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    Intel Rapid Storage Technology boot issue


    Hi there,
    I have windows 8 Enterprise x64 RTM, an asus sabertooth z77 mobo.

    I have installed windows 8 in AHCI sata mode and it works flawlessly but I have a solid state drive for caching.

    So I backed up my data, changed to RAID mode in BIOS and proceeded to reinstall. Windows 8 installer sees my harddrives in raid mode and continues to install fine. And that's where fine ends.
    I get blue screens before the personalization screens start "winload.exe is missing or corrupt". Randomly this morning it just worked, I got to my desktop and started installing drivers - worked fine. Installed RST 11.5.0.1184 (beta) - rebooted and bluescreened "a required device is missing or failed".

    Now this is where things are unexplainable for me. If I boot to my installation media and quit it at the first chance, the system reboots and boots into windows 8 flawlessly. When I shutdown or restart windows - at the next boot it bluescreens but if I boot from my installation media and quit, then it restarts and boots fine.
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    Hello Jim, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The intel Raid-Sata-Ata-Ahci RST 11.5.2.1001 WHQL version worked best for me. You might give them a try as well to see how they do for you at the Station Driver link below.

    intel drivers pour Raid/Sata/Ata/Ahci

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    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 20 Aug 2012 at 05:59 PM.
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    Thanks for that crazy fast reply,
    I have downloaded and installed 11.5.2.1001 as above with the same results - the weird thing I have noticed is that inside the RST program - it says it is version 11.5.0.1207

    I thought maybe I installed the wrong one but during install I see it writing registry entries stating 11.5.2.1001 - weird
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    Odd, does it show 11.5.2.1001 as the version number in Programs and Features?

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    It shows 11.5.2.1001 in Programs and Features
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    May just be a version entry they missed updating in that version then. Well, I suppose that you could uninstall this one and give 11.5.0.1207 from the same link above a try.
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    I have downloaded and installed 11.5.0.1207 as above with the same result
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    I have installed another machine with RST 11.2.0.1006 perfectly fine, tried that version on this one and I caused windows not to boot at all - after removing any signs of acceleration from RAID my system did a self repair and now boots correctly as long as I don't try to accelerate it. The system generated a log file - after reading through it, it seems my original winload.exe was due to the system trying to boot from the windows 8 recovery environment
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    I'm afraid that I'm at a loss as well.
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    K, this is a stretch BUT...
    I have ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe mobo and Windows 8. I have loaded in the Intel Rapid Start Beta driver for Windows 8 IRST_V11501184_Win8. Now I had a lot of issues with a couple of hard drives after this (or before this- like I said, a stretch). It turns out that for some reason my Samsung 2TB hard drives suddenly did not like running on the 6GB/s ports on my mobo. One was flaking out and one would not show up on the SATA list in the UEFI. Changing the drives over to one of the last 4 non SATA 3 ports fixed all my problems. I boot from a Vertex 3 SSD BTW which works fine. I just bought a 3TB hard drive to replace the two 2TB drives that have been giving me troubles.
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