I have exactly the same issues with IAStorui failing:
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: CLR20r3
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0
These files may be available here:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 56509fdc-e460-11e1-b823-00268337d491
Report Status: 1
I can enter the Raid Configuration using Ctrl-I and can see my drives, including the SSD I want to use as cache.
It is very frustrating.
Is there no other way of enabling SDD Cache other than using Intel's Software?
To date I have tried disabling and then enabling dot net 3.51 from the "windows features". According to microsoft this process reinstalls dot net 3.51 - I just doubt that
All my driverss are up to date and my MOBO firmware is also up to date.
I still suspect the dot net component as being corrupted in some way.
My solution for this problem came from going backwards rather than forward.
In my case, my starting point is a factory image recovery on a Dell XPS 9100 and I was attempting to migrate from non RAID to RAID 1 (I wanted to migrate rather than clean install to avoid losing the Dell recovery partition and pre-installed drivers).
I could open the RST application, but received the "has stopped working" error if I tried to "Manage".
Disabling and re-enabling .NET 3.5.1 changed nothing, and because I had not allowed any updates in yet, 4.0 wasn't even on the system (I had previously tried fully updating a clean system before making the change and had failed).
I decided to try un/reinstalling the RST application itself. Since it's a Dell MOBO, I went to them for the download and noticed that the only thing available for this system was MSM 8.9. I uninstalled RST and installed the availabe MSM. (Note that the RST I uninstalled was part of the factory image, not something I installed separately. The available download was actually older than the original software)
After a resart, I opened the application and was immediately given the option to create a RAID array. It's 25% complete as I write this and there's been no further error.
For all I know, just re-installing the newest RST would have met with the same success, but I've seen plenty of threads where it didn't, so I offer this as "one more thing that worked" in hopes that it will work for others.
Intel released new RST drivers (Intel Rapid Storage Technology v126.96.36.1993), but unfortunately, it's still getting the same "iastorui has stopped working" error and then just crashes. I am on an Asus P8Z77 WS motherboard, with the new Ivy Bridge i7 CPU.
Is Intel going the AMD way of solving things?
Intel Rapid Storage Technology v188.8.131.526 - Working but is really old (not good with my Intel SSD 520 Series)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology v184.108.40.2067 - Memory Leaks (unusable)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology v220.127.116.111 - Still has Memory Leak issue
Intel Rapid Storage Technology v18.104.22.1680 - Problems starting service and crashes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology v22.214.171.1243 - Again... Problems starting service and crashes
So, i've tested almost every version of their driver/app and the only one working on a top notch PC is an old one...
P.S. I have done the tests on Windows 7 Professional 64bits
I found an article that mentioned a program im using that was causing the issue. EVGA Precision. Once I uninstalled it, Rapid Storage opened right up! Now I just need to figure out how to make precision play nicely with IRS.
If another program could cause this for me, it could be for others. Try to stop all added programs and restarting IRS. To do this, go to Start > type msconfig > select Startup > select Disable all > select Apply > OK and restart your computer. See if you can manually start IRS. You might need to find it in start, intel, then click on it from there.
You can also try this under the Services tab. Just make sure you Check mark HIDE ALL MICROSOFT SERVICES. You just want to stop installed programs, not windows services.
I have tried Intel Rapid Storage Technology v126.96.36.1993 Oficial even on a fresh installed Windows 7 Professional 64bits and still crashed. v188.8.131.526 worked (and that's like an year old version). So it's clear for me that Intel changed something in the new drivers that make RST to crash/not load on some configurations...
Errors 'IAStorUI stopped working' & 'Intel RST service is not running' - unable to access the Intel storage manager from the desktop & I can not create a volume/ set-up for RAID1 though I did have it in the past. I can enter the Intel Storage Manager on boot & the storage manager from the desktop & create a volume/set-up for RAID1, if I select RAID ON instead of the Legacy in the BIOS. However, that volume could not be deleted. This seemed to fix the issue for a short time.
I have 4 options in the BIOS. 2 of them RAID ON & LEGACY. RAID ON is needed for the Intel RST and Legacy is needed for Win7. I do have a bootable image so it made the following easier. But is has worked without the issue reappearing:
2 restores were done with a different intent & purpose. The steps are the following:
I found how to work around the BEX error (from a guy named Butmunch [sic] on OCZ's SSD forums).
I had a well-running Windows-7-64 desktop with some non-system drives in a RAID array. I needed more space and purchased my first "advanced format" 4K-sector drive. The drive came with a bunch of warnings about updating drivers, so I downloaded and installed the latest RST 11.7. After restarting, RST stopped working with the following error:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: IAStorUI.exe
Application Version: 184.108.40.2063
Application Timestamp: 50aa9318
Fault Module Name: ISDI2.dll
A lot of higher-end desktop motherboards have the usual six SATA ports connected to the Intel chipset, AND two additional SATA ports provided by another SATA-controller chip on your motherboard. The extra SATA ports are typically a different color plastic and/or located on the motherboard in a place separate from the six Intel ports.
Go into the BIOS, disable the extra non-Intel SATA ports, and restart. Intel RST 11.x should work normally.
I have an older Core-2 based system with a Gigabyte brand motherboard [P45-ICH10R chipset]. The guy who discovered the workaround was using a new Asus Z77 "Sabertooth" motherboard. The fact that it worked for both of us means it should apply to a wide variety of hardware.
Unfortunately, you lose the extra SATA ports in the process.
Hope this helps some people. Here’s where I found the solution if anybody wants to read about Butmunch’s bitchin’ computer: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-108604.html
I had the same issue with my Intel DZ77RE-75K Board. The RST service and application would not start and was crashing.
After reading the workaround posted by mmasterson I realized I had not installed a driver for the second hard disk controller. I was still using the Microsoft Provided SATA controller driver.
I installed the correct Marvell driver for my second SATA controller and re-installed RST 220.127.116.113. It's now working normal. Thanks for your posts!
I recommend you get the latest Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology version at the following below:
I also recommend you the following several solutions at the URL below:
I've tried 11.1, 11.6, & 11.7. The latest worked until I updated my BIOS. I'm using a Z77 motherboard with a 64 bit OS. I've tried all the tricks.. changing service startup options, removing .net 3.5.1 & reinstalling & updating, downloading .net 4.0.
Michael's link points to 11.7
I downloaded this file & it works properly now.
Here is the URL: