BSOD when connecting Sceptre monitor to GPU.

May 15, 2022
My pc blue screens with a page_fault_in_nonpaged_area message when I plug in my Sceptre monitor. My main monitor (MSI g271) works fine and is using the display port on my GPU.

The Sceptre monitor is using the HDMI port on my GPU. Here's a link to it:

The Sceptre monitor works fine on a different device (using the same HDMI cable). I've also plugged in my main monitor to the HDMI port on my GPU and that has also worked. The blue screen only occurs when I plug in my Sceptre monitor to the GPU.

Things I have tried:

  • DDU and reinstalling GPU drivers
  • Reseating GPU and replugging in the power cables. Reseating RAM.
  • Rolling back to earlier drivers. Installing newer drivers. (for GPU).
  • Booting PC with the Sceptre monitor plugged in. Results in multiple reboots with an attempt to system restore. System restore doesn't work.
  • Ran SFC, DISM. Nothing fixed.
  • Plugging in the Sceptre monitor in Safe mode. Doesn't crash but nothing is detected either in Display Settings.
  • Ran Windows Memory Diagnostic.
  • Using a different monitor with the same HDMI cable connected to the GPU. Worked fine.
  • Connecting only the Sceptre Monitor. Results in the same crash.
  • Booting into Windows with Sceptre Monitor connected. Results with my Main monitor being on but with a blank screen, and the Sceptre monitor remaining off.
  • Running Windows into a Clean boot. Same result as above.

  • System Manufacturer? - Prebuilt
  • Laptop or Desktop? - Desktop
  • OS ? (Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista) - Windows 10
  • x86 (32bit) or x64 (64bit)? - 64bit
  • What was original installed OS on system? - Windows 10
  • Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? - I installed Windows 10 on the system.
  • Age of system? (hardware) - Pc components are 2 years old. Sceptre monitor is older (4 years).
  • Have you re-installed the OS? - Yes, is a fresh install.
  • CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • RAM (brand, EXACT model, what slots are you using?) - G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory, In slots 2 and 4.
  • Video Card - MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB MECH OC Video Card
  • MotherBoard - (if NOT a laptop) - Gigabyte B450M DS3H-CF (AM4)
  • Power Supply - brand & wattage (if laptop, skip this one) - EVGA BQ 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
  • Is driver verifier enabled or disabled? - Disabled. Previously I had it enabled and it saw Razer components and Vanguard Anticheat to be the source of BSODs but not connected to the monitor issue I was experiencing.
  • What security software are you using? (Firewall, antivirus, antimalware, antispyware, and so forth) - Windows default firewall and antivirus. Also, have the free version of Malwarebytes that I run every now and then.
  • Are you using proxy, vpn, ipfilters or similar software? - No.
  • Are you using Disk Image tools? (like daemon tools, alcohol 52% or 120%, virtual CloneDrive, roxio software) - No.
  • Are you currently under/overclocking? Are there overclocking software installed on your system? - No.

System Info:


Well-known member
Nov 20, 2003
Try a different HDMI cable, some high quality one. [It won't matter that the same cable can work OK with a different hardware]
Or/and try a using DP instead.


Well-known member
Nov 20, 2003
Then looks like this Sceptre monitor may have some unknown compatibility issue with newest hardware.
Check it with Sceptre support