also check your device manager to see if there is any device with "?" or not installed drivers.
I had this issue with my bluesoleil driver that cause my computer to restart with the "windows has recovered from an error" at startup.
I also have occasional bsod that appears to be xport's issue which curiosity is currently working on.
I'm hoping some of you guys much smarter than me can shed some light on. I have been looking for issues items that could be the cause of all these problems. In device manager, nothing showed a problem; however, I noticed under "view" in device manager, there is an option to show all hidden items as well. I did this, and a system file was "stopped" and it said the device could not be started properly. It was "null.sys" in the windows 32 folder. I couldn't "manually" start this, so I clicked "uninstall". Now, it shows no error, but what is null.sys? I did a search and many say it is a cause for BSOD and crashing (which I was experiencing)...but was mine corrupt and I need it? Haven't had a startup issue since I removed it; however, boot times and resume is really slow (like 2 minutes or more).....suggestions?
Could you replace that file then? Certainly seems there is something with timing on shutdown that is causing problems with W7......
I have a M2- ATX which I could try on one of my Zotac boards, and see if I have the same concern - with the Carnetix and PicoPSU combo, no problem though.....
Weird!! Ok, I completely formatted my computer. On fresh start, Null shows fine in device manager. Windows prompts me for a mandatory update, and immediately after restart, the exclamation point shows up over the "null" in device manager. What the heck? Any suggestions?
maybe you could try rolling back your computer to right after the fresh install, and determining what the update was?
if you do determine that it is the update causing the issue, don't use that update..
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