|31 Jul 2012||#1|
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BSOD playing TF2
I had just connected to a server while playing TF2 when my computer showed a BSOD, then crashed. I tried to restart it normally and it crashed. I tried to restart it in safe mode and it crashed. I tried to return to the previous best configuration and it crashed. I've tried starting in debug mode, running a system repair, and many other suggested fixes but none of them have done anything. Most have not even had the chance to start. I haven't been able to get past startup in any way shape or form. I tried using my copy of windows to reinstall the OS and hopefully fix the issue but that wouldn't start either. I've no idea what to do. I wish I could tell you the error message but the BSOD went so fast the first time and it hasn't shown up again. Now when it crashes the computer just freezes indefinitely or restarts. I can only assume this is the result of a virus as I wasn't toying around with new software or hardware. Is the only option left to wipe the hard drive or is there any solution any of you can come up with?
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|01 Aug 2012||#5|
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Have you been OC'ing anything?
Even if you haven't OC'ed, re-set EFI using 'Restore Defaults'.
Check if your CPU cooler is loose and the CPU fan plug is firmly connected.
Sounds like a hardware failure.
Was there any beeps when you try to start it?
Look up your beep codes at MSI Support Diagnostic Codes
Difficult to troubleshoot if the OS won't start.
First check that all cables and connections are secure and tight.
Try any suggestions you haven't already tried: Win7 Won't Boot checklist
If they don't help then you'll need to find the hardware that is causing the problem.
Disconnect everything that is not absolutely necessary, all external devices except keyboard and mouse (for now), everything internally except PSU, one RAM card, use internal Graphics, CPU and motherboard. Remove any PCIe cards, lights, non-essential fans, etc.
Do you have any spare components you can use to start testing with?
I would start with PSU, if you can, change out component and try to start system.
Next, RAM, Graphics card, CPU, motherboard.
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