Repeated bsod and invalid system disk error

April 30, 2011 at 08:41:34
Specs: Windows 7 home premium
Awhile ago I updated my nvidia graphic card driver. Afterwards, my screen would occasionally turn black and then restore itself. Recently however, my computer would simply freeze while I'm working, go into a quick blue screen of death shortly after, and then give the invalid system disk error. Upon rebooting things are back to normal, until it eventually freezes again..

I'm not certain the installation of the driver is the actual problem it could perhaps be failing hardware. I've looked around online and there seems to be no definite answer to this. Anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer not to reset it to factory standards if avoidable.

Thanks!

edit: forgot to say that I did update my driver. which may have caused the problem.


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#1
April 30, 2011 at 09:48:01
update the driver again, uninstall the graphic card from the device manager, check the remove driver box and reboot.
also check reliability monitor, and events manager to maybe get some idea of the problem.

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#2
May 1, 2011 at 15:17:51
So I updated my driver again. My PC ran smoothly for the rest of the day but today it began acting up again after several hours. Is this a more or less typical problem of a failing hard drive or something of the sort?

Also once the computer has crashed, even after a reboot,nit seems to crash faster. The longer i wait, the longer the next crash.. However instead of a BSOD the freeze passes after 30 seconds or so now.

Also found the following error in the logs; reset to device, /device/raidport0 was issued , by nvstor64, so i'm guessing it is the driver. How is this fixed?

I looked around and read a suggestion that you have to turn ithe driver off in Device Manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers , but the only driver present is the nforce serial ATA controller, no RAID drivers. I also looked in the setup during start up but no reference to RAID anywhere..

Any suggestions?


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#3
May 1, 2011 at 18:36:30
is your bios set to raid? are you using a raid setup?
try setting your bios to default. hit del at boot, default settings f10

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#4
May 2, 2011 at 07:58:14
I uninstalled the update but it hasn't helped.. It freezes generally just 5-6 minutes after boottime now, so not a whole lot of time to do much, either. Pretty remarkable that a recommended update has such effect. I can always restore the system to factory settings as a last resort.. Is there anything else?

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