I used to pride myself on being able to solve any problem and being somewhat tech savvy. After creating more problems than I initially had, humbly, I concede and ask for help.
- Freezing [-] Everything suddenly stops, 5 seconds later the mouse disappears. Can only recover from a hard reset. Happens randomly, 90% of the time after waking from sleep. 100% of the time when installing certain firmware (intel mouse, H100 cooler, and motherboard's WiFi)
- Blue Screen of Death [-] Happens after recovering from a hard reset and randomly during normal operation.
What I tried:
- Updated BIOS
- Updated Chipset
- Updated GPU
- Disabled Hard Drive Sleep in power management
- Fresh Windows install
- Hardware Component tests
10 months ago
With no warning, one day I couldn't boot into windows. Windows recovery every time.
After doing a fresh install of windows, the PC would freeze 100% of the time after loading windows. The freeze would happen less than 2 minutes after load.
I put the C drive into another computer and everything worked perfectly, so I figured it must not be a Windows error.
I bread-boarded everything except the Power Supply and Motherboard. No change.
I re-installed Windows yet again and this time it was only freezing 80% of the time, unless I tried to install firmware (100% of the time).
Ran Memory check, Disk Check, CPU check, and intensive gaming. No issues.
During this time, the computer would never freeze during gaming, only during idle times or firmware installs.
9-1 month ago
Freezes happened only once a month no BSOD.
The freezes became less frequent so I stopped suspecting hardware failure and was content.
Everything has progressively become worse.
Freezing 90% of the time after wake from sleep.
Freezing 100% of the time when installing most firmware.
Freezing randomly every 1-2 hours.
BSOD 80% of the time after hard reset.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! This has me completely stumped.
Speccy Results - http://speccy.piriform.com/results/1K1wmyPqdrZIcG5fpPuKyBn
Attached - Sysnative File Collection