BSOD caused by ntoskrnl.exe

Pretty much exactly what the title says.

Started happening after my new pc installed service pack 1 for Windows 7 64-bit. (Damn update service was messed up for a few days.)

Intel i5-3570k
Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS
1TB Western Digital Caviar Green (I know, it's slow)
EVGA Geforce 650ti Boost SSC Edition
8GB G-Skill Ripjaws RAM
Corsair CX750W PSU
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  1. Check that your mb has the newest bios. With he asus efi bios make sure your running in standard mode.
  2. Is this Question any different to the other one asked?
  3. Yes very different actually. The other was a simple error in the shutdown process cause by the lack of Windows installing important files from Service Pack 1.

    THIS time, I'm getting hit by BSODs caused by ntoskrnl.exe

    COMPLETELY unrelated.

    On a more helpful note, I updated BIOS. BSOD still occurs, DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE is the Bug check string (Can't believe I forgot to mention that.)

    Link to minidump folder:
  4. Is your rig certified for Windows 7? There are some features exclusive to Windows 8 only.

    Did you upgrade to Windows 7, originally? Your motherboard does not support Vista OS, if that was the original OS, and you upgraded from that to Windows 7 see foot notes -

    You'd need to do a full re-install of the OS, the service Pack 1 was probably corrupted or not for your version of Windows.
  5. -I think the ntoskrnl.exe file is corrupt or missing .
    -To restore this file follow the below steps.

    -Insert the Microsoft Windows XP CD. Note: If you have a recovery CD or a restore CD and not a Microsoft Windows XP CD it is likely the below steps will not resolve your issue.
    Reboot the computer, as the computer is starting you should see a message to press any key to boot from the CD.
    - When you see this message press any key.
    -In the Microsoft Windows XP setup menu press the R key to enter the recovery console.
    -Select the operating system you wish to fix, and then enter the administrator password.
    -Type expand d:\i386\ntoskrnl.ex_ c:\windows\system32
    -You will then be prompted if you wish to overwrite the file type Y and press enter to overwrite the file.
    -Type exit to reboot the computer.
  6. Best answer
    All dumps are 0x9F, I checked the last 3 and the pointers are all to the iaStorA.sys (Intel RST?) driver.

    The problem may be incorrect power saving/wake settings for something affecting the hard drive, problem with the hard drive, incorrect driver, ...
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