Blue Screen of Death caused by BIOS Administrator password?  

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    Blue Screen of Death caused by BIOS Administrator password?

    Hey, all.

    So, I was messing around in my BIOS (motherboard is ASUS B85M-E; BIOS is on the latest version - 3602) & I wanted to see what the User & Administrator passwords did because I was curious. I set up the Administrator password & exited the BIOS. Windows booted normally to the Lock Screen & a couple of seconds later it crashed. The BIOS has been flashed twice to the latest version with no issues (1st time: 3504 --> 3602; 2nd time: reflashed the same BIOS version - 3602). Flashing was done through the BIOS using a FAT32 USB Drive. I've never had any BIOS related issues (no POST issues, no boot issues...), so it's weird to me that the BIOS would cause a BSOD. My BIOS settings are:

    DRAM Frequency: DDR3-1600MHz (my RAM can run at this frequency & this is the maximum frequency the motherboard supports).
    Intel Virtualization Technology: Enabled (I use VMs, so I have to enable this feature in the BIOS).
    Fast Boot: Disabled (gives me more time to enter the BIOS).

    Everything else is set to the BIOS defaults.

    Windows version: Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
    Build: 19042.844

    UPDATE: Tried out the Administrator password option in the BIOS again, even typed in the same password & Windows didn't crash.

    UPDATE #2: Tried out the User password option in the BIOS again, the results were the same as the Administrator password (no issues).

    UPDATE #3: Ran "Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool". No issues were found.
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    Last edited by Deleted684; 09 Mar 2021 at 06:25.
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  3. Posts : 40
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    Thread Starter

    Alright, so I've wiped my old GPU drivers using DDU & installed the hotfix. The Ethernet drivers I uninstalled through Device Manager & reinstalled through Windows Update. I would've tried the drivers on my motherboard support site, but the problem is is that the support site doesn't exist anymore (**** you, ASUS). The site existed a couple months ago, but now it's completely vanished. I've tried the Global site, sites in different languages etc. No luck.

    UPDATE: Disabled the Realtek LAN Controller in the BIOS. Hopefully, that shouldn't cause any more problems.
    Last edited by Deleted684; 10 Mar 2021 at 04:55.
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