May 14, 2016
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Hello everyone!

I am having an issue when freshly installing Windows 10 on a new PC. I booted from an USB disk and installed the OS and everything went alright in the beginning. The trouble came when I got to windows. I prompted the auto-update to start and after a few minutes the PC restarted itself in the process. But when restarting, before the windows loading screen I was confronted with a BSOD with the error message: VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE. Nothing else. The pc shut down, starting up again and again there was the same BSOD. This looped back onto itself indefinitively.

I reinstalled again and this time I tried blocking any and all updates by not hooking up to the internet which worked, but resulted in a computer not usable as intended.

I tried to manually install a few drivers (from Intel and Nvidia first) and was greeted with the same BSOD when I manually restarted the PC. I repeated this process with different drivers. Sometimes I got an added (nvlddmkm.sys) in the blue screen, but it was always missing when the BSOD loop began.

I've been working at it for a few days now. I tried the suggestions in a few forums:
nvlddmkm.sys Bluescreen / Windows 10

But none prevented a first BSOD from happening and after the loop the only thing I can do is do a fresh install and start from the beginning. As a result I couldn't find any dump files or error reports. Let alone find a way to get to windows after a BSOD to install the program in your posting instructions thread... Leaving me quite neatly in the dark.

I hope some more experienced minds then mine have an idea what I could do!

Kind regards,

My system specs:

Intel Core i7-5820k 3,3Ghz
Crucial 16GB DDR4-2133
Nvidia GTX 970 4GB

Asus Xonar DG
Cooler Master Hyper 103 Cooler
Cooler Master 750 Watt power supply
Cooler Master CM 690 III case
1000GB Sata III HDD
250 GB Crucial BX100 SSD


Noob Whisperer
Nov 19, 2013
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Hello Kevin and welcome to the forum.
Have you checked the MSI support website to see if there is a BIOS Update for the specific board and revision number? SLI Plus/product/1/
Also double check the
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Intel Management Engine
Intel Chipset Driver
and confirm that you are using the latest that they have available.

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