Hi guys, i've been constantly getting a BSOD over the past 3 days, mostly regarding ntoskrnl.exe. this is after i tried a repair install. I'm extremely frustrated
and have done the following already
1. after the repair install, removed all files that were causing bsods, like afterburner, daemon tools etc which were giving me bsods. this removed bsod caused by them
2. ntoskrnl.exe then kept causing bsods, so i ran chkdsk /f, memtest 4.2 overnight (16 runs with no errors) and also sfc /scannow, which said it found errors but was not able to fix them. startup repair from the disk and from the repair your computer selection when i press F8 also did not work
3. today i did used acronis true image home to restore my system to before i did a repair install. this only made things worse as now i get bsod after windows boot and i'm at the desktop, all caused by ntoskrnl except for one which was caused by norton.
4. replaced the existing ntoskrnl with the one from windows installation disk.
my system specs are
i5-750 @ 4GHz
msi P55 GD65
team xtreem 2x2gb 1600 CL8 ram
msi 5870 lightning
samsung F3 1tb
windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
i will try reverting back to stock clocks tomorrow as i'm very tired now, but i doubt it's my OC that's causing it as it's been rock stable ever since i finalised it. also while reinstalling my gpu drivers yesterday (tried 11.5, 11.5a & 11.5b) all seemed to have some problem and could not display 1080p after rebooting to complete installation. I did run driver sweeper prior to installation. i can't run perfmon in safe mode cos it says path not found and i can't try it in normal mode as things can't even finish loading before a bsod.
what do you think guys? i'm at my wits end.