Dell Inspiron BSOD even after clean install (safe mode doesn't work)

  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home

    Dell Inspiron BSOD even after clean install (safe mode doesn't work)

    Hi, since yesterday my laptop got screwed. I suddenly got a random BSOD, and even trying to reboot I always got a BSOD before getting to login. Safe mode either, it reboots before get there. After some reboots, I can get to the "boot special menu" (I mean where you can launch a cmd, etc). But the restore points don't work (for instance the "next" arrow when I select a restore point is disabled, or sometimes it is enabled but the restore fails "error restoring the registry") all the classic commands from cmd like sfc dism etc returns weird errors.

    So I gave up, I downloaded the latest media tool, and I installed a clean Windows 10.
    It boots, I can login, but after some random minutes BSOD again and system totally screwed again as described before.

    I tried to reinstall a clean Windows 10 six times so far, and every time same story.

    So I have no idea what's happening, it is completely unusable.

    Further details:
    • I have no new software and no new hardware
    • All the external devices (usb, hdmi, ...) are disconnected
    • I've already run the SMART test on the drives (all green) and the memtest86 on the rams (all passed)
    • Since after the first BSOD it completely dies, I don't know how to collect logs

    I do hope you can help me guys.
    Thanks a lot
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

    RAM tests may not always show any errors, and it is possible that RAM fell. I don't know if your laptop has the option of changing RAM into other ones, but if you don't have it, all you have to do is send your laptop to the service
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    Thread Starter

    Yes I can access the rams, maybe I can try using only one at a time (since I have 2x4GB).

    I don't think I can give it to a service since the laptop has 8 years...

    However I do believe there is something connected to some windows update, it makes sense that after a clean install everything works, but then windows update installs a driver or something and it crashes everything... I think I'll try to disable internet and see if it still crashes.

    However any idea about how to get some log to debug this case?

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  4. Posts : 1,280
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

    You need a pendrive with a capacity of min. 16 GB, preferably 32 GB. In the Media creation tool, create a Windows 10 ISO file on a pendrive and use Rufus to burn the system image on the pendrive (in the "Image option" section, select "Windows To Go"). This way you will run Windows 10 on a pendrive. See how the system behaves in this scenario and if it spills out
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  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Okey, running the system WITHOUT internet works just fine, no bsod no crashes, everything works.

    But, some drivers are missing of course.

    So I really believe that the issue is caused by something windows download, either a driver on an update.

    How can I identify which is and disable it?
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    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit

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