IDE driver: nvata.sys (version 188.8.131.522)
In my case, Iíve been running this eVGA GeForce 7950 GT for nearly 4 years with no issues at all on a ASUS P5N32-SLI Deluxe mobo, and 2GB of Corsair DDR2. Iím running only one card.
Like my computer is doing, there is an issue with the IDE/SATA driver causing the pc to hard freeze up, and only disconnecting power will allow reboot. Occasionally there is a BSOD relating to IRQL or something to that effect. Iíve gotten a BSOD 3-4 times in many freezes.
My pc freezes only when I go online. If I stay offline, so far, it has yet to freeze up.
It varies somewhat how long online before it freezes, from 5 minutes to sometimes 15-20 minutes.
Some have said they uninstalled the driver for the IDE/SATA and the problem stopped. That did not work for me. And I havenít found any updated nvata.sys so far, and searched on NVIDIA site produce no results, yet itís a known issue. Typical.
I have done the malware removal guide tips and no apparent bugs found(runs better now actually!), yet some have related this issue to being a bug of some sort. Well, it is buggy, but this problem doesnít seem at all like a bug infection. Itís a new driver is needed issue.
I went to school to work in the video game industry as a 3D modeler, and built this for gaming, but Iíve since decided to get out of gaming, and as it is this box is rather outdated game-wise, so I donít need the higher end video card. I donít mess with video either as my connection is slow. A decent basic card would be fine, but Iíd like to fix this if I can.
Is there a fix for this nvata.sys driver issue yet?