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BSOD halmacpi.dll and sorahci.sys

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    BSOD halmacpi.dll and sorahci.sys while restarting Windows


    Hey guys
    since a week I despair of installing my new SSD from Samsung (840 EVO 250GB) and don't know what I can do anymore.

    I own an Alienware M17 R1 Laptop with a Seagate Momentus 7200.3 160GB HDD for 5 years now. Due to the fact that there was still a free Slot for another harddrive, I bought a SSD to run my OS on it and to place my Files on the HDD. On my HDD i installed Windows 8.1.

    To have a clean Installation I assembled the new SSD and installed Windows 7 via my Windows 7 CD (I just own an Upgrade Software from Microsoft from 7 to 8 and because of that I first have to install Windows 7). So I installed Windows 7 on the SSD and then upgraded to Windows 8 without any errors or problems.

    After that, I tried to install Windows Updates to get the opportunity for a Windows 8.1 Update.
    There was the point, when I got the first BSOD (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION). I had to install 126 Updates and the BSOD appeared, when all Updates where installed and Windows try to configurate the Updates. At 30% Windows wants to restart and suddenly the loading circle freezes and the BSOD appear. After that Windows restarts and deinstall the Updates.
    I tried the Update procedure for a few times but it always failed at the same point.

    Afterwards I searched the web and updated my Drivers. No success. Then I bought a Driver Update Tool which updated all of my drivers again (for the case, that I forgot one). No success. Then I reinstalled Windows an tried everything again. No success. Then I read that the RAM could be a problem, thats why i put in the original RAM and tried everything again. No success.

    I nearly tried every suggestion I could find via Google, my nerves are really quite frayed and need some help!

    Attached you can find my system Zip file.

    I would appreciate every answer with an idea!

    All the best
    Illex

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    Last edited by Illex; 09 Nov 2014 at 15:32.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Have you tried installing Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver? Check your HDD for errors using HD Tune.Have you ran Memtest? RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Thanks for you answer

    Quote Originally Posted by softwaremaniac View Post
    Have you tried installing Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver?
    Yes, but it always says, that the system isn't supported.

    Quote Originally Posted by softwaremaniac View Post
    Check your HDD for errors using HD Tune.
    Okay, I will try that and give feedback.
    But the installation just fails on the SSD?! The HDD keeps working.

    Quote Originally Posted by softwaremaniac View Post
    No, but I will try that and give you feedback.
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    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    That is strange. It should not do that. Have you tried running the driver Update Utility from Intel's page? Read this: M17x R1 and Windows 8 - Alienware Forum - Alienware Club - Dell Community Try to do that step with the page file. It may do the trick.
    When you install windows, is your BIOS set to AHCI mode?
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    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Hey softwaremaniac,
    thanks again for your reply.

    I checked my HDD with HD Tune which found no error.

    I read the topic you postet, but its about M17x R1 and not M17 R1. Furthermore, it's about Windows 7 and an upgrade from 7 to 8, but I have already updatet to Windows 8 without complications. Just when I try to install Updates the BSOD appears. :-/

    When I go into my BIOS there is no Option for AHCI. I just can switch between "Raid Enabled" and "Raid Disabled".

    Appart from that, I can't understand, why I had no problems with installing Windows 8.1 on my HDD, but with my new SSD, I'm fighting for weeks now...

    Hope you have more ideas!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Has Noone any new ideas?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,480
    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Memtest results?
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