Current situation: I have been trying to get all the windows updates... I have installed many of them, 20-30 maybe but am starting to get errors now and I can no longer check for updates. (errors 802400D, C80003FA, 8024000E, 800706BF) Microsoft website seems to be useless for any infomation on how to fix these issues. EDIT: I'm going to try this DISM Update Readiness Tool, and see if it gets me anywhere.
Ive since moved onto other things on the list above.
I am unable to find any qualcomm atheros bandwidth drivers on the internet, so I am unable to update that. I found some sketchy websites that list atheros drivers but the qualcomm website states that the do not distribute drivers. Not sure how to proceed there.
Also, the killer network adapter... I found a "suite' to download on their website. The download was corrupt or the signature was not right, it would not let me run it. I had to restore my computer a couple times since I was trying to run the download and install it directly but it wanted me to uninstal the previous version first. That left me with no internet since my network adapter had no driver. I feel like I'm going around in circles like an idiot between these drivers. EDIT: I have found a driver-only update on the MSI website and I will be attempting to remove the Killer Networking suite and replace it with just this driver tonight.
So far I have failed to complete even the first tasks laid out; very disheartening. Its like I've spent the last 4 hours going backwards.
on an upside though, I have removed the xbox contoller and driver, removed MSI superhcrager, and removed the software for that netgear USB wireless network adapter that I usually do not use. Hmm but that might come in handy for the killer driver quandry...
all throughout this, I have had several more BSODS, one of those being in safe mode. I think I had 6 tonight. But its getting late, I need to get up at 5:30 so I need to go to bed. I'll be back at this tomorrow at about 6:30-7 pm. Besides, my computer is currently in "startup repair" and has been since the last BSOD about 20 minutes ago. I hope it situates itslef while im asleep. EDIT: If my computer will start properly tonight I will attach another BSOD dump. Hopefully the information contained in there will point to something?
I think I will start with the MSI live update and see if I can install any of those motherboard related drivers without BSOD. Then I might just skip to the hardware testing. maybe I can burn some of the disks at work tomorrow?
Sorry for my ineptitude. I guess If I knew what I was doing, I would not be here seeking help.
UPDATE: 8:22PM EST
I am so far, unable to get the startup repair to work. I am trying older and older restore points and system images to no avail. I was in windows via safe mode for a short period but afterwards, during an attempt to restore so that I could get into windows normally, I had a BSOD. I have had 2 BSODs, no just now a thrid, in the middle of system restores. The first two indicated memroy management and this one just now indicates "page fault in non paged area" I cannot get back into windows, not even safe mode, so I cannot package any of these BSODs for your viewing pleasure. I guess I can boot to one of these hardware test disks and see if I find a problem in the memory or hard drives. Its about all I can do since I cannot dignose software anymore.
UPDATE: 10:00PM EST
I did not give up and I was rewarded, somewhat. I was able to load one of the system images from about 2 weks ago. I am back in windows. I was also able to get the Qualcomm Killer Network suite uninstalled and I manually replaced the Killer Network driver. Looks like it took care of both of those network driver situations. But now I am afraid to do any windows updates, especially those two important updates it shows from 1-11-17 (right before my system started acting up). I guess I am juts going to try to update drivers instead of windows upate and hope I don't create an unstartable condition like before.
Added Sysnative zip. I realize that after system image restore it probably does not show the tens of BSODs I had but maybe there is something good in there.
Edited by Rogue55rm, 17 January 2017 - 10:19 PM.