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Driver or harddisk error?

  1. #1


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro

    Driver or harddisk error?


    Have windows 7 and Windows 8 installed on seperate SSD's. I'm also having 2 harddisks in the PC.
    After running Windows 8, and booting into Win7, chkdsk want's to check all the logical disks completely. It never finds any error, but it is very annoying. How do I prewent this from happen?
    It is with Release Preview this error is.

    Is this a "Windows" thing, or is it a missing driver for my mobo? (MSI Z77A-GD65)?

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  2. #2


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    What SSDs brand/model do you have?

    Check Device Manager for any yellow triangles.

    What IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers do you have?
    Right click the Intel controller and select Properties, then Driver.
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  3. #3


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    No yellow triangels.
    SSD's:
    Intel X-25M 1g 80Gbyte
    Samsung 830 256Gbyte
    Both on Intels buildin controller (chipset Z77)
    Using the driver from Windows 8 (AHCI mode)
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  4. #4


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Would it be Intel 11.1.0.1006?
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  5. #5


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    A funny thing just happend. Went into device manager to see driver version, and _now_ I have a yellow triangle:
    PCI Simple communication Controller (I don't know what that is?)

    The sata controller looks like this:
    Standard SATA AHCI controller with driver Microsoft ver 6.2.8400.0

    I tried to update driver automatic, but nothing was found.

    Do you know a link to better SATA controller drivers? TIA
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  6. #6


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    This is my Intel RST driver, got this from the install, I didn't update it.
    Do you have one that looks like this?

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    The latest RST driver from Intel: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
    This is Version:10.8.0.1003

    I've used these Intel drivers many times with no problems, I would install the 11.1.0.1006 version.
    Intel RST from Station Drivers
    They are WHQL and Official.

    Did a quick search for the PCI Simple communication Controller driver, didn't find much.
    Try the Chipset driver from your ASUS motherboard site.
    Last edited by Dave76; 07 Jun 2012 at 10:28.
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  7. #7


    Denmark
    Posts : 224
    Windows 8.1 64bit Pro


    Ups. I'm sorry I did forget to upgrade my system specs. That is done now. I have changed to Z77 and Ivy Bridge.

    Click image for larger version

    This is how my DeviceManager looks like.
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  8. #8


    Belgium
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 CP x64


    PCI Simple Communications Controller is probably Intel MEI.
    Driver can be found here: Intel® Management Engine Interface (MEI/HECI) About halfway trough the page.
    Couldn't instantly locate it on Intel's website.

    ~Aeny
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  9. #9


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    Windows 8 Release preview


    I had the same problem when booting back to Windows 7 from 8. Check Disk would run every time. I stopped it from running thru info in this thread.


    Windows 8 CP : Check Disk on Dual Boot
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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
    Posts : 3,030
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Welcome to Eight Forums jgarland, nice find.
    Sounds like it's definitely worth a try.

    @ Burgurne
    I would install the Intel RST driver 11.1.0.1006 version.

    Also install the driver mentioned by Aeny.
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