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I'm having a random BSoD's lately and sometimes my computer freezes while on the BIOS, and forgot to set my computer from restarting after the BSoD appears. Is there anyway I could see and read these previous BSoD's logs or dump files?

What program do you use?
    
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If your PC is freezing at the BIOS it sounds like a hardware issue. Could be the motherboard or a/the hard drive.

Here's my suggestions in no particular order:
  • The easiest first step is to reset the BIOS to all defaults (set obvious settings back like ahci if that's what windows expects).
  • Personally, and take this for what it's worth, I would re-flash the BIOS (even if it's already the latest just re-write it)
  • Disconnect all the hard drives to see if it still stutters at the BIOS screen. Not necessarily in that order.
  • Also, reset any and all over clocks.
  • In addition to that a memory test wouldn't hurt.

I think the hard drives thing one way or the other would tell you a lot. I don't thin it's a direct windows thing if it's freezing at the BIOS, windows is merely reacting to the issue elsewhere. That's my diagnosis smile.gif

Edit: I think the sticky in this forum might help on the actual dump file reading.
Edited by subassy - 9/9/13 at 8:48pm
 
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Thanks subassy

I will try these particular solutions you gave me. But as of the moment I am downloading the latest drivers of my hardware then try and update it. I have a problem with BIOS flashing; I am afraid that I might broke my new mobo because I haven't done that before. Do you have any instructions on how to do it, there are tons on the internet but I can't choose which is which.


I am using an i7 4770 non K series so OC'ing is not possible. My rig's info is in my sig. smile.gif
    
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