I come with my tail between my legs and a begging bowl for advice...and old story on i'm sure
I have tried everything I can think of and have followed every bit of advice I could find. Here's the story...
I have a home build PC: Asus P6T2 Deluxe V2, 12GB (6x2) identical DDR3, i7 920, 650W PSU, GTX 260 Gainward GS GPU (896MB) in a CM sniper case, Corsair H70 water cooled. It has been running like a dream for 12 months now with only 1 BSOD when establishing a safe & stable OC at 3.6 Ghz with super cool temps all round - the BSOD came after 10 hours running Prime95 @ 4.0 Ghz, so I resorted back to a safe OC.
2 days ago I updated my GTX 260 GPU drivers
, from the official NVidia homepage...and all went well, until 4 hours later the PC just crashed to black, no warnings, no BSOD, nothing. It just crashed on it's ar$e and tried to reboot and ever since then it was thrown up a BSOD every single time I try to reboot. Even in safe mode. (for some reason, about 139 reboots ago it did manage to boot up the OS into safe mode, whereby I attempted to uninstall the NVidia display drivers using Add/Remove program and...it crashed to BSOD when it started the process!)
I have tried system restore, repairing, memory tests, all attempts at safe mode booting are failing too. They all fail just after the log in screen. The Windows 7 log in screen loads up fine and I put in my password hit enter then after a varying amount of time (5-60 seconds) the BSOD happens. 1 in every 20 attempts I can see my desktop icons loading before it crashes.
I have had a variety of codes including 0x000000A, 0x000000Ex, 0x0000007x, 0x0000001E and the line 'IRQL_not_less_or_equal...'. I read up on this, but I can't seem to action anything as I can't even get the OS to boot and stay up long enough.
I have updated the BIOS to the latest ASUS release to no effect and everything is set to default. I am at the end of my tether since I use this PC for my work as a photographer, my images are all safe on other drives but all the software I need to edit is on there!
Can anyone offer me any advice?
(I don't have a spare graphics card to swap out unfortunately). Thanks in advance