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Windows 7: BSOD while booting, forces into infinite restarts/failed sys restores

01 May 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
BSOD while booting, forces into infinite restarts/failed sys restores

It happened yesterday after I force shut off my laptop.

After powering it on BSOD comes up and gives me two options : to either startup repair it (which never works and leads me back here again) or start it up normally which fails, BSODs again and restarts on it's own and gets me back here.

By a small lucky chance I managed to get to my desktop by non-stop restarting, but it seems that there is something fishy going on with my video card drivers because aero doesnt work, (I cant run chrome for some reason?), when I hover over a program in windows explorer it doesnt show me a preview window, windows aero doesnt work suggesting that there's a driver error, etc.

I am hesitant to do anything related to rebooting my laptop because I fear I'm going to be locked into constant reboots again, so I'll wait eagerly for any advice you guys can give me.

Thank you in advance.

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EDIT: Adding specs if it helps:

EDIT2: I uninstalled my videocard drivers and the BSODs stopped after the restarts, afterwards I installed the newest drivers possible and now it's giving me a black screen. How ****ed am I?

Edit 3: Well the problem fixed itself somehow after praying to the God of tech, no blue/black screens anymore the only problem left is that there's still something up with my drivers since aero still doesn't work but oh well I'll try to find a fix online.
I'll keep the thread updated for the next 24 hours otherwise I'll mark it as solved.

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01 May 2015   #2

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The display driver was causing the issue, apparently.
BugCheck 50, {fffff880061e5048, 0, fffff88007457a5b, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys

Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+52a5b )

Followup: MachineOwner
Which is/was backdated.
    Image name: atikmdag.sys
    Timestamp:        Fri Mar 29 07:57:04 2013
I will suggest you to use a known stable driver there. Uninstall the installed display driver using Display Driver Uninstaller. Then install the CCC 14.4 WHQL only.

But the temps are not seeming good at all. Depending on the laptops age, it needs dusting and re-applying thermal paste.

If you cannot do it yourself, get it done by somebody who can. You can take the help of the professionals too. But it would be highly important.

The number of startup programs may have a bearing with the startup issue. Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
  3. Select the “Startup” tab.
  4. Deselect all items other than the antivirus and the touchpad driver, SynTPEnh.
  5. Apply > OK
  6. Accept then restart.
Report us the situation when needed.
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02 May 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

Thanks Arc, but I'm back at square one here. I'm looped into BSODs with the exact same error + the failed startup repairs and system restores. As a cute bonus often when I boot my laptop (I assume it doesn't recognize my HDD or the problem with the video card got even more faulty because) I'm given a black screen with nothing happening on it whatsoever and meanwhile I can hear my fans and other stuff running. It might be a problem with my backlightbut I'm no expert.

Anyway the only thing I did before that happening again is uninstall and reinstall every single AMD driver I had using the official drivers for my GPU from their site.

Anyway do you have any tips for me how do to bypass the loop at least once through cmd or something so I can do the steps you've listed?

On a side note I regularly clean it from dust and 50 C is the minimum I get from it so these temps tbh are nothing special.

Update: The screen doesn't even show up anymore at all after numerous tries powering it off completely, letting it cool down etc.
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02 May 2015   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trist View Post

On a side note I regularly clean it from dust and 50 C is the minimum I get from it so these temps tbh are nothing special.
If it is true, you need to follow my previous post.

Nothing further would be fruitful till the temps are under control.
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