Question Windows BSOD and Driver Errors

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Over the past few weeks I've been having some trouble with Windows blue screening. It's been different error codes every time and I'm not having much success analyzing minidumps. I'll provide a pastebin link to a few of the dumps.
These crashes occur primarily when I'm playing video games. In fact come to think of it, it might be exclusively when I'm playing games.
I have ran a full memtest86 test, and I got zero errors.

Dump 1: https://pastebin.com/BJcNBNVT
Dump 2: https://pastebin.com/Jewa93Ea
Dump 3: https://pastebin.com/Zvvr14sU
Dump 4: https://pastebin.com/ZTjSx2re
Dump 5: https://pastebin.com/FbweuirQ

I also have several devices that are throwing errors in device manager. Trying to find drivers for these has been... rough... albeit I don't entirely know what I'm doing in that regard.
The hardware ID's of the unrecognized/erring devices are:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACE&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACD&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7AA4&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACC&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_467F&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_00
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7AA3&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
ACPI\VEN_INTC&DEV_1056

My PC Specs:
Windows 10 Pro 21H2 19044.1889
ASUS PRIME B660-PLUS D4 LGA 1700
12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-12700
32 GB (4 x 8GB) CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB
And a bunch of random SSDs/HDDs

Steps I am considering:
-Fixing those driver errors (I'll need help finding the right ones)
-Reinstalling windows from scratch
-Running memtest86 again

Thank you for any help and I am completely willing to provide more information if needed!
 
Over the past few weeks I've been having some trouble with Windows blue screening. It's been different error codes every time and I'm not having much success analyzing minidumps. I'll provide a pastebin link to a few of the dumps.
These crashes occur primarily when I'm playing video games. In fact come to think of it, it might be exclusively when I'm playing games.
I have ran a full memtest86 test, and I got zero errors.

Dump 1: https://pastebin.com/BJcNBNVT
Dump 2: https://pastebin.com/Jewa93Ea
Dump 3: https://pastebin.com/Zvvr14sU
Dump 4: https://pastebin.com/ZTjSx2re
Dump 5: https://pastebin.com/FbweuirQ

I also have several devices that are throwing errors in device manager. Trying to find drivers for these has been... rough... albeit I don't entirely know what I'm doing in that regard.
The hardware ID's of the unrecognized/erring devices are:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACE&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACD&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7AA4&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACC&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_467F&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_00
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7AA3&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
ACPI\VEN_INTC&DEV_1056

My PC Specs:
Windows 10 Pro 21H2 19044.1889
ASUS PRIME B660-PLUS D4 LGA 1700
12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-12700
32 GB (4 x 8GB) CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB
And a bunch of random SSDs/HDDs

Steps I am considering:
-Fixing those driver errors (I'll need help finding the right ones)
-Reinstalling windows from scratch
-Running memtest86 again

Thank you for any help and I am completely willing to provide more information if needed!
https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/03CHIPSET/DRV_MEI_Intel_Con_ADL_SZ_TSD_W11_64_V22042620_20220414R.zip
Chipset driver

Ethernet driver
https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1700/M6593/Realtek_LAN_Driver_V10.50.511.2021_WIN10_WIN11_64-bit.zip

Audio driver
https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1700/M6593/Realtek_Audio_Driver_V6.0.9126.1_WIN10_WIN11_64-bit.zip
 
Over the past few weeks I've been having some trouble with Windows blue screening. It's been different error codes every time and I'm not having much success analyzing minidumps. I'll provide a pastebin link to a few of the dumps.
These crashes occur primarily when I'm playing video games. In fact come to think of it, it might be exclusively when I'm playing games.
I have ran a full memtest86 test, and I got zero errors.

Dump 1: https://pastebin.com/BJcNBNVT
Dump 2: https://pastebin.com/Jewa93Ea
Dump 3: https://pastebin.com/Zvvr14sU
Dump 4: https://pastebin.com/ZTjSx2re
Dump 5: https://pastebin.com/FbweuirQ

I also have several devices that are throwing errors in device manager. Trying to find drivers for these has been... rough... albeit I don't entirely know what I'm doing in that regard.
The hardware ID's of the unrecognized/erring devices are:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACE&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACD&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7AA4&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACC&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_467F&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_00
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7AA3&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
ACPI\VEN_INTC&DEV_1056

My PC Specs:
Windows 10 Pro 21H2 19044.1889
ASUS PRIME B660-PLUS D4 LGA 1700
12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-12700
32 GB (4 x 8GB) CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB
And a bunch of random SSDs/HDDs

Steps I am considering:
-Fixing those driver errors (I'll need help finding the right ones)
-Reinstalling windows from scratch
-Running memtest86 again

Thank you for any help and I am completely willing to provide more information if needed!
VGA driver
https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/07VGA/DRV_VGA_Intel_ADL_SZ_TSD_W11_64_V3001011371_20220414R.zip

USB pd driver
https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1700/PRIME_B660-PLUS_D4/PRIME_B660-PLUS_D4_PD_FW_Update_Tool_V004.rar
 
Over the past few weeks I've been having some trouble with Windows blue screening. It's been different error codes every time and I'm not having much success analyzing minidumps. I'll provide a pastebin link to a few of the dumps.
These crashes occur primarily when I'm playing video games. In fact come to think of it, it might be exclusively when I'm playing games.
I have ran a full memtest86 test, and I got zero errors.

Dump 1: https://pastebin.com/BJcNBNVT
Dump 2: https://pastebin.com/Jewa93Ea
Dump 3: https://pastebin.com/Zvvr14sU
Dump 4: https://pastebin.com/ZTjSx2re
Dump 5: https://pastebin.com/FbweuirQ

I also have several devices that are throwing errors in device manager. Trying to find drivers for these has been... rough... albeit I don't entirely know what I'm doing in that regard.
The hardware ID's of the unrecognized/erring devices are:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACE&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACD&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7AA4&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7ACC&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_467F&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_00
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_7AA3&SUBSYS_86941043&REV_11
ACPI\VEN_INTC&DEV_1056

My PC Specs:
Windows 10 Pro 21H2 19044.1889
ASUS PRIME B660-PLUS D4 LGA 1700
12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-12700
32 GB (4 x 8GB) CORSAIR Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti FE
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB
And a bunch of random SSDs/HDDs

Steps I am considering:
-Fixing those driver errors (I'll need help finding the right ones)
-Reinstalling windows from scratch
-Running memtest86 again

Thank you for any help and I am completely willing to provide more information if needed!
Any change?
 

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ACPI\VEN_INTC&DEV_1056
"Intel(R) Serial IO GPIO Host Controller - INTC1056"

could just as easily run Armory crate since it installs itself automatically, it would update drivers.

can you upload the actual dumps to a file sharing website, unless they several gb in size, we can get more info out of them than out of the reports.
 
"Intel(R) Serial IO GPIO Host Controller - INTC1056"

could just as easily run Armory crate since it installs itself automatically, it would update drivers.

can you upload the actual dumps to a file sharing website, unless they several gb in size, we can get more info out of them than out of the reports.
Don't install armoury crate it cause more issues then helps
 

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"Intel(R) Serial IO GPIO Host Controller - INTC1056"

could just as easily run Armory crate since it installs itself automatically, it would update drivers.

can you upload the actual dumps to a file sharing website, unless they several gb in size, we can get more info out of them than out of the reports.
Here's a link to the dump files, thank you for being willing to help out.
https://mega.nz/folder/D9pkAQxA#EfdTBxGcRzNm0JEc3PC6jA

Edit: oh and also I thought about trying Armory Crate but I've seen nothing but absolutely terrible reviews for it, tons of claims that it's mostly bloatware and that it has a tendency to mess up people's drivers. I don't believe that it auto-installed on my machine.
 
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So I've downloaded these, and now I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do with them. Do I run the installers? Do I open device manager and manually browse for the drivers now that I've downloaded them? If so, how do I know which driver goes to which device and what files within the downloads am I even supposed to be pointing to?
 
So I've downloaded these, and now I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do with them. Do I run the installers? Do I open device manager and manually browse for the drivers now that I've downloaded them? If so, how do I know which driver goes to which device and what files within the downloads am I even supposed to be pointing to?
If I remember correctly all of them are zip files you need to extract them and run the installer from there nothing you installed them they are there and doing their job you don't need to asst with it they know what to do from the installer
 

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If I remember correctly all of them are zip files you need to extract them and run the installer from there nothing you installed them they are there and doing their job you don't need to asst with it they know what to do from the installer
I installed all of these (using the included installers) and all of the devices still show as unknown in device manager. 7 total devices ( View: https://imgur.com/a/32dFFOK
).
I tried to test my machine by playing a resource-intensive game and blue screened again. I then proceeded to blue screen again 3 more times trying to log back into my computer.

Crash 1: Crashed after playing game for ~15 minutes
Crash 2: Crashed 10 seconds after successfully logging into my desktop
Crash 3: Crashed after 2 minutes of windows attempting to log in (never takes this long, strange)
Crash 2: Crashed 10 seconds after successfully logging into my desktop

Here are the dump files:
https://mega.nz/folder/TlR21YSI#MOBLNbBYYhdZeFxQDy_mVQ

At this point I'm feeling like I should just back all my files up and reinstall Windows, but it would be nice to find out exactly what the problem is.
 
I installed all of these (using the included installers) and all of the devices still show as unknown in device manager. 7 total devices ( View: https://imgur.com/a/32dFFOK
).
I tried to test my machine by playing a resource-intensive game and blue screened again. I then proceeded to blue screen again 3 more times trying to log back into my computer.

Crash 1: Crashed after playing game for ~15 minutes
Crash 2: Crashed 10 seconds after successfully logging into my desktop
Crash 3: Crashed after 2 minutes of windows attempting to log in (never takes this long, strange)
Crash 2: Crashed 10 seconds after successfully logging into my desktop

Here are the dump files:
https://mega.nz/folder/TlR21YSI#MOBLNbBYYhdZeFxQDy_mVQ

At this point I'm feeling like I should just back all my files up and reinstall Windows, but it would be nice to find out exactly what the problem is.
 
I installed all of these (using the included installers) and all of the devices still show as unknown in device manager. 7 total devices ( View: https://imgur.com/a/32dFFOK
).
I tried to test my machine by playing a resource-intensive game and blue screened again. I then proceeded to blue screen again 3 more times trying to log back into my computer.

Crash 1: Crashed after playing game for ~15 minutes
Crash 2: Crashed 10 seconds after successfully logging into my desktop
Crash 3: Crashed after 2 minutes of windows attempting to log in (never takes this long, strange)
Crash 2: Crashed 10 seconds after successfully logging into my desktop

Here are the dump files:
https://mega.nz/folder/TlR21YSI#MOBLNbBYYhdZeFxQDy_mVQ

At this point I'm feeling like I should just back all my files up and reinstall Windows, but it would be nice to find out exactly what the problem is.
Is windows auto update enabled if so disable it and don't want install any of their display drivers they override the GeForce drivers
 

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Is windows auto update enabled if so disable it and don't want install any of their display drivers they override the GeForce drivers
Nope, I have the latest Nvidia drivers. The first thing I tried when this all started happening was uninstalling graphics drivers with DDU and reinstalled them.
 

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Go to sleep, read this tomorrow

Only 9 dumps... this might take a while

Results
File: 090122-8562-01.dmp (Sep 2 2022 - 07:27:39)
BugCheck: [CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED (EF)]
Probably caused by: memory_corruption (Process: csrss.exe)
Uptime: 0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 00 Min(s), and 31 Sec(s)

File: 090122-8406-01.dmp (Sep 2 2022 - 07:23:25)
BugCheck: [DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (D1)]
Probably caused by: memory_corruption (Process: System)
Uptime: 0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 00 Min(s), and 29 Sec(s)

File: 090122-7968-01.dmp (Sep 2 2022 - 07:22:30)
BugCheck: [REFERENCE_BY_POINTER (18)]
Probably caused by: memory_corruption (Process: aces.exe)
Uptime: 0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 17 Min(s), and 33 Sec(s)

File: 090122-7812-01.dmp (Sep 2 2022 - 07:26:16)
BugCheck: [DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (133)]
Probably caused by: memory_corruption (Process: RuntimeBroker.exe)
Uptime: 0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 02 Min(s), and 26 Sec(s)

File: 083122-8640-01.dmp (Sep 1 2022 - 06:19:10)
BugCheck: [KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE (139)]
Probably caused by: memory_corruption (Process: svchost.exe)
Uptime: 0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 43 Min(s), and 22 Sec(s)

File: 083122-8468-01.dmp (Sep 1 2022 - 06:20:40)
BugCheck: [IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (A)]
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by: memory_corruption (Process: dwm.exe)
Uptime: 0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 00 Min(s), and 47 Sec(s)

File: 083122-8296-01.dmp (Sep 1 2022 - 06:23:39)
BugCheck: [KERNEL_SECURITY_CHECK_FAILURE (139)]
Probably caused by: memory_corruption (Process: System)
Uptime: 0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 02 Min(s), and 34 Sec(s)

File: 081922-8265-01.dmp (Aug 20 2022 - 04:26:07)
BugCheck: [IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (A)]
Probably caused by: memory_corruption (Process: System)
Uptime: 0 Day(s), 12 Hour(s), 05 Min(s), and 48 Sec(s)

File: 081922-8187-01.dmp (Aug 20 2022 - 10:30:49)
BugCheck: [MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1A)]
Probably caused by: memory_corruption (Process: firefox.exe)
Uptime: 0 Day(s), 0 Hour(s), 09 Min(s), and 43 Sec(s)

The nvlddmkm.sys file is a NVIDIA graphics card driver. There are a few things you can do to fix this problem. First off, try a full uninstall using DDU in Safe Mode then re-install the driver (more information). Or try getting the latest version of the driver. Or try one of the 3 most recent drivers released by NVIDIA. Drivers can be found here: http://www.nvidia.com/ or you can allow Windows Update to download the driver for you, which might be a older/better version.

So 1 blames Nvidia drivers but rest? they are all over the place. If you hadn't checked Ram I would be suggesting it now.
Processes named are victims, Memory corruption doesn't mean ram.

Is that 2 sets of ram?
CMK16GX4M2E3200C16 = https://www.corsair.com/ww/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE-LPX/p/CMK16GX4M2E3200C16 = 2 x 8gb set

mixing 2 sets, even if they exactly the same ram, can cause BSOD.
sticks in sets only tested to work with sticks in that set. Trying to match sticks that aren't in the same set can lead to BSOD. More sticks you put together, more chance of errors.

Try running with 1 set and see if you still BSOD
 
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The nvlddmkm.sys file is a NVIDIA graphics card driver. There are a few things you can do to fix this problem. First off, try a full uninstall using DDU in Safe Mode then re-install the driver (more information). Or try getting the latest version of the driver. Or try one of the 3 most recent drivers released by NVIDIA. Drivers can be found here: http://www.nvidia.com/ or you can allow Windows Update to download the driver for you, which might be a older/better version.

So 1 blames Nvidia drivers but rest? they are all over the place. If you hadn't checked Ram I would be suggesting it now.
Processes named are victims, Memory corruption doesn't mean ram.

Is that 2 sets of ram?
CMK16GX4M2E3200C16 = https://www.corsair.com/ww/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE-LPX/p/CMK16GX4M2E3200C16 = 2 x 8gb set

mixing 2 sets, even if they exactly the same ram, can cause BSOD.
sticks in sets only tested to work with sticks in that set. Trying to match sticks that aren't in the same set can lead to BSOD. More sticks you put together, more chance of errors.

Try running with 1 set and see if you still BSOD
I wasn't aware that mixing ram of the exact same model could cause memory errors. That's unfortunate. I will say that I've ran a full memtest86 test with this exact setup and got 0 errors. I also used this setup intensely for a few months before these crashes started. With that knowledge, would you still say that it could be the fact that I mixed two sets of the exact same ram that is causing the issue?

As for the Nvidia driver, I'll try DDU again, this time in safe mode.

I'd really prefer to not have to ditch some ram and go down to 16, or buy a whole new set to stay at 32 gigs.

Thank you for all the help by the way!
 

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The few months could mean its not problem but i would run with 16gb and see if you still BSOD. It removes one possibility anyway. Intel CPU generally better at mixing ram, AMD wouldn't have liked it as much. In other words, it can work on intel.

Memtest looks for physical problems, and it wouldn't see this type of thing.

Still unusual to have so many different errors.

looks at drivers again
May 26 2019rtwlane02.sysPCIE Wireless LAN PCI-E NIC driver (Realtek Semiconductor)
what WIFI are you using?

if you don't use wifi,
download Win10 Auto Installation Program (NDIS) from under windows header here - https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/network-interface-controllers-10-100-1000m-gigabit-ethernet-pci-express-software

update VMWare? doubt its cause
update Nordvpn - how many you need? Wireguard there as well


try running this overnight - https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/prime95-download.html
Prime 95 how to Guide: http://www.playtool.com/pages/prime95/prime95.html

it checks CPU & Ram. I am just curious if its a rounding issue.
 

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The few months could mean its not problem but i would run with 16gb and see if you still BSOD. It removes one possibility anyway. Intel CPU generally better at mixing ram, AMD wouldn't have liked it as much. In other words, it can work on intel.

Memtest looks for physical problems, and it wouldn't see this type of thing.

Still unusual to have so many different errors.

looks at drivers again
May 26 2019rtwlane02.sysPCIE Wireless LAN PCI-E NIC driver (Realtek Semiconductor)
what WIFI are you using?

if you don't use wifi,
download Win10 Auto Installation Program (NDIS) from under windows header here - https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/network-interface-controllers-10-100-1000m-gigabit-ethernet-pci-express-software

update VMWare? doubt its cause
update Nordvpn - how many you need? Wireguard there as well


try running this overnight - https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/prime95-download.html
Prime 95 how to Guide: http://www.playtool.com/pages/prime95/prime95.html

it checks CPU & Ram. I am just curious if its a rounding issue.
Thanks for all of these recommendations! I'll try these out when I get off work tonight and get back to you with the results.
 

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The few months could mean its not problem but i would run with 16gb and see if you still BSOD. It removes one possibility anyway. Intel CPU generally better at mixing ram, AMD wouldn't have liked it as much. In other words, it can work on intel.

Memtest looks for physical problems, and it wouldn't see this type of thing.

Still unusual to have so many different errors.

looks at drivers again
May 26 2019rtwlane02.sysPCIE Wireless LAN PCI-E NIC driver (Realtek Semiconductor)
what WIFI are you using?

if you don't use wifi,
download Win10 Auto Installation Program (NDIS) from under windows header here - https://www.realtek.com/en/component/zoo/category/network-interface-controllers-10-100-1000m-gigabit-ethernet-pci-express-software

update VMWare? doubt its cause
update Nordvpn - how many you need? Wireguard there as well


try running this overnight - https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/prime95-download.html
Prime 95 how to Guide: http://www.playtool.com/pages/prime95/prime95.html

it checks CPU & Ram. I am just curious if its a rounding issue.
Hopefully I'm not coming to a conclusion too soon, but my issues seem to be fixed for now.

First I tried removing my display driver with DDU in safe mode and reinstalling. That didn't work, still got a blue screen when stress testing.

Then I tried removing RAM slots 2 and 4. My PC became completely unstable and I couldn't even really boot. Had to use a restore point to get Windows to even work again.

After that I replaced RAM 2 and 4 and removed slots 1 and 3. After stress testing, my PC hasn't blue screened yet. It's only been 20 minutes or so of testing, but in previous attempts I have never made it this long.

Hopefully this concludes my issues. If it everything seems stable for a few days of gaming then I'll mark this as solved. I'm really disappointed that the ram appears to have either gone bad or isn't compatible with literally the exact same model that I bought along side it. I guess I'll eventually have to buy a set of 32 all in one :(
 

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Then I tried removing RAM slots 2 and 4. My PC became completely unstable and I couldn't even really boot. Had to use a restore point to get Windows to even work again.

After that I replaced RAM 2 and 4 and removed slots 1 and 3. After stress testing, my PC hasn't blue screened yet. It's only been 20 minutes or so of testing, but in previous attempts I have never made it this long.
2 & 4 = is that away from CPU?

If you boot that motherboard with 1 stick you use slot 4 (aka Dimm A2)
If you boot that mb with 2 sticks you meant to use slots 2 & 4 (aka Dimm B2 & A2)
you only use the other 2 slots if over 2 sticks are already in the system.

So it not booting when you didn't use 2 & 4 is expected.

or do you just mean the actual sticks and not the slots? you used both terms so its a little unclear.

See page 1-11 - https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1700/PRIME B660-PLUS D4/E19795_PRIME_B660-PLUS_D4_UM_v2_WEB.pdf

Take all sticks out, test 1 set at a time in slots 2 & 4
 

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