frequent BSODs in Disk.sys

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frequent BSODs in Disk.sys

Post by chrstphr » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:41 pm

I made a build using 5eraphs x64 pack, in March. At first it seemed corrupted and crazy, but I read an old thread which said not to use any add-on packs. So I rebuilt, using only the seraph main pack and sp2.

Now I have this problem, which no one has any ideas about:

My M4A79 crashes (BSOD) frequently, always while running disk.sys (a microsoft
file, doing something in the PnP area). Disk.sys is listed as a part of the
drivers of the HDDs.

It is always STOP 0x00000050. The address trying to be referenced seems to be
reserved by "board resources", which does not require a driver.

The weird part is, if you can get the system to run for a few minutes, it will
run for hours.

It usually crashes one to many times before finally running. If you can get it
going, it does everything well, including 3D games and other reasonably
stressful activities.

I have run MEMtest for more than an hour, it passed 100%. HDDs pass scandisk
repeatedly.

I recently installed the ATI 9.5 drivers without the CCC because another
reviewer had problems with CCC. No help.

Any ideas at all?

M4A79 Deluxe / BIOS 1403 / Phenom II 940 / 8GB Ballistix 800Mhz 4-4-4 @ 2.0V
/ 850W PC Pwr&Cooling / 2 X 4890

There are various hits around the web on this, and a little chain on msfn.
It probably isn't one particular setup that does it.

The worst offender is steam.exe - it BSODs 90% of the time.

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Post by 5eraph » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:31 pm

A Google search has uncovered multiple links to the same unsolved problem by a single user originating from Usenet. However, one person seems to have narrowed the problem down to a bad DVD drive. You may want to try swapping out your IDE optical drives to troubleshoot the problem.

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Post by 5eraph » Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:01 am

A related file, ATAPI.sys, may also cause that error. You could try installing KB971075 to see if it solves your problem. It will be included in the next update pack.

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strange but true

Post by chrstphr » Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:26 am

I will try the hotfix, because it sounds exactly like the problem but....

Because of the first reply, and lacking any other ideas,
I decided to update some technology.

I replaced my IDE DVD drive and storage drive with a
SATA bluray drive and a new SATA 750GB storage drive.
The single IDE channel is now completely unused.

The BSODs have virtually stopped.

I don't know if ATAPI is different for SATA, or what, but it worked.

Flippin' strange I say.

Thanks for the update packs, which make windows liveable.

regards, chrstphr.

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Post by 5eraph » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:22 am

You're welcome.

I'm glad to hear you solved the problem. :)

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