Windows 10: BSOD on fresh Windows Install

  1.    21 Nov 2017 #1

    BSOD on fresh Windows Install

    I built my PC in May, and have done no hardware changes since then, but have recently had a massive issue with BSODs.

    On Monday, I was having issues with just application crashes. Games would constantly hard crash, and attempts to repair them would fail. Anti-virus scans would crash as well, and Windows Defender kept turning itself off. I thought that it might be a virus, so I just reformatted to be safe. Then the BSODs started.

    Immediately upon logging into a fresh OS install, I was hit with a IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL which then continued to happen everytime the OS tried to load. Eventually though, it got through, and ran fine with no issues until today, where the same thing happened again. Paired with my earlier issues I thought maybe the OS drive might be failing, so I took it out and formatted and installed Windows on my secondary SSD. No dice, exact same issue. I then tried a brand new drive and had the exact same issue again.

    Back on my original drive now, I've tried swapping out memory and running the Windows memory diagnostic tool, but have had no luck with either. Same issues regardless of what stick I'm using, and the diagnostic encountered no issues on the standard test.

    Tried removing my GPU and using onboard graphics as well and removed all unncessary hardware, but still encountered multiple BSODs though with different STOP codes different times.

    After the last batch of BSOD, it's been running fairly okay for the past 40 minutes or so, but who knows how long that will last.

    I'm dreading there being an issue with my MOBO or CPU, as I don't have any spare to test with.
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  2.    21 Nov 2017 #2

    Tried turning on driver verifier using all installed drivers, just in case that help troubleshooting, and had a few more BSODs after rebooting.
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  3.    22 Nov 2017 #3


    Theres no misbehaving driver displayed in the dumps. I think theres an problem with your Hardware. Please check your RAM using Memtest:

    BSOD on fresh Windows Install Diagnostic Test BSOD on fresh Windows Install

    Run MemTest86+ V5.01 to analyse your RAM. MemTest86+ - Test RAM - Windows 10 Forums

    Note   Note
    MemTest86+ V5.01 needs to be run for at least 8 complete passes for conclusive results. Set it running before you go to bed and leave it overnight. We're looking for zero errors here. Even a single error will indicate RAM failure.

    More Info here: Memory problems. - Microsoft Community

    Make a photo of the result and post it.
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  4. Posts : 20,990
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       22 Nov 2017 #4

    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0906, 2017-03-22
    Please see this link for a possible upgrade:
    ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING Driver & Tools| Motherboards | ASUS USA
    Version -
    2017/11/093.27 MBytes
    ME Update tool
    Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk. Use ME Update tool to update your ME.
    *We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version simultaneously.
    "Please download the file and check the MD5 code first.
    MD5: bd4f2b48d7507e44db17fb5a585f85b6
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  5.    23 Nov 2017 #5

    Ran MemTest86+ V5.01 for about a day and a half (was away from home), no errors detected.

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    Will try running the BIOS update.
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  6. Posts : 20,990
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       23 Nov 2017 #6

    Open administrative command prompt and type or copy and paste:
    1) sfc /scannow
    2) dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
    3) chkdsk /scan
    4) When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into the thread

    5) Update the system specs in the "My Computer" section:
    How To Fill Out Your System Specs
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums:
    System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums General Tips Tutorials
    In the left corner below in your post you find 'My System Specs'.
    After clicking it you can find a link a little below that says 'Update your System Spec', click on this link to get to the page where you can fill in your system specs.
    System Info - See Your System Specs - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Include PSU. cooler, case, peripherals and anything attached to the computer by wired or wireless (mouse, keyboard, headset, printer, xbox, etc.)

    6) Make sure that there is no over clocking while troubleshooting.

    5) Sometimes there are problems in the bios that produce bsod.
    6) To ensure that there are no improper bios settings please reset the bios.
    7) Sometimes there can be failure to boot after resetting the bios.

    8) So please make sure your files are backed up.

    9) Please make a backup image with Macrium:
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free:
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free
    Place the backup image onto another drive or into the cloud.

    10) And please create a brand new restore point.

    How to Clear Your Computers CMOS to Reset BIOS Settings:
    How to Clear Your Computers CMOS to Reset BIOS Settings
    3 Ways to Reset Your BIOS - wikiHow:
    3 Ways to Reset Your BIOS - wikiHow

    11) Open device manager > click view > show hidden devices > expand all rows > look for yellow triangles with black exclamation marks > post images into the thread
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  7.    23 Nov 2017 #7

    ME & BIOS update complete, seems to be stable now, and it's been up and running for a few hours now. Definitely seems more stable than before. Will continue to monitor and will update in a week or so if all is well!

    Posting info as requested just in case (uploaded .txt file, couldn't get it to not mess up the formatting posting into the thread directly)
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