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Windows 7: Persistent BSOD, iaStorV.sys

27 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Persistent BSOD, iaStorV.sys

I'm having this diabolic issue...

I`m runing Windows 7 Ultimate x64, been runinig it for months now without issues on a self-mounted computer, it`s installed on one of the two partitions I made from a RAID0 array. It's the only OS installed.

I should also say that I made the RAID0 array before installing W7, I did it just after buying the HDDS, unfortunately I'm no expert, so I ask you, does this mean that my RAID0 array is hardware based and therefore, more stable and readable with Linux?
The partitions were also made before installing anything.

Now, the day before yesterday I just ran a supposedly healthy .exe, 15 seconds later or so, I recieved the following BSOD:

Technical information:

STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFF0000005, 0xFFFFF8800125DD45, 0xFFFFF880037328E8, 0xFFFFF88003732150)

iaStorV.sys - Adress FFFFF8800125DD45 base at FFFFF8800120B000, DateStamp 49dcd76d
That`s not the full BSOD, but sadly I don't have pictures and the rest doesn't appear to be relevant.

The same BSOD appears every time I try to log into windows, I write my password, press enter, and boom. The logon screen looks fine, thou. And it recognizes a bad password.
Same thing happens when trying to access in safe mode, same thing happened after trying a restore system from the advanced startup options menu.

The RAID configuration screen detects both of my hardrives, and the memory test in the advanced startup options screen says my memories are fine.

Google tells me that iaStorV.sys is related to the RAID0 thing, so I'm scared... If my files are lost... >.<

I'm going to get a Win7 disc and try the repair thing, and if that doesn't work, I'll try installing another Windows 7 on my system.

Perhaps I'll try this Knoppix live CD linux stuff, I've never used Linux but I assume I'll manage to just backup my files on some external HDD. I just hope Knoppix can properly identify and load my RAID array.

I hope some of you gentlemen can figure something about this whole mess.
Thank you all, cheers!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP SP3, Fedora


If you can get into Safe Mode with Networking (tap F8 during start up) download and run this tool - How to remove malware belonging to the family Rootkit.Win32.TDSS (aka Tidserv, TDSServ, Alureon)?

I have a suspicion that your machine has that malware present.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I,m afraid I can`t acess in any kind of safe mode.

However, I managed to access my files using a Knoppix live CD.
I`ll try to run said file on the Knoppix OS, using my external HDD, I assume this will fail thou, so I`ll look for similar utilities as well.

Thank you very much sir :)
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