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[Q] Installing Intel Matrix Storage Manager

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    Windows 7 64bit

    [Q] Installing Intel Matrix Storage Manager


    Hey guys, have any of you manage to install Intel Matrix Storage Manager? Everytime I try to install it it says my computer does not meet the minimum requirements. Without it I can't switch from IDE to AHCI for my SSD...

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    Posts : 122
    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    Firstly I assume you had AHCI enabled in the bios before installing Windows 8.

    So, just try installing the matrix driver in compatibility mode with Windows 7 or Vista : To install a driver/program in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with windows 7 / vista etc. - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install.

    If that doesn't work post back what controller is installed in device manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whest View Post
    Firstly I assume you had AHCI enabled in the bios before installing Windows 8.

    So, just try installing the matrix driver in compatibility mode with Windows 7 or Vista : To install a driver/program in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with windows 7 / vista etc. - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install.

    If that doesn't work post back what controller is installed in device manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
    I installed W8 in IDE mode because it keeps giving me formatting errors when I leave it in AHCI. I have already tried running it with admin rights/w7 compatibility with no luck. I'll check the controller after work today and let you know. Thanks for your help.
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    Windows 7 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whest View Post
    Firstly I assume you had AHCI enabled in the bios before installing Windows 8.

    So, just try installing the matrix driver in compatibility mode with Windows 7 or Vista : To install a driver/program in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with windows 7 / vista etc. - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install.

    If that doesn't work post back what controller is installed in device manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
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    Windows 8 64bit Pro


    You need to do this registry fix to enable AHCI then reset the bios to AHCI - those formatting errors maybe a sign your hard drive is on the way out - strange you have no problems when using IDE mode though.

    Go here and follow the instructions on how to enable AHCI : Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive: "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

    When you have the above sorted out download and run a hard drive diagnostic tool to see if there are any problems with your hard drive : HD Diagnostic
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    Posts : 9
    Windows 7 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by whest View Post
    You need to do this registry fix to enable AHCI then reset the bios to AHCI - those formatting errors maybe a sign your hard drive is on the way out - strange you have no problems when using IDE mode though.

    Go here and follow the instructions on how to enable AHCI : Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive: "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

    When you have the above sorted out download and run a hard drive diagnostic tool to see if there are any problems with your hard drive : HD Diagnostic
    I gave up and just reinstalled Windows with AHCI mode enabled and providing the AHCI drivers during installation...

    I read up a bunch of links telling me to change:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci
    which is nonexistent in W8...but now I see it's actually:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorV

    Only if I read this earlier... Thanks for your help any way!
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-bit


    Strange, I installed Windows 8 but made the mistake that my HDD was still on IDE, im using a SSD as bootdrive too.
    After installation i recognized my mistake and went to bios/efi and changed IDE to AHCI, i have an Asrock 970 Extreme3 motherboard.
    Windows 8 still booted fine no errors/bsod, but I did notice that in games my HDD would go to 100% utilization and it would hang for 30secs or so.
    So I reinstalled it with AHCI enabled this time.
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    AHCI


    can i change the bios to AHCI before the ssd disc is installed, my pc crashed and i had to go back into bios and change back to ide,
    anyone help,
    ROB
    Last edited by ROBERT DONNELLY; 09 Dec 2012 at 13:57. Reason: spelling
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