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Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat

Q: Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat

Yesterday Windows Explorer began to stop responding fairly frequently, but would restart itself without issue and continue to run fine. Today, Windows now freezes completely every 45ish minutes - usually a random program stops responding followed by everything, the mouse gets stuck, CTRL+ALT+DELETE does nothing, and it stays frozen this way. I've had one BSOD happen right after this occurs (I couldn't get the error code with auto-reboot but I just turned that off). The most recent freeze I got a "The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when CTRL+ALT+DELETE was pressed" message, and Windows just stayed frozen that way with nothing responding.

Upon hitting Restart button on my case or following the BSOD auto-reboot, my OS drive (a Crucial M4) it isn't detected in the BIOS, leading to a "Disk Boot Failure" message. Oddly, if I do a cold boot from this point and power back on, the Crucial M4 is detected and Windows starts normally. I can also boot normally after shutting down and restarting from within Windows. But no matter what, around 45 minutes later Windows then freezes again in the exact same way, repeating the cycle. I'm totally at a loss, please help!
System Specs:
Core i5 2500k @ 3.3 ghz
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
Windows 7 64 Bit SP 1
8 GB Ram
Crucial M4 64GB, Firmware 0001 (OS drive)
Seagate 1TB (for storage)

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Preferred Solution: Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Random Freezing/BSOD, Boot Disk Failure, OK Cold Boot then Repeat

Hi.

There are no .dmp files in the attachment. Please check this thread: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSODand configure for Small Memory Dumps.

In addition, please go through this thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...exe-7f1c0.html

Let us know if the troubleshooting steps mentioned help resolve your problem.

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Just booted this morning, opened up windows media player, played a track for a few seconds, then bang, BSOD.

First BSOD i've had with this hardware.

ATI 5750
E5200
4GB RAM
Gigabyte mobo
If someone could point me in the right direction as to what is causing this, I would be greatly appreciative.

A:Random BSOD on cold boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by GizmoTheMogwai


Just booted this morning, opened up windows media player, played a track for a few seconds, then bang, BSOD.

First BSOD i've had with this hardware.

ATI 5750
E5200
4GB RAM
Gigabyte mobo
If someone could point me in the right direction as to what is causing this, I would be greatly appreciative.


This crash was probably caused by your Avastsvc.sys (part of your avast anti virus). If it doesnt happen again I would simply forget about it

If it does I would find a different AV app.

Since the actual errrors were memory related I would also download memtestx86 and run it for 5 passes to test .

Ken


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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\040610-15802-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*F:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0281f000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02a5ce50
Debug session time: Tue Apr 6 09:46:01.602 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:38.303
Loading Kernel Symbols
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It's been about 3 weeks that my computer have problems to cold-boot (stays on "Starting Windows" forever but boots just fine after a reset) and now, since a couple of weeks, also makes random BSOD (several times a day: sometimes 2 hours appart but also 10 minutes).

I ran memtest86+ on my RAM to makes sure it's not some corrupted module that is causing this: no problem

Here are required informations :OS: Windows 7 Pro
Architecture: x64
Computer is assembled
Origin of OS: Full retail (comes from MSDN)
Age of system (hardware) : Built on February 2010
Age of OS installation: Installed on February 2010
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 4870
MotherBoard: MSI P35 Neo Combo F
Power Supply: Fortron Blue Storm II 500W

And attached are the Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2 folder and perfmon -report report.

Thanks for any help you could provide.

A:[SOLVED] Cold-boot issue + random BSOD

upgrade the psu to a quality 80+ 750w

Power Supply Information and Selection - Tech Support Forum

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Hi all,
I recently built a computer 3 weeks ago with the following specs:
1 x SEAGATE 250GB SATA2 7200RPM HARD DRIVE (HDD)
1 x ASUSTEK P5B INTEL P965, PENTIUM D AND CORE 2, ATX MOTHERBOARD
2 x GENERIC 1GB DDR2-667 PC5300 RAM LIFE TIME WARRANTY
1 x INTEL CORE 2 DUO E6600 2.4GHZ CONROE 1066MHZ OEM
1 x GIGABYTE 8600GT 256MB DDR3 PCI-E 1X VGA 2X DVI TV OUT
1 x TASK DUAL FAN 550W PSU MAX:625W
1 x GIGABYTE 3D AURORA (CASE)

I have one old hardrive I am using which is a HITACHI DESKSTAR 160GB.

Running Windows XP Pro - legit

My problems:
1) Random BSoD - This occurs randomly, usually when the computer is idle doing nothing or just downloading. The page dumps (attatched) are not consistent either. Usually won't occur for at least 5 hours.

2) Cold boot BSoD - After the computer has been left off for a bit, when I try starting my computer when the machine is cold. (I live in NZ and it's winter, so when I say the machine is cold, It's really quite cold) After the windows boot screen, just before the login is supposed to load up, I will get a BSoD flash up quickly and the computer restarts itself.

I work weekdays so I usually spend my debugging for the weekends.
What I've tried so far:
~ Memtest86 - I've run Memtest86 on each ram separately and on both at the same time, it's come out clean.

~ Single Ram Test - I tried running each ram stick separately. Both times I'd suffer one of the stated effects above. Though, I only teste... Read more

A:Random BSoD and Cold Boot BSoD

I'd say the best clue is both sticks of ram DO fail, and also when they are both in. Try checking the ram multipliers in the bios and reset to match the ram specs (manufacturers website and motherboard websites should tell you acceptable values.) Unfortunately, not every combination of ram and motherboard get on well. Generic ram may not be up to scratch.

Other suggestions I have is try running extended periods without the graphic card (using default video if there is one integrated on the motherboard, or borrow an old video card if possible). Also disconnect any CD/DVD drivers. If there IS onboard video, disable it in the bios.

Check control panel system hardware / system hardware for IRQ conflicts or other things marked with a warning. Look for updated bios driver for the motherboard.

Howard can check the minidumps to possibly identify the offending software or hardware.
 

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ok i recently built a new computer and i am having some major problems.

Probelm:
I turn on my computer once after leaving it off for a while, it will boot fine, however when i try to turn it on again immediately after i get "DISK BOOT FAILURE". Also i know this is going to happen when the bios screen comes up and i cannot access the bios menu when i press (del). If the bios loads then i can go into windows. It happens very often and the only workaround i have found is to turn around my computer for a while, unplug it and then try to boot again after about 20 mins. The other problem as a result when i get into the windows (if it boots) is that the ethernet network adapter does not appear in the device manager.

I have tried new ram, hard drives, cpu and power supply and the problem still occurs.
I have also replaced the CMOS battery in fear it was dead.

Please help i have exhausted most of my knowledge on this problem. Thanks in advance

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I'm at my wits end...

The problem:

First installed Windows 7 Proff 64-bit on this machine last monday after installing updates / drivers etc I began to recieve intermitent BSODs then began the trouble shooting. Tested memory with memtest86+ passed manually set voltages / timings ran memtest86+ again passed. Started driver verifier etc BSODs stopped. Shut down pc went to bed. Woke up turned on PC and was greeted with the "windows was unable to start up" screen. Rebooted PC tried to start it in safe-mode, couldn't would fail to boot. Tried booting with low res graphics... couldn't. Eventually I decided to do a system restore it finished and booted fine and was stable all day. Next morning I turn on my pc and I am greeted with windows boot error screen again. Getting fed up and figuring I don't have much on the machine anyway I reformat and reinstall windows 7. Wary of more errors I decide to test the drivers by installing them booting down for a bit then starting up again and then going into system restore to get rid of them so I have a clean enviroment for the next set. Finally I come to Ati's CCC 10.2 install it shut down reboot and I'm greeted with a blank screen login screen. At this point I am able to login but all that shows is a scaled down version of my wallpaper. No icons, no taskbar, nada. I can interact with the system ie start up task manager etc even though I still only see a blank wallpaper. Started going back through old drivers figuring that this w... Read more

A:BSOD KSOD No Boot Win7 64bit Cold Boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by roborabbit


I'm at my wits end...

The problem:

First installed Windows 7 Proff 64-bit on this machine last monday after installing updates / drivers etc I began to recieve intermitent BSODs then began the trouble shooting. Tested memory with memtest89+ passed manually set voltages / timings ran memtest89+ again passed. Started driver verifier etc BSODs stopped. Shut down pc went to bed. Woke up turned on PC and was greeted with the "windows was unable to start up" screen. Rebooted PC tried to start it in safe-mode, couldn't would fail to boot. Tried booting with low res graphics... couldn't. Eventually I decided to do a system restore it finished and booted fine and was stable all day. Next morning I turn on my pc and I am greeted with windows boot error screen again. Getting fed up and figuring I don't have much on the machine anyway I reformat and reinstall windows 7. Wary of more errors I decide to test the drivers by installing them booting down for a bit then starting up again and then going into system restore to get rid of them so I have a clean enviroment for the next set. Finally I come to Ati's CCC 10.2 install it shut down reboot and I'm greeted with a blank screen login screen. At this point I am able to login but all that shows is a scaled down version of my wallpaper. No icons, no taskbar, nada. I can interact with the system ie start up task manager etc even though I still only see a ... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 83.2

I have a modified HP Media Center Edition. My dad was on it and said that it crashed with a BSOD. When I rebooted it said Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter. I inserted the Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate installation disk that I had used to install this copy and the computer booted. Thee black screen with the windows logo showed before the computer did another BSOD. The message read: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED-AREA. I booted the computer again and attempted to do a system repair but it said that the problem could not be repaired automatically. I was unable to do a system restore because it said no image was saved. I keep getting the BSOD every time I attempt to boot. I have not recently added any new hardware and there is nothing in the USB ports. Does anyone know what the problem might be. Thanks for your time and help.

A:Disk boot failure then BSOD

First thing I'd look at is memory and hard drive. Check the manufacturer's website for any diags.

In the process of troubleshooting, you'll want to disconnect all but the drive that's running the memory diagnostic to make sure you're booting into it. Then connect your main hard drive (assuming more than one) and run the hard drive diagnostics.

The reason I'm thing hardware is because you don't seem to be able to boot to the installation DVD to attempt a repair.

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Hello all! I have a Latitude E6430 with an i7-3540M. When I purchased it a few months ago it had a 500gb mechanical hard drive and was running windows 7 Pro 64 sp2 and fully updated. Bios was one version behind (I don't remember what revision). Anyway when I got it and opened it up it powered it on but it would got to the OS loading and froze. I noticed that the hdd light would flash with activity and then stop. I held down the power button until it powered off and then tried again and it booted up and loaded everything fine. I never had a problem with it while using it and everything was fine. Shut it down and let it sit overnight. Next day it does the same thing. I put up with this for a week before I decided to try updating to Windows 10 to see if a new OS would help but it didn't. I tried brand new ram, updating to the current bios and also tried an SSD. Nothing seems to fix it. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Good morning all.My computer always locks and freezes on cold boot, and sometimes after a reset. If I go into any form of safe mode, then do a normal restart, the machine comes up fine. I have AVG Free, Comodo and Spybot Search/Destroy and did full scans in both normal and safe modes with clean results. Ditto for Verizon's suite, which I had prior to installing these three apps.I have tested the RAM using a RAM tester and the RAM is good. I've uninstalled and re-installed various applications. This is a fresh build less than a week old.My application log is showing this error just as I shut the machine down after normal use:VSS Event ID 12289Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error CreateFileW(\\?\Volume{2961f54d-1927-11dd-b036-806d6172696f},0xc0000000,0x00000003,...). hr = 0x80070005.I am also getting this warning in conjunction with the VSS errorUserenv Event ID 1517Windows saved user DEVITOR\ronmeister registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use. This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService accountThe other error I get in the Application Log is:WinMgmt Event ID 63A provider, OffProv12, has been registered in the WMI namespace, Root\MSAPPS12, to use the LocalSystem account. T... Read more

A:Freezing On Cold Boot And Reset // Vss Error

Wow, that is a noodle scratcher, isn't it?Shot in the dark here but check the event logs for an error like this one:"An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\ during a paging operation."

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I'm getting this error whenever I turn on my PC from a cold boot Driver Power State Failure.
I googled this and was advised to check my device manager for any devices that have an exclamation mark against it. None of them do. So I cannot work out what could be causing this problem.

The PC boots up, and you can use the PC for a brief period (anywhere from 10 secs to 1 min) before the BSOD screen appears with DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

p.s. after a restart from this error the PC doesn't crash at all.
 

A:Driver Power State Failure on cold boot

try going to device manager again but this time go to view and click on "show hidden devices" and check if you wil see anything extraordinary?
 

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Hi, bought my pc a few days and apparently something came defective, I'm having these BSOD error 0x00000124 constantly, sometimes, when it occurs, the pc does not start anymore, is
appearing BSOD whenever I try to start or even freezes the bios boot screen, or else the monitor does not detect the video signal, thought to be sofware problem, then formatted the pc and
not installed the drivers, only the network driver and the GPU, and the error continues, now suspect that be the motherboard.

The files are SF_Diagnostic_Tool when I had not updated the bios yet, but already updated and errors continue.

Sorry about my google translator english.

A:Random BSOD error 0x00000124 and boot freezing

Hello Leandrob02 and welcome to the Forums,

All dump files point to the following cause;

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800d4c2028, b2000000, 100402}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
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Usual cause: Fatal hardware error.
More info Bug check 0x124.

Please preform the following hardware scans;

Stress test the CPU with IntelBurnTest.


   Note
When IntelBurnTest has crashed your system, please continue by following the BSOD posting instructions.

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Stress test the CPU with Prime95.


   Tip
Be sure to keep an eye on your temperatures when running these tests, especially the Large FFTs. We recommend the free utility Speedfan.


   Note
As with all hardware tests, Prime95 is not fail-safe. If the test passes for 2 hours with no errors, it is most likely to be stable. Unfortunately, it sometimes makes mistakes and gives a clean bill of health to faulty hardware.


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When Prime95 has crash... Read more

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Hey everyone,
Well I just finished building a new PC today, the specs are as follows.

Gigabyte P-35 DS3R motherboard
Intel Q6600
8800gts 320mb
WD 320gb internal hdd sata 3gb/s
2gb ram

my problem is when I attempt to start the computer and install Windows XP, I insert the disk, change the boot order to boot from the cd/dvd, and when it attempts to boot, I receive the message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter". I'm baffled on what to do, no matter which disk drive I put it in, what order the bios boot menu is, I get the same error. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can give me! Thank you!

A:New System Build, Xp Won't Boot From Disk, "boot Disk Failure"

If you are using an IDE optical drive be sure that the cable is not reversed. Do you have the two drives set as master and slave? Is the BIOS set to auto detect for the hdd?

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I left my computer asleep. When I awoke it, it froze up, so I restarted it and it told me I had a disk boot failure, insert boot disk.

If I reboot, and press f8 to get a boot menu from the bios, I can select the drive that has windows on it.

If I do not intervene beyond this, it will boot to windows, but as soon as I login, it will show the task bar, but that's as far as it gets. The mouse will still move but beyond that I have no control, left or right click, ctrl, alt, del. Etc. The one light on the front of the case that usually blinks, remains on solid.

Sometimes after this stage if I reboot (with the button on the case), the drive that contains windows will not be recognized by the bios. It will simply say that sata connection is empty.

If I power the computer off, and wait a few seconds and turn it on, the drive will be displayed again. I then can press f8 to get the boot menu, and select the right drive, and this time I will press f8 to get the windows boot menu. I can select safe mode with networking, and boot up. I have been using windows on safe mode for over an hour and it runs fine.

I have run MSE, as well I downloaded AVG free, but I can only use the command line version in safe mode, which I did.

I am not sure what to check here. I was thinking the hard drive was failing, but then why am I able to run on safe mode for so long? Boot sector virus? Some other virus? What should I look for, and what can I do in safe mode, a lot of choices are dis... Read more

A:Disk boot failure, can launch to safe mode through boot menu

I would first Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

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I am getting a BSOD when booting up first time on cold start, seems to be only happening that one time as when I restart the computer it boots up fine the next time. I caught a glimpse of the filename and seems to be the nvidia card. Though not sure of whats the cause.

Its been awhile since I have posted here, hello to all

gerry

A:BSOD on boot up from cold boot

Hi bullfights.

The BSOD is caused by the display driver, apparently; and a 0x3B is usually occurs by driver configuration.

Your installed version of the driver is not the latest. The latest one is 9.18.13.3221 and your one is 9.18.13.3182 (as per device manager, driver version, not forceware).

So you need to update it. But I would suggest you to first download the latest version. Then disconnect from internet. Then uninstall the present driver, all the components, and then reinstall the downloaded latest version.

Let us know the results.
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BugCheck 3B, {c000001d, fffff8801469a1cc, fffff88005d9f820, 0}

Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+25e1cc )

Followup: MachineOwner
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RELEVANCY SCORE 79.2

Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525, 320 GB HD with about 2 GB of free space left, 4 MB memory, running Vista Home Premium 32-Bit, SP1, updates current. Just lately, booting from off, Windows will not load, but instead gives me a \Boot\BCD error (0xc00000f)--an error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. I have repaired this error with my Dell-supplied OS disc repeatedly, and each time I turn off the computer it has the same error at startup. I have read that I may have to rebuild the BCD, but I don't know how to do that. Before I check with Dell, who I suspect will just tell me to reload Windows, I need to know how approach fixing my boot configuration data. The computer has had no new software installations, just routine Windows and Trend Micro Internet Security updates, I checked the disc for errors, and a few files were missing or incorrect, and defragmentation has also been performed routinely. Dell PC checkup finds no issues. How should I proceed?

A:Boot\BCD error reading boot configuration data when starting from cold boot

Try this hard drive diagnostic procedure: http://usasma.vox.com/library/post/b...agnostics.html

Repeated errors on a hard drive usually indicate an impending failure. I'd backup your stuff as soon as possible.

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Hey guys,

I had this before on an old installation, but since I was reinstalling and upgrading some hardware I decided to ignore it.

Now, a few days after a new gpu and fresh installation it happened again, does anyone know what's up? (Gets to roughly the windows loading screen before rebooting).

I've included my event viewer log.

A:Random 'Windows failed to start up' on cold boot

Please update your system specifications, by downloading Speccy (available in my signature) and then going to UserCP and using the Edit System Specs in the left pane.

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I have a dual boot installation with Windows XP and Windows 7 on the same drive with two partitions. Both work just fine.

However most times that I boot from a cold boot, I get NO Boot options menu, just a blank screen and the hard drive light glows red, but it doesn't really seem to be doing anything.

If I press the reset switch, everything works just fine, the computer reboots, I get a boot options menu for selecting the operating system and either one boots up just fine.

If I shutdown the machine for any period of time, I'll get the blank screen until I do a hard reset.

It seems like the boot loader is not finding the ini file with the options, but only on a cold boot? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

A:Windows 7 Dual Boot No Boot Options Menu on Cold Boot

Long shot, but could it possibly be a dead CMOS battery?
 

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Ok. I will list every detail of the problem and of my trials to solve it so that you could have as clear an idea as possible. Thanks in advance. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROBLEM FOR HOURS SO IT WOULD BE GREAAAAAAATLY APPRECIATED if anybody could help me out!

1.
I was trying to install Ubuntu, so need to boot from CD ( i know i can do that directly in windows using wubi, but that's not what I want to do. I am just trying to boot from CD and install Ubuntu on an allocation of memory i had set free for it.). I set the boot sequence to be 1.CD-ROM 2.Hard-disk 3.Removable. However, even under this settings my computer still directly goes to Windows. *:I do notice the CD-drive working at the beginning of the start-up, but then Windows comes out eventually *
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So I figured the problem might be the system did try to boot from CD but failed, so it then boots from harddisk and found Windows. Therefore I went into BIOS and set all 3 booting devices to be CD-ROM, then restarted. Now I have this error message : disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter.

3.
The CD is good, because i tried to boot my laptop from it and it works well.

4.
I tried to upgrade my BIOS but couldn't because the system showed the same message when i tried to boot from the BIOS flash disk.

5. I built this desktop from scratch up, and when I first tried to install an OS to it, I used a CD and it booted well.. which is about 6 months ago. I never tried to boot it from CD since then. I ... Read more

A:cant boot from CD "disk boot failure insert system disk and press enter"

After reading through step 4 above, I don't need to go further.

Some optical drives fail in such a way as to work fine reading a disk in Windows but will not boot from a bootable disk. Replace the optical drive with a known-good one you may have access to and see what happens.
 

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Memory Dmp file and DXDiag.txt

I have been having an issue with my computer rebooting at random and then giving the BSOD screen very briefly and once it reboots it goes to the BIOS screen saying no Boot Device found. When you enter BIOS there is no boot device found. I shut down the computer unplug it and pull the hard drive cables and put them back in and turn the computer on and poof it works just fine. Randomly later it does it all over again. First time it happened I went ahead and bought a brand new WD Blue hard drive and got rid of the old drive and did a fresh install of windows 8.1 and all the programs I use frequently. This did not work as it still does the problem. I proceeded to check the Memory.dmp file and I will attach both the memory dmp info and the dxdiag info.


Other symptoms maybe associated with this problem:

Every so often but not always the PSU starts sounding very very loud and gets quite hot.Been having major issues with buffering of videos on multiple sites from youtube to hulu and netflix. Even running high speed cable internet.USB ports at random just shut off. Examples include say a webcam in the port all the sudden disconnects and I have to change it to a different port.

PC Specs:

AMD FX-6350
8gb ddr3 Balistix RAM
WD 1tb Blue hard drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Windows 8
Generic DVDRW

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

I am working on a customer's system that will bluescreen at the "Windows starting" screen and will restart itself and loop. When I turn off the system and power on again, I am able to boot into windows with no problem. I can power the system on and reboot with no problem. I will come in the next day and power on the system and the bluescreen will happen again. This time rather than turning the system off, i hit the reset button and nothing changes. Just a continuous loop. It will be fine when i turn the system off for a minute and power on and boots into Windows. I've had this system for over a week and this is almost driving me nuts. Any help with this would be really appreciated! Thanks

OS - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

? This is the original OS
? full retail
? Approximate age of system (hardware) - 2 years 9 months old
? Approximate age of OS installation 1 year and 6 months
? Have you re-installed the OS? No

? CPU - Intel i7-950
? Video Card - MSI N520GT
? MotherBoard - MSI Big Bang XPower
? Power Supply - brand & wattage - Sparkle Power 600W

? System Manufacturer - Custom built
? Exact model number

Desktop machine

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

You guys may remember me from my post last week where my mouse and keyboard both lost power and I couldnt even boot into safe mode. Well prior to that I had been told by one of the admins on the site that my HDD may be failing. So..I bought a new one(seagate barracuda) and did a clean install of a new windows 7 x64 with sp1. Now...I still got a bsod on a cold boot, started messing with my ram (testing out only 2 sticks instead of 4) didnt help. However the problem i faced today is that upon loging in to my account nothing seemed to work, avast anti virus wouldnt work, firefox would not open, very sketchy...I booted back up into safe mode uninstalled avast, restarted and everything works fine, now I have indicated both avast and avg (when i had it) caused bsods...whats up with that?

A:Cold Boot Bsod

Make sure Avast & AVG gone using removal tools - http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN146

Install MSE - http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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RELEVANCY SCORE 76.8

Hi,
I've been getting intermittent BSODs, typically after a cold boot or after wake-up from hibernation.
Reboot after BSOD (start Windows normally) is typically successful.

Thanks,
DougG

A:BSOD After cold boot

So apparently you are having this issue over years.

Some HP bloatware are causing the issue, as the crash dumps report. It is called the HP Mobile Data Protection System Disk Filter.

Code:
hpdskflt HP Filter c:\windows\system32\drivers\hpdskflt.sys Kernel Driver Yes Boot Running OK Normal No Yes
I'd recommend you to Clean Up Factory Bloatware, with a special reference to Point #13





Quote:
13. Consider a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is often better than getting a new computer considering how pre-installed bloatware can corrupt Windows 7 even if it's completely cleaned up.


Let us know how it went.
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Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffffa81081b8380, 0, fffff8000348ae90, 5}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for hpdskflt.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for hpdskflt.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
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Hey everyone, this has been a problem thats really been bothering me.

So far this hasnt led to any long term damage, but recently (it seems to have started ever since one night i updated windows on shutdown) When ever i turn my computer on in the morning, is has a bsod on me. Im never there when it happens, I useally turn it on and go take a shower, when i come back though ive noticed it says it recovered from and unexpected shut down.
I used blue screen veiwer and it says that its being caused by the dxgkrnl.sys and the bug check code is 0x00000116.

its really frustrating me, i hope its not a hardware issue but it seems like it is, my motherboard is pretty old (atleast 5 or 4 years) and i have it running the best video card and CPU it can run. Im not quite sure how to check my specs and im not sure if theres a certain format im supposed to post like in this forum.

I have looked around and a lot of the fixes have been updating their drivers but all mine are fully upgraded.

EDIT- I forgot to mention, after the blue screen occurs i can restart as much as i want. its useally occurs when i have the pc off for about 5 hours. I turn it on in the morning, get the bsod, then it works perfectly fine. then i turn it off and head to school. when i get home the same thing useally occurs. Im never there when it happens and it doesnt stop me from using my computer and gaming or browsing the internet. im just worried my computer is going to get worse.

Thanks in advance, Andrew

A:BSOD on cold boot

Please follow the http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html to provide us with your crash reports, and we will provide you with troubleshooting steps to hopefully resolve the problem.

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Hello, I'm new to this forum. But I work on computers as a hobby and a way to get some extra money, but I've ran into a problem I cannot fix, I have an HP desktop computer with Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
When starting the computer I get HP logo, windows logo, then a blank screen.
If I keep trying. It eventually works fine and continues to work fine (starts up, no crashes errors etc.)
But then if it's been turned off for five or ten minutes, back to blank screen. With a mouse curser.
I've tried:
Sfc scan
Chkdsk scan
Malware bytes
Adw cleaner
Resetting the BIOS settings
Event log comes back fine too.
I have no idea what more to do, the owner of the PC said she tried a system restore, but there was no luck.
(I am not a professional just enjoy the learning process. So go easy on me with answers please!)
Thank you in advance!

A:BSOD only on cold boot HP

Hello and welcome DS mate some specs would be good System Info - See Your System Specs

Now I usually start with the very basic stuff as you have and then move onto more basic stuff read my ditty and post back a pic of what you get - if you can.

Using HW Info
PART A:
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 -Download < download the right bit version andclose the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power sectionwhere you will see what the volts are doing see my pic. Now the section you want will be labelled - fpr example Asus boards usually have "Nuvoton" an d Gigabyte boards "ITE" in any case the section you want will have Vbatt or VBAT in it (dead give away)
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for thatbut for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main lefthand side panel
FOR OTHER COMPONENTS
PART B:
Open each small square with + in it on the section the components are in andthen click on the individual component/s (it will highlight in blue) - in theright hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds andother essential info that particular device. See pic for example.

Now the volts must be within 5% +/- of the required value see this
VoltageRails - Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications You can of course measure them with a digital multimeter - use the black lead to any black cable onthe 24 pin pug to the board a... Read more

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System Crashes Description
BSOD AT STARTUP. Whenever I do a "cold boot" (the computer has been shutdown at least three hours) there is a random blue screen stop either (a) just before the Welcome Screen or (b) less than two minutes after the desktop has loaded. At some rare cases, the system freezes before the BIOS post screen, and the motherboard LED:s indicate an issue with the memory.

The BSOD only and always occurs at cold boot. Otherwise, the computer is seemingly stable, no matter if I am gaming or surfing.

THE RAM GETS FRIED. Apart from the first week after the build, I have been running no more than 2 sticks of RAM simultaneously. Although I started out on SPD speeds, I have tinkered with RAM speeds to try to get a stable mode. I have never raised any voltages manually, and the DRAM voltage has never been set to above 1.65V (XMP).

Nevertheless, two out of the three sticks in the kit are now unusable due to visibly fried contacts. Both fried sticks have been running in the same slot (B1).

Attachments and Notes
Some Crash Dumps and other material for analysis is included in the attached file. Unfortunately, I have a Swedish install of Windows. The warnings included in the health report concerns the network settings (I have recently disabled all microsoft network cards and the homegroup services).

NOTE: I have swapped the PSU and video card with my three-year-old computer running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. The older computer has experienced... Read more

A:BSOD at Cold Boot Win 7 Pro x64

Crud!!! I lost the long post that I just made!!!

Oh well, here's the gist of it:

8 memory dumps from 12 May 2010 to the present (4 days)
5 different STOP errors, with 6 different causes blamed
Due to the number of different errors, this is most likely a hardware problem.

I suspect that there are issues with both the motherboard/memory and the D-Link device. To test this, please uninstall the D-Link software/drivers and remove the D-Link device from your system temporarily.

Then run Memtest on that one good stick in each slot (save the B1 slot for last).
Then run Memtest on that one good stick in the B1 slot (it may fry the stick - but we need to test that slot to make sure it's the issue).

If it's proven that the B1 slot is bad (or any other slot for that matter), you'll have to get a new motherboard (if it's still under warranty, contact the seller for an RMA authorization). There's no sense in using a motherboard with problems - as this may cause further problems in the future.

Once that problem is remedied, then we can work on the D-Link device. We have seen a lot of issues with USB network devices using Vista drivers on Windows 7 systems.

I, personally, recommend using an internal wifi card (rather than a USB device) - they are more reliable and more likely to be compatible with Win7.

So, please let us know if you've used Windows 7 drivers for you D-Link device.

Summary of the BSOD's:

Code:

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Just upgraded from XP x64 to 7 Home Premium x64. System was stable with XP x64; no hardware/software changes have been made.

System will BOOT/Restart when warm "no" BSOD; has to sit several hours, will BSOD when started and display:

*Windows Has Recovered From An Unexpected Shutdown*

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000041790
BCP2: FFFFFA8004423980
BCP3: 000000000000FFFF
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\041514-18328-01.dmp
C:\Users\Mark\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-29906-0.sysdata.xml

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I ran Seagate Seatools long test twice, no errors. I ran Memtest V5 overnight (8+) hours, no errors.

Have attached debug report.

Sure could use some help,

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD Cold Boot

Welcome to the forum MDDI,

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Usra\Downloads\MARK-PC-Tue_04_15_2014__82754_98\041514-18328-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7601.18247.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c67000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02eaa6d0
Debug session time: Tue Apr 15 17:11:48.570 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:01:01.992
Loading Kernel Symbols
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................................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
.....
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed de... Read more

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Hello everyone, having BSOD at every cold boot.
This is happening on my desktop (first build I made), hardware is:
MB: Asus Maximus VIII Gene
CPU: Intel i5-6600k
RAM: 2x 8GB Crucial Ballistix
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 Founders Edition
Windows 10 Pro 64bit

Hoping this is some driver problem but seems to me more like RAM or (hope really not) something on the MB.
Only remember it happening, maybe, after installing every driver manually for de CPU, iGPU and MB drivers.
GPU only installed it a week later, so has nothing to do with it. After installing the GPU I have uninstalled the iGPU drivers (although only the PCI-E slot is active for GPU part in the MB).
I have testes the RAM with memtest+ and no erros, stress tested CPU and no problem there either.

Maybe it's a hardware problem but want to know what the BSOD dumps say.

Dump files are in the attachments.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Hi there... After scouring threads and trying all fixes suggested I'm giving up and posting my own.

The issue: Every boot after computer has been off for more than a minute produces a BSOD with KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR code.

What I've tried:
Windows reinstall - issue persists
Drivers - up to date
CHKDSK - no errors
MEMTEST 86 - no errors
SFC /SCANNOW - no errors
INTEL SSD TOOLBOX - no errors

Here are my system specs:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 3820QM @ 2.70GHz 40 ?C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
24.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
CLEVO P170EM (SOCKET 0)
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
PA248 ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (CLEVO/KAPOK Computer)
GeForce GTX 675MX (CLEVO/KAPOK Computer) 43 ?C
Hard Drives
224GB INTEL SSDSC2CW240A3 (SSD)
699GB Seagate ST9750420AS (SATA) 31 ?C
Optical Drives
Slimtype DVD A DS8A8SH
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio

and... Here is what bluescreenview is telling me in my dump file

Dump file: 050113-12046-01.dmp
Crash time: 5/1/2013 9:33:59 AM
Bug Check String: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
Bug Check code: 0x0000007a
Parameter 1: 00000000`00000004
Parameter 2: 00000000`00000000
Parameter 3: fffffa80`13c1f5b0
Parameter 4: fffff880`1a4df000
Caused by driver: ntoskrnl.exe
Caused by address: ntoskrnl.exe+5a240
Processor: x64
Crash address: ntoskrnl.exe+5a240
Full path: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\050113-12046-01.dmp
Processor count: 8
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A:BSOD on every cold boot.

Also... looking at event viewer in windows I see a critical error logged at this same time which doesn't make sense seeing as I had shut down the computer properly.

"The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

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System


-
Provider

[ Name]
Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power

[ Guid]
{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}



EventID
41



Version
3



Level
1



Task
63



Opcode
0



Keywords
0x8000000000000002


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TimeCreated

[ SystemTime]
2013-05-01T16:33:49.009565100Z



EventRecordID
8740



Correlation


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Execution

[ ProcessID]
4

[ ThreadID]
8



Channel
System



Computer
Brick


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Security

[ UserID]
S-1-5-18

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EventData


BugcheckCode
122


BugcheckParameter1
0x4


BugcheckParameter2
0x0


BugcheckParameter3
0xfffffa8013c1f5b0


BugcheckParameter4
0xfffff8801a4df000


SleepInProgress
0


PowerButtonTimestamp
0


BootAppStatus
3221225473"

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Hi all,

yesterday I started having problems on cold windows 8 64bit boot. When windows starts loading I got BSOD, after restart all went normally, today the same happened. I am quite sure it is software related. Anyway the BSOD showed bad pool caller error.
Event viewer: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x000000c2 (0x0000000000000007, 0x000000000000119e, 0x0000000004440009, 0xfffffa80067d79d0)

Event viewer also shows this: Windows failed fast startup with error status 0xC0000001. I believe this preceeded the bsod.
Minidump files from both days attached.

my pc scec:
Windows 8 64 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2,66ghz
4gb ram
GPU Ati HD 5770
MB Asus P5K

Thanks, any help is appreciated.
 

A:BSOD on cold boot

The Asus P5 series of boards had memory issues with early installations of Win7. I dunno if this applies to Win8, but I'd suggest trying to set your memory timings/settings/voltages according to the RAM manufacturer's specifications (NOT using the Auto setting in the BIOS).

NTStatus of 0xc0000001 is "Operation failed" (which we know already!)

Both BSOD's are listed as probably being caused by HssDrv.sys - a component of HotSpotShield
HotSpotShield is known to cause issues on some Win7 systems, so it's reasonable to assume that it's causing similar issues on Win8. To add to this, your HotSpotShield drivers date from 2009 and may not even be compatible with Win7.

To test this, please uninstall HotSpotShield and see if the BSOD's stop.

Another likely cause of the BSOD's is the 2005 version of the ASACPI.sys (Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility driver). Please update to the latest version available from your motherboard's driver download page at Asus' website. Also, please note that Asus doesn't support Win7 or Win8 for this mobo, so finding compatible drivers will be difficult for you.

Download from here (select Vista 64 bit as the OS): http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5K/#download
In this case, DO NOT use the driver listed under the ATK section (this driver dates from 2007 and isn't Win7 compatible)
Instead, expand the Utilities section. The first entry will be "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista... Read more

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As w/many posters, I have had the BSOD w/a cold boot recurring for several weeks. It does not occur w/a warm reboot. I haven't installed any new hardware and this issue seems to have arisen spontaneously (something I'm sure you've heard many times before). Per your instructions, I am attaching the zip file w/info re my specific status - at least, I hope I'm sending the right information.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me w/this frustrating problem.

A:BSOD w/cold boot

Hello and Welcome to SF!

Seems like the Dump are pointing to different drivers in each dump so we have to run some basic test to find out what is causing.

Run a Hardware Diagnostic : Hardware Diagnostic | Captain Debugger

Uninstall Trend Micro Internet Security completely and run the Cleanup Tool to remove the left over files. Install Microsoft Security Essentials instead.

Remove your Network adapter driver and Download a Fresh of your Network Drivers and install it. (Intel(R) 82567V-2 Gigabit Network, e1y60x64.sys Tue Aug 19 03:15:05 2008)


Code:
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffffaca081fac80, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff8800178382c, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
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READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800030a90e0
fffffaca081fac80

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

FAULTING_IP:
NETIO!IndexListClassify+50
fffff880`0178382c 488b1f mov rbx,qword ptr [rdi]

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT

BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1

PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe

TRAP_FRAME: fffff880096d6520 -- (.trap 0xfffff880096d6520)
NOTE: The trap f... Read more

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Hi Guys,

3 weeks ago I upgraded my Vista ultimate x64 to Windows 7 ultimate 64.
And now I have a strange problem.
Sometimes when I start the computer (cold boot) I get an BSOD with CNG.sys
It keeps remaining everytime I reboot.
When I start the recovery option and let the system restore the pc the problem is solved and Windows 7 starts perfect. Sometimes when I boot the pc it goes without a problem and othertimes I get the BSOD and need to do a recovery.

I thought that VMWare Workstation could be the problem and uninstalled the software but it didnt help. Even the driver updates by windows update didnt solve it.
Im thinking now about a reinstall with a clean install but maybe any1 has an other option.

Thanks!

Windows: Windows 7 Professional, Version 6.1.7600, , 64 Bit.
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Memory (RAM): 4096 MB
CPU Info: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
CPU Speed: 2399,9 MHz
Sound Card: Geluid van externe computer
Display Adapters: RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors: 1x;
Screen Resolution: 1440 X 900 - 32 bit
Network: Network Present
Network Adapters: Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller
CD / DVD Drives: G: Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A | H: CTUZI YNSDEZO1Y
Ports: COM1 NOT Present
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 80,3GB | D: 274,2GB | E: 111,3GB | F: 931,5GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 33,8GB | D: 42,6GB | E: 24,2GB | F: 532,4GB
USB Controllers: 8 host con... Read more

A:Sometimes BSOD - Cold boot

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I recently built a new system running windows 7 home premium 64bit. I downloaded the latest drivers for all the hardware in my system and completed as much updates for the OS that were available.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8103 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -236 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76216 MB, Free - 44878 MB; D: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 454089 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

While booting up this morning this is a message that popped up before the bsod, "memory could not be read 0xfffffff" (first time I have seen this the two weeks I have been attempting to make this system work)

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Stop: 0x0000000A sorry that I did not record the parameters

This is the latest dumpfile I received upon boot up today any insight or help would be appreciated.
 

A:BSOD upon cold boot.

Have you tried testing your memory using a bootable program such as Memtest?

If so, (and it tested OK), try removing all of your sticks of memory, and
inserting only one at a time while running your PC. See if that helps.
 

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Been dealing with this ever since I built this PC...Cannot seem to find out what is causing it. First here is what I have experienced thus far. First (this problem has been absolutely persistent. If the machine has been shut off for a few hours (cold boot) I will get a BSOD immediately after logging in. This is typically a memory management however there has been irql not less or equal. The next issue: About 3 months ago both my keyboard and mouse (both USB) lost power at the (Starting Windows) screen. They would not work in safe mode either...however ps2 did work...I got pissed enough about this that I went bought a new hard drive and completely did a clean install of windows. That fixed the problem (other than now I have a 1tb hrd drive sitting in a drawer that isnt being used). The next problem arose about 2 weeks ago. Upon getting to the Login screen there is only 1 user listed (the last user to login to windows) the other opening just says other user and to login to that account you must type both the user name and the password. I have not lost any data other than when I replaced the HDD. I just want a solution to the problem and there hasnt been anyone that has had a clue yet. Test that i have ran include: extended HDD diagnostics from Wester Digital which was on my old HDD (it passed). Memtest for 7 passes...with 0 errors. Windows memory diagnostics with zero errors. PrimeTime CPU: maxed my cpu out for around an hr with zero problems. Here are my specs:
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A:Cold Boot BSOD

Drivers are referencing what looks like valid memory addresses, but careful scrutiny makes it appear that they lost their contents, and what was valid is no longer. I also noticed a bit flip in one of the crashdumps. Bit flips are caused by PSU, Mobo, CPU or RAM problems. All these symptoms plus the fact that practically all of them are memory-related, gives me strong speculation that this is hardware-related.

First of all, ditch ever using Windows memory test. It isn't very thorough nor accurate. Memtest86+ is a better alternative. I personally have not tested PrimeTime, but Prime95 is the de facto standard for CPU testing.

Second, as you yourself noticed the PSU isn't all that grand. Understand that the PSU is probably the most crucial item to any computer setup as it is the heart that pumps the blood to the rest of the system. It is never a good idea to purchase a cheap power supply, as I can assure you that a good majority of people that come through these forums have had crashes resulting in using a poor brand PSU. On the off-chance this isn't PSU, then it can very well be motherboard, since both present similar behavior when bad.

If you are still determined to not make amends and purchase a suitable power supply for your system, you may (albeit possibly futile) continue with some hardware tests:

RAM: Memtest86+ (overnight)
CPU: Prime95 (Torture Test; Blend; overnight)
GPU: MemtestG80/CL

Also make sure you aren't overclocking your system. Set... Read more

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BSOD on startup after 8 hours or so of being off overnight. Occurs everyday.
Ran memtest+86 & passed 7 loops..

I remove a ram stick & replace it for the BSODs to go away and windows to startup, continues to run fine all day.

Ran through windbg but I don't really know what I'm looking at.
I have also attached my minidump file and my system.nfo for reference if needed.

In hopes that I was reading the results correctly I updated my nvidia drivers from nvidia's website and thought it would help, but no luck.

Thanks in advance, any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [c:\windows\minidump\031310-15406-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols;symsrv*symsrv.dll*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (3 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a15000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c52e50
Debug session time: Sat Mar 13 07:43:47.609 2010 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.015
Loading Kernel Symbols
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A:Cold Boot BSOD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by David63dn


BSOD on startup after 8 hours or so of being off overnight. Occurs everyday.
Ran memtest+86 & passed 7 loops..

I remove a ram stick & replace it for the BSODs to go away and windows to startup, continues to run fine all day.

Ran through windbg but I don't really know what I'm looking at.
I have also attached my minidump file and my system.nfo for reference if needed.

In hopes that I was reading the results correctly I updated my nvidia drivers from nvidia's website and thought it would help, but no luck.

Thanks in advance, any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [c:\windows\minidump\031310-15406-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols;symsrv*symsrv.dll*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (3 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a15000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c52e50
Debug session time: Sat Mar 13 07:43:47.609 2010 (UTC - 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:15.015
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Hi everyone, new to the forums so go easy on me . I have read about a half dozen similar threads and still have yet to find a solution.

I've been an avid computer person who puts together systems in his spare time, and have never seen this problem before.

What is happening is each cold boot of the computer, I will ALWAYS BSOD within the first few minutes, after the mouse starts to lag really bad and skip around. If i IMMEDIATELY restart the computer, it will literally run for weeks without a hiccup.

I have replaced nearly every part of my rig minus the CPU and Memory. I've put in a new MOBO, SSD/SATA drives, Video card, Power supply. Flashed the BIOS with the latest version. The only thing left is the CPU.

I've recently ran the windows memory diagnostics everything passed fine, but I've bought new memory just in case - will try that tonight.

I have attached the files as requested by the forum. If I need anything else please let me know.

I am at wits end with this rig, i've dumped a lot of money, and having to restart it right after boot up seems silly!

Thx in advance,
Trev

A:BSOD only on cold boot

Any ideas at all?

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Hi,

every time I do a cold boot, my computer crashes with bluescreen at exactly the same time, the Win7 loading screen. After this, I turn the computer off, than i turn off the power supply and a few seconds later, I turn it on again. If I now start the computer, it will boot without any problems as well as running high performance applications. I never had a bluescreen after this annyoing procedure.
EDIT: This error occurs since I've set up the computer.

I tried ram timings from G.Skill support forum, but it doesn't change anything.

So i decided to install Microsofts debugging tool, to analyze the BSOD, and guess what! I really need your help now, because I have no conception of analyzing bluescreens and stuff which comes with it.

My system configuration should be viewable in my profile details.

Excuse my bad English, I tried my best

Thanks in advance!

http://paste2.org/p/597245

or


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Summary Dump File: Only kernel address space is available
Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a1b000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c58e50
Debug se... Read more

A:BSOD on cold boot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dele2k



Hi,

every time I do a cold boot, my computer crashes with bluescreen at exactly the same time, the Win7 loading screen. After this, I turn the computer off, than i turn off the power supply and a few seconds later, I turn it on again. If I now start the computer, it will boot without any problems as well as running high performance applications. I never had a bluescreen after this annyoing procedure.

I tried ram timings from G.Skill support forum, but it doesn't change anything.

So i decided to install Microsofts debugging tool, to analyze the BSOD, and guess what! I really need your help now, because I have no conception of analyzing bluescreens and stuff which comes with it.

My system configuration should be viewable in my profile details.

Excuse my bad English, I tried my best

Thanks in advance!



Hi, Welcome to SF,

Could you post your Dump file. Good work on Dump analysis but we need to run a different command to check the drivers. If you could post that we would be glad to help you out.

Thanks,
Captain

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Hi

I have built my own pc last week-(I5 3750k, Cm 212 Plus EVO, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H, Corsair 8Gb Vengeance LP, Corsair AX 850w, Windows 8 x64)
It has been working fine until the last few days.
I get BSOD dpc watchdog violation on start up. If i restart the system it some time goes to desktop if im lucky. Mostly happens on cold boots.
I Really need help, I cant figure it out... I have checked SSD and updated firmware, have updated drivers. Still same problem.. I have tried to read the dumpfiles with WINDBG. All i can find is:

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 9200.16551.amd64fre.win8_gdr.130306-1502
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`c4c83000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`c4f4fb00
Debug session time: Fri May 10 18:47:01.078 2013 (UTC + 1:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 8:24:28.125

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+5a240 )
I have recovered my drive to when i installed windows 8 x64 and problem still persist. I also have checked all over the internet, If anybody can help me? I would be really grateful.

A:BSOD on Cold Boot (Please Help)

Only 59 Windows Updates installed. Most systems have 66 or more. Please visit Windows Update and get ALL available updates (it may take several trips to get them all).

You have 4 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

Gigabyte ET6 (EasyTune6) is known to cause BSOD's on some Windows systems (the driver is GVTDrv64.sys). Please uninstall it. Also uninstall the Easy Saver software (gdrv.sys) as it can cause the same issues.

All of the BSOD's blame Alpham164.sys - a driver component of your Ideazon ZBoard/Ideazon Fang. These drivers date from 2007 and are likely not compatible with Win8. Please download and install the latest, Win8 compatible drivers for this device. If there are no Win8 compatible drivers, please uninstall it from your systems and physically remove the device in order to test and see if it's causing the BSOD's.

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 unbootable! :

teamviewervpn.sys Thu Dec 13 04:22:09 2007 (4760F9C1)
TeamViewerVPN Network Adapter
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=teamviewervpn.sys

LGBusEnum.sys Mon Nov 23 20:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Keyboard
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=LGBusEnum.sys

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I've been getting a weird BSOD everytime I cold boot in the morning. However, unlike the other cold boot BSOD's I've read about on the site, my comp doesn't blue screen until after i've passed the loading screen, and I log into my desktop.

It's really weird, but I always have enough time to log in, load msn and do stuff. Then, while i'm in the middle of surfing the net (basically, not very high demanding stuff), the computer would BSOD, and restart. Then there would be absolutely no problems until the next time i turn off my computer and turn it on the next morning.

I've already run memtest (I previously had BSOD problems, fixed with a clean reformat and reinstallation of windows 7) and there are no problems with my ram.

Yesterday, I tried to hibernate and see if there would be a change. There was not. I attached the minidump for this bluescreen. Let me know if I need to provide additional details. Thanks for your help!

A:Cold Boot BSOD....I believe...

Don't happen to have G.Skill ram do you? Im having the exact same problem, and hear that it could either be a power supply problem, or particularly G.Skill ram problem. The next time you go to switch your PC on, instead of booting into windows, run a memtest.

Good Luck

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I am getting a BSOD almost like clockwork on every cold boot where the computer has been turned off overnight. It NEVER bsod's once booted or if I restart while the computer has already been on. Once it bsod's I simply turn the power point off and back on and it boots fine every single time.

Computer Specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Gigabyte P55-UD5
Intel i7-860
Gigabyte 6950 2gb
G.Skill Ripjaw F3-12800CL9-2GBRL (4 X 2GB)
G.Skill Falcon 128GB SSD (OS Drive)
2 x Samsung Spinpoint F3 Drives in Raid0 (Data)
Asus Xonar Esence STX Sound Card
Seasonic X Series 750w PSU
Lian Li Case

What I have tried:

- Clean install of Windows
- Run Memtest86+ for 90mins turn off computer for 2 hours and run again, NO errors detected.
- Just got a new Lian Li case so most things have been reseated (except CPU and Memory)
- Video card is also new and it was doing this before the new Video Card
- Latest Mobo bios installed
- Reset bios to defaults
- Tried running system drives off different sata controllers.
- Raid0 array is also new and problem was happening before


Minidump File:



Script:



Microsoft (RWindows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright 
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A:BSOD on cold Boot

Hi, Ron, and welcome to the forum. Please read this thread, follow the instructions and post back. We will be glad to help you.

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Do you have another known good power supply you could try?

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Hey. I have just built my first computer from scratch and everything seems to be in working order except when i turn it on i get the Disk boot failure msg. I have a Western Digital caviar SE 16. It uses S-ATA connectors. Never built a computer using them before. currently i have it plugged into port 1 on the S-ATA II connectors on my motherboard and have the jumpers set in 1 and 2. I have BIOS set to check CD then Hard Drive in that order. So i start my comp with XP Home with SP 2 in the CD drive and i get the Disk boot failure. I have never formatted the hardrive so i dont know if that could be part of the problem and the CD drive doesn't show up in BIOS and i have it plugged into the IDE port 3.

If ne1 could shed sum light on the subject that would b sweet thx.
 

A:Disk boot failure while trying to boot from CD drive w/ XP

did you load your sata drivers? Some motherboards don't automatically detect SATA.
 

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Anyone that can help I'd be really grateful.

I recently installed a new Disk Drive because two of the old stopped working randomly and now this is the only one connected (I unplugged the old one remaining). I tried to boot my Windows 7 CD and it states:

"disk boot error please insert system disk and press enter"

Any help?
 

A:Boot Disk Failure - Bootable CD won't boot!

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Last week, my daughter's hard drive rebooted to a BOOT DISK FAILURE type error. The system would start on CD, but not the Hard Drive. Since there's nothing of real value on the machine, I ran the restoration CD (it's good to stay in practice, i guess) and the computer was running fine until I did the restart after the first series of XP updates, whereupon it gave the same BOOT DISK FAILURE message. So, I cursed (quietly, the daughter was within earshot) and left it there to dig out a new hard disk. I came back the next evening to find that my daughter had turned the computer on to play and low and behold it was running. I reinstalled Norton and did the required restart and got the same BOOT DISK FAILIURE error. I shut the computer off, counted to ten and turned it back on and the computer is working.

A few more permutations and it appears that the computer starts with a cold boot (power down, turn off, let it set for a dozen seconds) but not with a restart (in the 80's this was a warm boot - CTRL-ALT-DEL). If I shut-down and then turn it on immediately, I get the BOOT DISK FAILURE message.

Any thoughts?

Steve, out
 

A:Boot Disk Failure - only on Warm Boot

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hye this my bsod

==================================================
Dump File : 022116-6156-01.dmp
Crash Time : 2016-02-21 12:55:41
Bug Check String : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1 : fffff680`01009630
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : fffff803`56598070
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+142480
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 10.0.10586.103 (th2_release.160126-1819)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+142480
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\022116-6156-01.dmp
Processors Count : 8
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 10586
Dump File Size : 389 244
Dump File Time : 2016-02-21 12:56:25

A:bsod at cold boot each day at star up

help plz

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Hello everybody, I'm new here and thought this was the best place to (hopefully) get some answers.

I just upgraded my MB, CPU and RAM to my current specs and on occasion, during a cold boot, i will get a BSOD. Obviously, I have no idea why this is. I have ran Memtestx86 overnight to no avail. All components are less than 6 months old. The BSOD never stops me from booting, as it will make a memory dump and restart successfully and this only occurs maybe twice a week.

I have attached the info outline in the BSOD posting guide along with this post.

The device errors reported in the Performance Monitor Report are probably my phone, as I had it plugged in at the time of the report. Although I could be wrong.

I would greatly appreciate it if anyone would take the time to review this.

Thank you.

A:Rare BSOD During Cold Boot

Did I, uh, do something wrong? or....

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Hi,

I have for about 6 months now been experiencing ?random? BSODs relating to 0x000000f4.
This has gotten so bad that 2 weeks ago I did a full clean install of Win 7 64 ultimate having previously updated all my BIOS, Firmware etc. to latest versions and am running latest drivers and updates for everything else.
I have replaced all my RAM and reconfigured the PCIe order of my GPU and Revo to a variety of set ups.
I have tried running basics installs with minimum Software, am running completely new A/V software and tried stabilising my BIOS by setting fixed voltages and removing Marvell driver components (neither have worked ? I had read these may be issues).
Nothing has worked and I am getting so annoyed I might go and buy an iMac

As for the system, main hardware parts as follows (all have latest drivers, bios, firmware etc):

CPU = Intel i7 980x
MOBO = ASUS Rampage 3 Extreme
RAM = Corsair Dominator GT 2000 3 x 4Gb
Primary Drive = OCZ Revodrive 3 X2
Other Drives = 1x OCZ Vertex 2 + 2x WDC Raptors (mk2s)
GPU = Asus GTX580 Direct Cu II
Blu Ray = 2 x LG
Software I have kept to a minimum ATM to make things easier on myself (all latest patches):

Existing
Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
Office 2010 64bit
Skype
Citrix Xenapps
EaseUS BackUp
iTunes
Frostwire

New
Webroot

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A:BSOD 0x000000f4 on Cold Boot Up

Duplicate entry wasn't posted . . so I reattach the new diagnostrics files

Also anyone aware of issues with a Cyberlink 'RichVideo64' Service . . I was activating / deactivating that yesterday after an earlier 'Information' in Event Viewer suggested there may be a corruption here (no Errors of Warnings tho).

I deactivated after the first crash yesterday but reactivated again when I relaised it was rather obviously called on running the PowerDirector program (which re intialised it), it was on'ly after this that the second crash happened last night. So, I deactivated again yesterday and when I turned on the machine this morning, it started fine .. co-incidence ? possibly, will wait and see - as ever.

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This is the weirdest thing. I get a blue screen and either a restart or shutdown depending on the day whenever I try to start the machine after it has been sitting for an hour or more. When the computer is warmed up it doesn't happen. After failing a couple of times, it will start without a problem...I would think hard disk because of the error, but if it were a physical problem with the HDD then wouldn't it happen all the time and not just when it is cold?


Thanks in advance

A:UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME BSOD on a cold boot

When your machine is cold and fails to boot, go into BIOS and change boot sequence to boot from CD first. Try and boot up using your windows CD or another bootable CD, can you boot ok?
A startup problem like this may not be a hard drive but your motherboard, I had a chaintech board once and had similar starting problems. Eventually the motherboard failed due to leaking capacitors, which in my case was repaired under warranty.
If this was a hard disk error, then I would expect it to fail all the time, the fact that a couple of starts gets your system booting normally, may be either capacitors on the motherboard or a psu problem.
Take the lid off and examine your motherboard with a torch:
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=195

youre looking for discolouration on the motherboard or sometimes the capacitor case splits and leaks electrolyte.

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