1.    23 Aug 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    BSOD loop on boot from fresh Win 10 upgrade over fresh Win 7 install

    This is on an old eMachines M6805 laptop that originally came with XP 32-bit. I put a fresh install of Windows 7 32-bit on it which ran fine. I then upgraded that to Windows 10 32-bit. The first time it booted up I was able to log in but got a BSOD shortly thereafter. Ever since it BSODs without even getting to the desktop. The only way I have been able to even get into it is via Safe Mode so I assume it is a driver that it doesn't like but I don't know how to figure out which driver is causing a problem (odd that it all worked fine in Win 7, though).

    Any help is appreciated.
    BSOD loop on boot from fresh Win 10 upgrade over fresh Win 7 install Attached Files
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  2.    24 Aug 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10,399
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro

    Hi huhqwerty,

    Welcome to the 10forums.

    The crashes are caused by extremely old audio drivers.
    Updating them could solve it.

    kd> lmvm ALCXSENSstart    end        module name
    8ab60000 8abbfa00   ALCXSENS T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: ALCXSENS.SYS
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ALCXSENS.SYS
        Image name: ALCXSENS.SYS
        Timestamp:        Wed Nov 05 15:44:52 2003 (3FA90CE4)
        CheckSum:         00062474
        ImageSize:        0005FA00
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
    kd> lmvm RTKVACstart    end        module name
    a0300000 a06f9200   RTKVAC   T (no symbols)           
        Loaded symbol image file: RTKVAC.SYS
        Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\RTKVAC.SYS
        Image name: RTKVAC.SYS
        Timestamp:        Thu Jun 18 21:36:37 2009 (4A3A9745)
        CheckSum:         00400CA0
        ImageSize:        003F9200
        Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    25 Aug 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Hi axe0,

    It was the sound driver (AC97 based) which is apparently a very common issue for Windows 10. See this post (if allowed to link to other sites) for details on how to fix it. Basically, you have to uninstall and delete the RealTek driver that is installed, turn off automatic updates since that seems to be what causes the problem, and install the old driver.

    Thanks for the help.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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