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BSOD After BIOS Update (Win 7)

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#1 Seyla0


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 11:17 AM


Recently I have been running into some issues with my computer that lead me to attempt a bios update.

I have an MSI-M 7821 (Z87-G45 Gaming).

I went to MSI's website and ran the Live Update 6 tool in order to get this BIOS update. After it detected and flashed my bios, I can no longer successfully start windows.


Each time I start windows, I am greeted with an option to Repair or start normally, followed by a bluescreen.

Neither system repair nor system restore have worked.

I cannot get into safe mode without bluescreening as well.

Currently, I am just flashing all of the previous bios versions to see if that will fix it - but nothing is working.


The error code I am receiving is: STOP: 0X0000007B (0XFFFFF880009A98E8, 0XFFFFFFFFC0000034, 0X0000000000000000, 0X0000000000000000)


I can provide additional information if necessary.

Thank you.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 12:54 PM

I would say to check the hard drive for its health. It may be just be a failing hard drive.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 06:43 PM

I had this problem at work with an MSI board not long ago.
It turns out that the CPU wasn't compatible with the motherboard (even though the socket was the correct one).

Reverting the BIOS to a previous version allowed it to continue working.

I can't recall exactly what happened - but I do recall that I found the problem (and the fix) on the MSI forums.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:10 PM

You may be able to reflash your system BIOS through DOS
*****(if you wish to try different Bios versions, they must be downloaded individually however you only need to perform the Next step once.)
Next download AFUDE238.ZIP - recomended flash utility for DOS.
Read the page you are directed to download AFUDE238.ZIP and note the different commands that can be used with this utility.
Just a thought Maybe / Maybe Not
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