Evening All, I signed up to these forums, as I am too having trouble with Windows 10 basically locking up my whole PC and m having to do a complete Hard Reboot.
I build a brand new custom PC, I went down the Skylake route, which now I am actually regretting. I wanted to install my OEM copy of Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate but somehow it doesn't accept the disk, brings up the launch menu and everything to install then it comes up with a error and says some files are missing.
So I bit the bullet and upgraded to Windows 10, All was fine for about the first 2 days, after that I was getting nVidia drivers crashing. I fixed these within the 3D control panel there was a error as I am running SLi Cards. Great I thought, I then purchased a recent game called Squad. I tried to start the game via Steam but I got that horrible lock up, cant use mouse everything freezes can't use keyboard, HARD reset time.
I ended up fixing that problem through my nvida nvcuda.dll thought great. Two days later aka today. My computer has locked up over 9 or 10 times. As soon as I power on and then sit and wait, go to open a program and then it locks up again. I hav gone through everything even going as far as to speaking to Microsoft technical support as they are ****ing useless. (My grandma could do a better job with the space shuttle than they could do making a OS.)
So basically I am unable to use my PC as the lockup occurs, I have tried a clean install of Windows 10 (Locks up when Installing that too)
I am at a complete loss other than taking my PC to a specialist and paying for them to fix it or even a way around Windows 7 and getting that installed. I have seen some patch fixes from the likes of ASRock and a few others where you can install onto a Skylake chip.
If anyone else has any ideas for my problem please shoot me a reply or if anyone has anything similar to this happen to them, I will go ahead and place my PC specs below.
i7 6700K Skylake @ 4.0ghz
MSI Nvidia TURBO OC GTX 970 x 2 SLi
ASUS Z170-E DDR4 Motherboard
Corsair Vengance DDR4 2 x 8GB DDR4 3200mhz RAM
1 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB HDD
1 x Samsung Evo 850s 512GB SSD
Corsair Gold PSU 1000w
If anyone has any ideas, please throw them below.