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BSOD when PC left Idle

  1. #1


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free

    BSOD when PC left Idle


    Hi, I have a 3 yr old PC that has recently been freezing when idle, can be anything from after a minute to 10 minutes. My right display turns off, and everything including mouse/keyboard/ctrl+alt+del becomes unresponsive.


    If it's any relevance, this started happening soon after I recently performed some dust clearing from my PC. This dropped the heat levels from 80-98 degrees C to 40-60 after clearing the dust.

    No problems while playing videos on VLC or Youtube, running games or surfing the web. It freezes if left idle while music is playing via iTunes.


    When it first started freezing, it was only after my PC has gone to sleep mode and I was unable to awaken it.
    I then tried switching power options to never sleep and never turn off the display, it now freezes after just idling. Can be anywhere from a minute to 5 minutes after last action.

    Right now, my workaround is that if I have to leave my PC for any amount of time, I manually put it to Sleep and it wakes up every time, no problems.


    Steps taken: Power options: never sleep, never turn off display, never turn off HDD, USB selective suspend setting disabled
    Heat is monitored via Speccy and at a max of 60 under load.

    Attached are the DM Logs.

    Help me eightforums, you're my only hope!

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  2. #2



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Hi stormguy,

    With a BSOD, you mean a black screen?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Hi axe0,

    Not really a black screen but my right display goes out but left display (main display) just freezes.
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Is the display fine with only 1 display?

    Please fill in your system specs
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  5. #5


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Updated system specs, when my system freezes, everything is unresponsive, Right display goes black. Appreciate all assistance!
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  6. #6



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Does the problem occur with 1 display?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Unfortunately yes, it freezes when left idle with only one monitor attached.
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  8. #8



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Please uninstall everything of Nvidia using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from Nvidia. Be sure the clean install box is checked and only install the Graphics driver and the PhysX driver.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Done exactly word for word, still freezes when left idle.
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  10. #10



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro


    Boot into safe mode and see if the problem persists.
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