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Windows 8 BSoD when updating BIOS

Q: Windows 8 BSoD when updating BIOS

Bonjour, I am having a BSoD whenever I try to update the BIOS on my Asus Eee PC 1015PX. I am currently running BIOS version 1301, but version 1401 was released. Naturally, I wanted to update my BIOS. However, whenever I use their utility, it flashes the BIOS .ROM file up until about 35%, and then my computer completely and utterly crashes. It gives me a BSoD with a DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I do have a Windows 7 CD and could dual-boot and update the BIOS thru Windows 7, but I was just wondering if any of the users here could help me.

Preferred Solution: Windows 8 BSoD when updating BIOS

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A: Windows 8 BSoD when updating BIOS


I already had trhis BSOD, but in other circunstances

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Recently, I have recieved many different kinds of BSOD errors but before i was receiving these BSODS i kept getting a BIOS notice. It was even in my programs labeled BIOS noitce. I'm not sure if it is a virus or if it really wants me to update the bios? and if that could fix the BSODS can i please get instructions to properly do a bios update?

Thank you.

A:Updating your BIOS and some BSOD errors


I just read a forum about it being a overheating problem and now that i look at it. My Fan does make unusual sounds at times and it doesnt even turn on really.. that i remember so that may be the problem?

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Hi! We have a number of ThinkPad Yoga 11e, most of them are about 1.5 years old and we're currently updating their Windows 10 image and BIOS. Imaging process completes fine, but updating the BIOS has caused us a lot of issues. When updating BIOS from within Windows with the latest BIOS Update Utility (1.26) from Lenovo's website the laptops crash with a blue screen of death (BSOD). We then tried all previous BIOS versions (from 1.10 and up), but they all crashed too. The current BIOS version on the laptops is 1.10, but even that failed. We initially ran the installer from our network drive with the installer file renamed for easier identification. We have since tried renaming the installer file back to the original name and running it locally. Have also tried running it only with wireless enabled, running only with Ethernet enabled. At one point we thought there might have been another installation process running in the background (drivers, Windows Update), so made sure that had all completed. The BIOS upgrade still crashed the laptop. We have been unable to pinpoint any of the above scenarios to be the culprit, as now some of them work randomly. Two machines side by side, one will work and the other one will fail. We're pulling our hair out with this one. Has anyone else had this experience and have you found what steps need to be taken to successfully complete the BIOS upgrade every time? 

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I don't have Windows installed on my disk and P50 does not have a CD. When I tried to install by converting ISO to disk image it failed to install (blank screen after reboot, needed to reboot a few times to get it to rollback to previous version as it got corrupted EFI). Can I install it from Windows PE? If not is there a way to do it without Windows installation?

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This is an old HP PC I have recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7 and I have to say it has never run better

I have an ASUSTek A7N8X-LA motherboard with ver. 3.05 BIOS and an AMD Athlon™ 2600+ processor

I want to upgrade to the latest BIOS that supports SSE2 instructions (for game playing purposes), however, I have run into a snag that the most recent BIOS ver 3.21 is still only XP compatible. Neither ASUS or HP are willing to provide any free support.

This is somewhat frustrating as the BIOS in situ appears to be the original 2003 version. I could have easily updated this to the latest version before I upgraded the OS to Windows 7, but now it is to late.

Q. Dare I use the XP BIOS and what steps can I take to protect against permanent disaster if things go wrong?

Can anyone advise me please?

A:Updating BIOS on Windows 7 PC

<<...but now it is to late.>>


There is no direct upgrade path from XP to Win 7...so installing Win 7 had to leave the XP install intact, if you used the upgrade version of Win 7.

If it's an HP system, you should have recovery/restore disks that would allow reversion to XP. At that time, the BIOS update could be done...but if that update only supports XP...I don't see what is gained...unless you just run XP.

Sounds to me like a new motherboard/CPU/RAM combo is needed here, not an updated O/S. It's hard to bring computer technology from over 8 years ago...into 2011 performance/capabilities, IMO.


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so if   i wanted to  upgrade my pc bios menu and  it has it for windows 7 and windows 8 my computer was windows  7 that's what it came with but then i  upgraded to   windows 10 with the free thing   that you got 

A:updating bios windows 10 help

Bios upgrades can be risky I would advice against it, if you do it wrong say good bye to the motherboard. If you must do it make sure you get the latest and correct version for your motherboard.

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Hi, i want to update my BIOS(ver.5.13) to Latest version. am using windows 10 32 bit. the BIOS update is not available on HP site but the BIOS update for my motherboard MS- 7525 Boston  is available Here. So is it safe to update my bios on windows 10? and how to update it? please help....

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I have downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...

Go to Solution.

A:Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Now there should be no problems with it's  installation.

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HelloOn the process of updating my BIOS, after downloading "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)" and opening the readme file, i came across a dificulty that im not able to continue my process.(https://us.download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/fbj9ccusa.txt): readme fileSo, i did everything correctly untill the step 2 of the "Installing the Package" process, basically when a put the command ("cd C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYxxUSA\")on the Prompt, appear a message saying: "iit not recognized as an internal or external command"I already changed the path on my Computer properties, but nothing seems to work outIf someone could lend a hand, i would aprecciate a lot. Thanks!Btw: im using windos 10https://gyazo.com/33367d1e74576f72ace4236867258266: sorry about being in portuguese, i really dont know how to make it in english, just in case someone wants to see what appearsEdit 1: my pc is a desktop M93p

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Okay so I'm having some problems with a computer my mom brought from her uncles. I'm not gonna give the whole story but he gave this computer to my mom and she doesn't want it.

First, I want to say that this computer has the Windows 8 beta on it as its only OS. It's very clunky and full of bugs and whatnot and I want it off so I'm putting windows 7 on it and erasing everything on it. This shouldn't be a problem for these forums since everything I"m having problems with has nothing to do with the OS. Besides installing.

Now, basically this computers main parts are better than my own (it's not that great anyway) It's motherboard is x65 bit, it had 2 gb 800 mhz ram (my computer had the same amount but only 667mhz) it's processor is 3.00 GHz (mine is 2.3 GHz)

So basically it's a better computer for the main parts. I've not looked at the PSU but I'm sure it's better aswell. The only thing that isn't better is the graphics card. It's a 7 series while mine is a 9.

So, basically I want to put the best of my computer to this better one. Mine feels newer (since I keep it dusted so it sounds really smooth, while this one sounds a bit old. But either way I want to install windows on it. The only problem is that the BIOS is inoperable. When loading into the BIOS the keyboard no longer seems to work. Its light go off. But every once in a while on trying, I can get it into the boot menu so I can move it to put from CD rom. But at this point, no matter what, it won't let me scro... Read more

A:Updating BIOS for Windows 7 install

tl;dr: Want to change BIOS boot order. Keyboard doesn't work ONLY in BIOS. Tried removing CMOS batter overnight. NO change. Can't find BIOS update for motherboard model number "D33C98"

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Hallo,After upgrading the Bios via Windows (HP dv7 6101sd) there is only a black screen and flashing Caps Lock.I have tried to create recovering USB device (according to the instructions http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 ).Unfortunately  when started the Bios updating file (http://support.hp.com/nl-nl/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv7-6100-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie... ) there is no possibility to chose another location (step 5 according to the instructions).Can you give me another solution of the problem?Thank you in advance,Idjeral 

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I updated my BIOS through windows using MSI's Live Update 6 software and it has been stuck on this screen for about 30 minutes...
Is this normal? I'm scared to reboot it because I'm concerned about getting stuck in a possible boot loop.
Any ideas?

A:MSI Mobo BIOS Updating Through Windows...

If you reboot, and the BIOS is in fact corrupt, you won't get stuck in a boot loop.

You will get stuck with no-POST, much worse than a boot loop.

What is the model of your motherboard? I can find its internal technicians manual and find out if there is a disaster recovery method. Sometimes they're very easy to perform.

Don't reboot that computer until I find out first, just in case the chip was erased but not flashed, or returns a bad checksum.

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Please, I need urgent help.
On my brand new ASUS laptop, the automatic ASUS update downloaded and installed the latest BIOS version for Windows. During the process the pop-up windows appeared saying something like "Don't forget to load the default BIOS setting after reboot..."

After reboot, all I got was black screen with a blanking line like in DOS program.
I rebooted again, used ESC, entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..
I saved and exited BIOS and still WIndows won't load up.
Please, what should I do ???

A:After updating BIOS, Windows 7 won't start up !?

entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..

Did you use the option?

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Hi, I'm trying to update my BIOS driver due to an error message saying "Thread stuck in device driver". I have windows 10. When I go to the acer site to download and update the driver, the only available drivers are for windows 8. Can I download this windows 8 driver without harming my computer? Should I revert back to windows 8? Any other solutions for the error message? Update:My computer: Acer Aspire V5-122P-0600  Manufacture year: 2013   Came installed with Windows 8 Thanks!

A:Updating BIOS Driver with Windows 10

BIOS update is different from normal Driver update, updating a wrong BIOS may brick your computer, could you please provide information about your system so that someone will be able to advice you, you need to tell us the model of your laptop.

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I just received a DELL Optiplex 9010 with WIN 7 installed. I was a bit rushed and thought updating the Bios would be a good idea and didn't realise I was installing v A01, so a downgrade..

Now I can not start windows, when the PC starts it begins to boot but soon after the loading windows icons start there is a blue screen (stating to check the hard drives for errors..) and the machine goes to the Windows Error Recovery screen. I've tried to use the Launch Startup Repair tool but it doesn't seem to find anything wrong..

Not sure what to do from this point? Is there a way I can install the correct version of the bios for this machine?


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hi guys,

i have a toshiba l300 satellite pro that wont start up in xp home
it starts and then bluescreens quickly

i backed up and started reinstalling xp...when it gets to starting windows in the blue
setup screen it stop errors with code 00000007b

i looked up the error code and microsoft had a few different solutions pertaining to this code
but there was one about xp setup

and they recommended upgrading the bios
i checked the bios on the laptop and it was 1.7

and the latest i downloaded was 2.7 or something like that
but its a windows file
how am i ment to upgrade a bios if i cant boot into windows?

any info please

A:Solved: updating bios without windows

L300-xxxx? please post the complete model number.


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Dell has released a new bios version A06 for my laptop M101z (Inspiron 1120). The Windows version is 2.7MB whlle the DOS version is 1.7 MB.

The flashing procedure is the same for both. Click on the .exe file, extract it to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R300552, In the START>RUN text box type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R300552 and press ENTER.

What is the difference between the Windows version and the DOS version as the install/flash procedure is the same?

Which one should I use for flashing the bios?

A:Which bios version - Windows or DOS - to use for updating?

Windows based .exe's have a higher rate of causing a bad flash, mostly due to some sanfu while the OS is running.

That's why the Dos version is generally considered a safer way to flash. Less potential conflicts.

Win based ones are fine when they work, but as mentioned above, there is simply a higher level of risk.

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I have had an ongoing problem with losing internet connectivity on this computer - IT IS NOT THE INTERNET SERVICE - IT IS THIS COMPUTER.
Asked for help in forum in Nov. 2016.  Was advised first of all to update BIOS.  Well, things were ok for a while but now problem is back and worse than before.  So I tried to update BIOS but cannot find out how to do it.  Person (RaviBC) wrote to go to link  in Dell, enter service code and then select OS.  I went to link, entered code but there was no place to select OS.  Have gone on-line to many sites to see how to do it - came up with the answer that my bios was Legacy and not UEFI so I could not update my bios - Know this sounds confusing (it sure is to me) - bottom line, can I update bios on Inspiron 620 running Windows 10

A:updating bios for inspiron 620 windows 10

Hi Danapoint,
Please go to support.dell.com type the service tag click on drivers and downloads select find it myself no need to change OS select BIOS file download and run the same.
If any issue share the service tag of the system we will help you with the direct link.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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my bios is outdated.
I wanted to update it. so I went on the manufacturer's website for my model

but it says: "This BIOS update should be installed before upgrading to Microsoft? Windows Vista? operating system.", which is making me worried to do the bios update as I already have upgraded to vista. (the laptop was shipped with xp on it)
I asked a computer techie and he said its nonsense and I should update it the normal way by flash memory at the boot time.
Any suggestions?
Also, what happens if I screw the bios setting at boot time.
do I have to install windows again or can my windows be restored ?

A:Updating Bios only possible BEFORE installing windows???!!!?

If your computer works, why would you want to update the BIOS?
If you screw up the bios at boot time then it depends on your motheroboard. (How much did your cost)

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I stripped the included windows 10 from my N22 Winbook in favor of a Linux installation, but now I'm having difficulty updating the BIOS--it seems as though the BIOS update is only available as a Windows executable, and I couldn't find an option in BIOS configuration to update from there. Additionally I tried running the update program from a recovery command prompt on a windows install thumbdrive, but it said it was an incompatible windows version. Is there any way at all I can update the BIOS on this machine without repartitioning the eMMC and adding a windows install?

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I recently updated my BIOS using this package: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-... Now when I enter the BIOS, then Boot Options, it allows me to Enable/Disable Legacy Boot (which I assume means UEFI/older BIOS?). Since I am running Win 10 64-bit, I would prefer to use UEFI.  However, when I disable Legacy Boot, then reboot, it says boot device not found. Only reverting to Legacy Boot allows me to boot. How do I configure Windows 10 to boot with UEFI? My Older BIOS was F.0A, new one is F.2E.  This BIOS also fixes the battery indicator, so I would perfer to stay in it.

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Hello all
I was running windows 7 home premium perfectly for the last around 7 to 8 months. the other day I updated system bios and thereafter got the message to reactivate windwos. I used my product key but turned out to be invalid. I am in trouble kindly help help

A:Cannot reactivate windows after updating system bios

For an OEM system, deactivation after a bios update would point to a modded bios being used earlier. However, you have not filed up your system specs. Please run this tool, click Continue, click Copy, then paste the results here or paste into notepad and upload the text file.


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I was updating bios and it got stuck now I cannot get the windows or bios but can't get to system recovery but saying cannot refresh or restore anything or repair

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I recently updated my winXP pro ver. 2002 Service Pack 2with 80 updates, since then my sata hd and dvd writer have disappeared from windows and bios.Has anyone encountered this problem and found a solution? I am running a Mach speed MSNV-939 with AMD Athelon 64 x 2. Dual core 3800.
Everything was running great before the updates.

A:Updating XP Pro and loss of SATA drives in BIOS and Windows

does the drive in question contain any data? usually, if the drive doesn't appear in BIOS, it probably doesn't in windows XP, but have you checked if windows detects the card in Disk Management console? i would recommend installing new storage drivers for your motherboard. the updates could have made the existing drivers corrupt or uninstalled them. do you have any exclamations in Device Manager?

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Hi there.I'm trying to update the BIOS on my HP Spectre x360 - 13-ac004na. I'm not running Windows and it's proving a bit tricky. On a Windows machine I've downloaded the BIOS update from the HP support site for my machine, and I've used this tool to create a USB flash drive. This all seems to have gone correclty and I have the update files in /Hewlett-Packard/BIOS/New on the drive as expected.However, I'm not able to boot from this drive. I attempt to do so by pressing ESC during startup, then boot device options (F9), and select my flash drive from the list but I get a message which says: "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. Press any key to restart." I've tried two different flash drives, just to be sure. So I've tried following a different route, using the instructions here on how to update the BIOS when Windows doesn't start: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-spectre-13-ac000-x360-convertible-pc/14039877/model/15304466... The info here says to press F2 to enter the "Hardware Diagnostics UEFI Menu". I do this, but I only have 4 options here; "Memory Test", "Hard Drive Check", "Language" and "Exit". There is no "Firmware Management" or "BIOS Management" which the instructions say there should be. I've also tried holding down Windows + B and pressing the power button with the flash drive in which so... Read more

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Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?

A:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.

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AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?

how do you do this?

thanks a lot

A:AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS/flashing BIOS?

Flash a BIOS?
You need to download the update from the motherboard manufacturer. Then follow the directions in the readme file that usually comes with it.

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Hello.I need to update BIOS on my notebooks.I used my second computer to creat  a BIOS recovery drive on my USB.I used this way:Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external storage devicehttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 I download recommended version:sp62234.exeAfter step "5. In the Location to Save Files window, click Change."The HP System BIOS Update Utility DOSENT opens and i have 2 errors: 1.IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!  2. BIOS did not support InsydeFlash!  Please help me.

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hi there, i am fixing a friends old computer and the hdd was stuffed so i got a new maxtor diamondmax 9 for it. although once installing it i found out that it would only run in udma2 mode (checked it in another computer and it ran at full udma6)
so i suspect that the current bios cannot support udma5 or 6, so i am looking for a bios upgrade for it.
the bios string is 6A69RPRDC-00, the number on the actual motherboard is 35-C960-00-05
thanks for any help, i am really hoping i can make this board work at udma5 at least and not have to settle for udma2.
thanks again

ps. i just found this
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
at http://www.plasma-online.de/english/identify/serial/mainboard/mb_aristo.html
if that is any help.

A:help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00


Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)

I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).

You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
Try WWW.driverguide,com

You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.

otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help

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Trying to update an old computer and every time I go to update windows it dies. Any advice?

A:BSOD when updating Windows 7

I answered as much as I could in your other post.
Please keep this in one topic in order to prevent confusion.
Here's the link to the other topic:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/617218/computer-freezes-when-cd-player-is-plugged-in/
If you'd like to have this topic deleted, please PM a moderator or admin.

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After having updated 8 to 8.1 after official release some weeks my computer did not run well at all. In my post from 3 weeks ago (performance and maintenance) I reported doing a sfc/scannow in which corrupted files were found but unable to repair. Following the instructions on this forum I carried out a "online/clean-up/restorehealth" this was completed with the result "Result: The restore operation completed successfully. The component store corruption..."

Some days later my computer went into blue screen (BSOD) from which I was unable to get out of. Finally I took the only option open to me (as far as I knew/capabilities ) and used the Lenovo restore option, reverting back to Windows 8.

(This probably happened on December 10th since I have 2 Critical Kernal-Power 41 listed)

At first I did not want to update to 8.1 again, but in the end I did - about 5 days ago. This time I first contacted Lenovo about updating drivers. They told me to update the following (after installing 8.1):

Chipset: Intel chipset Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Version :
Video: CPP2 AMD DISCRETE VGA CARD DRIVER for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Version: 13.152
Audio: Realtek Audio Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Version:
LAN: Realtek Lan Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Version: 8.018.0621.2013
STORAGE: Intel RST Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit) - Desktop Version:

Which I did.

Today (20/12/13) the computer went into BSOD again (only not as serious a... Read more

A:2x BSOD after updating Windows 8 to 8.1

No one can help?

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Hi, I just got a BSOD after getting my unit back from Acer Technical team, where they said "found no problems, ran system check and REM but can't find any BSOD".
This morning, I got it back from them, I did the following:
- Reset and recover the system again to factory setting.
- Install Buffalo Express Card Driver (then connect it), then connect my Buffalo HDriver.
- Connect a 4-hub Usb connector, then connect my mouse + Keyboard to it (after that Windows automatically find and update the drivers for these device).
- Do a windows update, it stucks at 4% then BAM!, here it comes BSOD again.

Before returning it to Acer, I frequently get BSOD whenever I play movie (which I suspect might be caused by overheating). Yet, this time system heat is only about 45 Celcius degree.

Following is my system spec:
Is Windows 7 . . .
- or x64 ?
- the original installed OS on the system.
- an OEM
- 2 years old
- What is the age of OS installation: 1 hour.

Windows 7 Premium:
Manufacture: Acer
Model: Aspire 5942
Rating: 5.3
Processor: Intel Core i3 CPU M 330 @2.13Ghz
Installed memory: 4.00 GB
System Type: 64 bit

Any help is greatly apprecited. As now it's completely beyond my ability

A:BSOD updating windows

Software Concerns:You have a number of unnecessary programs running on your system. I would recommend that you Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup and leave only Microsoft Security Client enabled as a startup item (you do not have it installed yet, but you will understand after reading my analysis).

Clean Up Factory Bloatware may also be a good tutorial to go through.
Analysis:Crash was caused by your McAfee Host Intrusion Detection Link Driver.Remove McAfee with the steps outlined in How to uninstall or reinstall supported McAfee products using the McAfee Consumer Products Removal tool (MCPR.exe) ...
Replace McAfee with either of these:Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows coupled with Malwarebytes. Do not start the free trial of Malwarebytes. Just use the standalone version, update it, and scan your computer once a week with Malwarebytes and with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Good and Free system security combination.

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Hello everyone,

I've been trying to update to Windows 8.1 but I keep having issues. I constantly have failing Windows Updates. I have tried a couple different things, renaming the SoftwareDistribution file to .old, Windows Repair, and full clean install of Windows 8. I for the life of me can't figure out what's going on.

Currently, I am unable to install the SF_Diagnostic tool for some reason. It's hung up on downloading the necessary files from Windows Features. I have a mini dump from Windows 8 attached and will try to update it with the SF_Diag tool if it ever installs. Thanks.

Edit: had to manually enable .NET Framework in order to get the diagnostic tool to install. The mini dump is still the same regardless so I'll keep that there.

A:BSOD when updating Windows 8

I'll still need these reports:

Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).

If you're having difficulties with the format, please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "msinfo32 /nfo %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\TEST.NFO" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the TEST.NFO file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back. Then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

Please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "systeminfo.exe >%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\systeminfo.txt" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the syteminfo.txt file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back. Then zip up the .txt file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

AMD OverDrive (AODDriver2.sys) is either a stand-alone application, or a component of the AMD VISION Engine Control Center. This driver is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems.

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Since upgrading to windows 7 x64 client from a windows starter pack x32, BSOD started happening almost daily.
I have ran random tools to check for driver updates and related stuff even flashed my BIOS to the most stable version, but it still keeps happening. I can upload BSOD logs if needed, because i have many unfortunatelly. Computer is fairly new ( 7-8 Months old tops). Prio to updating i have never had a BSOD. I updated lets say like a month or so ago to x64bit.

My specs are :

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 249898 MB, Free - 105190 MB; D: Total - 226937 MB, Free - 100135 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Crosshair IV Formula
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
Actually I will include two latest logs from debugger so you can have an idea what might be wrong.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

This means a trap occurred in kernel mode, and it's a trap of a kind
that the kernel isn't allowed to have/catch (bound trap) or that
is always instant death (double fault). The first number in the
bugcheck params is the number of t... Read more

A:After updating to windows 7 BSOD happens daily

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Hi, I am trying to update to Windows 10 Anniversary but I keep getting a bluescreen error.

I've retried it a few times and keep getting the IRQ error in the image above... which I think is a driver issue, but I have no idea what it could be. Any help is appreciated.

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I have been having seemingly random BSOD DPC_WATCHDOG ever since I updated to Windows 8.1. This can occur either when I'm playing games, using Visual Studio 2012, or browsing the web.

Any help would be great.

A:BSOD DPC_WATCHDOG after updating to Windows 8.1

Only 19 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have about 26. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

F: drive only has about 2% free space (and other drives are lacking free space also). Windows likes 15% free space in order to perform stuff "behind the scenes" without adversely affecting the system's performance. Please free up 15% on ALL hard drives (you can get away with 10% on larger drives and won't notice a large performance penalty)

You have 5 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

SSD's were temperamental when they first came out, but their reliability has improved greatly over the last year or two. There are 2 things that MUST be checked on systems with BSOD's and SSD's:

1) That the SSD firmware is the latest available for the SSD. I usually can't see this info in the reports, so I rely on you to check it.
2) That the storage controller drivers on the motherboard are the most recent. They must date from late 2012 or later. This is ALL controllers, not just the one that the SSD is attached to. If involved these should be visible in the memory dump - but it doesn't hurt to check manually.

Many, many Live Kernel Events in the WER section of MSINFO32
Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the wor... Read more

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Hey guys,

I just installed of win7 on my new comp. Everything went smoothly got my pc up and running. After installing drivers from disk for my wifi card I attemted to update through windows update. After a few minutes my computer started running super slow and then I got a blue screen that stated process or thread crutial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or terminated. Not sure how to fix this.

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Hi, I updated to the Windows 8.1 preview today and about 5-10 seconds after logging in I get a bluescreen with the error message "SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDELED (igdkmd64.sys)".

I might add that it doesn't try to boot regularly, it either reaches the windows spash screen and then the screen turns black and nothing happens. When I hit the reset button it will most of the times detect that there is an error instead and then display a menu with diagnostic/recovery options. If I choose startup settings -> debugging mode it will boot normally and bsod after 5-10 seconds with the same error as above.

I read that it could be a problem with graphics card drivers. So I removed my graphics card (ASUS gtx 660 ti) but nothing changed, so it must be the integrated GPU. I have a intel core i5 3570k with the intel HD 4000 GPU which I also read some people mention was the problem.

I searched for updates and found this page: Windows 8.1 Preview x86 and x64 graphics driver availability status (Preliminary)
and I downloaded the update but I didn't find any installation instructions or anything, so I dont have any clue how to install it. It is a .cab file which I extracted with winrar, it contained some .exe files which I tried to run in safe mode. Nothing happened though. It also says on that page that the drivers should be installed automatically during the installation (I was connected to the internet during the installation) so it seems strange that it would cause prob... Read more

A:BSOD on startup after updating to Windows 8.1

Sorry for the delay in responding. There just aren't that many people who do BSOD analysis, so at times we get a bit overwhelmed!

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Ever since I got the computer I have been unable to use any driver besides the one that came with my graphics card (AMD HD Radeon 6950) and I'd like to resolve this because I am unable to play many games that I want to play due to driver requirements.
It happens when updating my drivers with or without the automated application AMD provides.

I am willing to provide any information that could be of help

A:Windows 7 updating AMD Driver BSOD

While installing the AMD driver, install the display driver only, not the audio driver and the other things. See how it goes.

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for AtihdW76.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for AtihdW76.sys
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8801839184e, fffff880031927e8, fffff88003192040}

Probably caused by : AtihdW76.sys ( AtihdW76+484e )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address ... Read more

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I updated to Windows 10 about 2 months ago, and ever since then, I've been having issues with my PC crashing. And it's become more and more common recently. Sometimes it's memory management or faulty memory something's it's something about thread exceptions and such. I've seen 4 different variations of the BSOD basically. I'm not sure where to start to look for the problem, to be honest. Edit; naturally with these issues, my PC has also gotten a lot slower since updating.

A:BSOD issues after updating to Windows 10

In general, random BSOD's are a sign of a hardware, compatibility, or low-level driver problem.
Start with these free hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html
Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/

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2 days ago, i bought a Netbook equipped with windows starter. I needed a cheap computing solution for college since i only need Word, Maple and Google chrome to make me happy during my free times at school. It's brand new and was equipped with Mcafee internet security 60 days trial which i took cause it was already installed and ready to work, anyway. I received message from windows update which i ignored for the last day since i didn't needed to use my netbook at all. I finally did the update today. And then. Boom. While rebooting, BSOD.(Reminded me of windows 98 and ME since i hadn't seen one in the last 10 years XD ). Memory dump, and rebooting. Then the apparently now famous Windows couldn't boot appeared and they offered me to try to run windows normally or to use the restore. I tried to run it again, which failed. So i did restored but now i'm still with the same problem while updating windows. I have checked on many forums but their similar problems are from 2010. And my netbook has been manufactured not two month ago since it's a new model.

What should i do fellow Windows 7 users?

A:BSOD while updating Windows Starter

We need the dumps to see where the problem is so please follow the instructions on this tutorial:

Is McAfee still on trial? If yes, please uninstall and replace with MSE:
Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

Some specs of your Netbook would also be nice. Use Speccy to find out:
Speccy - System Information - Free Download

Post back with the dumps when you can

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Hi Guys

Thanks in advance, just did a fresh install of win 7 x64 pro on an old kingston ssd v series.

win 7 pro x64 (upgrade disk)
i5 2400
h61 mobo chipset
8gb g.skill ripjaws-x
64gb kingston ssd v series
320gb wd blue scratch drive (games/data)

Just updating windows and it will always show a bsod. also tried installing programs/games, it'll show bsod as well.. Here's the details of the error:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 3081

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP3: FFFFF8800698CF60
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Thanks guys! Any help would be appreciated.

A:PC BSOD when installing/updating windows/and other instances as well

Sorry guys, please find attached performance report + other test.

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A:BSOD on fresh install when updating windows 7

Was corrupted HDD

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hello everyone, my dell inspiron 1545 laptop has refused to restart, after i downloaded updates, installed these updates and tried to restart. the error message on the screen is as follows:

a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
a process of thread crucial to the system operation has unexpectedly exited or been terminated. if this is the first time you are seeing this, restart your computer, if this screen appears again, follow these steps:
check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed.
if this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any new windows updates you might need.
if problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.
if you need to use safe-mode to remove or disable components, restart and press F8.

but i have tried to uninstall the updates from safe-mode, it keeps telling me that windows uninstaller was not properly installed.

please everyone, what do i do ? thanks for your prompt responses.

A:BSOD after updating windows and installing softwares

Sounds like your hard disk is on its way out, if there is files on there you might need to start backing them up while/if you can.

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I just recently did a clean install of windows 7 from the Windows 7 OEM DVD on a New 1TB WD HDD on a Samsung Laptop, And when Installing Windows updates i Would get a BSOD, So i copy the minidump and took a look at it on another PC and WinDbg is Pointing to (Wininit.exe) This led me to belive that it was one of the windows updates that was causing this BSOD!! keep in mind that this were the first batch of updates after a clean install of windows 7 SP1. I Check the bios and it was set to AHCI. So what i did Next was i ended up Installing windows on a 320GB HDD And i was able to get pass the first batch of windows updates with out any BSOD and now im installing the second batch of updates with out any BSOD, So it appears that the conflict was the 1TB HDD and Windows 7, So my Plan now is to IMG the Pc and moved that iMG to my clients 1TB HDD and hopefully we don't get any BSOD Anymore, Has anybody has had this issue before here are the system info from the Samsung Laptop.

Samsung Laptop
Model RC512
Windows 7 HP 64bit
Intel i5 2.30GHz
Ram 4GB

I would like to get to the bottom of this issue so any input would be very helpful thanks

A:BSOD On a clean install of Windows 7 will Updating the OS

Hello Mickey,

Please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions, and post back with the needed information. One of our BSOD experts should be by later when able to further help.

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Hey everyone,

I experienced this issue yesterday when attempting to upgrade to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. About 70% through, a Blue Screen appeared with the error code IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I have used Bluescreenview to find the address that caused the problem, which appears to be ntoskrnl.exe+149f90, and caused by the driver ntoskrnl.exe. I have attempted to use the tool provided by the forums for blue screens, however as it was during an update the minidump copying failed as the minidump is located in C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Rollback\setupmem.dmp. I have uploaded the minidump to setupmem.dmp - Google Drive.

After the bluescreen occured, a screen appeared that read it was reverting changes, and windows booted normally afterwards, however without updating.

Thanks, and I appreciate any help.

A:BSOD when updating to Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Please also upload the zip

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