This is not a known issue. This issue usually arises when the chipset is in the process of starting to fail or an issue with the OS occurs. You can try reinstalling windows first. Second try the driver from our site...
http://support.asus....model=P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe
Third would be replaceing the board due to a faulty chipset.
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Sent : 2/20/2010 10:10:02 PM
To : "firstname.lastname@example.org"
Subject : <TSD> Motherboard P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe
Apply date : 2/20/2010 7:53:14 PM
*Product Type : Motherboard
*Product Model : P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe
*Product S/N : 6AM0AG106272
Place of Purchase :
*Date of Purchase : 2006/10/17
*Motherboard Revision : P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe
*Motherboard BIOS Revision : P5N32
[VGA Card Specification]
*VGA Card Vendor : eVGA
*VGA Card Model : GeForce 7950 GT
*VGA Card Chipset : 7950GT
*VGA Card Driver : 126.96.36.19962
*CPU Vendor : Intel
*CPU Type : socket 775
*CPU Speed : 2.4ghz
*Memory Vendor : Corsair
*Memory Model : DDR2
*Memory Capacity : 4GB
HDD Vendor : Western Digital
HDD Model : Raptor
HDD Capacity : 150GB
[Add-on Card Specificatio]
Add-on Card Vendor :
Add-on Card Type :
Add-on Card Model :
*Operating System : WinXP
Motherboard: P5N32-SLi Deluxe
Processor: Intel E6600 Core2Duo
Video Card: 1x eVGA GeForce 7950 GT
Ram: 1GBx2 Corsair XMS2 DDR2
Hard drive: Western Digital Raptor 10K rpm 150GB
WinXP Pro Sp3
Iím having issues with my pc freezing, and after several debugging attempts, Iíve
found it seems to be an issue with the NVIDIA nforce4, possibly driver ďnvata.sysĒ.
From searching info on this, it seems this is a known issue with ASUS and nforce4.
No updated drivers seem to exist from NVIDIA.
If the motherboard is having issues with nforce4, what graphics card can be used
instead? Is there a newer video card that this issue is resolved? Iíd REALLY hate to be
forced to replace the motherboard with something that is not NVIDIA-based as I have
had no issues with NVIDIA till now. Iíll built this pc 4 years ago, and itís still a good pc
till this design flaw between NVIDIA and ASUS finally raised itís head on my system.
Iíve read of others where this issue showed up a lot sooner.
What does ASUS recommend as a fix?
A search for nvata turned upÖ
The problem of freezing occurs when I go online, and it requires that I disconnect
power in order to reboot. After many antivirus scans, the pc is clean, so this freezing is
no bug or virus. I have received the following errors:
ďAn error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk 0\D during a paging operation.Ē
Event ID: 2
Description: Device identified
Some have claimed the issue is resolved by not using the NVIDIA driver and instead
using the supplied generic Microsoft driver, but that didnít resolve my problem.
Others claim the issue is related to IDE/SATA. The error I got seems to support that.
Some have claimed to delete the IDE driver as a fix. I have not attempted that as I see
that as no solution.
No one forum online seems to have a clear answer as to what exactly the issue is or
how to fix it, and so far I have not found info about this on neither ASUS or NVIDIA
forums and troubleshooting forums.
Iím not looking for warranty work as the equipment is rather older now, but I clear fix
would be nice so I donít have to basically trash this pc and start over!
NVIDIA nvata.sys IDE/SATA driver Issue
Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:03 AM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:29 AM
Posted 06 March 2010 - 11:55 AM
So unless you got other ideas, it looks like a new computer for me!(if I had the money)
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