Win10 won't boot, won't repair BSOD trying to boot safe mode


  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       #1

    Win10 won't boot, won't repair BSOD trying to boot safe mode


    I recently upgraded from 7 to 10, I have version 2004. It has 3 SSDs.

    It's been working fine for a couple of weeks, but last night it crashed 3 times and after the 3rd time, it won't boot up anymore.
    I ran chkdsk, I've attached results below. I used Hiren's BootCD and saved my files onto one of the other drives, so the drive seems to be physically ok.
    Startup repair doesn't work and trying to boot into safe mode gives me a BSOD, I'm out of ideas..
    I use this PC to make music, so re-instaling all my music apps will be a real pain, but I'll do a clean install if that's the only way, as long as I can be sure there is nothing physically wrong with the drive.

    My pro audio pci-e soundcard doesn't have a windows 10 driver, but some guys made a working driver for it, using various files from existing drivers. Maybe that driver caused the crash? It had been working with no problems until last night though, but when it crashed it made an enormous hissing noise until I cut the power.

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    I tried bootrec /bootfix and get "Access is denied"
    I followed these instructions, YouTube but like many in the comments, I still get access is denied.

    I guess my only solution now is to do a clean install, but I'd really like to understand what on earth caused this, so I don't gave to go thru all this again.. :/
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  2. Posts : 258
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #2

    It's the audio driver. The best thing to do would be to use the most recent driver for the audio card and make sure you set the compatibility for the os that it's for.

    Example: if the most recent driver for it was used for xp then you'd set the compatibility for xp and then run the executible to install the driver.

    If that method doesn't work you might need to upgrade your audio card

    Change Compatibility Mode Settings for Apps in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #3

    Remove the audio card for starters. See if that makes any difference.
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  4. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks guys!

    I removed the audio card, but still no boot. The last stable driver was for Windows 7, but running in compatibility mode doesn't work, those guys tried that, then ended up building a driver for it.
    I'll go and break the piggy bank and buy a new interface and get on with re-installing everything. At least I know then, I can get on and keep working by tomorrow.

    Thanks again :)

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    Just to say, I've re-installed windows, no problem. Boots up perfectly well and works as it should.. :)
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  5. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #5

    With the original audio card?
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  6. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Ztruker said:
    With the original audio card?
    Ah no, I got a new one. So far, so good..
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  7. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #7

    That's great. Good luck
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