I was having issues with my external hard drive today and the event logs said something about the storage controller having a read error so I decided to try to update the storage drivers. I believe I had version 8.x and I downloaded the newest version from Intel's site, 12.x. I installed the software, and my system hung at "Starting Windows." I reverted to the last known good configuration, and I was back up and running. I decided to delete the existing drivers (8.x), restarted the computer, it automatically installed the 12.x drivers, and asked me to restart my computer, which I did. After this, my computer still hangs and I can't restore the last known good configuration.
Things I've tried:
- Trying to manually delete iaStore*.sys from system32\drivers
- Running Startup Repair
- Running System Restore (Apparently I don't have a restore point...)
I'm getting a BSOD when I try to boot into Windows now, but I can't see what it is.
I believe there may be a conflict of driver versions at this point. I'd like to manually remove all the Intel SATA drivers, if possible; however, I've been
Version 12.x of Rapid Storage software will work for newer chipset models, you mentioned having version 8.x, so, depending on the chipset model on your computer, you will get version 12.x installed properly.
I regret to inform you that the only way to uninstall the driver will be through Programs and Features from Control Panel.