2 days after the big windows April updates I started getting an iaStor.sys BSOD every few days. It only happens when I'm away from the computer (it's on 24/7), never while I'm using it. This is on a Dell desktop running XP.
Here's the relevant snippet from the dump file:
Unable to load image iaStor.sys, Win32 error 2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStor.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStor.sys
I started with the basics. No malware or viruses. I ran memtest and checked the drives (RAID 1) using the disk check at startup. Everything checked out here.
But when I use chkdsk it gets weird...
chkdsk reports errors, so I run chkdsk /f and it says everything is fixed. Then I reboot and run chkdsk again and it reports the same problems again. Here's what chkdsk is saying:
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal ...
Repairing Usn Journal file record segment.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows found problems with the file system.
Run CHKDSK with the /F (fix) option to correct these.
I've tried re-installing Intel Matrix Storage Manager and re-doing all of the above, but still nothing. chkdsk still keeps reporting errors, and the computer keeps crashing every few days when I'm not actively using it.
Seems like a drive going bad no? I just replaced one of the drives about 2 months ago, and the other is about 2 years old. I'm just at a loss for what to do here.
I've done that, except using a more recent version of Intel Matrix Storage Manager. The one that came on the computer is 7.6.1 so that's the version I performed those steps with. The version they link to in that post is really old - it's like version 5 something. Installing that seemed like a bad idea to me. My computer has worked flawlessly until a few weeks ago... I can't imagine that reverting to an old outdated version of the driver would fix it...