Blue Squares with Dots on Boot - New Setup

  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1909

    Blue Squares with Dots on Boot - New Setup

    CPU: Ryzen 9 3900X
    Motherboard: x570 AORUS PRO WIFI
    Memory: G.SKILL RipJaws V Series (32 GB, 2x16) 3600 MHz
    GPU: EVGA 2070 Super XC Ultra
    Storage: Samsung SSD 970 PRO 512GB M.2
    PSU: Corsair V1300 Platinum (1300W)
    Case: Corsair Obsidian 500D
    Water Cooling: Corsair H150i PRO RGB AIO (360mm)
    Monitor #1: LG 27GL850 27" (2560x1440 144 Hz, G-Sync Compatible)
    Monitor #2: Acer B277 bmiprzx 27" (1920x1080 75 Hz)

    Dear TenForums,

    As stated, this is a freshly new setup (approximately 10 days old). Not sure what's causing this. It doesn't generally interrupt my gaming sessions and it's generally fixed by manually pressing the power button off/on once again. It only happens when booting after several hours of rest between sessions. I want to state that i have no bsod, crashes or freezes during my regular use of Windows throughout the day and it strictly happens on boot after several hours of rest.

    At first, i thought it was either the 2004 Windows Update or G-Sync Compatible causing it so i rolled both the update to 1909 and turned G-Sync Compatible OFF. However, that doesn't seem to have fixed the issue. My temps are generally low (50/less for the CPU and 65-68 on the GPU under Heavy Load). I considered the possibility of it being a compatibility issue between the 2 different resolution/frequency Monitor(s) but i rather get a more professional opinion. I've already performed Cinebench R20 & Valley Benchmark successfully to filter out the possibility of the GPU being defective. My BIOS Driver is not the latest (F20a) because it's marked as "unstable" by many users. However, i'm using 2 versions lower (F12e) which is presented as "stable" along with the F12g. My Audio & GPU Driver(s) are up-to-date from their respective counterparts: Gigabyte/Realtek & GeForce Experience (Nvidia).

    I personally payed a "certified" 3rd Party to build it from the dust since i don't know much about Setup(s) in general. Would appreciate any help i could get as i spent a big load on this setup for it to be causing issues straight from the box. Will help with any information you guys might require for it to be fixed.
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  2. Posts : 27,654
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1

    Hi Fsaendz. Welcome to TenForums @Fsaendz

    You said this happens after long rests which makes me think machine is hibernating, Windows default seems to be set at 180 minutes.

    Quick test, shut hibernation off. This also disables Fast Startup so you are actually killing both.

    Right click Start, then either powershell(admin) or Command Prompt(admin). Enter the command

    Powercfg -h off

    to disable hibernation. Test for a day.

    To reverse command and enable hibernation

    powercfg -h on

    Let us know outcome.

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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1909
    Thread Starter

    Hello, Caledo. I disconnected my 2nd Monitor and so far have performed 3x successful boots without issues between sessions. I know the 2nd Monitor (Acer B227, 1920x1080 75 Hz) is not defective since i've used it as my main Monitor as well in different ocassions with my older setup. However, that's the same scenario for my 1st Monitor too. This might not be the solution but so far there's no repetitive trace of the error happening while used separately and not in conjunction.

    I know Windows have rolled many updates which "fixed" incompatibility issues between Monitor(s) of different resolution/refresh rate. Is there a chance this are the exception or something's wrong with the dual display on them? I might be using wrong options or something related. I'm now afraid of buying a 2nd Monitor of different Resolution/Refresh Rate in relation to what's happening to my 2nd one.
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  4. Posts : 27,654
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1

    Myself I haven't seen something like this and you say it only happens on boot.

    Did you try disabling hibernation?? Worth a test and easy to do.

    If you think it is specific to your graphic card I would recommend posting in the Graphic Card section. Members in there should be able to give actual guidance on setup options as they use video cards, something I have yet to add to my rig.

    It is interesting that this is happening even before the Windows's spinning dots.
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  5. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1909
    Thread Starter

    Just booted some hours ago and got a BSOD: "DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION" after a brief boot freeze.

    Proceeded to download Samsung Magician which told me i was using a Windows Driver on my Samsung SSD 970 PRO instead of a Samsung Driver which is not suggested so i downloaded the later one (the firmware was up-to-date).

    I'll proceed to perform the command you suggested. However, does it has any cons in general or just a delayed boot? Most likely worried since Fast Startup will be shutdown.
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  6. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1

    Follow the BSOD log gathering instructions from Sysnative -

    Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 + Vista | Sysnative Forums

    Go through the logs it generates.

    If you need help, post the zip file in this thread.
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  7. Posts : 13,950
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    We have pour own BSOD team, forum and data gathering tool (V2 log collector).

    warning   Warning

    Before posting a BSOD thread, please read the instructions here: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

    If you need to add new information, please make a new post in your initial BSOD thread. Please do not make an extra new thread.

    Please do not post anything other than Windows 10 Blue Screen Of Death problems in this section.
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  8. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1909
    Thread Starter

    BSOD Post/Thread has been created on the appropiate forum. However, i'm leaving the file here as well in case anyone feels like contributing/reading through it as well as i've no knowledge regarding it.
    Blue Squares with Dots on Boot - New Setup Attached Files
    Last edited by fsaenzd; 25 Jun 2020 at 22:17.
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  9. Posts : 27,654
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1

    Shutting off hibernation will not impact your system. It will disable fast startup but with a fast machine and an SSD it won't really delay anything.

    Hibernation is the state after sleep. Handy for laptop where battery is about to go to zero.

    Did you make other changes that may have resulted in BSOD.
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  10. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 1909
    Thread Starter

    I haven't gotten another BSOD. However, after uninstalling iCUE (Chroma-Controlled Application) which was displaying errors on my MEMORY.DMP (BSOD Forum) i still found a Blue Square during Boot today which forced me to manually restart.

    The BSOD Team also noted Razer Chroma SDK displaying similar errors as well. However, i'm going one step at a time to determine the main cause. I've just turned off Hibernation & Fast Startup and will report any updates the following days in hopes it's the main cause and doesn't produce further problems.

    In case it continues, next still step will be to uninstall Razer Chroma SDK as well. If the scenario persists, i'm totally out of ideas as reports are not showing anything else related to the booting process presenting errors.
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