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Various BSODs since computer was built

Q: Various BSODs since computer was built


Ever since I built this computer I've had various BSODs. They can seemingly happen anytime, but they are more common when playing games such as Battlefield 3 or Skyrim.

Here is my build (11 months old):

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)/6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1)
(Original installed on computer)

Intel Core i5 2500k
Nvidia GeForce GTX 570
Asus P8P67 Pro
Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850 Watt

Hardware Diagnostics

Ran MemTest-86: 9 passes with 0 errors.

Hard Drive
Ran chkdsk - No issues.

Ran Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics (Extended) - No issues

Ran Intel? Processor Diagnostic Tool (64-bit) - Passed

Video Card
Ran FurMark with no issues. I didn't make any changes except for what the Hardware Diagnostics page told me to. It was at 800x600 (I use 1920x1080, so if I need to redo it with my own resolution let me know). "Dynamic background" and "Burn-in" were checked under options, and I told it to Log GPU temperature and set the alarm for 90. I then ran the "BURN-IN test" for a little over two hours. I had to go out so I stopped it. If I need to run it longer please let me know. I didn't have any issues. It stayed around 64 FPS and never got hotter than 81 degrees. I've attached a screenshot I took right before I quit the program.

I've attached my report.

Thank you very much!

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A: Various BSODs since computer was built

Please reference BSODs since July. Time to fix my computer! for more information/details.

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I built the computer and got everything running fine. I started transferring games onto steam from my previous (ultra-low end for gaming apu) laptop and during this process thought it would be a good idea to download windows 8.1.

I had some issues with an hdmi cable going to my hdtv that I use as a monitor and I tried updating gpu drivers to fix it. I eventually found out that the problem was the hdmi so I switched to VGA and the displays been fine since. At some point I went into the bios and used the preset ASUS overclock thingy they have set up and also set the ddr3 speed from auto to 1866. Thats when I started noticing issues with the BSODs. I reset the bios settings to default but kept getting the issue. I ran memtest and got 3 passes without errors, so I kept searching.

After reading a post somewhere that it might have to do with VGA drivers, I tried reinstalling drivers and the problem was fixed!

However, not for long. I tried installing some free antivirus software and almost immediately after restarting after the installation, I had another BSOD. I tried another antivirus software, same problem. Right now it seems to run fine with just windows defender, but I want something a little beefier.

Whenever I mess with (it seems to be) clock speeds, drivers, or antivirus software, I can't keep the computer on for more than 5 minutes without getting a blue screen. Every time it says the same thing, to search online for "memory management". I have, and I just k... Read more

A:Just built new computer and I keep getting BSODs

I only looked at the last 5 BSOD's and they all pointed to C:\Program Files\asus\aprp\aprp.exe was the cause. This program might not be compatible with Windows 8.1. Here's the info:
aprp.exe Windows process - What is it?

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My new computer has been having many stop messages which have prevented me from installing the drivers. (0x0000008E, 0x0000007E, and 0x00000050 were the last three I remember)
These BSODs always happen when I am working with my sound card/driver.
Also, my sound driver has the error "Device cannot start (CODE 10)" and I get no sound from it. One time, I managed to get sound but a blue screen showed up for a second and when my my computer restarted, the sound was broken again.
I put together this computer with my friends, we're relatively inexperienced so the problem might be with the placement of the hardware.

Thanks for any help that anyone may give me

A:Many different BSODs on my newly built Computer

Please list your full system specs.

These errors indicate a problem with ram or a add in card among other hardware problems.

Start with the sound card, remove it from the system and see if the bsod's stop

Have you ran the motherboard cd and installed all the drivers?

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So, I have recently built a new computer over the holidays and I am running into some issues with BSODs. I am trying to narrow down the culprit and resolve the issues. Initially, the main problem I was having was with my XFX Radeon 5770, but XFX has released updated drivers. I have updated all my drivers... that I know of, but I am still getting BSODs. I have included the most recent BSODs so someone could take a look and maybe shed some light on my issues. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Window 7 x64 BSODs on newly built computer

Quote: Originally Posted by jl3nz

So, I have recently built a new computer over the holidays and I am running into some issues with BSODs. I am trying to narrow down the culprit and resolve the issues. Initially, the main problem I was having was with my XFX Radeon 5770, but XFX has released updated drivers. I have updated all my drivers... that I know of, but I am still getting BSODs. I have included the most recent BSODs so someone could take a look and maybe shed some light on my issues. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Hello Welcome to SF,

I guess it's pointing to a Core Windows driver Cryptography Next Generation (cng.sys)

CNG provides a set of APIs that are used to:Perform basic cryptographic operations, such as creating hashes and encrypting and decrypting data.
Create, store, and retrieve cryptographic keys.
Install and use additional cryptographic providers.
So long story short its related to your security. More info refer this link Cryptography Next Generation

Run the Memory Diagnostic & HD Diagnostic.

Download Malwarebytes and run a complete scan


Invalid system memory was referenced. This cannot be protected by try-except,
it must be protected by a Probe. Typically the address is just plain bad or it
is pointing at freed memory.
Arg1: fffff800009ea060, memory referenced.
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Hey Everyone,
I just recently built a computer from a local computer store "Thrift King". The computer was meant for liquid Simulation and Highly Intense Graphics design and of course a few video games
Since the day I brought it home I have been getting random BSOD and also some random restarts. The computer would be running fine, then it would just flash to blank screen and restart. Sometimes after my BSOD my keyboard (usb) is not readable and so I must reset as I need to input a password at windows login.
I took the machine in right away to have it looked at. They flashed my bios and updated a few drivers. Also I believe they changed the ram however I still get the issues. I was asked that if it happens to record all BSOD so that they can better pin point the issue. I would like to find the issue out myself so I can tell them what to fix. Last time I had them look at it I got the vibe that they weren't going to try there hardest and I also had to fight with them as they could not duplicate the BSOD. Anyways letís start with my system specs and I will also post the 10 BSOD I have recorded.

Computer Case - Antec 900 (comes with 4 fans installed)
Power Supply - 900w OCZ MODXSTREAM Power RE
Mother Board - GA USB3 Sata3 890 DDR3 1394
Processor - X6 1090T 3.2 GHZ AM
Graphics Card - HD 5770 IG GDDR5 XFX
OS - Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
CD Drive - 22x DVD +DVDRAM Black Sata
Hard Drive -WD 1TB SATA3
Ram -2g DDR3 1333PQI * 4

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A:Custom Built Computer - Multiple BSODS

The problems suggest power supply, motherboard, or memory problems - or perhaps just a bad connection.

What voltages are being reported for the power supply? You should find this information in the BIOS or you can use something like speedfan to obtain them.

edit: If you are overclocking, this could be the source of the trouble. Restore the system to all defaults in the BIOS.

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Hi there! So about half a year ago, my dad decided to give me the money to build my own PC. So I bought all the parts and my dad and his friend put it together for me (I'm terrible with handling hardware).
It works great! It runs games really well, is really fast, and all that nonsense. (at least compared to the old laptops I used to use)
Here are the parts I used for this.
Except I always have an error of some kind every single day. Usually it's just the Windows 10 "blue screen" with the sad smiley face with the accompanying error message but sometimes I get random stuff happen after booting up. These are always minor things that never heavily affect anything, and always get fixed with a quick reset, but I still worry that this isn't something that should be happening and I want to see if there's something wrong with something and if I should get it fixed before it gets worse.

I've tried reformatting my computer, because my sister berated me when I asked if its because the hardware wasn't put together properly, telling me I probably just downloaded something suspicious, but I still get the errors.

It was suggested that it was probably my RAM, and I was instructed to run memtest, but it did not bring up any errors. Here's a picture of my memtest screen after 8 passes.

Obviously I attached the ZIP file from the little instructions thinger, but I decided to write down and include each error message and other non-BSOD er... Read more

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A:Need help with newly built computer! BSODs when playing games

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Hello, I recently just got my new computer in a bundle and assembled it together. It was running great with no problems for first week. But then, the infamous BSOD found it's way to my monitor. And not just once, it's nearly a 70% BSOD rate when I start up my computer. I don't know what I did the first time, but I did something to where it decreased the amount of times I saw the BSOD. Although, it was too much to handle again and I reformatted. Reinstalled windows and everything. This was last week. Here I am again, with same problems. There are BSOD's with stuff like 0x0000008e, STOP 0x00000050, and STOP 0x0000000A. PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA seems to appear as well. I'm guessing this is a memory fault or hardware issue. I keep reading up on other people with these problems and how they were guided to fix it, but it's not quite working completely for me. I appreciate the help.

ASUS P7H55-M Pro Motherboard
Intel(R) Core(TM i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, 2942 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processors
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0703, 2/9/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.84 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.37 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.68 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.00 GB

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A:Newly built computer with multiple BSODs. Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

0x8E errors are almost always caused by hardware; 0x50 and 0xA errors both have hardware possibilities as well as drivers and software.

Your motherboard is an Asus and they make great motherboards but they are also quite well known for being picky about what RAM is installed on each and every board model they make. So much so that they create a Qualified Vendors List (by no means exshaustive) for memory per board. So...

1. Is your particular G.Skill Ripjaws on that list?

2. Have you tried running with just 4 gigs?

3. Check the BIOS and see what the memory voltage is set at. Is it set according to G.Skill's specs? If not do so manually.

4. Have you run memtest on your memory to check for corruption?

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built this new pc and it works well but randomly has bsod, here are dump files. dont remember what i was doing for most of the bsods but more than likely it was gaming. if not it would be browsing the web or streaming

Thanks in advance

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Been having a little trouble with my home-built Windows 7 x64 system. It was running fine for a couple weeks but started blue screening a week ago when I was adjusting Windows font sizes in the settings. Happened 3 times and every time I was tweaking Windows appearance in the settings.

Then it was fine and hadn't blue screened again until yesterday, not doing anything special, just web surfing. I've built several XP systems over the years without issue, so not sure what's going on.

I have 4gb Corsair Ram, I did run memtest for about 8 hours with no errors. I ran prime95 for a couple days after my build without issues.

Windows 7 X64
Original OS
All hardware is new, windows 7 installed on fresh drive a few weeks ago.
Files attached as instructed.

A:BSODs Win 7 x64 - home built

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!GreSelectFont+40 )

I strongly suspect it is related to your font change.

As a test, can you return your font settings to default?

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So I just bought and assembled a new pc. Everything new.

Have been having bsods since the beginning. Also windows updates keep failing. Specifically sp1.

Attached is the dump files.

Thanks in advance!

A:x0a xc9 bsods on a newly built pc

Usual causes: Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility

Usual causes: Driver verifier

- Test your RAM. your dump files states an indication of possible memory corruption
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Run for at least 8 passes. Pay attention to #3 on that link

- Also, run these two commands from the elevated command prompt:
chkdsk /r /f
SFC /scannow

- One of the DirectX driver was caught on the BSOD dump files. Try to update directx
dxgmms1.sys - Driver Reference Table

Image path: \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\dxgmms1.sys
Image name: dxgmms1.sys
Timestamp: Wed Jan 26 11:22:12 2011 (4D3FA174)
- Looks like Driver Verifier was enabled on your PC, and caught IOMap64.sys causing I/O error.
This also pops up several times in your dump files
IOMap64.sys - Driver Reference Table
Consider Updating that driver first:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download

Image path: \??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\IOMap64.sys
Image name: IOMap64.sys
Timestamp: Fri Feb 05 08:55:34 2010 (4B6B7A96)
- Until we need it again for further testing, disable driver verifier to reduce your PC Load
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

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Hi all,

Just built this new PC:
Original Retail Windows 7 Pro x64
Built entire computer two days ago
Several BSODs since
Rest of the info should be in the attached diagnostic files.

I really appreciate any and all help you all can give! Reaching my wits end.


A:Win 7 x64, brand new built, BSODs

Hi -

One of the 2 dumps was corrupted.

This appears to be unknown hardware failure to me.

Run --> RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Also, run the Driver Verifier -- Driver Verifier - jcgriff2.com

Windbg Logs
--> http://jcgriff2.net/BSOD_Logs/_99-db..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://jcgriff2.net/BSOD_Logs/_99-db...riff2_.txt.zip

Regards. . .



Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Thu Sep 23 18:45:55.964 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:49:28.385
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiEmptyPageAccessLog+33 )
Bugcheck code 0000003B
Arguments 00000000`c0000005 fffff800`02f79763 fffff880`06e7bfb0 00000000`00000000
Windows 7 x64 - Corrupted Dump

Opened log file 'C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\_99-dbug.txt'
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\092310-14024-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
DbsSplayTreeRangeMap::Add: ignoring zero-sized range at ?fffff780`ffff0000?
DbsSplayTreeRangeMap::Add: ignoring zero-sized range at ?00000000`00001f80?
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So, I just build a new pc and kept some old parts, my Power supply memory and hdd's. I installed everything fine, did a fresh install of windows and updated all my drivers and the motherboard bios but I keep getting bluescreens. Service Mode and KMODE errors. At first I thought it was my non-OS hdd cause I thought it was pretty old but I'm thinking it's my memory. All the require info is in attachment.

A:Multiple BSODS after built a new rig.

Uninstall Open Hardware Monitor and MSI AfterBurner. Disable nVidia Streaming Kernel Service in services.msc Update the rest of drivers in red and run SFC and Check Disk. SFC: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums
If that doen't stop the crashes, please enable this: Driver Verifier: Driver Verifier - BSOD related - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 & Vista - Sysnative Forums
Check for GPU updates too, please.

OpenHardwareMonitor.sys Sat Jul 26 15:29:37 2008 (488B26C1)

OpenHardwareMonitor.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

NTIOLib_X64.sys Wed Oct 20 08:45:49 2010 (4CBE901D)
MSI Afterburner driver (known BSOD issues with Windows) Also found to be a part of MSI Live Update 5 & MSI Super Charger[br] [br] Recently (Nov 2014) there have been numerous instances of this driver in memory dumps. Analysis reveals that they are scattered throughout the filesystem by the installed MSI command utilities. For now I suggest uninstalling them all.

ndisrd.sys Wed Sep 14 12:18:41 2011 (4E707F81)

ndisrd.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

tap0901.sys Thu Nov 24 19:50:27 2011 (4ECE91F3)
TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 or[br]OpenVPN driver or COMO... Read more

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I'm getting random hourly BSOD, can't figure them out.
All the drivers are from Asrock website, and display driver is from NVIDIA website. BIOS is up to date.
I'm not overclocking.
I'm attaching an AIDA64 report and the DM log.
Please help me, the computer is for my 10 years old nephew.
Many thanks in advance.

A:New PC (built), hourly BSODs

Looks to me like you may have some memory problems, try running Memtest86+ overnight or for minmum 8 passes and see if any errors are discovered
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Computer was built around mid August this year, started crashing around mid-september for seemingly no reason. It's crashed around 7-10 times by now, the most recent one being today while playing Guild Wars 2. Every time it's crashed has been while a game was running except for one time when it crashed sometime during the night, when it was supposed to be asleep. I've constantly been checking the temps of my CPU and Graphics Card and neither ever go beyond around 70 degrees Celsius while gaming. After posting on a different forum I was told that the problem was due to a bad 360 controller driver from windows, so when I updated it, I figured that the problem had passed since there have been no crashes that I know of (that was around a month and a half ago).

When I was building the computer I accidentally got some of the thermal compound on the outer edge of the metal cover on top of the CPU while installing the heat sink. I wiped it off as best as I could, but I'm worried that it might be causing a problem as well. I used IC Diamond 7, which as far as I know is non-conductive, so I wasn't too worried about it. I'm running a Mini-ITX system in a BitFenix Prodigy, so space is pretty tight, and it would be fairly difficult to take apart to try and clean the rest of it off, if possible. If nothing software related can be found in the attached file, then I'll take a look and see what I can do, but I would rather not if possible.

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A:BSODs on a relatively new Custom Built Gaming PC

Hello ands welcome sonic mate I wouldn't be too worried about the compound unless it got down into the socket and then it would have to be a lot.

Just for starters and elimination purposes run these first in this order and delete any rubbish


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html<= DO NOT run on a SSD




* download from bleeping computer

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I recently custom built myself a pc (February). I've been getting blue screens never more than 1 a day.

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 X64
Retail, - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Licence and media - 1 PC - OEM - DVD - 64-bit - English
All the hardware is new apart from CD/DVD Drive which I transfered out of my old PC, so dates from 2007.
The hdd is new although I did install it on the old system, and because the old hdd had a pre-installed version of XP I cloned this onto the new hdd using Acronis True Image.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Socket AM3 3.2 GHz 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed Processor.
PALIT 9800GT Green Edition 1GB GDDR3 VGA DVI HDMI Out PCI-E Graphics Card.
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 770 Socket AM2+ 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard.
Corsair 650W TX Series PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail.
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Kit CL5 1.8v.
Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache.

Additionally I ran Memtest upto 5 passes with no errors.

Thanks in advance for any help, advice.

A:Numerous BSODs on newly built pc


First step to remove your USB WiFi device temporarily. Most of the BSODs appear to be related to it. I want to be sure that it is the sole issue, the best way to do that is to remove it from the situation for a day or two.

If you still receive BSODs with it removed then clearly we have another issue here.



Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Sat May 7 01:26:14.880 2011 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:47:21.519
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiPerformFixups+80 )
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_nt!MiPerformFixups+80
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments ffffe8a0`0bfeb848 00000000`00000000 fffff800`0415d050 00000000`00000007
SystemProductName = GA-MA770-UD3
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Debug session time: Thu May 5 21:05:11.405 2011 (GMT+12)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:36:49.044
BugCheck D1, {ffffea80076972c8, 2, 0, fffff880014053fe}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for netr28x.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for netr28x.sys
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!FilterMatch+4e )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_NETIO!FilterMatch+4e
Bugcheck code 000000D1
Arguments ffffea80`076972c8 000... Read more

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So ever since I have built my new computer I have been getting this f4 bsod and I have no clue whats causing it. I have done the steps listed below but I still get it.

PC Specs:
Intel I7 4790k
GTX 970 ssc
MSI Z97S Krait Edition motherboard
Corsair vengeance 16gb ram
Samsung 850 evo 250gb ssd
WD blue 1tb hd

What I have done:
Updated all drivers
Checked ssd driver and it is fully up to date
Ran memtest 86 on ram and got no failures
Ran windows memory diagnostics and got no errors
Ran check disk on both ssd and hdd and got no errors
Changed sata cables on both my ssd and hdd
Ran driver verifier
Ran malwarebytes to check for malware and viruses

I have attached the zipped folder from dm log collector and the minidumps of the f4 bsods.

A:Random F4 bsods on newly built pc

Something is crashing both winint and csrss processes on the system. Given they both have very different purposes in life, the likelihood is you have a driver that's causing issues if the hardware tests out OK. Unfortunately with minidumps, there's little information available (in this case it's an access denied/access violation, as far as can be told, but nothing further) to use to troubleshoot. In the case of an F4, we'd need a kernel dump to gather what's going on with any level of certainty. However, I'd start with upgrading all of the drivers in the system (which you've said you've already done), making sure the machine is fully patched, and then configure the machine for a kernel memory dump (not a minidump). Note you'll need a paging file that's approximately 4GB in size on the Windows volume to make sure you can capture a kernel dump the next time a crash occurs.

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Hi All,
Last year I upgraded my PC. I upgraded everything except the case, optical drives and the graphics card. After the upgrade I did a clean install of the OS. Ever since the upgrade I have been getting random BSODs. I don't get them on a daily basis, however there are about 6-8 BSODs per month. About 50-70 % of these occurs when I try to wake up the PC from the sleep state. The rest are random, they occur while browsing the web or while working on MS office documents. I am not much of a gamer. However, I do play some games once in a while for about 1 hr a day. I haven't received any blue screens while playing the games. I have been monitoring the CPU temperature using Hardware Monitor program. The idle CPU temperature is around 35 C and the temp when CPU is loaded reachs about 50 C.

The last couple of BSOD's were related to DirectX ( dxgkrnl.sys / dxgmms1.sys). Hence I upgraded my graphics card from the old Nvidia GTS 250 to GTX 750 hoping that graphics card upgrade / change would stop the blue screens. However after the upgrade I got two more BSOD's (DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE) both related to iusb3hub.sys. I have upgraded the Intel USB3 driver from the Gigabyte website and I have also upgraded the motherboard BIOS. I have checked the RAM by running MEMTEST for 12+ hrs and windows memory diagnostic tools. No problem was reported by either of these utilities.

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A:Random BSODs on custom built PC

Can anybody help me with this ?

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Hi guys,
I have just put together my third build and I'm running into problems

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
CPU Cooler: Kraken x60

A week or so ago I installed windows on the SSD, set everything up. I had some issues with windows detecting the HDD but once I installed all the motherboard drivers, new bios, etc., everything seemed good. Unfortunately I started hitting random BSODs quite frequently, each time a different type. I got frustrated so I re installed windows and did a more patient and methodical install of the drivers and software. Tonight I got around to installing the remaining motherboard drivers, as well as a few of my apps (things like Chrome, Dropbox, Evernote) as well as GPU drivers, Audio drivers, etc.

TONS of bsods!!

My SF Diagnostic Tool Log: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9059388/SF_08-06-2014.zip

If interested:
Here is my speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/U2mkAfHOEShVxAcvz75rKwO

A:Seemingly Random BSODs on newly built PC

Hi guys, I REALLY need your help.

As I predicted, the wide variety of BSODs have begun in earnest. Mostly just browsing the web, I have not even installed any of my main productivity apps or any games.

So far in the last several hours I have run into several different BSODs including:


Is it possible the z97 board is simply too new and doesn't have the proper driver support yet? I can't understand how else I would be getting different BSODs each time.

I would be happy to send in new logs or files to anyone who would be able to help.

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So my son and I recently built his first desktop PC and installed Windows 8.1 64-bit OEM.  But it encounters BSODs regularly, multiple times some days and not on other days.  Doesn't seem to matter if you're heavy gaming or just sitting there idle.  The BSODs seem to blaim all sorts of things...
    page_fault_in_nonpaged_area (win32k.sys)
So here is what we've tried:
a )  We've uninstalled everything we would consider optional (Logitech camera, Live 5 Update from MSI, MSI supercharger app, Intel Smart Update, etc)
b )  We're running MalwareBytes and scans come up clean on C: (SSD) and E: (HDD)
c )  We're running AVG and scans come up clean on C: (SSD) and E: (HDD)
d )  Windows Update has nothing for us and all drivers on the system (BIOS, everything) are latest.
e )  We ran MemTest86+ and got through 4 passes with no errors.
I'm not sure what information would be useful for folks.  've attached some of the files here:
1)  Minidumplog output
2)  The last 5 dmp files on the system
3)  speccy output
Any suggestions on where we go next?

A:Newly built PC w/Windows 8.1 OEM regularly BSODs

Bair please remove that speccy.txt from your post, it reveals your valid Windows activation key and that should not be shared with any one.
If the same speccy.txt is in your dropbox remove that to.
Repost a new one if you wish, but make sure you remove your windows product key before you do.
In the meantime, I'll see if I can help you in a few minutes after I read through what you have already provided.

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Over the past few months I've gotten countless BSODs and freezes ( the screen freezes on whatever was last displayed and is accompanied with a buzzing noise in my headphones which I believe is the last sound played). The blue screens and crashes occur randomly While playing games, watching YouTube/Newgrounds videos, browsing the internet, while just idling on the desktop with only Skype running, and even a few times at the Windows login screen (happened only a few times, and repeatedly selecting "start Windows normally" after it kept giving a BSOD at login, it stopped crashing and I logged in normally), none of the crashes consistently happening during a certain activity.

I've done quite a bit of troubleshooting but I'm stumped, because the error reports don't point to the same thing most of the time. I've tried downgrading my graphics drivers, and then when that didn't fix the problem updating them to the latest version. I've monitored my hardware heat output with several programs and nothing seemed above acceptable levels, whether gaming or idle. I've scanned for viruses with Norton 360 and Malwarebytes and nothing was found. I ran MemTest86 for 18+ hours with no errors found. I've tested my hard drive for errors and defects and it appears healthy in both software and hardware.

Before anyone tells me to do so, I should mention I haven't tried removing one RAM stick or using another video card, but I plan to do so in the next few days; I'm just hoping som... Read more

A:Self-built gaming PC having BSODs and freezes; can't pinpoint cause.

BugCheck D1, {0, 6, 0, fffff88004c886b9}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+1b46b9 )

0: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`04ad4000 fffff880`0557c000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Sat Feb 09 23:13:08 2013 (5116D804)
CheckSum: 00A90CB0
ImageSize: 00AA8000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Download Driver
Start Type: Device Manager
Expand Display Adapters
Right-Click Driver Name, Uninstall
Run Driver Sweeper
Install Downloaded Driver
Driver Sweeper will scan for any left over files from the old driver, old driver files can cause conflicts with new driver installations. Create a System Restore point beforehand, in case any problems or issues arise.

Driver Sweeper:Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Install the latest WHQL driver:

Version: 314.22
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks : March 25th 2013
In Device Manager:

NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Advanced Search

Start Menu\Programs\Norton
Norton is known to cause BSODs, use these free security programs, these a... Read more

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So i built a new pc 2 weeks ago and i've been getting random bsods this whole time. It happens at completely random times with the error message 0x000000f4. I've looked at threads and tried what people did but nothing has fixed it so far. Some days I don't get a bsod at all but other days I have to restart my PC many times just to get to the desktop.

I've done tests for my RAM, HDD, and SSD so far and it seems they are fine.
I've also reinstalled Windows 7 but i keep getting the same error message.

My DM Log is attached to this post.

Can someone help me see what I need to do please. Thanks!

PC Specs:

Intel Core i7-4790K
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Super Clocked ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
MSI Computer ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z97S SLI KRAIT EDITION
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Seagate 3TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive
Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply
Crucial BX100 250GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

A:Random BSODs on new custom built pc error 0x00000f4

All of your dumps are 0xF4 and mostly pointing to a problem with your system disk (which I presume is your SSD). There are a couple of things to try here.
A process or thread crucial to system operation has unexpectedly exited or been
Several processes and threads are necessary for the operation of the
system; when they are terminated (for any reason), the system can no
longer function.
Arg1: 0000000000000003, Process
Arg2: fffffa800b569b30, Terminating object
Arg3: fffffa800b569e10, Process image file name
Arg4: fffff80002f93940, Explanatory message (ascii)

Debugging Details:

----- ETW minidump data unavailable-----

PROCESS_OBJECT: fffffa800b569b30

IMAGE_NAME: wininit.exe


MODULE_NAME: wininit

FAULTING_MODULE: 0000000000000000

PROCESS_NAME: wininit.exe

EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000006 - The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0x%x.

Uninstall Daemon Tools, a proven cause of BSODs.

1. Uninstall Daemon Tools.
2. Download the SPTD standalone installer and perform the following steps.
Double click the executable to open it.
Click the button shown below.

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Hello. I could really use some help, so thanks for reading. I know it's long, but any input is greatly appreciated. If this is just too much to read, I understand, and feel free to skip to ISSUE below.

I will try to be very clear and keep this to just the facts (because there are a decent number):

1. Newly homebuilt Win 7 64 system.
2. OS on new 120GB SSD (Mushkin Chronos Deluxe in AHCI mode).
3. Boots fine, Internet fine, downloads and installs fine.
4. After install, connected older Western Digital Caviar 250 GB drive containing data files (documents, zip files, etc.) from old Win XP 32 system.
5. Copying from the WD drive to SSD, no problem. Installing/extracting to WD drive (system back-up, etc.) caused a few, inconsistent instances where the drive experienced an error, "disappeared" from Windows Explorer and I had to shut down and restart to get back. This was the only error I experienced other than the BSODs described below.
6. Once the system seemed somewhat stable (other than above issue), I downloaded newest drivers of those installed by the motherboard DVD (slightly out of date) or Win 7. This is one place I could have gone wrong, as I installed drivers from latest I could find on the Internet, rather than from ASUS site (mobo is ASUS P8Z68-V).
7. The reason for my using my older WD drive at all (beyond preserving key data files from old PC) was that the SSD is only 120 GB and supposed to be reserved for OS and applications (e.g., game... Read more

A:BSODs with newly built Win 7 64 PC ó please advise on where to start diagnosis

I figured out how to attach my various diagnostic report that should prove helpful to those more experienced than me. It contains the PERFMON report and other results.

Thank you.

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I've spent two days trying to fix this myself, and I'm feeling quite deflated and desperate at this point. Please help me if you can.

I worked towards being able to build this brand new, incredible PC for the last year, and as far as I can tell all the hardware is living up to my expectations. However, I keep experiencing WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR BSODs. Typically they seem to happen while watching a video on one screen and editing photos or web browsing on the other, but I have experienced them at other times as well. I thought it was due to a new Intel ethernet driver not being compatible with Windows 8 and that I had the problem licked after a third clean install and careful process of driver updates, but it just happened again.

I've stress tested and monitored temps on my CPU. Samsung Magician says the SSD running my OS is in good health (it's an 840 Pro and should be very reliable). The Windows memory diagnostic tool gave my RAM a pass. I put my graphics card through all the 3DMark tests. My gut says this isn't hardware, but maybe that's wishful thinking. I used a program called BlueScreenView to look at the minidumps, and it indicates that the problem is hal.dll and possibly ntoskrnl.exe, but from what I understand that is a very vague clue.

I don't know what else I can do to try to resolve this problem and finally begin to enjoy this hard-earned PC. Please help. If I've failed to adhere to forum standards or attached the files properly, I will correct immedi... Read more

A:Built my dream machine, but it BSODs with WHEA errors

ntoskrnl.exe is the kernel (core) of the operating system. If it was having problems you'd have many more issues other than just the occasional BSOD.

hal.dll is the file that enables the devices to communicate with Windows - so again, if it was a problem with this file you'd have many more issues other than the occasional BSOD.

The STOP 0x124 error is most often a hardware error - but it can also be caused by low level drivers/compatibility issues.

You have 3 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

This device has issues in Device Manager:

BLUE USB Audio 2.0 USB\VID_074D&PID_0002\0000 This device cannot start.

Please uninstall it and physically remove it from your system to see if that stops the BSOD's. Also, please note that your audio drivers date from 2008 (and it appears that you've updated them recently). Once the testing is done, feel free to attempt to install the latest, Win8 compatible drivers for this device - but please be advised that I've seen previous issues with these drivers (and Creative said to another poster that they were Win8 compatible, and that I've also seen lot's of issues with USB sound devices.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system u... Read more

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Hello all,

As the title says I've been having random BSODs on my newly built machine. Mostly happens on startup, can't get passed the Windows Splash screen when it blue screens.

All voltages check out in the BIOS, and memtest returns negative. I'm running a fresh genuine installation of Windows 7 Pro w/ Windows Security Essentials. Below are my system components and attached are my dump files.

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB &#40;2 x 4GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 &#40;PC3 14900&#41; Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR

CPU: Intel Core i5
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz &#40;3.8GHz Turbo&#41; LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Gene
Newegg.com - ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Videocard: EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2670-KR GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Thank you!!

A:Random BSODs on newly built machine, all details inside

Hello jhonnysweep.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff8a0011e73a8, 0, fffff80002f66ec9, 2}
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : dxgkrnl.sys ( dxgkrnl!MonitorInitializeGlobal+120 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Your crash dumps are not showing any finite probable cause. In such a situation, it is better to enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers.

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.

Let us know the results, with the subsequent crash dumps, if any.


Quote: Originally Posted by jhonnysweep

Mostly happens on startup, can't get passed the Windows Splash screen when it blue screens.

Uninstall Daemon Tools and see if the situation changes or not. * Do it first.

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Do I need to get a USB Wi-fi adaptor for this computer or is it build in?

A:Does this computer have wi-fi built in?

@Sjohan No, it does not have wifi card built-in. Its specs     https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02642273 You can use USB adapter or PCIe wireless card   https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Networking-Wireless/PCI-Express-Cards Regards.

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SO FAR ITS GREAT.. I got a soltek motherboard, amd 3200 64 processor,2 gig 3200 ddr, nvidia 5700 video card.. One problem, when i go into the bios therea re overclocking settings???? I am scared to death to do this.... I have built my own systems for 10 years now, BUT I NEVER OVERCLOCKED..... What should I do???? thanks

A:HI...I just built my new computer and

It is a feature of soltek mb. It is called redstorm overclocking. Just do not use it if you do not want to overclock. What the utility does is start increasing the fsb until it detects some corruption, then it decreases it slightly.

BTW good choice in mb. Do you have the 939 pin or 754 pin? There is a bios update for the 939 that addresses memory speed when using dual channel.

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I am having a new computer built (after almost 8 years with my hP lemon). There are so many choices, but my technical savvy is limited. You guys seem helpful so I am going to appeal to you for advice.
Here is what my comp guy proposed:

Motherboard, Matx 945G DDR2-667/533/400 LGA

Micro Processor, P D CPU 805 64 bit Dual Core

x512mb DDR2-533 (PC2 4200)

120 GB 7200 RPM SATA NCQ

Windows Media Center

OK - now, my DH says I cannot go near any serious upgrades for a year or two and I do have a budget to work with, so what I need to know is... will this run Vista Windows Aero? Is that a good processor? Am I missing anything?

Obviously video is the other thing - my comp guy says the chipset has onboard graphics, but I am reading that's not the best choice. I want to play around with video editing, watch movies and do some gaming (or my kids do) but gamings not my focus.

Mainly I want solid, dependable, speedy and efficient (but I like the bells and whistles, too). Something that I won't need to put too much more into in the near future.

Is that enough info? Help...opinions....forgive my ignorance and please speak in small words (LOL).

A:having new computer built - help

What is your budget?

For your Ram, you will want at least 1GB. I'm not sure what Vista Aero's req's are, but regular Vista reccomends 2GB.

HDD is fine (seagate is a good brand)

Motherboard: not sure about this one. Can't tell with out more info if it can handle a future upgrade to an Intel Conroe processor (currently owns for speed!).

CPU: The 805 is certainly a nice cpu, and at $100 its fairly cheap. But the new Conroe E6300 is close to twice as fast for $183. Againit comes down to your budget.

Vid card: Depends on what games you want to play. Currently the radeon 9600 would be "lowest" card you would wnat to use to play todays games at low res. A Nvidia 6600 or above would be better.

If you want to do a little 'window shopping', check out www.newegg.com for competitive prices.

Don't skimp on the power supply! You can get a decent one from FPS for around $40 at newegg.

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Hey again TechSpot,

I just built a brand new system, got everything set up and powered it up. The lights turn on, the fans spin and everything sounds right, but the monitor doesn't seem to be able to pick anything up. I've tried it on a CRT and LCD monitor, and with the onboard card (GeForce 6100) the video card (Radeon X300) and an old monitor card. Below are the specs:

Gigabyte GA-M55PLUS-S3G
AMD AM2 Athlon 64 3200+
Seagate 320GB SATAII
Corsair 512MB 667DDR2
CoolerMaster Musketeer
Pioneer DVD Burner
350W Power Supply

Please offer any help you can, I'm counting on you TechSpot

A:Just built a new computer.

I am assuming you are not passing the POST test? Are you getting any beeps?

You'll need to go back to the basics to help troubleshoot.

Take out your motherboard, and set it on a box beside your case.

Intall ONLY the cpu/heatsink, one stick of ram and the 2 power connections from your PSU to the motherboard. (both the 24 pin and the ATX12).

Connect your case's speaker wire to the motherboard as well.

Use a screwdriver to "short" the two pins usually connected to the case's power on switch.

Connect your monitor to the onboard graphics.

Are you able to post?

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But I don't know how to install the OS! This is the system:

P3 400Mhz
320MB RAM (128x2, 1x 64)
200W Power supply
98MB Video card

Everything is screwed in place, wired and good to go.

At first I started it with no hard drive with a disc inside. Good run, it just told me I needed a HD.

Put in a 10GB HD and started it up. it started well, it told me to choose to either start the set up for Win98, Start the Computer with Win98 disk support, or simply Start without the Win98 support disk. I chose the first, it went fine and it formated my 10GB hard drive, afterwards it checked on a few things and it got to a screen where it told me to take out any Floppy Disks and press any button to restart.
So I pressed the "any" button....just kidding. I pressed "d" and it went black and restarted. It went back to the Gateway screen and it showed me those 3 options again. I chose the first thinking that it would maybe finish installing win98...but it simply showed all the checks it did and it stopped after it checked all the components like it did before on the "Win98 Setup" screen.

Help Please?

A:So I built an old computer!

go into BIOS, select boot from CD rom. Boot off your CD and format/install directly from the CD.

good luck

Be sure to use all the free opensource software out there to save time and money.

crap cleaner

to name a few

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Hello, I am trying to figure out when my laptop was actually built, what year? I got it through Fingerhut Catalog (I know, bad choice but at the timeit was the only way I could get one), anyway I got it in around 2009 or 2010, but it's called an "HP 200 Notebook PC" so I am just wondering if these models were actually BUILT in 2000? If so, then I'm using a 17-year old computer?!? I mean I got it in 2009 or 2010, don't remember exactly, but if it were built around that time it would only be about 10 years old, which would make me feel a little better!LOL! Anyone know???


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A:When was my computer built?

HP 2000 has nothing to do with year. That was the name of the Model series. None of the hardware in your laptop was available 17 years ago nor was Windows 7. The laptop was likely built in mid 2009 or later as that is when HP started releasing Windows 7 machines.

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First off, I did it!!! i actually BUILT my own computer and it RUNS!
It did not blow up or melt on the initial power-up! No major problems, only a few little issues that hopefully I can resolve soon! I am running a GA-7DX powered by a XP1600 CPU with 256 mb DDR RAM & 40gb HD. Oh yeah, got it all inside a nice Antec case too.

The biggest problem now is no audio at all. Can you guys help me? The M/B has the creative 5880 (i think) and under bios the sound chip is "enabled". Speakers are plugged into the appropriate connector. Windows XP is configured to use that Creative Sound Blaster so I assume it recognizes it as being there? I installed drivers for it from the gigabyte CD instead of the generic windows drivers. Windows is saying there is no problem with my hardware.

Am I supposed to install an actual CARD for the audio or is it all onboard with the ga-7dx board?

Oh, I have been very aware of the need for cooling with this chip. I think I'm doing ok. I love the BIOS health monitor! Hmmmmm......my cpu temp is around 117f.

hehehe...gotta change that signature now!

A:Got My Computer Built~! Now Need Help!

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So I built a new computer today, turns out the sudden restarts i had with my other one were due to a faulty processor, so now the new one i built is w/o a decent processor (im using a old celeron right now) anyone ever heard of this? I thought if it went bad it went bad and just didnt work....

A:Built new computer

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Hi all, i just built my first computer and i have everything installed and all the cables are connected right, i have 2 brand new hard drives, and when i boot up it reads them on the first boot up screen but when i go into the bios and the do the hdd auto detection it doesnt recognize any of them, what can i do?

A:help with new computer built

More specs?

How did you hook them up?

HDD are they SATA? SATA on RAID? or IDE?
Make sure CS is selected on both HDD
Make sure first HDD is on 0 Master
Make sure the secondary HDD is 1 Master Slave.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 3:23:23 AM, on 6/13/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyw... Read more

A:HJT for New Built Computer

Looks fine. Try disabling Avast and see if you can get the updates.

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I built a new computer with a gigabyte mother borad and a amd radon video card it has 32 gigs of ram and one tara bite of hard drive and its wireless built in but when I try to connect to miracast it says I need a app but I cant get this app for some reason
and says I cant connect wondering why this is my tv is a new 56 inch smart tv so I would be thankful if someone could tell me why and its 64 bit

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Hey guys!
I really didn't know where to post this but I just wanted some ideas on it. I am a 14 year old who built a computer just by the help of the computer and the instructions manual of the motherboard. I got all the parts from tigerdirect and just built it. I'm really happy that I could build one at my age seeing how everyone else that I know has no clue Do you guys think its impressive? Im working on it right now and its working perfectly fine ! Give me your thoughts. Would appreciate it a lot!

A:Built my own computer!

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I recently bought a new motherboard and ram to go with it, ive installed windows xp 2002 i know old, and there seems to be problems with my computer, it randomly restarts by it self, mozilla firefox crashes all the time but im not sure if windows is causing that,

Is there anything you can have me run to get specs and information that you may need? please help

A:New built Computer help

I would run a memory tester

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

Post the mobo full model number, and the make and model of parts used to build the PC so others can help.


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Hey guys, I just recently built a new computer and besides these few problems I'm having it seems to be running really good. The issues I'm having involve directx and windows updater. Starting first with updater: It keeps failing to install something for windows 7 .net framework and service pack 1. Everytime I go to shut down it says "installing updates" when I check the update log it says failed everytime.
The second problem came up in I tried installing DC Universe Online. The installation goes through flawlessly until the very end when it goes to install directx, it gives me an "internal failure" message and then just closes. I tried downloading from microsoft's website with the same result. I can however play Star Wars Galaxies without a hitch(much older game obviously) The video card says its rated for directx 11. I honestly have no idea what's going on lol.

A:Just built a new computer

What graphic card are you currently using? Have you tried installing .NET Framework alone first? Since it affects many applications, you should try installing it first before SP1.

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Hi all

Looking for some information. I'm replacing 3 pc's in the business I work for. We use custom software and have to remain on Windows xp to avoid issues with the database hooking correctly. We have used mostly Dell pc's to run our software, and from time to time need to reinstall Windows as needed. With the Dell systems, I wipe the partition and insert a disk, reinstall, add drivers plus our software, then I'm done. I'm considering building 3 new pc's maybe around the i5 level for workstations. I was curious if there was a way to build in the Windows XP serial number like Dell and other vendors do. Is this a specific type of main board ? A function in the bios ? I would love to be able to duplicate this, if it's possible.

Thank you

A:Windows install / vendor built vs homebrew / built in serial

You can not use the same serial number for a different computer. Its illegal. You'll need to buy a copy of Windows XP for each computer or buy a Set copy that will work on 3 different computers.

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Hi, I built my new computer today, and it wont work!!! it turns on fine, but nothing comes up on the monitor, and the monitor says "no signal". I thought it was a problem with the videocard, but now im thinking its somthing else because i cant open the drives and cant turn it off useing the power button, or reset it useing the reset button. also the lights are lit up on both dvd drives, so i def. think somthing is wrong. Im really mad too because i worked my a** of to get the money to build this computer, you can see how upset I am. somthing I think might be a cause is my powersupply does not have a "atx12v" coard on it, but my motherboard does. I dont know if that would have any effect on it, but maybe. please help me out, i really could use help. below are all the parts of my computer, if you could look and possibly see any problems that would be great. thanks soooooooooooo much- Nick

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

Power Supply: APEVIA (ASPIRE) ICEBERG ATX-IB680W-BL ATX12V/ EPS12V 680W Power Supply

HD1: Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache

HD2: Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache

Video card: XFX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP ExTreme Edition Video Card

RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

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A:Built New Computer And Cant Get It Working!!!! Please Please Please Help Me!!!!

Your motherboard MUST have a 12vATX connection from the power supply or you will not be able to post.

I just checked the PSU maker's site here, and it does have a 12vATX power cord. Find it, pop it in and you should be good to go.

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Okay I have a costum built pc, I built it about 2 years ago. I'm currently running Windows Vista 32 bit. The other day I went to go turn it on and the motherboard instead of giving me the normal 1 beep, it gave me 1 long and 3 short. It goes to start up and then the screen goes black, it shows me my cursor but still the screen stays black. I have an Asus M2R32-MVP motherboard. I looked up the beep codes and it told me " no video card or bad Ram." Well I switched the ram and changed the video card and I no longer get the beeps but the screen goes black after Windows start up. I used my old hard drive to see if that was the case, same problem. I was wondering if anyone could possible help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!

Asus M2R32-MVP Mobo
AMD Athlon x2 Dual Core +6000 Processor
750Watt Power Supply
Nvidia 8800 GT Video Card
1 TB Hard Drive
Windows Vista 32 bit

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Hello, I just built my new computer but when i hit the power button, the power light flashes for 1 second and my processor fan and case fan spins for about 2 seconds but the computer will not start. I think have everything plugged in.

Comp Spec:
AMD XP 64 3700+

Please help!

A:New Built Computer Does not turn on

I'm almost 100% sure that it's your PSU that's causing the problem!!!
the PSU that you currently have is considered as a generic one and is also VERY LOW in Wattage. I'm pretty sure that it is 400W 'Peak-Power' and not 'True-Power'. If you'll read the recommendations for a 7800GT, you'll see that you need a PSU of at least 430W-450W (of a decent PSU).

My suggestion, first of all, replace your PSU. Go and buy yourself a decent PSU with sufficient Wattage like: OCZ PowerStream (or ModStream) 520W, PC Power&Cooling 500W, Enermax 535W, etc.


If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask! :wave:

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I?m having an issue with getting everything to work properly on a computer I built. It refuses to start off any of my Hard Drives regardless of if they are set as Master, Slave etc. It boots off the Ubuntu disk every now and then and will boot off the Windows XP Disc and won't boot off the Windows 7 Disk. I can successfully format and copy files to the HDD but when I restart the computer to finish the installation it won?t boot off the HDD, it just has a flashing _ . I have tried all sorts, switching out ram and different Hard Drives, DVD Drives, CD Drives. Only the basic components are installed:
CPU - Pentium Dual Core 2.2ghz
Heatsink - Stock Intel
PSU - 420W
DVD Drive
RAM -2x 512mb 533 DDR2

I just can?t pinpoint the problem. I have tried changing the IDE cables but that doesn't work either. When I plug a HDD that has Windows XP into it, it tells me there is missing files. I'm completely lost.

A:Built Computer won't boot

Have you looked in your BIOS settings to make sure your HDD is recognized properly and is your #1 choice for your boot order?

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Hey this is my first time trying a tech forums, so if they are a helpful as people say they are i plan on using them more often to solve problems i encounter.

I built this computer using parts i had left over from an old computer that was faulty.

I had a brand new hard drive which was compatible, with all this parts, thinking that the problems i had with the old computer was software related. I put it all together and started to install windows xp, but during the copying of files stage the computer shut off and when started back up wouldn't work.

So I put in my brother's spare motherboard (which is compatible with all the left over parts). Hoping that to solve the problem, it finished the copying of files part but now gets a blue screen flash and shut off as windows is still installing (Beyond the blue screen installation part). Says windows needs to restart, and keeps restarting to the blue flash screen. It continues to do this...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. specs on computer

4GB DDR2 667
Intel Core2duo E6600
Nvidia 7600 512MB

A:New computer built and having problems

Is this a SATA or IDE hard drive? What motherboard are you using?

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I just put together a new a computer, and I was wondering the Best software, and things to look for when stress testing it? I did Download the latest MB5, Prime 95, and CPU Burn-In.

I am running Prime 95 and CPU Burn-In at the same time. Thing is Prime 95 gives you a screen with whats its testing, and CPU Burn-In is just giving a me a screen with time to runand you click start ( so I'm wondering if its really working? ) How is CPU Burn-In supposed to work?

After about 20 minutes I am getting 56 degrees Celsius, with stock cooling. What type of temps should I expect?

Prime95 failed after avout 25 minutes....

And another quick question? I get my Realtek Gigabyte Ethernet that comes up in the boot screen, is this normal, or anway to disable it? its like Shift F10 to Configure?

MSI 865PE Neo 2 Platinum Edition Motherboard
P4 3E Ghz
2x512MB Corsair XMS ( platinum heat sink ) Dual Channel Kit
Western Digital Caviar RE 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
BFG GeForce 7800 GS OC
Thermaltake SViking VA4000BWS Case
Aspire 520W PSU
NEC MultiSync 97F Monitor

A:Newly Built Computer

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