Getting all kinds of BSOD while installing Windows 10 on an empty SSD

Jun 25, 2018
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I was receiving a BSOD every 1-4 weeks (while working on Windows 10), wasn't able to figure out the cause of it. Tested RAM, SSD, all were good and I didn't pay too much attention.

Yesterday I've received another BSOD, didn't mind it, PC restarted and I saw a Windows message of "Automatic repair", which then resulted into "Repairing disk errors. This might take over an hour to complete.". Left it there for another 10 or so hours - it was still running. Shut down the PC, took out the SSD (Samsung EVO 850, bought 6 months ago), backed up all the data, cleaned it, formatted and now trying to install windows on an empty SSD. Using a USB. These are the BSODs that I'm currently receiving when trying to launch a Windows installation (by the way, same BSODs were appearing earlier "when everything was fine"):

  • IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL
    SYSTEM SERVICE EXCEPTION
    KERNEL SECURITY CHECK FAILURE
    NTFS FILE SYSTEM
    MULTIPLE IRP COMPLETE REQUESTS
    BAD POOL HEADER
Already tried:

  • reformatting the SSD
    reformatting the USB and flashing Windows installation to it
    tried using another USB
    switching RAM sticks (in total there are 4 of them, 8 GB each)
    BIOS default
PC parts:

  • Motherboard: Asus B350-PLUS
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 1700
    RAM: G.Skill Flare X DDR4-2400 (4x8GB)
    SSD: Samsung 850 EVO (500 GB)
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

kanewolf

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Try running memtest86 for a few hours. Verify if the hardware is stable or not. If you didn't buy your four DIMMs as a set they may be unstable. You could also try running with one or two DIMMs, if you purchased two as a set.
 
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RAM was bought as a set of 4. I've also tried using every stick with every slot - same thing. What I just did was increase the V of RAM (from 1.2 to 1.3) and BSOD disappeared. I managed to install Windows without any errors, however, after installing some of the software I rebooted and the Windows doesn't load up anymore. I see Windows logo and after it disappears there's a black screen, PC running super silently. Any ideas?
 

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