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Windows 7: iastora.sys BSOD on HP ultrabook - can't even boot into windows

15 Oct 2013   #11
fut832

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

UPDATE: using this tutorial Recover files from Windows hard disk using Puppy Linux | www.winhelp.us

In puppy linux I see all my partitions. I can mount them. Is there anything I can do from here?

Obviously I can back up my data, which is awesome. But can I actually fix the iastor thing from here?


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15 Oct 2013   #12
fut832

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I downloaded the latest iastora.sys and iastorf.sys onto a flash drive. Accessing my drivers folder through puppy linux, I was able to rename the old iastora.sys and iastorf.sys and drag the new ones into there. I shut down and attempted to boot windows again. This time, instead of a BSOD after the "Starting Windows" Animation screen, it goes into system recovery options (even when I select "Start Windows Normally"). Is this good progress?
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16 Oct 2013   #13
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

You are trying really hard.

Well done with Puppy Linux.

But what we need here is to disable the IRST in the BIOS.

I am asking for some help form the hardware experts who can guide you through it. In between, you please let us know the model number of your laptop, which will help us to help you about the BIOS configuration.
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16 Oct 2013   #14
fut832

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sure,

I have an HP ENVY 4-1043cl. The bios is InsydeH20 revision 3.7 F.02

Now that I have the data I needed, my primary goal is to do a fresh clean install of W7 without using the rapid storage stuff.

I really appreciate all your help
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16 Oct 2013   #15
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

If you do a clean install (valid original Microsoft install media, not HP recovery media), the Intel Rapid Storage will not be automatically installed on your system but have to be instead downloaded and installed from HP support pages. If it is installed, you can uninstall it easily from Control Panel > Programs and Features.
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16 Oct 2013   #16
fut832

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Kari. Once I get my BIOS figured out, i'll do a clean install
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16 Oct 2013   #17
fut832

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found this topic Access HP Envy 14 F.23 BIOS Advanced Options

I tried that with my bios in all different combinations and it simply doesn't work.


I checked HP website to see if there is a newer bios for my laptop. There is! and it is version F.23, the same version people have success with accessing advanced settings

HP Notebook System BIOS Update (Intel Processors) - HP ENVY Ultrabook 4-1043cl | HP® Support

Now I need to figure out how to install from outside of windows
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16 Oct 2013   #18
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fut832 View Post
Now I need to figure out how to install from outside of windows
Will this help? How to Flash BIOS if you cannot start Windows - HP Support Forum - 436381, when you click on "Go to Solution" you arrive here on the second page: Re: How to Flash BIOS if you cannot start Windows - Page 2 - HP Support Forum - 436381
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16 Oct 2013   #19
fut832

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think I'm gonna give this a try HP Insyde BIOS recovery steps.
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02 Mar 2014   #20
solsol

Windows 8 x64
 
 

i'm not sure if this post is still active but i'm having similar problems with the bsod and iastora.sys error message. i'd like to get my files off the computer to format it with the installation cds. i followed the puppy linux instructions but once puppy linux loads i only get a screen with a message saying that it is
loading drivers needed to access disk drives....done
searching puppy files in computer disk drives...
searching deeper, sub-sub-folders in partitions... lupu_528.sfs not found. dropping out into initial ramdiskconsole...
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
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i tried putting drivers on the usb disk but i get the same message. i'd really appreciate help with this. thanks!
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