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Windows 7: marvell 91xx sata 6g controller. This device cannot start. (Code 10)

13 Sep 2013   #1
kevawo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
marvell 91xx sata 6g controller. This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Hey there, I recently updated my BIOS to a newer version due to BSODs and now it's been running perfectly. Although my system works fine now without any problems, I'm not too sure as to what marvell 91xx sata 6g controller is and if it'll affect my system. This never appeared before the BIOS update so could it be some settings in BIOS I have to tweak? I'm not sure if I should be in the Drivers Section or here as I do not know what marvell 91xx sata 6g controller really is, I know it has something to do with SSDs. Thanks!


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13 Sep 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Marvell 91 xxm is a driver controller that works the 6 gig sata (3.0) connection on my Asus motherboard. I have never been able to use it because it causes problems. If you can get it to work it will speed up a SSD I/O, R/W slightly.
I use the Intel 2.0 sata connection with no problems. Because it is a SSD it still is very fast. If you are using a hard drive their would be no advantage on using sata 3.0 because of the speed a hard drive works at.

It would be helpful if you would completely fill in your specs. This Tutorial by
Brink will help you with that.

System Info - See Your System Specs
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13 Sep 2013   #3
kevawo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey there, sorry about that, I just filled in my system specs.

But here it is anyways, I have also attached a jpg to show you what I'm talking about

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OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-990FXA-UD5
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD FX(tm)-8120 Eight-Core Processor, 3100 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 13.3 GB
Total Virtual Memory 63.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 61.1 GB
CPU Speed 3.14 GHz
Video Card Model NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Video Card Memory 4.24 GB


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13 Sep 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Looking at your motherboard specs I don't see a choice for you. You have to use the Marvell ports.

2 x Marvell 88SE9172 chips:
  1. 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
  2. 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s connectors on the back panel supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
  3. Support for RAID 0 and RAID 1
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FXA-UD5 (rev. 1.x)

Have you updated those two marked Marvell drivers?
Try right ticking on one of them and select Update Drivers.
You could also check Windows Updates and see if it picks up and needed driver updates.
Don't forget to reboot.
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14 Sep 2013   #5
kevawo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey there, thanks for all your help, those two drivers are indeed updated to the latest version. What exactly are the Marvell ports and how do I use them?

The picture showing those two drivers with exclamation marks did not appear before the BIOS update, it only appeared after. I did not touch any of my hardware nor did I switch up any cables if that's what you were referring to on the Marvell ports.
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14 Sep 2013   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Marvell Sata ports = Sata Ports on your motherboard that have the Marvell Controller that controls them.
Please use your motherboard manual to locate them. You probable have your hard drive plugged into one of them. If the hardware in your computer hasn't been changed and the connections are also the same as before the bios update is probably causing the problem. Why; I don't know. I will look for some help on this matter.

Why did you update your bios?
Were you having a problem before you updated your bios?
Are you having any problems now with the way your system is working?

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-990FXA-UD5 (rev. 1.x)
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14 Sep 2013   #7
kevawo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Marvell ports = Sata Ports on your motherboard that have the Marvell Controller that controls them.
Please use your motherboard manual to locate them. You probable have your hard drive plugged into one of them.
So what do I do after I have located them? Do I unplug them?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Why did you update your bios?
Were you having a problem?
Yes, I was having BSOD issues with certain games such as Rome 2 and Call of Duty, but after the BIOS update they disappeared.

By the way, if my system is working fine, should I be worried about the driver controllers?
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14 Sep 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would not do anything at this time. Do not unplug anything at this time. Your system is working properly.
Using your motherboard manual and having a general knowledge of where things are located and what they are is just a good practice.
Like I posted before I will request help from some friends.
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14 Sep 2013   #9
kevawo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I would not do anything at this time. Do not unplug anything at this time. Your system is working properly.
Using your motherboard manual and having a general knowledge of where things are located and what they are is just a good practice.
Like I posted before I will request help from some friends.

Not sure if this would help but I realized I had recently updated them but they don't seem to match with the versions on the gigabyte site. I used a program called Driver Genius to automatically update my drivers for me. Could this be the culprit and if so how do I roll back?


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14 Sep 2013   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... Try and Reset your BIOS to Default Under Advanced Options
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