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Blue Screen of Death (please help!)

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#1 heyheyohlordy


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:47 PM

After putting together my first build, I am starting to fear it was all for naught. I can't get past this damned blue screen of death. After I turn on the computer, it shows the motherboard logo for a few seconds, than a little spinning dot circle thing spins about two times. Than it goes to the most frustrating screen. It tells me, below a huge :( "Your Pc ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you." "If you call a support person, give them this info: stop code: System Thread Exception Not Handled. What failed: CLFS.SYS

In a previous post trying to figure this out, I was told that I had to update my motherboards bios. I have done so and am now completely up to date. I still get the terrible blue screen. I was told by the motherboards tech support that it had to be the USB. I have since tried several different brands of USB including several different versions of windows. The only difference I have noticed is that the windows 8.1 gave me a blue screen without the information about the error. I have tried making the usb with Rufus, and with windows media creation tool. I ordered a usb from amazon with a bootable windows already set up, but my hopes aren't high. I have tried removing one stick of RAM and than starting up. I have tried every combination of the two RAM sticks and two slots. I am at a complete loss. The Bios runs totally fine, and I have tried different settings under the guide of the motherboard tech support. Still nothing gets past the dreaded blue screen. Is it possible I bought bad RAM? I am running out of possible fixes. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Here is the build:

MotherBoard- MSI B350m Gaming Pro

CPU- AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor w/ Wraith Spire Cooler

Memory- Patriot Viper Elite Series DDR4 8GB (2x4GB) 2800MHz

Videocard- NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 windforce OC 6GB pci-express

Storage- Drevo X1 Series 240GB SSD 2.5 inch sata3 Read 550mb/S write 470mb/s

Storage- Toshiba 1TB 7200rpm IHD

Power- EVGA SuperNova 550 G3, 80 plus gold

Case- CoolerMaster master box 5

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:31 PM

You have valid licenses to install...the various versions of Windows...which you have tried?





Edited by hamluis, 20 April 2018 - 05:34 PM.

#3 heyheyohlordy

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:52 PM

I Never have the option of using a product key. It goes to the error screen right after booting from the USB.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:32 PM

Understood, is this all from a DVD install or USB install?

Do you have another computer to help out make a windows install disk?

It could be bad RAM if windows BSOD but just in case is your ram installed properly?

Edited by MadmanRB, 20 April 2018 - 09:34 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 07:45 AM

Test your memory.

First, unplug the power cable to both your drives so they are disabled.

Reset your BIOS back to factory default, just in case of corruption in settings.

>  Download the (free) zip file (2nd from the top) ISO of Memtest86+ and burn to a CD.
>  Make sure your BIOS is set to CD = 1st Boot Device, HDD = 2nd Boot Device.
>  If you have multiple sticks, test only one (1) stick at a time;
>  Reboot with the CD in your drive. Allow it to run until you get a message at the bottom of the screen that testing is complete (about 20 minutes). Any red posts at the bottom of the screen means that memory stick is bad.

There is no need to run the test multiple times on the same stick, one complete pass is sufficient.

This will not only test the stick of memory, but with the drives removed from the system it will help narrow down the problem.

If you still BSOD, then unplug the power cable to your DVD drive and try to get to the POST screen.

In you still BSOD, then I suggest a full teardown and bench build. That would eliminate any possibility of the mainboard shorting out from case-contact on the bottom.

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