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Just trying to figure out what may have caused these one or two BSODS


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#1 VicVegas

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 11:11 PM

· OS - Windows 10 home
· x64
· Windows 8.1 when I first built it, I updated to windows 10 via a usb install some time ago.
· Technically the OS I originally bought was full retail, idunno what you'd call the W10 upgrades.
· Age is almost two years old? My memory is a bit fuzzy right now.
· I have reinstalled the OS in the case of the update I guess.

· Intel Core i5-4690K

· EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SC
· MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition
· Corsair CX-M Series CX750M

· Built it myself
· Don't suppose I need to put anything here

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Happened once while I was recording with Afterburner, then once again while I was streaming with OBS.

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#2 VicVegas

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 12:46 PM

Well. You can pretty much ignore this. While trying various fixes I tried updating the BIOS via the update utility, like a complete moron. So now my PC is bricked anyway.

 

Just another of my various moments of complete and utter stupidity.



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Posted 03 November 2016 - 07:13 PM

That is unfortunate to hear. Did you get a crash during the flashing process? Have you tried removing the battery? Some motherboards have bios protection against this with a bios backup chip.

 

For future reference, If the system is very unstable then do not flash within windows. Do it from within the bios. However, there is still a margin of error there with hardware failure, PSU failure, unstable bios due to settings, overheating, overclocking etc. Be vigilant and aware.



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:08 AM

Can you try to re-update the BIOS?

Can't hurt anything and may save things if it's not completely bricked.
Good luck!

 

FYI - there are places that will replace the CMOS chip if it's truly bricked - search around for them (I haven't looked for this in years)>


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 03:23 AM

Considering that I cannot get back into the BIOS at all (it's just a black screen looping the power) I'm pretty sure I cannot attempt to flash it again. Given how rural my area is I doubt I could find anyone to physically fix it so I just ordered a new board. Once I've got that in there I'll reinstall Windows and update everything. Hopefully it was not a hardware problem in the first place or else I'm just further wasting my time and money.

 

It's my own fault, I really should have known better than to trust the MSI updater to begin with. I hate to say it but I may have also been a little drunk at the time. Lesson learned I guess.

 

Man I'm just having a terrible year and this mess is the icing on the cake.



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Posted 07 November 2016 - 06:52 AM

I seem to recalll an MSI problem at work about a year ago.
I updated the BIOS and got the black screen - but it turns out that the BIOS update wasn't for the particular processor (and gave me a black screen).

Can't recall any other details, other than my relief that I hadn't damaged the mobo (and that I found a way to reverse it).

Search the web for the problem and see if you can find something along those lines
I'll try to search today to see what I can find

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 07:18 AM

Can't find the post that I used to flash the mobo, but found several posts stating that you could send it to MSI and they would fix it (one person quoted a $45 fee)

Good luck!


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