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Windows 7: Win 7 will not boot after BIOS updating

23 Jun 2014   #1
desert cat

New Jersey
 
 
Win 7 will not boot after BIOS updating

Hello,

Working on a Trenton NTM6900 motherboard, BIOS was updated OS will not boot.
Pre BIOS update is was working fine configured as RAID 1 with two HDD's.
After BIOS update system will not boot also after BIOS revert to "old" version.

I suspect the:
iaStor = Intel's Raid driver / iaStorV= Window's default Raid driver

Their function is same. allowing the system to run in RAID array.

Any option editing the REGISTRY offline altering the iaStor/iaStoreV values?
Any other idea?


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23 Jun 2014   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi

Editing Registry offline or adding drivers offline is not a big deal but i would like to know whether "Windows 7" setup can see your partitions if RAID is enabled. If not, whether it can see the partitions if we provide the RAID driver during setup as per this guide - SATA Driver - Load in Windows 7 or Vista Setup

Latest "F6" RAID driver : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...ional&lang=eng
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23 Jun 2014   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Upgrading your BIOS will not alter your drivers or the registry.

It will alter your BIOS settings. These will return to their default settings after BIOS update.
Hopefully you recorded all your preferred BIOS settings before the flash. You probably need to go back in and change the settings back to your preferred settings.
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23 Jun 2014   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What was said above, you need to go into the bios and reconfigure the RAID.
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23 Jun 2014   #5
desert cat

New Jersey
 
 
BIOS configuration

BIOS was re-verified to have RAID 1 as was before the update, it wasn't changed after to update.
I had used DISKPART to put the relevant partition as ACTIVE and ran the "system repair" with no help.

Start-up repair returned failure: "Problem Signature 07: MissingOSLoader"

Also SFC /SCANNOW will not run while booting from the WIN 7 DVD...
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23 Jun 2014   #6
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:

I had used DISKPART to put the relevant partition as ACTIVE and ran the "system repair" with no help.

So "Windows 7" install disk can recognize your drive without the need of special drivers ?.

What happens when you try to normally boot ? ( black screen, blue screen , restart after displaying Windows logo etc ).
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23 Jun 2014   #7
desert cat

New Jersey
 
 

Normal boot leads to restart after displaying Windows logo...
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23 Jun 2014   #8
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:

Normal boot leads to restart after displaying Windows logo...
Instead of booting directly, please press F8 and select "Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure" and then boot. Now Windows will stall at blue screen. Either notify and post the bug check code or take a screen shot and upload with next reply.
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23 Jun 2014   #9
essenbe

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

In bios is your sata controller set to Raid? Usually a bios update will set everything back to default settings.
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24 Jun 2014   #10
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by desert cat View Post
Normal boot leads to restart after displaying Windows logo...
This would indicate that there is a hardware problem. The part of the Windows startup that has a black background and "Starting Windows" is where the OS is initializing hardware and loading drivers.

Again, there is nothing about a BIOS flash that will change anything on your hard drive - the OS, installed drivers - these would be unaffected.

So it remains that there is something changed in your BIOS settings from the way it was before your flash. In this case I suspect a device has been activated that was not before.

One thing we see a lot here is folks that do a lot of potential repairs for some original problem before they come here. So sometimes a relatively simple problem and solution can become complicated because of the thrashing about and not mentioning everything they did.
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