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  1.    08 Jan 2016 #11
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    The GPU is a hardware component that is NOT active in safe mode.
    The GPU isn't used in safe mode, because Windows uses its own display drivers.

    You really don't need a graphics card to get display, Windows will use its own display drivers.
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  2.    08 Jan 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    The GPU is a hardware component that is NOT active in safe mode.
    The GPU isn't used in safe mode, because Windows uses its own display drivers.

    You really don't need a graphics card to get display, Windows will use its own display drivers.
    Sorry, I'm probably being very dense here. So I need to try booting my machine with no graphics card (and therefore no monitor). What do I do then? Hit the power button after a reasonable period of time, and plug back in my graphic card.
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  3.    08 Jan 2016 #13
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    Like I said, remove the GPU and try to boot.
    Do NOT put the GPU back in yet.
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  4.    08 Jan 2016 #14
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    Deleted. Post was not relevant to thread.

    My apologies.
    Last edited by INeedhelpMan; 09 Jan 2016 at 13:00.
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  5.    10 Jan 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Like I said, remove the GPU and try to boot.
    Do NOT put the GPU back in yet.
    Okay, so I've removed the GPU and switched on the PC. I can't see what it's doing, but my PC did cycle power once, which is what happens when the BSOD appears. So I guess it's now sat on the Windows troubleshoot screen?? What should I do now? Thanks.
    Last edited by anders; 10 Jan 2016 at 09:23. Reason: typo
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  6.    10 Jan 2016 #16
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    Do you have a spare hard drive you can use to test?
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  7.    10 Jan 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Do you have a spare hard drive you can use to test?
    Yes, I have a brand new SSD, that I was going to install before this happened.
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  8.    10 Jan 2016 #18
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    Use the SSD to install Windows 10, but it is recommended to have no hard drives connected other then the SSD.

    If you can install Windows 10 on the SSD and have no problem after installation, then we can diagnose the hard drive where the bluescreens occur on.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums
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  9.    10 Jan 2016 #19
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    Thanks. I've done a fresh install, all seems to be okay so far. Just letting it install all the latest updates, in case one of those is the root cause. Great Win 10 install guide BTW.
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  10.    11 Jan 2016 #20
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    When you're ready, connect the hard drive and test it. Only connect when already booted to prevent boot problems



    BSOD - SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED on boot, even safe mode. Diagnostics Test BSOD - SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED on boot, even safe mode.
     HDD TEST

    Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Note   Note
    Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.


    Run chkdsk
    Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Run HDTune to
    • scan for errors, no quick scan but full scan
    • check the health,
    • benchmark.

    It may take some time, but please take the time you need to perform it properly.
    Let me know what the results are
    • of the error scan,
    • make a screenshot of the health of every hard drive and post the screenshots,
    • post screenshots with the benchmark of the
      • transfer rate,
      • access time,
      • burst rate,
      • cpu usage.
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