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BSOD issues on Windows 8 Pro

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    BSOD issues on Windows 8 Pro


    I would've put the whole thing onto the subject, but there isn't enough space for that. But the short version is that I've been having BSOD issues on the aforementioned OS. These actually happened a while back after first getting a license for it, but a reset seemed to clear things up until recently, where the computer will frequently lock up for seconds at a time and will sometimes trigger a BSOD as a result. Using WhoCrashed to get a more accurate idea of what was causing it, it turns out it's the same thing that plagued me before. I doubt there's any real way to fix it short of doing yet another reset, but I was hoping I could get some sort of help on it. At least, to figure out if anything actually can be done. I've loved Windows 8 for the most part, but I've got a partition with 7 as a backup, so if I have to ditch it for now, so be it.

    Anyway, attached is the most recent crash dump, if that helps.

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  2. #2


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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    BSOD is caused by nvstor.sys which is an nVidia driver for your IDE controller.

    Please update the driver by installing the latest chipset for your MB

    OR:


    1. Device Manager ->IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
    2. Right-click it and go to Properties "NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller"
    3. On Driver tab, You should see nvstor32.sys listed
    4. On the Driver tab, click on Update Driver
    5. Choose "Browse my computer for driver software"
    6. Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
    7. Select "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller".


    This will change it so the generic MS driver is used rather than the problematic nVidia nvstor32.sys driver
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Just tried that. There's two of these, and so I did your second method with the first of them. It ended up making my computer BSOD on boot into Windows 8, so trying to reverse it and attempt on the second one.

    Edit: Did the same for the second one instead of undoing it for the first. It's booting fine now, but I'll update if issues persist.
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  4. #4


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    So, it's been several months since the last time I updated. Things were working fine with the generic drivers until I updated to Windows 8.1. In doing so, it went back to using the Nvidia drivers, and I decided to just switch back to the generics. Unfortunately, doing this resulted in the computer either having a BSOD soon after booting up, or would lock up sooner or later if it managed to boot up. And the Nvidia drivers are STILL causing BSODs whenever they're used, even when using the last version ever made for them. For added reference, the motherboard's a MCP61 (nForce 430).

    I'll be attaching both crashdumps in hopes of a solution coming up that isn't just "update the drivers", because I effectively can't thanks to Nvidia being a real piece of work.
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    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by sortafrustrated View Post
    because I effectively can't thanks to Nvidia being a real piece of work.
    ??????????

    You're technically confused.

    Get a new wireless adapter. You might get lucky instead and have this new driver work well for you: http://www.downloads.netgear.com/fil..._setup_3.1.zip
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    What I mean is the SATA drivers are as far as they can go without seeking out modified drivers, which may or may not work. And if it's that, then I'm at a loss, as the generic IDE/SATA drivers also cause issues. I haven't been able to really check out the actual cause with the two crashdumps I attached, since I've yet to put my few methods of doing so back on here.

    Unless you're saying that the crashes in these dumps aren't due to those, but the wireless adapter or networking driver.

    EDIT: Ah, now I'm seeing what you mean. I've actually had issues with the wireless adapter since installing Windows 8 itself over a year back, but with the crashes linking to nvstor in the past, I hadn't thought of it possibly being something else aside.
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    Cool about edit above.

    But ya, you really can't blame NVIDIA when you're the one running 8.1 on nForce 430 chipset, but even with that said, it should still be ok.

    Install this too:

    http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=ACER&SC=PA_6
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  8. #8


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yeah, the wireless adapter driver didn't work at all, much like before. I ended up having to regrab the driver from my Windows 7 installation, which is on a separate partition. As for the chipset drivers, those ones apparently won't work; Windows spits out an error amounting to needing 64-bit drivers, while all that your link (let alone the Acer site in general) has are 32-bit. I do, however, have the 15.49 drivers through Nvidia's site, though I know those are generic by comparison.
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    Device Manager install or download latest from NVIDIA.com in Legacy section.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 21
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    As I mentioned, I already have the 15.49 (x64) drivers. I've also ordered a new wireless adapter, so here's hoping for some progress.
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