Hi all, first post here.
I'm writing this on my Macbook as my desktop has just decided to start having BSOD problems (specific error in the post title). I began encountering them a couple of days ago and the first appeared while i was playing a game, Battlefield 2142. Since then, they happen to crop up when I try to launch an application (game, web browser, whatever) and sometimes when Windows has loaded and I've already been using the PC for a minute or two.
Don't have many specifics, but this is what I jotted down from the last error:
Stop: 0x000000D1 (0x0x000000B8, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xFFFFFADFC84EFC78)
nvata64.sys (Address: FFFFFADFC84EF7C8, base at FFFFFADFC84D0000.
I saw that the problem was because of nvata64.sys so I did a search and found that it was a component of my graphics card driver. I downloaded new drivers for my graphics card, but I got another BSOD later on anyway, and nvata64.sys was still the problem.
I would like to fix this problem without having to re-install Windows, simply because it takes a lot of time and I don't want to lose any of the data I have. I have tried virus checking with avast!, spyware checking with Adaware and running CCleaner, but I still got BSODs. I tried running memtest but it is not designed for 64 bit PCs. My specs are as below:
- Windows XP Pro (x64 edition), SP2
- ASUS A8N-32 SLI Deluxe motherboard
- AMD Athlon 4200+ X2 (dual core) @ 2.5Ghz
- 2GB RAM
- Nvidia 7800GT graphics card (256MB)
I hope I posted in the right forum. I hope someone can help me to fix my driver_irql_not_less_or_equal Windows 7
issue Thanks for any help.
PS. I can't seem to boot in safemode because when I press F8 it just lets me select which device to boot from (CD ROM, HDD, etc.) and I never see an option for safemode. Why is this?