BSOD - brand new Lenovo PC  (Driver_PNP_Watchdog)

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Out of the box BSOD prior to ever booting into windows ...
happened twice before any windows setup
Then I got to put in region / Keyboard then pre user set up ... b0mbs again
I want to RMA it and wondering if Im over reaction BUT it was circa 1750 Euros
Spoke to Lenovo tech and Im going to RMA but is there anything I should try.
Dont feel I should have to reinstall opsys, too expensive a PC
Attached - Keyboard and mouse only
Current status ... Lenovo Logo and Spinning dots like the old egg timer would do
Update ...
Attempted repair  (3rd attempt at a repair) - then same error.
Then reboot and it goes to windows after maybe 10 attempts in total ...

Very unusual


 bsod 1bsod 2
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Most Valuable Expert 2013
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Yep, RMA, it's a non-specific hardware fault. It might just be something has come loose in transit but you don't need the hassle or risk of it happening again after you've accepted it from the manufacturer. It's really tempting to get inside and try to fix but you've just paid someone a small fortune to do that for you!
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It finally booted to windows and temptingly Ive added win updates and now its just egg spinning wheel again ...


I like fixing things but when its on site and the customer is looking at you its then your responsibility, as a DOA its Lenovo responsibility so I best RMA
William FulksIT Services Analyst

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You could try reseating the RAM but I wouldn't do much more than that. A brand new laptop isn't supposed to bluescreen!
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can you check in the bios if the drive and ram are seen - and date/time is ok ?
use the adva,nced options :  https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/access-bios-windows-10
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it’s a Lemmon. BSOD Intermitent. no identifiable problem. going to RMA

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