Hi everyone -
I recently went for an upgrade to my graphics card and PSU.
After installing my new Geforce GTX 660 I began to have issues on start up. Not when I restarted the PC> Just when it fully shut down. BSOD DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
I had updated months prior to Windows 8.1 and had no virus software installed. I had all my drivers fully updated at this point, including downloading the latest nvidia drivers for my card & installing it.
After coming across a number of issues I was eventually forced to do a clean install of windows 8 to see if it solved the problem.
Alas, everything worked fine. I installed all the latest drivers for my chipset, LAN, soundcard etc, then I disabled my intergrated graphics from within the Bios (I had heard this causes some issues when installing a stand alone card) and then reinstalled the Geforce hardware before reinstalling the latest nividia drivers. Everything worked fine. Great even. Windows booted very quickly and I had no issues with BSOD. I rebooted my pc several times just to check if it was working. It worked perfectly.
it wasn't to last - after I started the painful process of re-downloading all my games from steam I then decided to download Windows 8.1 (I downloaded and installed all windows 70+ updates prior to this) - And well it seemed to work. However I didn't really reboot it at this point - It restarted on it's own (As I said earlier, it never brought up BSOD on restart, only on boot).
Well, this morning it did start again on BSOD - and had left off where it was before all this hassle. I am back to square one. ¬.¬
I would appreciate any help at all guys because I am truly confused. Is it a direct driver conflict between my Geforce 660 GTX and widnows 8.1? I am really not keen to do a full clean install of windows 8 again without knowing what this issue is.
Speccy Snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/wZZZxCdpjajK7QJ3kiuDob8
DMP files.zip 76.33KB 5 downloads I Have attached my DMP files and the Results text from MiniToolBox to this post.
Please, I'd appreciate any help at all. It's driving me insane.