Windows 10: Kernel Missing or Corrupted and cannot boot into repair menu

  1.    30 Dec 2015 #1

    Cannot boot into repair menu

    Hey all. I just put together a new computer a few weeks ago. It has been working without incident for about two weeks, but when I got home from a 4 day vacation, it was frozen at the login screen. When I rebooted, it gave me a BSOD stating the kernel (NTOSKRNL.EXE) was missing or corrupted.

    I made a bootable flash drive with the Windows 10 ISO using the Media Creation Tool as well as with rufus. When I plug in the flash drive, the computer takes a couple minutes before it loads the Windows logo, but does not go into the install/recovery screen. When I plug it into my laptop which runs Windows 8.1, it boots into the install screen almost immediately. I've tried disconnecting all the USB inputs, using a different keyboard, using USB 3.0 and 2.0 both in rear and in back of my tower, updating the BIOS, using onboard video without my GPU, using the CMOS jumper, and using a different flash drive. I have also tried burning the ISO to DVD and it still hangs up.

    No matter what I do, it just stays at a black screen after going to the Windows logo. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

    Processor: i5-4590
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC Mate (version E7850IMS 4.10)
    RAM: 2x4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3-2400
    PSU: Rosewill Hive 750S
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
    SSD: SanDisk Ultra II 960GB
    Last edited by ayjayar; 30 Dec 2015 at 17:28.
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