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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Hi all,
I am having serious issues with my new PC and are unable to get it running.
Completely fresh build, getting BIOS freezes after more than a minute or so, only flicking through menus. Unable to install Windows 10 from the official Windows 10 flash drive and got the following BSOD errors repeatedly, swapping between each after each restart and new attempt.
• ACPI_BIOS_ERROR
• 0xc000021a
• 0xc0000005
• 0xc0000098
• 0xc0000221
• B1InitializeLibrary failed 0xc0000001
• Memory Management
Occasionally this happened after selecting the desired languages/keyboard type but for the most part it went straight to the errors.

Troublshooting:
I made a replacement Windows 10 ISO on a spare USB drive and experienced all the same issues.
I also tried all the versions of BIOS updates.
I completely stripped the system back to just having the MOBO and CPU plugged in and experience the same issue.
I have moved the RAM to different slots and used only 1 stick. Did not make a difference.
RAM very recently replaced.
MOBO recently fixed by Asus (and I’m assuming tested to be fully serviceable) so I’m fairly certain the issues aren’t this those parts. I don’t have a spare CPU to test if it is absolutely that, though I’m fairly certain it is.
Re-seated CPU, CPU pins are fine.
Temperature in Bios is fine.
Cleared CMOS / MEM test
Stress test PSU under a friends 980ti sli with no issues
default BIOS settings, no overclock

When the BIOS would hang, I would hold down the power button to turn off the PC. Then I attempt to turn it on and I experience a coldboot reset bug. Then the PC would not turn on at all and I would have to turn the power off at the PSU to get it working.

I am starting to run out of options, can anyone please assist in my issue? or has anyone experienced the BIOS hang issue? should I look at sending my CPU back? Should I look at MOBO?

Build below:
PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/g4D46h
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($519.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($115.00 @ IJK)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($363.01 @ Newegg Australia)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($167.00 @ IJK)
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($475.00 @ IJK)
Storage: Western Digital Black 6TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($439.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1089.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1089.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case ($209.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: $4465.01
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post #2 of 6
Are these USB thumb drives or MicroSD cards with USB adapter? Maybe try to burn the ISO onto a DVDR and use an external DVD drive. I could never get Windows to install properly from USB drives.
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post #3 of 6
B1InitializeLibrary failed 0xc0000001 had this error before myself. It happens to me when I try to exit from bios without saving settings.
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Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
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post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 
I think I could possible have a RAM compatibility issue.
Can anyone please confirm if they are running the below setup?
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory - CMK16GX4M2B3200C16
Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO
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Intel 6700K MSI Z170A-Gaming M7 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning 6GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... Samsung 950 Pro Series 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler 
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Windows 10 ASUS PG348Q ROG Swift 34in 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gam... Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 Mech Gam... EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Gold 750W Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudioOther
CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 Modular Mid Tower Case Razer Mamba 4G Dual Laser Gaming Mouse Swan M50W Powered 2.1 System Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC 140mm 2000RPM IP67... 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... Samsung 950 Pro Series 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 ASUS PG348Q ROG Swift 34in 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gam... Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 Mech Gam... EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Gold 750W Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudioOther
CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 Modular Mid Tower Case Razer Mamba 4G Dual Laser Gaming Mouse Swan M50W Powered 2.1 System Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC 140mm 2000RPM IP67... 
OtherOther
CableMod E-Series G2 & P2 Cable Kit Black/Red NZXT Hue+ RGB Lighting Kit 
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Fixing my own issue ha,
it was related to memory, used a mates stick and computer boots fine.

Using one of my CMK16GX4M2B3200C16, the computer loads windows then BSOD, using the other CMK16GX4M2B3200C16, it doesn't even POST.

Still don't know if it is a compatitability issue or if just have broked RAM's
expensive
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Intel 6700K MSI Z170A-Gaming M7 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning 6GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... Samsung 950 Pro Series 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 ASUS PG348Q ROG Swift 34in 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gam... Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 Mech Gam... EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Gold 750W Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudioOther
CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 Modular Mid Tower Case Razer Mamba 4G Dual Laser Gaming Mouse Swan M50W Powered 2.1 System Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC 140mm 2000RPM IP67... 
OtherOther
CableMod E-Series G2 & P2 Cable Kit Black/Red NZXT Hue+ RGB Lighting Kit 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6700K MSI Z170A-Gaming M7 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning 6GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... Samsung 950 Pro Series 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 ASUS PG348Q ROG Swift 34in 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gam... Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 Mech Gam... EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Gold 750W Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudioOther
CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 Modular Mid Tower Case Razer Mamba 4G Dual Laser Gaming Mouse Swan M50W Powered 2.1 System Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC 140mm 2000RPM IP67... 
OtherOther
CableMod E-Series G2 & P2 Cable Kit Black/Red NZXT Hue+ RGB Lighting Kit 
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post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by theunknownkid View Post

Fixing my own issue ha,
it was related to memory, used a mates stick and computer boots fine.

Using one of my CMK16GX4M2B3200C16, the computer loads windows then BSOD, using the other CMK16GX4M2B3200C16, it doesn't even POST.

Still don't know if it is a compatitability issue or if just have broked RAM's

Most likely faulty ram. I have a set of 2x 8GB ram sticks that are both faulty. Corsair too.

Edit: For some reason I forgot to post here and say that those errors are pointing to the RAM maybe being faulty.
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse Generic Mousepad Soundblaster 5.1 VX 
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Gaming Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Asustek P5Q-PRO Nvidia 9800 GTX+ Kingston DDR2 8gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital 1 TB Pioneer Noctua NH-U9B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell Monitor Logitech G110 Antec 750W Thermaltake Aluminium Old Case 
MouseMouse PadAudio
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