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My sons PC keeps getting BSOD all the time? any advice please!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by truewraith, 9 Jan 2021.

  1. truewraith


    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 610

    Location: England


    my sons pc which is mostly newly built but i had to use win10 as mb didnt like win7 and im still learning win10 but i have no idea why it keeps getting Blue screens every so many hours and sometimes when its not being used just at desktop then it just crashes with blue screen. any help or advice on this would be amazing please?

    could it be win10 pro which i bought off ebay or could it be my slave drive is all i can think off or even psu, but all is new

    Radeon RX 580 re7
    16gb memory
    B450 Tomahawk (MS-7C02) rv00 rv 51
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AM4 (1331) rv PiR-B2
    Win10 Pro
    AeroCool 600w 80 plus bronze
  2. Haze


    Joined: 10 Jan 2007

    Posts: 3,781

    We would need to know what error comes up on the blue screen, it could be a million things otherwise
  3. truewraith


    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 610

    Location: England

    sorry i will get back to ya, thanks for the reply
  4. varkanoid


    Joined: 31 Dec 2007

    Posts: 12,135

    Location: The TARDIS, Wakefield, UK

    plus have you got any minidumps in c:\windows folder to analyze ?
  5. Tinkers2004


    Joined: 23 May 2011

    Posts: 124

    Have you updated the motherboard bios to the latest version, and have you installed all the latest drivers for motherboard and GPU?
  6. Rik1254

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jul 2011

    Posts: 1,507

    Location: Abertillery - S.Wales

    You seem to have a bit of a grudge against W10 :D
    When you say you bought it from someone, did you just buy the product key and downloaded from MS directly, or did you get some install media and you installed from that (dodgy AF if you did this)?

    And your 'slave' drive, an old drive that you had on hand? How old? Does it have bad sectors?

    Another thing, Zen+ is a pain with memory, very flakey, but let's see the BSOD error before fingers get pointed.
  7. truewraith


    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 610

    Location: England

    sorry for delay,

    yeah i bought the windows 10 key off ebay and the slave drive is WD green 1tb from way back but i cant remember how to check it for bad sectors!

    i only just caught the BSOD info which i seen was Failed: FLTMGR.SYS.
    it happened even when pc was just at desktop a few times or when playing games.
  8. mickyflinn


    Joined: 23 Mar 2011

    Posts: 12,012

    Location: West Side

    It could be the psu its really a budget option.
  9. FireTwo


    Joined: 16 Jun 2015

    Posts: 426

    tell us more on the memory
    model speed volts timings
  10. Dominic-Toretto

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Apr 2018

    Posts: 1,305

    What's the blue screen error?

    Could be worth while to run memtest or P95 to see if that replicates the issue.
  11. Elfmeister.


    Joined: 26 Jan 2009

    Posts: 840

    I had a search for that error and found this:-

    So, I'd try unplugging the second HDD you have and see if the issue persists with just the main boot drive enabled.

    If it continues to BSOD, then I'd created a fresh Windows install to a USB from the
    Create Windows 10 installation media section here:-
    and Install Windows again,

    Hope this helps.
  12. Joxeon


    Joined: 15 Oct 2019

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    Location: Uk

    My moneys on the ram.
  13. butter30


    Joined: 11 Jul 2020

    Posts: 110

    I think either the hard drive or RAM is not working as intended, try Elfmister suggestion and then try switching RAM slots with its still not working.