1.    12 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Infinite Flashing Blue Screen on Startup

    Hi all,

    I couldn't find anyone having a similar problem and my computer is currently unusable, so I thought I would give this a try. I built a computer a few months ago using:

    A Gigabyte Z97X Gaming G1 Motherboard
    An Intel i7 4790K CPU
    16 GB DDR4 Patriot Memory sticks
    Samsung EVO 240GB SSD
    Nvidia 256 GB Graphics card
    Corsair CX750 Power supply

    I immediately bought Windows 10 for it, and for the most part the computer worked fine the last few months. Every once in a while I would get a "Driver Stopped Working but has Recovered" that messed up the Windows control bar and required a restart to fix, but that stopped happening eventually with updates. I still got BSoD's from time to time, including "faulty hardware corrupted page."

    Today I got a BSoD when I was logging in called "DPC Watchdog Violation," which I had seen before I think so I figured it would just restart and be fine. However, now I cannot restart the computer, because after the Gigabyte motherboard logo, all I get is a blue screen that flashes on and off quickly. It is just a blue screen, sometimes with a dot in the middle. No matter what I cannot get past this infinite flashing screen, even in safe mode. Commands from the keyboard do nothing once I reach this screen although I can the mouse around. I can enter the special Windows control menu before getting to the flashing blue screen, but nothing has worked from there

    Things I've tried:
    -Disabling restart after BSoD -- no effect
    -Restoring system image -- error, then no effect
    -Resetting Windows -- no effect (although I've lost all my applications now)
    -Removing my graphics card and plugging my monitor directly into the motherboard -- no effect
    -Updating BIOS -- no effect

    Currently trying to figure out something I can do in the registry. My last option is completely redownloading Windows 10 without saving files, but I'm not confident that will work given everything else I've tried.

    Please let me know if you know what this could be. As of now the new computer is completely useless.

    Last edited by lendo; 13 Jan 2016 at 00:41.
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  2.    13 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 261
    windows 10 Pro

    Please use the BSOD posting instruction to provide theDumpfile http://www.tenforums.com/bsod-crashes-debugging/2198-bsod-posting-instructions.html
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  3.    13 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Hi lifetec,

    As I understand the Dumpfile instructions, I need to be able to access my desktop. I cannot use my computer at all right now -- Perhaps I chose the wrong forum to post in, but I do think this problem is related to the original BSoD, unless it was due to an update that occurred after restarting from the BSoD.

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  4.    13 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10,461
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro

    Please try running following tests

    Infinite Flashing Blue Screen on Startup Diagnostics Test Infinite Flashing Blue Screen on Startup

    Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Note   Note
    Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.

    Run chkdsk
    Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Infinite Flashing Blue Screen on Startup Diagnostic Test Infinite Flashing Blue Screen on Startup

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

    Note   Note

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