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Windows 7: iastor.sys related BSOD

26 Sep 2012   #61
flightmedic

Windows 7
 
 

OK. That's what I was planning.

I tried to do a clean install last night, but it was not able to find a drive to install it on, and it asked for a "driver". It stopped there. I will attempt to wipe today, my only concern is having a wiped HD and no OS able to install on it.

Thanks,

Jim


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26 Sep 2012   #62
gregrocker

 

Please unplug the other HD, boot the installer to see if the HD is shown. Delete all partitions to try install again.

If not, run the installer from your current install, see if you can install to C. It will not be quite as clean a reinstall as if partitions are wiped or deleted using Drive Tools, there will be a windows.old folder in C containing the entire old installation to delete afterwards, but it may solve your problem.
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26 Sep 2012   #63
flightmedic

Windows 7
 
 

I tried that as well. And it is still not finding the hard drive. I've run it from DVD (burned with imgburn at 4x speed), from a bootable USB and from my desktop. Each one gets to "locate driver", and then I cannot go further than that.

James
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26 Sep 2012   #64
gregrocker

 

Read your Manual to understand how to install without the RAID. You may need to disable it further in it's Control Panel.
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26 Sep 2012   #65
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I think he probably has the Intel smart response, which uses an SSD for cashing. I've never used it, but I understand it needs to be set up as raid for it to work.
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26 Sep 2012   #66
flightmedic

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I think he probably has the Intel smart response, which uses an SSD for cashing. I've never used it, but I understand it needs to be set up as raid for it to work.
Exactly. I'm trying to find a way to disable this. I am hoping once this is disabled when I try to install it will work. But I'm not seeing how to enable AHCI in BIOS screen (F10 at startup), and F2 at startup is diagnostics with no ability to make modifications.

Jim
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26 Sep 2012   #67
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You should have an option in BIOS usually under advanced settings called either storage configuration, sata configuration or sata mode. If you find the one listed as Raid, click on it (or press enter) and see if you don't have the option for AHCI.

Or, if you have an option for Intel smart response technology, see what happens if you disable that.
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26 Sep 2012   #68
flightmedic

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
You should have an option in BIOS usually under advanced settings called either storage configuration, sata configuration or sata mode. If you find the one listed as Raid, click on it (or press enter) and see if you don't have the option for AHCI.

Or, if you have an option for Intel smart response technology, see what happens if you disable that.
There's not that option in bios. Will try to disable the intel smart response technology and see what happens.

In msconfig it's listed as iastorui.sys. I'm assuming that is it.
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26 Sep 2012   #69
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flightmedic View Post

In msconfig it's listed as iastorui.sys. I'm assuming that is it.
I really can't answer that, but I don't believe that changing something in Windows will affect BIOS options. As a last resort, you could try disconnecting the SSD and see what happens. You may try looking in boot options and see if something about it is there.
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26 Sep 2012   #70
gregrocker

 

This should be revealed in your Manual. Have you read it yet?

I think I would want the SSD cache, so if it requires inserting RAID drivers at prompt during install try supplying them after downloading and unzipping to stick from the HP Support Downlloads webpage for your model. Then see what it displays for drives.

Earlier I suggested trying to run the installer from Win7 desktop to overwrite C. Did you say that there are still no drives displayed during install even from WIn7?
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