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Windows 7: BSOD often when booting but also during use

23 Nov 2012   #21
gabeg

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Didn't I do that when I deleted the drives? i missed understood. Is it a driver? I don't see it as a program. Are you saying just delete the driver?


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23 Nov 2012   #22
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It should be done, if you have done it properly in device manager. Posting the steps again, have another try ....

Get rid of nvstor.sys.
  1. Right click on "my computer" icon and click "manage" on the context menu.
  2. It will open the "computer management" window.
  3. Select "Device Manager" in the left pane, It will list all the existing devices up.
  4. Expand "Disc Drives" by clicking on the triangle in front of it.
  5. Select one item under it, right click, uninstall.
  6. Continue the process for all items under "Disc Drives"
  7. Now restart the computer. At restart, windows will auto configure the appropriate system driver, msahci.sys.
Disc check:
  1. Update your SSD's Firmware (Skip this step, if it is not a SSD)
  2. Reseat the sata and power.
  3. Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
  4. Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
    Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Scan the system for possible virus infection. (as a precaution)
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23 Nov 2012   #23
gabeg

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Ok...i must be doing something seriously wrong...i followed the instructions again for removing nvstor but I don't think it's working. The only thing I can think of is that for 3 of the drives, i get told that i need to restart to complete uninstalling. I choose to defer until the last one because they automatically reinstall upon reboot. does that make sense?

Also, i had two crashes while deleting/rebooting.
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23 Nov 2012   #24
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Now it is somehow clear to me .... you have two antivirus programs installed.

Uninstall AVG.
Use Microsoft Security Essentials only as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download ,install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Also, follow the other two steps as I suggested.
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26 Nov 2012   #25
gabeg

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Ok, no BSODs since the 23rd. I'm still not really sure if i got rid of nvstor. I have had a couple of random shut downs thought - i don't know if they're related to the bsods but it's like someone flicked a switch and the computer just goes dark. Reboots fine. Any ideas?
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26 Nov 2012   #26
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04 Jan 2013   #27
gabeg

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Hello - again. I had a while with NO issues but now have had a few crashes over the last day.
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05 Jan 2013   #28
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gabeg View Post
Hello - again. I had a while with NO issues but now have had a few crashes over the last day.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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05 Jan 2013   #29
gabeg

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Could've sworn I uploaded this...
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05 Jan 2013   #30
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NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Code:
lmvm nvm62x64
start             end                 module name
fffff880`04a56000 fffff880`04ab9d80   nvm62x64   (deferred)             
    Image path: nvm62x64.sys
    Image name: nvm62x64.sys
    Timestamp:        Sat Oct 18 02:31:06 2008 (48F8FD12)
    CheckSum:         0006F977
    ImageSize:        00063D80
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
nVidia Storage Driver,
Code:
lmvm nvstor
start             end                 module name
fffff880`01133000 fffff880`0115e000   nvstor   T (no symbols)           
    Loaded symbol image file: nvstor.sys
    Image path: nvstor.sys
    Image name: nvstor.sys
    Timestamp:        Sat Mar 20 02:15:11 2010 (4BA3E257)
    CheckSum:         000291A5
    ImageSize:        0002B000
    Translations:     0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
And your BIOS ..
Code:
BiosVendor = Phoenix Technologies, LTD
BiosVersion = 6.00 PG
BiosReleaseDate = 01/23/2009
SystemManufacturer =  EVGA 
SystemProductName = 132-YW-E178-FTW
SystemFamily =  
SystemVersion = 1
SystemSKU =  
BaseBoardManufacturer =  EVGA 
BaseBoardProduct = 132-YW-E178-FTW
BaseBoardVersion = 1
A search revealed that you are using nForce as the chipset driver, and that includes nvstor.sys as the storage controller driver. You need to try to update nForce, as it contains not only the storage controller, but also network controller and a lot of other vital drivers.

Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, search for nForce, as per your motherboard's chipset specifications.

Also plan for a BIOS update.

Apply the latest version of nVidia display driver.
You may download it directly, from our forum link Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7; or you may opt for the Option 2 of Drivers- Download NVIDIA Drivers for “Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products” (it requires java installed).



Let us know the results.
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