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Windows 7: gdrv.sys bsod win 7 home premium

09 Mar 2010   #1
oldbaldguy

windows 7 home premium
 
 
gdrv.sys bsod win 7 home premium

I have been having problems with bsod's on my machine. Reading through these and other forums, I found mention of the file "gdrv.sys" ... which my dumps have listed as THE culprit.

The discussions have shown this file is part of a power management thingy from Gigabyte. I found it on my box and uninstalled it.

More than one thread suggested renaming or removing the file. So here comes the problem ... IT KEEPS COMING BACK! I renamed it and it was back after reboot. I deleted it and it was back after reboot.

How can I get rid of it so it stays gone?

My system
New PC built for video editing

Case ANTEC NINE HUNDRED ULTIMATE GAMER'S CASE
CPU Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q8400
CPU cooler Thermaltake V1 Universal Cpu Cooler
Memory 4GB DDR2 PC8500 TWINX MEMORY Corsair
MOBO Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard
Power supply Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W High Performance and Energy Efficient Power Supply
Purchase parts August 6, 2009
Video card Visiontek ATI All in Wonder HD Deluxe PCI-Express Video Card / TV Tuner
Windows 7 Windows 7 Ultimate plus Windows 7 Home Premium (dual boot)


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10 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldbaldguy View Post
I have been having problems with bsod's on my machine. Reading through these and other forums, I found mention of the file "gdrv.sys" ... which my dumps have listed as THE culprit.

The discussions have shown this file is part of a power management thingy from Gigabyte. I found it on my box and uninstalled it.

More than one thread suggested renaming or removing the file. So here comes the problem ... IT KEEPS COMING BACK! I renamed it and it was back after reboot. I deleted it and it was back after reboot.

How can I get rid of it so it stays gone?

My system
New PC built for video editing

Case ANTEC NINE HUNDRED ULTIMATE GAMER'S CASE
CPU Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Q8400
CPU cooler Thermaltake V1 Universal Cpu Cooler
Memory 4GB DDR2 PC8500 TWINX MEMORY Corsair
MOBO Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard
Power supply Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W High Performance and Energy Efficient Power Supply
Purchase parts August 6, 2009
Video card Visiontek ATI All in Wonder HD Deluxe PCI-Express Video Card / TV Tuner
Windows 7 Windows 7 Ultimate plus Windows 7 Home Premium (dual boot)
If it keeps getting re-installed I suspect you need it. Are you still having BSOD's? Any chance you could upload one to us so we can examine it?

Ken
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10 Mar 2010   #3
TGSoldier

 
 

You sure you removed it?

Use revouninstaller and remove throughly any giga-byte software on your rig.

Edit.

Also, please disable any energy saving features in your BIOS.
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05 Nov 2010   #4
kakrause

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
gdrv.sys Error along with about 15 other messages

I had the exact same issue with my brand new computer that I built. It was my first build the the computer ran very well for a week or so. Then I started getting the BSOD. I have the Gigabyte GA-P45-UD3P mother board and I installed 4 - 2gb memory sticks in the provided 4 slots. The memory was some of Crucial's very best so it was not generic memory.

After 3 reinstalls of windows, running memtest86+, buying a new HD, etc the BSOD got worse and worse so I could do NOTHING on the $1600 machine I built. Finally I threw up my hands and took it into a local computer repair shop.

They ran every test they could and found that everything was working beautifully no issues. However when the went to install Windows 7 -- surprise surprise BSOD. They had my machine for 5 days and finally they figured out that.....

The stupid Gigabyte Motherboard can't run the 4 sticks of RAM (apparently if I had purchased the EXACT memory they recommend - still can't find that info - and had the voltages set to the precise number, then it could run the four stick of ram). So after almost 30 days of screwing around I now have my VERY FAST albeit with only 4gb of RAM computer back and it is running beautifully.

If you have 4 sticks of ram take out one of the colored pairs (they should be every other one - if you take out the Zero slot ram it won't boot - you know you guessed wrong then)

I found it outrageous that I spent $300+ dollars on a motherboard that can't work with 4 sticks of very good ram. Shame on Gigabyte for this.

Hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2010   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kakrause View Post
I had the exact same issue with my brand new computer that I built. It was my first build the the computer ran very well for a week or so. Then I started getting the BSOD. I have the Gigabyte GA-P45-UD3P mother board and I installed 4 - 2gb memory sticks in the provided 4 slots. The memory was some of Crucial's very best so it was not generic memory.

After 3 reinstalls of windows, running memtest86+, buying a new HD, etc the BSOD got worse and worse so I could do NOTHING on the $1600 machine I built. Finally I threw up my hands and took it into a local computer repair shop.

They ran every test they could and found that everything was working beautifully no issues. However when the went to install Windows 7 -- surprise surprise BSOD. They had my machine for 5 days and finally they figured out that.....

The stupid Gigabyte Motherboard can't run the 4 sticks of RAM (apparently if I had purchased the EXACT memory they recommend - still can't find that info - and had the voltages set to the precise number, then it could run the four stick of ram). So after almost 30 days of screwing around I now have my VERY FAST albeit with only 4gb of RAM computer back and it is running beautifully.

If you have 4 sticks of ram take out one of the colored pairs (they should be every other one - if you take out the Zero slot ram it won't boot - you know you guessed wrong then)

I found it outrageous that I spent $300+ dollars on a motherboard that can't work with 4 sticks of very good ram. Shame on Gigabyte for this.

Hope this helps.
Frustrating situation I am sure.

Just a FYI but that thread is from back in March, and I hope they have solved it by now.

If you have a new problem, you should probably start a new thread



Ken
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