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atipcie.sys error after windows 10 upgrade

Question asked by inq007 on Aug 16, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 8, 2015 by hardcoregames™



I am getting following error at boot after upgrading from windows7 SP1 (64bit) to Windows10:




Cannot load the operating system because essential driver is missing or corrupted. (Have a dutch system, this is a translation)


The system is/was working fine in windows7. (Did a rollback after the update failed)


I have a NVIDIA GPU with latest drivers plugged into my PCIE slot. (see other specifications below)


The file in the error is there when I go look for it. But I'm not sure it working properly and wether I even need it?


As far as I know this is the chipset driver for my PCIE slot?


What I have tried so far:


1) After upgrade to windows 10 boot to safe mode => same error

2) After upgrade to windows 10 boot repair => same error

3) Rollback to Windows 7

4) Installed the AMD latest chipset drivers for 780G => this does not seem to have changed the file.


Could somebody confirm that this file is the chipset driver for my PCIE slot? Does somebody know how to troubleshoot this issue?

I will happely provide more info if needed.



Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-78LMT-USB3 (Socket M2)


ManufacturerGigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
ModelGA-78LMT-USB3 (Socket M2)
Chipset VendorAMD
Chipset Model780G
Chipset Revision00
Southbridge VendorAMD
Southbridge ModelSB700
Southbridge Revision00


ModelGeForce GTX 650
Device ID10DE-0FC6
SubvendorGigabyte (1458)
Current Performance LevelLevel 1
Current GPU Clock324 MHz
Current Memory Clock324 MHz
Voltage0.975 V
Bus InterfacePCI Express x16
Temperature32 °C
Driver version10.18.13.5560
BIOS Version80.
Physical Memory1023 MB
Virtual Memory1024 MB