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October 25, 2013 8:02:04 PM

Hey guys, I've ran into a bit of a problem. While playing a not very intensive game.

After this blue screen, my computer will now not boot up. When I turn my computer on, it will go past the POST screen and then give me a "Windows Error Recovery" message, saying "Windows failed to start. A Recent hardware or software change might be the cause" (this is not the case as there is nothing new). I get two options, "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows Normally". Initially, the first option would bring up a windows like box saying it was searching for errors or problems. Couple seconds into that, It would then just go to the same blue screen. Now,when I select either of the two, it just gives me blue screen message with a STOP: 0x0000009C (0x00000000000000002, 0xFFFFF880009F1B30, 0X00000000B2000000, 0X00000000000000019).
MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION

I can't boot in any of the safe mode options, I've tried booting from the windows disc and I've tried reverting all the bios options to their defaults with no luck. I have also tried taking out the GFX, RAM, secondary HD and trying without those and I still get the same error.

So in my mind its either the HD or the motherboard?

Some extra information that may or may not be useful: I can get into the bios, and using the bios graphical interface there is an option to browse the HD's to flash the bios. I have browsed through this and I can see the files and folders there on both HD's so this make me think its not a HD issue as I can see them there.

Does anyone have any thoughts here? Would be greatly appreciative.

My System;
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3
Graphics: MSI GTX580 Twin Frozr
RAM: 2x4Gb Mushkin Copperhead Blackline
PSU: Corsair 850w
HD: Crucial 64GB SSD




Thanks.

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October 26, 2013 2:34:09 AM

I had a motherboard overhear and fry on me during heavy gaming a few months ago, I've fried both hard drives and motherboards in my experience, when you mess the hard drive it won't even attempt to load windows, you just get "No boot device" errors.

When I fried my motherboard it would try to boot windows then freeze, and i could access bios but couldn't get into anything without it freezing or restarting.

So sounds like motherboard, just replace it and install more fans in your case to keep the board at a lower temp in the future.

If there's no spaces, it might be worth investing in a cooling case.
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October 27, 2013 7:10:02 PM

Thanks for the reply. Since i made this thread I have managed to try the HD in another computer and it worked fine. So it's looking more and more like the Motherboard as you said. This is potentially the second motherboard that has broken in 2 years on this computer.

I will post updates if anything else changes within the coming days.
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March 9, 2014 5:53:24 AM

I was doing nothing when suddenly the bsod started to came up. I have win7, mobo is asus m2n-vm hdmi. I have the same problem, th win wont boot and when it tries to fix itself then the pc throws another bsod and restarts. I have tried win xp on different HDD and i managed to get in safe mode and eventually normal boot. So pc components seem fine. But with win 7 i cant get to safe mode because it wont offer me that. HDD with win 7 is new and win 7 isn't faulty because i got in desktop once and then again short time after that bsod :( . I even removed cd-rom, gpu and tried intregated gpu, still nothing. I get this Stop 0x000...3B (....). Help plz!
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March 9, 2014 6:00:04 AM

Sry, cant delete previous post from phone.
Just found out my mobo doesnt support win7 :) , but i cant understand how it worked almost 2 months. Maybe you got that too
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March 27, 2014 7:16:36 AM

deathgrip said:
Hey guys, I've ran into a bit of a problem. While playing a not very intensive game.

After this blue screen, my computer will now not boot up. When I turn my computer on, it will go past the POST screen and then give me a "Windows Error Recovery" message, saying "Windows failed to start. A Recent hardware or software change might be the cause" (this is not the case as there is nothing new). I get two options, "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows Normally". Initially, the first option would bring up a windows like box saying it was searching for errors or problems. Couple seconds into that, It would then just go to the same blue screen. Now,when I select either of the two, it just gives me blue screen message with a STOP: 0x0000009C (0x00000000000000002, 0xFFFFF880009F1B30, 0X00000000B2000000, 0X00000000000000019).
MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION

I can't boot in any of the safe mode options, I've tried booting from the windows disc and I've tried reverting all the bios options to their defaults with no luck. I have also tried taking out the GFX, RAM, secondary HD and trying without those and I still get the same error.

So in my mind its either the HD or the motherboard?

Some extra information that may or may not be useful: I can get into the bios, and using the bios graphical interface there is an option to browse the HD's to flash the bios. I have browsed through this and I can see the files and folders there on both HD's so this make me think its not a HD issue as I can see them there.

Does anyone have any thoughts here? Would be greatly appreciative.

My System;
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3
Graphics: MSI GTX580 Twin Frozr
RAM: 2x4Gb Mushkin Copperhead Blackline
PSU: Corsair 850w
HD: Crucial 64GB SSD




Thanks.


Nitro192 said:
I had a motherboard overhear and fry on me during heavy gaming a few months ago, I've fried both hard drives and motherboards in my experience, when you mess the hard drive it won't even attempt to load windows, you just get "No boot device" errors.

When I fried my motherboard it would try to boot windows then freeze, and i could access bios but couldn't get into anything without it freezing or restarting.

So sounds like motherboard, just replace it and install more fans in your case to keep the board at a lower temp in the future.

If there's no spaces, it might be worth investing in a cooling case.


Hi there
I had the exact same problem, pc kept going back to the "Windows recovery page" and no matter what option of the two you selected the pc kept reverting back to this page.

I managed to FIX my problem WITHOUT reinstalling windows 7....took me a while but figured it out, it was quite long and drawn out including cmd prompt and going through the back end but now my pc is working 100%.
My PC may have given me problems because I have 2 built in HDD's of it could be from changing the amount of Processors to 1 in the msconfig (So I could play Scarface) - leaning towards the second.....is this by any chance what happened to you? Interested to know?
If you still need help with fixing your pc or any person has the same issue please respond to this post and I will set aside time to document everything I did and post it here...cheers.
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September 6, 2014 10:49:31 AM

I am having the same problem and have not been able to fix it yet. Please help

***Also only 3.5 of my RAM is available***

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Pentium D 945
Presler 65nm Technology
RAM
6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 265MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0HH807 (Microprocessor)
Graphics
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 5450 (Sapphire/PCPartner)
Storage
149GB Western Digital WDC WD1600JS-75NCB3 ATA Device (SATA)
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA0 ATA Device (SATA) (this is the one that will not boot up as the master drive) I can access the programs and files when it is a slave drive.
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September 6, 2014 10:50:46 AM

Zitti said:
deathgrip said:
Hey guys, I've ran into a bit of a problem. While playing a not very intensive game.

After this blue screen, my computer will now not boot up. When I turn my computer on, it will go past the POST screen and then give me a "Windows Error Recovery" message, saying "Windows failed to start. A Recent hardware or software change might be the cause" (this is not the case as there is nothing new). I get two options, "Launch Startup Repair" or "Start Windows Normally". Initially, the first option would bring up a windows like box saying it was searching for errors or problems. Couple seconds into that, It would then just go to the same blue screen. Now,when I select either of the two, it just gives me blue screen message with a STOP: 0x0000009C (0x00000000000000002, 0xFFFFF880009F1B30, 0X00000000B2000000, 0X00000000000000019).
MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION

I can't boot in any of the safe mode options, I've tried booting from the windows disc and I've tried reverting all the bios options to their defaults with no luck. I have also tried taking out the GFX, RAM, secondary HD and trying without those and I still get the same error.

So in my mind its either the HD or the motherboard?

Some extra information that may or may not be useful: I can get into the bios, and using the bios graphical interface there is an option to browse the HD's to flash the bios. I have browsed through this and I can see the files and folders there on both HD's so this make me think its not a HD issue as I can see them there.

Does anyone have any thoughts here? Would be greatly appreciative.

My System;
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3
Graphics: MSI GTX580 Twin Frozr
RAM: 2x4Gb Mushkin Copperhead Blackline
PSU: Corsair 850w
HD: Crucial 64GB SSD




Thanks.


Nitro192 said:
I had a motherboard overhear and fry on me during heavy gaming a few months ago, I've fried both hard drives and motherboards in my experience, when you mess the hard drive it won't even attempt to load windows, you just get "No boot device" errors.

When I fried my motherboard it would try to boot windows then freeze, and i could access bios but couldn't get into anything without it freezing or restarting.

So sounds like motherboard, just replace it and install more fans in your case to keep the board at a lower temp in the future.

If there's no spaces, it might be worth investing in a cooling case.


Hi there
I had the exact same problem, pc kept going back to the "Windows recovery page" and no matter what option of the two you selected the pc kept reverting back to this page.

I managed to FIX my problem WITHOUT reinstalling windows 7....took me a while but figured it out, it was quite long and drawn out including cmd prompt and going through the back end but now my pc is working 100%.
My PC may have given me problems because I have 2 built in HDD's of it could be from changing the amount of Processors to 1 in the msconfig (So I could play Scarface) - leaning towards the second.....is this by any chance what happened to you? Interested to know?
If you still need help with fixing your pc or any person has the same issue please respond to this post and I will set aside time to document everything I did and post it here...cheers.



Please help. I have yet to figure out how to solve this problem.
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a b V Motherboard
November 21, 2014 12:55:58 PM

newjack9 said:
I am having the same problem and have not been able to fix it yet. Please help

***Also only 3.5 of my RAM is available***

Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Pentium D 945
Presler 65nm Technology
RAM
6.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 265MHz (4-4-4-12)
Motherboard
Dell Inc. 0HH807 (Microprocessor)
Graphics
1024MB ATI AMD Radeon HD 5450 (Sapphire/PCPartner)
Storage
149GB Western Digital WDC WD1600JS-75NCB3 ATA Device (SATA)
931GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00KUWA0 ATA Device (SATA) (this is the one that will not boot up as the master drive) I can access the programs and files when it is a slave drive.


The reason only 3.5GB ram is available is because you have a 32 bit operating system. You'll have to upgradt to a 64 bit operating system, and if you're having this same problem where you can access BIOS but can't get into windows, First thing is to try a fresh install of windows but don't format the drive so you can keep your files, If you can't get windows to install it's the boot sector on the hard drive.

Even though you can see the files on the hard drive doesn't mean the boot sector is okay. Could be a bad sector
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February 15, 2015 7:40:27 AM

I'm sorry, I though I responded to this. I'll post my answer for future reference for anyone else having a similar problem.

The problem was with the CPU, it basically died and I replaced it and all is fine now.
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February 15, 2015 8:53:21 AM

In the BIOS check the drive type and if setting at IDE try AHCI
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