toside.sys error.

By mokaboy
Oct 8, 2007
  1. Hi all,

    My system setup is as followed.

    Asus M2V mobo
    2x1gb OCZ gold PC5400
    AMD Athlon x2 3800+
    Geforce 7600gt 256mb

    My memory allows timings of 4-4-4-12 so i overclocked them as soon as i could (2 days ago). Straight away after the timings change i recieved a message saying a file was corrupt when booting into windows. When i tried to reinstall windows i got the message toside.sys is corrupt.

    Can anyone explain whats happened and tell me what steps to take next?

    Am i entitled to a warranty replacement? a refund? or?

    Thanks in advance
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    toside.sys is the Toshiba PCI IDE Controller driver.

    I suggest you reinstall your chipset drivers etc.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    Thanks for your reply. I understand what your saying but found this on the net after a simple google search and it states the memory is the problem?

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    In that case, I suggest you test your ram as per these instructions.

    Please let me know the results.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. mokaboy

    mokaboy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 136

    I will run a memtest later on tonight. I have Ubuntu running at the moment as i obviously cannot install windows which makes me think the memory is not bad after all? Anyway im sure ubuntu has a memtest option on start up so ill see what happens.

    Id just like to know, if the memory is bad because i changed the timings to its stated 4-4-4-12 am i entitled to a refund? or a replacement? or neither?
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Some brands offer lifetime warranties. If that`s the case with your ram and it turns out to be faulty, then you should be able to rma it.

    I suggest you try running your system with just one stick of ram. See if it then becomes stable.

    I still think it`d be a good idea to reinstall your chipset drivers, just in case.

    Regards Howard :)
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