Here's the update to this so far.
- I downloaded and installed the Seagate diagnostic utility. It found the drive but when I ran it against that drive...the PC hung and had to be forced to reboot.
- I wiped the drive and reinstalled Windows from scratch. After reinstalling I no longer get...
Thanks for the response. I do still have the original drive, and I have also created a Windows 7 installation disc in case I end up going that route.
I'll check out the Seagate utility. Thanks for the tip.
Yes, I have an Nvidia chipset and it is using the Nvidia storage drivers.
Bottom line up front - my PC is having repeated nvstor64 type 3 errors which cause it to hang and the only way to restart it is to hold the power button in until it shuts down. Help!
Sorry if this is the wrong forum - I'm not sure where to post this since I really don't know what the problem...
If you have access to another PC you could use this link AVG | Rescue CD | PC Rescue and Repair Toolkit to create a rescue CD from AVG. This is basically a linux disk with anti-virus on it. Boot your PC with that and use it to clean the drive.