ntoskrnl.exe BSODs are caused by one, or a combination, of three things: failed RAM chip(s), bad/wrong overclocking CPU/GPU/RAM values, and/or RST drivers.
- It's most commonly due to failed RAM, and in order to verify, you'll need to boot from a memtest utility. There are separate tools for BIOS based firmware and UEFI based firmware.
If you have UEFI firmware, prior to reinstalling Windows, it's a good idea to convert your HDDs to GPT and not utilize MBR [if there are other partitions with data you want to save on the HDD, back it up first, as converting to GPT will clear the partition structure]
- Intel Chipset Driver [CPU Chipset Driver]
- Management Engine Interface [IMEI Driver]
- Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver [Intel RST Driver]
- Integrated Graphics Driver [CPU Graphics Driver; must be booted into integrated graphics to install]
- Graphics Card Driver [GPU Graphics Driver; must be booted into the graphics card to install]
- Realtek Audio Driver
- Intel LAN Driver
- WiFi Driver [If you have a WiFi Card]
- BT Driver [If you have a bluetooth card or bluetooth is integrated into the WiFi card (typical)]
- ASMedia USB3.1 Driver
- --Optional-- APRP Utility [ASUS Product Register Program] --Optional--
If you did not install 1 - 5 in the exact order listed, you're going to have to reinstall.
Once Windows is reinstalled
- Install Drivers in the order listed under Install Order [rebooting after each install]
- Install Windows Updates [rebooting after last install if Windows does not automatically do it for you]
- Install software and any other peripheral drivers (i.e. logitech mouse, webcam, Android/iPhone/Blackberry drivers, etc)
- The first software program to be installed should be your internet security suite, or antivirus and antimalware [HIPS] software, and it is unwise to utilize a web browser until this step is accomplished