhz and cpu 4600 mhz. I guess it still wasn`t stable because when I started up assassins creed I played for about 15 min before crashing to a BSOD. I also want to add the UBI soft launcher did apply some patch to my system before launching the game, but probably not causing the current problem.

My problem:
Ever since it crashed from playing assassins creed, when I went to launch windows it would start to load it and crash to a BSOD or it would freeze and never start. the BSOD errors were mostly 0xE1 errors.

I then declocked my system to defaults and tried and still crashed to BSODs. I got:

Stop: 0x0000007f (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050050031, 0x00000000000006f8, 0xfffff88001f8a0ca)

NTFS.sys - address: fffff88001f8a0ca base at fffff88001e57000

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A:Windows startup BSOD loop, Safemode -ok

Quote: Originally Posted by Nordom

I recently built a new computer. It was working great until I tried messing around with the overclock settings.

I had my i7-2600k+ overclocked to 5000 mhz on my asus p8z68-v pro. It would boot windows, but while I ran windows my asus overclocker ap`s probe II was saying the vcore power was unstable, despite cpu being only 28C =((, so I tried declocking my pc to the point where it would be sufficiently overclocked but stable. Eventually, I got sick of restarting my comp 50 times while I slowly declocked it to find a stable power setting, and wanted to just play a game or my new rig. I am pulling these numbers out of my ass, but I think I had my ram near 1680mhz and cpu 4600 mhz. I guess it still wasn`t stable because when I started up assassins creed I played for about 15 min before crashing to a BSOD. I also want to add the UBI soft launcher did apply some patch to my system before launching the game, but probably not causing the current problem.

My problem:
Ever since it crashed from playing assassins creed, when I went to launch windows it would start to load it and crash to a BSOD or it would freeze and never start. the BSOD errors were mostly 0xE1 errors.

I then declocked my system to defaults and tried and still crashed to BSODs. I got:

Stop: 0x0000007f (0x0000000000000008, 0x0000000080050050031, 0x00000000000006f8, 0xfffff88001f8a0ca)

NTFS.sys - address: fffff88001f8a0ca base at fffff8800... Read more

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Toshiba laptop - windows 7 64bit.
For a while now my USB devices (cameras, mp3 player) were not being recognized by the computer, and it would not allow me to install the necessary drivers citing lack of digital signature, etc. My usb mouse and usb memory stick were working fine. In attempting to follow the solutions offered around the internet, I tried to reinstall the User-mode driver framework service, the BSOD occured not immediately, but after several restarts. Around the same time I started getting pop-ups that windows could not be authenticated. I don't know if either of these are related.

Startup repair states root cause: "The operating system version is incompatible with Startup Repair"
Before the BSOD loop I was able to run a virus scan, with no viruses found.
Chkdsk ran for 24 hours and found no errors, however did not produce a log file.
System restore does not work to any previous point.
Boot from safe mode is not available.
Booting from a system recovery USB (System Repair Disc - Create) opened the system recovery options, but these did not help.

I don't have the original install cd available, and have un-backupped files on the hd that I would like to preserve. I'm not a computer expert, so any help is much appreciated! Thank you in advance.

A:BSOD endless loop after attempting to fix USB drivers

Attempting the tutorial here Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
EDIT: completing the tutorial successfully still results in the startup repair screen.

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Hey guys. So my friend's laptop has suffered a BSOD, and the laptop won't load Vista. I've tried the system recovery but nothing. It won't start up in safe mode either. The laptop is a Gateway M-series. Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3400 Mobile Processor's (2.16GHz, 667MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache) 4 Gigabytes of 667MHz DDR2 Dual Channel Memory, a 320GB SATA hard drive. If there is anymore in that you need I'll try to provide it as promptly as possible. Thank you for you assistance.

A:BSOD: Bad loop header - Won't load Vista

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Hi since yesterday evening my VISTA computer reboots in a loop with the STOP 08E error.

It does so even in safe mode.
The only mode where it does not reboot is safe mode with command prompt.

Please can you help me.

I attached a zip file with the .nfo and the minidump files from the computer.

A:BSOD 08E on VISTA Ultimate (reboot loop)

Hi again, I attach some more mindumps after I have set verifier as suggested in some other posts. Hope this gives a bit more information. I am quite desperate right now. :-(

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Hello Im working on a PC that was not Booting at all.
I did a scan with frst an came up with 3 missing files
I replaced the files now It will boot to the win logo screen an the reboot. I stoped it from restarting on error an I got the BSOD 0x7b.
I cant boot in safe mode. I cant do system restore..
I Hoocked the drive up to my Pc an I seen all the files are there Im doing a disk check now.
Any one have a idea of a way to fix this?
Edit Here is the Frst log after the files where replaced.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 08-11-2014 01
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-8SE1V5F on 08-11-2014 15:01:15
Running from F:\
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 9
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST must be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool:
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the registry item will be restored to default or removed. The file will not be moved.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RTHDVCPL] => C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe [13662936 2013-10-24] (Realtek Semiconductor)
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A:win 7 64bit Boot loop BSOD 0x7b

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I am getting an unmountable boot volume error for my Win 7 64 bit Acer Aspire 5750-6627. I have tried all the safe mode options, but those do not work. Windows cannot startup normally. And I cannot get to startup repair either. I tried using a Win 7 disc to get to the recovery options, which got me as far as the first windows install prompt. I got to the "Repair" button, hit that but I was caught in a hangup between the loading of that menu and the system restore options--just my cusor and a blue background in waiting. Not sure what to do...

I loaded a live ubuntu cd, and I was able to see my windows 7 hdd is still accessable.

Any suggestions would be very helpful...

A:BSOD startup loop, error 0X000000ED

I deleted my post accidentally.

Were you able to find a solution to your problem?

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Hello everyone,

Apologies in advance for the wall of text. Here goes...

About half a year ago I decided to build my very own (and first home-built) gaming computer. Once finished, however, it did not want to boot. Specifically, the problem is that it will power on for 3-5 seconds before shutting down again (before any kind of POST-beep), before it starts up again 3-5 seconds later, etc etc. This continues for a few minutes, with occasional extremely long sessions of up to 20 minutes before the computer eventually manages to boot up. I then stripped my pc down to the bare minimum (being an 800W CoolerMaster Silent Pro PSU, Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge 3570K processor and ASUS P8Z68-V Pro / Gen 3 motherboard) but nothing changed.

I did extensive troubleshooting (together with a friend who is majoring in computer technology) and I called some technical support centers around where I live (I did not send it in with professionals because it's ridiculously expensive and with only 2 cables to plug in in this test configuration (which both me and my friend checked multiple times) we concluded it must have been a simple case of RMA). Everyone told me it most likely was a motherboard failure, but to be sure I brought my pc to my friend's place to try some of his parts. We tried his 600W PSU (which was compatible even though it was a few years old). The reboot loop stopped, but it would just turn on and not boot (no beep). Fans were whirring, but it did not want to beep and... Read more

A:Brand new computer with reboot loop and BSOD

EDIT: The test setup of course included RAM as well 8 gigs to be exact.

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Ok, so I've suddenly seen lots of BSODs these few days. They often happen when I'm on certain websites scrolling (e.g. Facebook), and also happen when I try to play videos with Windows Media Player (seems no issue with VLC Player). This means the computer shutdown many times every day.

Other info:
- Windows 7 64 bit
- Dell Inspiron laptop (Purchased in 2009)
- Factory reset in Feb this year due to a different issue
- Laptop often very hot

Please help. Thanks

A:BSOD infinite loop (usually while scrolling on websites or using WMP)

Please visit Windows Update and install every update available, it may take a couple of times to get them all.

Hotfix(s): 17 Hotfix(s) Installed.

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A few months ago my nVidia graphics card began to crash to blue screen while playing certain games, saying that nv_disp.dll was stuck in an infinite loop. It eventually turned out that it was overheating and has since burnt out, so I've switched to my onboard ATI Radeon 31000 graphics card. After installing the newest CCC version with drivers in January I experience the same problem as with my old card (driver caught in an infinite loop) with the ati2dvag.dll, however now the BSoD's are not restricted to gameplay and happen during normal, seemingly non-intensive computer usage. With CCC and ATI drivers installed and active I cannot preform a search in windows, edit options in certain programs, or have too many different programs active at one time. The error is always ati2dvag is stuck in an infinite loop, though the minidumps show the cause being:


Most of the time the minidumps freeze while dumping and never complete so I don't have any with the ati2dvag error.

I've tried downloading the newest CCC drivers as well as the Radeon Omega drivers but the problem persists. I'm unable to determine the cause and none of the solutions I've read of online and tried have worked. At the moment I've got all my ATI drivers uninstalled and the problem appears to be gone, so it seems that it is the ATI drivers causing the problem. Attached is a text dump of one of the minidumps and a picture of one of the blue scr... Read more

A:constant ati2dvag infinite loop BSoD

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My Gateway m505 Windows XP Media Edition Intel (r) Pentium (r) D2.80GHz (200x140) is stuck in the start up loop.

I have reset the BIOS to default settings. I disabled automatic restart and got the following BSOD:

STOP 0x00000008E 0xc0000005, 0xb9d548ac, 0xba50ecc8, 0x00000000

iastor.sys - address b9d548ac base at b9d42000 datestamp 434d5ede

I recognize that these are hexidecimal addresses.

The PC starts up with the dos looking screen, goes black, and opens the screen that asks if I want to start in safe mode (all types), with last known good configuration, or start Windows normally. ANY choice brings up the Windows start screen with the progress bar, then goes black and returns to the safe mode screen.

If I hold F8 it will enter a different option screen and when I disabled automatic restart I got the above BSOD.

My son said he opened Firefox and it timed out so he did a hard restart (power switch) and the above has been happening ever since. The PC has been running fine until now.

There is no boot CD and the Windows files are on a partition, so no disks.

I'm an old school hardware guy (pre-Windows) and my software knowledge is limited to user experience.

Any thing you can suggest would help greatly and I appreciate it.

A:XP stuck in start up loop BSOD iastor.sys

Resetting the BIOS to default may set the hard drive controller to AHCI mode. Go back into BIOS setup and set it to IDE mode.

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Can anyone help me and try to fix my laptop... Since a few days Windows isn't starting up anymore. It crashes (BSOD) at the welcome screen and restarts from scratch, resulting in a loop.
Blue Screen will give me following error:
0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0x820811A7, 0xA6c9E91c, 0x00000000).
Looking this error up on forums, it always mentions a memory problem, as for me, i dont understand why this would cause the problem. The setup has been the same since day one, no new RAM consuming software has been installed recently.

I can startup in Safe Mode, from the F8 command, internet is available.
I have done a complete scan (with AVG) without any virus found. (Maybe i should try a more 'reliable' virusscanner?)
I tried to do a recovery of Vista, but that didn't work out... the recovery doesnt complete.

Some specs:
- Laptop: ACER Aspire 7720
- Processor: Intel Core 2DUO 2.2Ghz
- RAM: 4GB
- Windows Vista32 SP2

Before any real messing around, i took a backup...
Thanks for any (step-by-step)advice you can share.

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I am trying to fix a friend's laptop. It is a Compaq Presario 2500us series, and its problem is that it boots as far as the Windows XP loading screen, then I get a blue screen with a 7E STOP error for less than a second, then it loops this cycle. I WAS able to boot into safe mode, as it gave me the option before, but for some reason I can't do so anymore. When I was in safe mode, I went to check the drivers, and the Ethernet driver had an exclamation mark next to it, as did just about everything in the "other devices" section - USB, Mass media storage, etc. USB and memory card slots don't seem to work at all - however, the CD-ROM drive does work.

What I have done so far is used my own Windows disc to enter Recovery mode, then done chkdsk /p, which turned up one or more disk errors. I then ran chkdsk /r, then chkdsk /p again and it did not turn up any errors that time. However, it still gives me the same 7E error loop again. My friend says she doesn't think she has the discs, otherwise I would use those to reinstall the bad drivers.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Stuck in 7E BSOD loop, can't start Windows at all?

Hi boofie75,

Try booting into 'Last Known Good' configuration...

Post back let us know !


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It says it's caused by an error with MFEWFPK.SYS . I have searched on numerous forums to fix my issue. Unfortunately no answers can help me. I have been able to figure out that the mcafee is the problem. It came pre loaded on my
pc. I'm fairly knowledgeable with computers but am stuck. Please someone help it's been down for 3 days.

A:Bsod -cannot log on on safe mode. Stuck in a loop

Sorry for the delay in responding.  At times life interferes with my activities on the forums :0)
What are you able to do with your computer?  Can you get into Windows at all?
Do you have recovery media?  If so, where/how did it get made?
If you can, can you run the McAfee Consumer Products Removal Tool (free from here: )?
If not, what make and model is your system?
What OS and Service Pack are you using?
Are you able to remotely mount registry hives?

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