Two questions: Need help with BSOD issue and how to use my recovery drive?
 
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Two questions: Need help with BSOD issue and how to use my recovery drive?  

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(@jack_vanoudenaren)
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Joined: 2 months ago
 

Hey guys

So I've run into some trouble lately, ironically with Windows and not with my EGPU.

A few nights ago I started getting a BSOD every time I tried to boot to windows, so I reinstalled everything (using an older ISO for windows, uninstalling drivers / reinstalling gpu drivers, the whole nine yards) and after a night of struggling through all that, I finally managed to get it running the way it was before. I didn't want to go through all that pain again so I made a recovery disk right away. 

Tonight, I played Half Life Alyx for several hours without trouble, but when I tried to change the display resolution, the computer crashed and I had to reboot. I tried this a couple more times and I just couldn't change my resolution, so I tried to disable my onboard graphics card (something I never had trouble with) and sadly, I started getting the BSOD again. So I thought "it's a good thing that I have a recovery disk!" and, unfortunately, the disk just doesn't show up when I try to boot holding option. I still just get the two, my mac HD and the windows partition. Keep in mind, I do have a mac with the T2 chip and I have disabled the security feature that makes it so you can't boot from external hard disks. 

So my two questions are: Why can't I change my resolution without corrupting my entire partition? and How can I boot from the external disk that I created? Since it's a 2019 16 inch mbp, I have to use a dock in order to attach external storage such as sd cards and usb drives, and I have a feeling that has something to do with it.

Thank you in advance.

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yuanyasmine
(@yuanyasmine)
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Joined: 3 months ago
 

If you can't access your BIOS that's a problem. What happens when you hold down the BIOS key on boot?

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(@jack_vanoudenaren)
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Joined: 2 months ago
 

@yuanyasmine, I already did a clean install of windows, but if I run into this problem again I will give it a try! 

 

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