I prefer to take things in steps rather than all at once and when I got my 2nd BSOD of the day just after reading this with tifsfilt.sys in memory, I started with your list of drivers
. I wasn't able to update any of them, but I was able to work around that by disabling them and simply removing unneeded software.. My original suspects were 1) a piece of hardware, or 2) some update software. Turns out there were a drive, an updater, AND a backup program wreaking havoc. I would have been chasing that forever so thanks a million. I have to wonder how you found that driver
list though. Awesome work. I do have a question about the spldr.sys file though. I can't find a way to get a newer version, just the one already on my installation DVD. Any advice on that while I wait to see if we crash again in a week or two?
Here's what I've done so far.
Afc.sys 12-Jul-06 7:48:20 pµ Microsoft (CD-DVD Writer)
PxHlpa64.sys 02-Feb-07 11:24:22 µµ Microsoft (CD-DVD Writer)
Action taken: added ".old" to each filename, restarting after each change
Uninstall the non-functioning DVD drive, and restart. Driver installation failed. Ran this: Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media
. The drive now runs and the
2 drivers listed above have not been replaced (not with the same filename at least).
tifsfilt.sys 29-Aug-07 2:37:29 µµ Acronis (Seagate Disc Wizard)
timntr.sys 29-Aug-07 2:38:23 µµ Acronis (Seagate Disc Wizard)
tdrpman.sys 12-Nov-07 3:36:33 µµ Acronis (Seagate Disc Wizard)
snapman.sys 22-Nov-07 10:19:33 pµ Acronis (Seagate Disc Wizard)
Action taken: Uninstalled Seagate Disk Wizard, added ".old" to each filename, restarting after each change
spldr.sys 11-May-09 6:56:27 µµ Microsoft (Windows Defender?)
Action taken: none
AsUpIO.sys 06-Jul-09 4:21:38 pµ ASUS Updater
Action taken: uninstalled ASUS Updater, disabled ASUS update in setup, added ".old" to the filename, restarting after the change