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PC Idle Crashes to Please Select Proper Boot Device screen


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#1 dpatrick

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 01:18 AM

I recently built my first PC (specs at the bottom) and everything worked fine. However, I noticed that my PC would crash randomly to a black screen asking to select proper boot device or insert media drive (something to that sort). After browsing online and asking around, I was directed that my HDD was failing and to get a replacement. I had plenty of time to return it to Newegg so while that was out, I bought a small 64GB SSD during which I never ran into any problems. A couple days ago I got my HDD replacement, connected it back in and restarted my PC with a fresh install of Windows 10 on my HDD while the SSD would be used for programs. Once again, my PC started to crash though this time only when it idled. I've since put the HDD in a new Sata Port but still no luck, I get the crash after leaving the PC idling. I've read that preventing the HDD from hibernating or sleeping may fix this and I've set the HDD to do just that but I have yet to test it out fully. 

 

I've tried to run tests with SeaTools for Windows and CrystalDisk and everything came back good. So I'm generally confused as to what may be causing this. Did I get another failing HDD from Newegg, is there something else I should check? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

PC Specs:

CPU: AMD X4 860K

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H

Memory: Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333

Storage Main: Western Digital Blue 1TB

Storage Secondary: Kingspec 64GB SSD

Video Card: EVGA GTX 950 2GB SC+

Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+

OS: Windows 10 64-bit

 



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 05:11 AM

I'm late for work, but try this in the meantime:

- update BIOS

- update Windows

- update all 3rd party programs and devices installed on the system

 

Try Startup Repair to see if it fixes/attempts to fix the BCD (Boot Configuration Database)

 

Please run this report collecting tool so that we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location. (By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop)
Simply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.

If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/



 


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 05:38 PM

I'm late for work, but try this in the meantime:

- update BIOS

- update Windows

- update all 3rd party programs and devices installed on the system

 

Try Startup Repair to see if it fixes/attempts to fix the BCD (Boot Configuration Database)

 

Please run this report collecting tool so that we can provide a complete analysis:  http://omgdebugging.com/bsod-inspector/
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location. (By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop)
Simply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.

If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/



 

Hey thanks for the tips. I just wanted to reach out and say that I think preventing my HDD from hibernating or sleeping did the trick. I have tested it for a few hours and had no crashes so if anyone stumbles upon this and are having the same issues then give that a try as it worked for me. 






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