Is the windows mem test ok or do i need ot use the memtest 86 off that website? 7 pass?
Also, i havenet had a bsod therefore no dmp files. My issue was i was never getting bsod, just freezes, that i noticed were showing upin kernal page. All my dmp files are on the other page zip, i havent had any more!
I ran the core temp thing, started playing a game and the whole screen went black and restarted into repair.
Sooo.... what Ive done;
-Disconnected all HDDs except my OS and tried to boot off it. Fail. "unable to repair" just like last time
-Reconnected all drives and now my MOBO is totally confused!!.
The PC knows which HDDs are in which ports however it has reassigned my drive letters!....
SO my bios tries to Boot up my SSD (port 2) ... which i guess it thinks is the C: drive and now for some reason another HDD is my C: drive... so it cant find windows!!!
Literally it says "choose boot disc" and I choose my Seagate drive (that i use for a scratch disc) and it boots windows (THE VERSION ON MY SSD!!!!! ) its TOTALLY confused!!!!!
Im going to clear CMOS.
I was gong to reimage my SSD with a backup for 2 days ago. It comes to a screen saying "discs to exclude from formatting" I was planning to refomat ONLY my SSD. If I want this, i should tick all the boxes for my drives so that it doesnt reformat THEM?
I did manage to get into diagnostics and get these photos with iphone. They show an issue with ci.dll ?? as being my critical boot problem.
I ahve tried booting to Disc (windows home) and repairing from there and that can also not repair it.
Ok. I just did a clear CMOS. It has reset my bios setting to default. Weirdly one of my HDD;s cannot be seen (Port Sata 2_5) This is a seatgate drive used as my Scratch disc. (for your info it has NEVER been seen by my bios.. could this be causing the issue? I ahve been able to use it in windows, but bios doesnt seem to know its tere....)
Should i try the image recovery? ( at least the above C;/E: boot issue is sorted!)
Hello, I seem to be having a very similar issue to Glenn's initial. My computer is constantly fully lock freezing regardless of what im doing. it will be fine, then screen will freeze leaving all hardware unresponsive and static on the speakers. after restarting, I have to f11 to boot menu because apparently my boot manager is not on my OS drive. If i boot from my junk drive (where the OS is not and never has been) it seems to boot no problem. It will still randomly and consistently crash. From event viewer it all seems to be Kernel-41. I have already done a FULL reformat of both drives and reinstalled windows. It seemed to work correctly for a week or 2 minus the strange boot scenario but now is back to freeze mode. I am at my wits end. I will post my hardware here, which strangely enough is pretty similar to Glenns.
MOBO - ASRock P67 Extreme4Gen3
KB - Corsair K90x
Mouse- Corsair M60
Monitor - Asus 22"
case - Corsair 650D
PSU - Corsair 850Gold
GPU - Sapphire 7950 Radeon
CPU - Intel 2500k
SSD - CorsairGT 120gb (amazingly fast btw if anyone was curious)
HDD - Seagate 1tb
the error is critical and the only one occuring.
Log name - System
Source - Kernel-Power
Event ID - 41
Task Cat - 63