Power State Failure

This blog is focused on another lesson which is similar to the lesson I learned in the previous blog.
No extended post was written, because of the situation of the issue.
Descriptions about BSOD error codes are from my own opinion based on 2+ year BSOD debugging experience.

The problem description
I am trying to fix a computer for the neighbors kid. It will not boot up at all. Here is what I have tried so far.

1. Repair the disk. It took several hours and failed at the end.

2. Restore from a backup. Same as above. Failed at the end

3. Reset PC (keeping files and erasing everything) no luck with either

4. Get to the command prompt and do a chkdsk . When i hit enter I received a message “The File Type is NTFS” and nothing happened.

5. Boot into safe mode. Once it reboots and I get to the screen with 9 selections. Whatever I select it reboots and does nothing. The screen is on like its loading but it never loads.

The error on the BSOD I get sometimes says its a Power State Failure. Could the Hard Drive be messed up too? I am not sure what to do next?
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BSOD ATTEMPTED_ SWITCH_FROM_DPC while using AOMEI Backupper

This blog is focused on a simple but effective lesson.
Descriptions about BSOD error codes are from my own opinion based on 1.5+ year BSOD debugging experience.
I don’t know much about DPC’s, wait operations, attach processes and yields. While analyzing the issue I have not been able to analyze the related dump in-depth. Information provided could be incorrect, but are from my own thoughts about the situation.
 
 
 
Some information about the situation:

The problem description:
I have previously backed up successfully without issues. Last night I tried backing up, expecting to see successful completion in the morning, but instead I found my computer had restarted. I downloaded the latest version of AOMEI Backupper & tried again. This time I was sitting in front of the computer when I got the BSOD.

I have a Dell Precision M4800 running Windows 10. Was attempting to back up to a Seagate Backup Plus 5TB drive. Same hardware as I have used successfully in the past.

I’ve attached the output of the Log Collector and a photo of the BSOD.

Will much appreciate any help in tracking this down and eliminating it.
 
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BSOD installing Windows on empty drive

For this post, no extended post was written because no dump could be provided.
Additionally, for this kind of troubleshooting another computer that can be used for testing is recommended but not required. This is only the case if the DOS tests don’t give any errors.
 
 
The problem description:
i just completed a new computer build with a i3-6100 and a gtx760 with an msi h110m mobo and 8gb of gbmicro ddr4 single stick.

Now i need to install windows 10 on a EMPTY hard drive without any os(the hard drive is not brand new but its still very usable), and at like 25% the install crashes every time with a kernel security failure what the heck am i supposed to do ?

i am using a usb drive to boot the windows 10 install
 
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My first BSOD blog post 0x21A Analysis

This blog is focused on my first BSOD blog post, which is about 0x21A analysis.
Descriptions about BSOD error codes are from my own opinion based on 1.5+ year BSOD debugging experience.
 
 
 
Some information about the situation

The problem description:

While playing my Computer randomly crashes. It happended several times now and i don’t know where the issue is. The Computer once had a several BSOD in succession, but works again. It also happend while watching a movie.
I also get a Blackscreen randomly without doing anything. The screen becomes black,sometimes red, and works again after a reset. Therefore i guess it is GPU related but i am not very sure, because it also happend just while watching a movie.
 
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My first BSOD blog post 0x21A Analysis complete

This blog is focused on my first BSOD blog post.
Descriptions about BSOD error codes are from my own opinion based on 1.5+ year BSOD debugging experience.
 
 
 
Some information about the situation

The problem description:

While playing my Computer randomly crashes. It happended several times now and i don’t know where the issue is. The Computer once had a several BSOD in succession, but works again. It also happend while watching a movie.
I also get a Blackscreen randomly without doing anything. The screen becomes black,sometimes red, and works again after a reset. Therefore i guess it is GPU related but i am not very sure, because it also happend just while watching a movie.
 
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