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Windows 8 crash and restart after sleep or upon reboot

  1. #11

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    Thanks again for the help. I've followed those steps and disabled gdrv.sys in the Autoruns software. However, I cannot locate the driver itself amongst the other drivers in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers [see image], or anywhere on the computer when performing a general search for it).

    I've have now tried a couple of sleep/resumes, without issue thus far. I also completed the first test on your list of additional hardware diagnostics (FurMark), and after 20 min of testing the temp never went above 61C. I'll move onto the other ones later today.

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    Your help in this is greatly appreciated!

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  2. #12

    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!

    It's not in C:\Windows\System32\drivers - it's in C:\Windows

    A strange place for a driver - but I'd expect it from something that misbehaves as this one does.
    IMO it's just another thing that points to the sloppy design of the program and it's drivers.

    If you don't find it in C:\Windows - then it's possible that it was waiting for a reboot to delete it. I wouldn't worry about it as long as it's disabled via Autoruns.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1

    I was just about to reply with something along the lines of "Sorry I should've added that I check in C:\Windows first - no luck", but upon rechecking, there it was! Renamed rebooted, and all good. I'll go through those other tests today just to be sure, and post here at some point should something go awry.

    I know I keep saying it, but, thank you so much!
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