Question BSOD while idle issues

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I just tried Ubuntu Mate using a disk, got the "No irq handler for vector" error. Is there anything else I can try other than Linux, it seems like Linux just refuses to work with my PC.

EDIT: didnt see all those posts, I guess I'll try some of the others. This is getting pretty over-complicated trying to track down a BSOD. :LOL:
Go to ubuntu.com/download

Open Rufus and follow these steps:
  1. make sure that you set the boot section to FreeDOS
  2. Click the button next to the previous step on the same row marked select(not the drop down arrow bit)
  3. Choose the Ubuntu 20.04LTS.iso file
  4. Set file system is FAT32
  5. Cluster size is default
  6. Click start
 
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I'm literally dealing with the exact same issue. But I know for sure after installing Ubuntu earlier today its not a hardware issue for myself. Next step will be isolating the driver thats the issue, but with this current QoL update they did, BSOD are pretty common. Especially IRQL, Page_Default, Memory_corruption, and multiple Watchdog.
 
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Go to ubuntu.com/download

Open Rufus and follow these steps:
  1. make sure that you set the boot section to FreeDOS
  2. Click the button next to the previous step on the same row marked select(not the drop down arrow bit)
  3. Choose the Ubuntu 20.04LTS.iso file
  4. Set file system is FAT32
  5. Cluster size is default
  6. Click start
Just tried this, same error on boot:
"no irq handler for vector
Initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed"
 
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I want you to try two things.
First do the boot with safe graphics it'll be listed as Install Ubuntu (safe graphics), then try to install.
If that fails go into your BIOS and disable iommu and try again.

Worst case scenario you have to rebuild the ramdisk file (Grub Menu>Additional Options>Recovery Mode>Root Access) then type: sudo update-initramfs -c -k $(uname -r)
let that run then type reboot and bam the faulty ramdisk should be fixed
 
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I want you to try two things.
First do the boot with safe graphics it'll be listed as Install Ubuntu (safe graphics), then try to install.
If that fails go into your BIOS and disable iommu and try again.

Worst case scenario you have to rebuild the ramdisk file (Grub Menu>Additional Options>Recovery Mode>Root Access) then type: sudo update-initramfs -c -k $(uname -r)
let that run then type reboot and bam the faulty ramdisk should be fixed
I entered Ubuntu (safe graphics), it still displayed the same errors, however after a few seconds it brought me to a menu that let me try or install Ubuntu. I clicked on try, it displayed the same IRQ errors for a moment, and now I think it's booted up properly? Is a giant red and purple cat as the desktop a good sign? :LOL:
 
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Is your SSD already written on? And I wouldn't worry where you install it since you're using this to test if your hardware is defective or not.
 
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Is your SSD already written on? And I wouldn't worry where you install it since you're using this to test if your hardware is defective or not.
I have windows 10 installed on my SSD drive. I'm a bit confused about the installation menu, in particular the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager menu." How much space should I drag the divider for Ubuntu? I feel like 1.5 TB is pretty excessive for an OS. :eek:
 
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I have windows 10 installed on my SSD drive. I'm a bit confused about the installation menu, in particular the "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows Boot Manager menu." How much space should I drag the divider for Ubuntu? I feel like 1.5 TB is pretty excessive for an OS. :eek:
Honestly the os takes up like, 3 gb partition off like 20gb and just play around to see if everything is fine
 
Jan 21, 2021
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Honestly the os takes up like, 3 gb partition off like 20gb and just play around to see if everything is fine
Alright it looks like I have Linux installed. For some reason my mouse and keyboard's lighting does not work now, although they still seem function without their lights. Programs and the file explorer also seem to be really slow and clunky, it's taking up to 5 minutes to open a folder with just a dozen small files in it. Is there a way I can access programs I had installed via Windows? How might I reboot back into Windows if I need to and access programs I had installed that don't work in Linux?
 
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Alright it looks like I have Linux installed. For some reason my mouse and keyboard's lighting does not work now, although they still seem function without their lights. Programs and the file explorer also seem to be really slow and clunky, it's taking up to 5 minutes to open a folder with just a dozen small files in it. Is there a way I can access programs I had installed via Windows? How might I reboot back into Windows if I need to and access programs I had installed that don't work in Linux?
To boot back you go into your BIOS and select the drive that your windows is on and boot from that
 
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To boot back you go into your BIOS and select the drive that your windows is on and boot from that
It looks like my PC has completely froze on me, moving the mouse, typing, and keyboard shortcuts don't seem to be working at all anymore. Linux is already making a wonderful first time impression.... :LOL:
 

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