Hello. I have a big problem. From some unknown reason, every single time I start my PC I have to restart from a BSOD and then I can go on my job. What can I do? Thanks.
Yeah, I have already tried these solutions, but they failed. As @TWB said, I didn't offered so much infos about my system so, I will offer them. If I missed something, let me know.
So, I have a custom-made PC with some problems.
Firstly, the PC came with this problem when I first bought it. So, I ran some memory tests and, there we're the RAMs with problems. So, I returned them. The new ones came with seal. (The PC was assembled by the shop I bought the parts). They we're ok. But, the BSOD error continued. BSOD appeared only when a graphic intensive software kicked in. So, I upgraded my video card's BIOS but, the card didn't worked at all. So, I sent the card back to them, so they would fix it. It was fried. But after that, the card worked poorly, with artifacts. I sent it once more to them, only to cancel my warantly. Now, suddenly, the card works, but not 100% of it;s capacity, I don't recieve artifacts but, the BSOD appears every time I open my PC and sometimes, one more time after that. Maybe somewhere in the words I wrote the answer is revealed so, I need your help. Thanks.
P.S: All this time, I used pirated copies of Windows 7 and 10.
Run a full hardware diagnostic. That's what usually causes BSOD errors.
Which Windows version?
Since you did not list the make or model number, this is a generic answer. Some or all of it might help you.
Some of the brand name system come with a built in diagnostic program. If you have a brand name system then try running it to see if it can find a hardware problem. HP: When you press the power button start tapping the ESC key and the UEFI/BIOS menu will open, select diagnostics. Dell: When you press the power button start tapping the F12 key and the BIOS menu will open, select diagnostics. ASUS, Toshiba, and Lenovo have download packages that can run diagnostics. The main thing you want to test is the hard drive and memory.
The first thing you want to try is Advanced boot option if it came with Windows 7. When you press the power button, start tapping the F8 key and the Advance boot menu should opens. Try selecting Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked).
If that does not fix it then try running a Windows System repair disc to see if it can fix the problem. With any luck it might find a problem it can repair. If you do not have one and can find someone who has the same version of Windows you do then you can use the link below to make one.
For Windows 7 systems.
For Windows 8 and above systems.
If you have Windows 8.1 you can create a install/repair thumb drive with the link below. This will allow you to try to repair 8.1 first and if that does not work do a fresh install. Make sure you have a good product key and all the drivers before starting a fresh install.
If you downgraded to or have 10 you can create a install/repair thumb drive with the link below. This will allow you to try to repair 10 first and if that does not work do a fresh install. Make sure you have a good product key and all the drivers before starting a fresh install.
You can skip down to the bottom part about using recovery to set it back to factory settings if there are no files you wish to recover.
If that does not work, the next thing is to try to recover your files. For this you will need a bootable thumb drive(flash drive) so you can boot the lappy. This will also allow you to verify that the lappy and its hard drive is good and all you have is a Windows problems. You will need to find a working puter to download Unetbootin USB installer. You need to read the instruction carefully and know a little about Linux to use this. There can be dragons present if you do not understand what your doing. I make no guarantees.
Once you make the bootable thumb drive you need to add a OS for it to boot. I recommend Linux Mint ISO. Its UI is similar to Windows. Download Cinnamon 32bit.
If you have a Windows 8 or above then you need to turn off secure boot and select boot from USB before using the thumb drive. The thumb drive boot will also allow you to check out the rest of the puter. It helps to have a thumb drive or a external drive hooked up when you boot so you can copy your data and files to.
If it has a CD/DVD you can burn Linux Mint ISO right to a CD and boot with it.
Once you got the bootable thumb drive created, insert it into one of the USB ports. Also plug in the medium you selected to copy your files to. Press the power button and start tapping the ESC key. This should bring up the boot menu. Select the USB thumb drive and it will boot to a menu asking if you want to start Linux Mint. Click on Mint and let the system boot. Find your hard drive and copy your files to your back up medium. If the hard drive is a SATA drive it will show as sda. If it has partitions then the first partition (C Drive) will show as sda1, the next partition will show as sda2 and so on. If you have 2 drives the next drive will show as sdbx. X being the partitions if it has any. Normally external drives show as sdd or sde. I have seen Linux recover data that people claimed could not be recovered. Keep in mind while looking for your files, and this is a Vista or above version of Windows, that you have to find your USER folder. The folder will look something like this. \Users\nameofuser\Documents. Repeat that for music, pictures, and videos.
Lets see if the hard drive can be made to boot again.Since the repair options are not working your best bet is to reset the lappy back to factory settings as if it just came out of the box. This will erase everything on the hard drive.
If your system is a brand name then the info below will help you reset it back to factory settings.
Make sure you back up all your files before doing this.
If your resetting a lappy, make sure you have the AC adapter plugged up. You do not want this process interrupted. This should take one or two hours. It is best to check on it to make sure everything is going fine.
If your lappy came with 8 installed or above there is a good chance that fast boot is enabled. That will make it very hard to get to recovery until you turn it off.
If you can not boot into Windows then try Advanced boot option in safe mode. When you press the power button, start tapping the F8 key. If you have Windows 8 and above you have to be REALLY fast tapping the F8 key to get into safe mode. Once you get into safe mode you will see the advance boot menu. Select repair your computer. (This option is available only if the tools are installed on your computer's hard disk.) Select your language and then enter your user name and password. Then click on (brand name) factory Image Restore and next. Answer the question and it should start the recovery back to factory settings.
Recovery from the BIOS/UEFI. My preferred method.
When you press the power button start tapping the F key for your puter and the BIOS/UEFI menu will open. Select recovery from the menu, answer the question and the recovery should begin. Depending on your puter this will take one to two hours.
Manufacturers BIOS menu F key
Gateway, eMachines F10
Acer, Dell, Fijitsu, Gigabyte, Toshiba F12
Your BIOS menu should look something like this. Yours might be different. I am posting this to give you an idea of what it looks like.
ESC = BIOS menu
F1 = System Info
F2 = System Diagnostic
F9 = Boot Device options
F10 = BIOS Setup
F11 = System recovery
Recovery from DVD
With the puter on, place the first DVD in the DVD tray and close it. Shut the puter down.
Wait five seconds then press the power button, start tapping the F key for your puter and the BIOS menu will open. Select Boot Device Options and select the DVD/CD as the first boot device. Save your changes and the puter should boot from the DVD start the recovery.