Windows 7 starting to BSOD on boot - rr174x
Posted on 2011-02-17
Over the past, say, week, my system has started to boot to a 7F BSOD. I go through the Win7 Repair from the install disc (restore) and that doesn't help. I open the case, jiggle a few things around, reseat some stuff (cards, cables, RAM) and it finally boots.
Event viewer shows that "rr174x failed to load/start" in the Administrative Events. There is an entry for this every time I BSOD. This would be a HighPoint RocketRaid driver that I probably installed when I first built the system (about a year ago), but had removed soon after (using the SATA ports on the mobo instead). Has never been a problem before.
I found the rr174x.sys file (properties say from 2006) in the System32\Drivers folder and renamed to rr174x.sys.bak, but the same BSOD came up the next boot. There is another folder in the DriverStore folder starting with rr174x, with a number of files (.ini, .sys, etc.), but I'm leery of messing with it.
There is no entry in Device Manager for this device (any longer), and there is no entry in Add/Remove Programs to uninstall it.
How do I get rid of this driver/file? If it is indeed my problem. Driving me crazy that I have to jiggle stuff around to get it to boot.
Have downloaded the MS Windows Memory Diag, and am about to run that to see if it's a RAM issue.