Jump to content
CCleaner Community Forums

Speccy & Bluescreen


Recommended Posts

Hello There!


I've just downloaded Speccy to take a look at my system, but I keep running into bluescreen errors. The program will be analyse my OS and CPU without issue, but then when it attempts to analyse my RAM, the whole computer dies a temporary fiery death and goes to Bluescreen with a 'DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_THAN_EQUAL' error.


As it's crashing at the RAM section, I assumed perhaps there's something wrong with my memory. After searching the web for other Speccy/BSOD related issues, a couple of threads suggested running something akin to Memtest86 diagnostics to see if anything was physically wrong.


This I did, no errors returned.



Any suggestions or similar experiences for resolving this?



EDIT: According to the Bluescreen info, it's something to do with the driver 'nvstor32.sys', if that's of any help.


Further Edit: Never mind, found a way around this involving replacing the nvstor32.sys driver with a standard Microsoft one for handling IDEs. Feel free to delete this thread, mods, and sorry to be a self-solving pain in the arse.




Intel Quad Core @2.40 ghz,

4gb RAM

Windows 7 on a 32bit System)

Link to post
Share on other sites

I did a few searches for nvstor32.sys to see how other people had solved their issues. A little bit of hunting later, I'd learnt that it's used for handling IDE/ATA controllers.


I looked at mine in Device Manager, hunting for the controller that used that specific driver. On finding it, went into Properties > Update Driver > Browse my Computer for Driver Software > Let me pick from a list of device drivers.


What I'm now using is Microsoft's'Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller'. Seems to have stopped BSODing when Speccy scans my system, so looks like it worked. I didn't download anything extra, I assume it's simply a system driver in case the Nvidia one ever fails.


Found it as a solution here, but unrelated to Speccy.

Link to post
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...