Missing or corrupt nvata.sys


I have just installed w2k3 server on a new hardware. When the system was up and running I did a restore from a backup. (the backup was don orginal from another w2k3 pc, not same hw) After a reboot, I get the "missing or "corrupt nvata.sys" This is probably because of differend display adapter form det backup to the new hardware. But where can I find the nvata.sys file, so I can copy this to the correct location?


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nvata.sys sounds like an nvidia driver so if you know the chipset of the board you could probably download a driver package and extract it from that.
Quick answer would be your old hardware.

I *think* its the Nvidia Nforce3/4 Sata drivers.

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just go to the nvdia website download the right drivers,start on safe mode and install correct drivers
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ako74Author Commented:
Yes, the Quick answer would be old hardware, but the motherboard is corrupt on that PC. And I can't get the same board with the same raid controller on. :-(
ako74Author Commented:
I have downloaded the correct driver, and I am using 7ZIP to extract all the files to avoid installing the driver on my other PC. But there is noe NVATA.sys file in the package. Any ideas?


HP 8100 Elite convertible minitower,
Display adapter: Nvidia gforce 310
Can you take the HDD out of the old hardware and install it as a slave in the new machine? either that or if you can get a suitable caddy to connect Via USB that would work too, would allow you to pull the nvata.sys from the old Hard drive.
ako74Author Commented:
No I can't do that, because I don't have the file on the old drive.
If I had, then I could have done that.
ako74Author Commented:
Solved the problem by reinstalling OS with another ATI display-card. Then I avoided the Nvidia problem :-)
that would have been my next suggestion, as the image on different hardware is the root of the problem.

Glad its sorted though, thanks for the points, I can become a normal user now! :D
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