Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:27 AM
I've had many BSOD's on my Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Pentium 4® 1.6 GHz CPU dual CD equipped computer running XP Pro since I put in xpsp2 with it's poorly written atapi.sys v5.1.2600.2180. When I put in atapi.sys v5.1.2600.1106 (into system 32\drivers, into both C:\WINDOWS\system32\ReinstallBackups\0001 & 0002, and I made sp2.cab inaccesible by moving it to C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache from C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386, I could then start Nero w/o getting the BSOD. Then,atapi.sys v5.1.2600.2180 re-installed itself. BSOD was back. Next, I tried unpacking sp2.cab, replacing atapi.sys with the older version, and re-packing the cab file and putting it back into C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386. Atapi.sys v5.1.2600.2180 still re-installed itself from somewhere.(I also cleared all norton protected files during these procedures). Where is the little beast that keeps re-installing the sp2 atapi.sys? How do I stop it?