I am sorry you are having problems but let me help you.
Please note that the Matrix Storage Technology was replaced by the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology; however, not all chipsets support the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology. From our side, I can confirm that the PCH Chipsets can run the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology meaning that some of the 5 series chipsets and above can run this software.
For the ICH chipsets, is necessary to run the Matrix Storage Technology but the latest we have from our side is version 8.9. Here you can get it:
Now, there is another version you can try that also should work:
I have undergone a week long therapy to repair my OS (no win updates, programs freezing, fuctionalities gone, warnings that my OEM OS was invalid), where it has been determined that the Matrix Storage drivers were to blame.
I would like to bring this to the attention of others suffering the same fate as well as Intel technicians:
The KB should read KB982018
Thank you Kevin - I'll need therapy too after the week I've gone through with this problem! Thank you Paramaibo for trying to help others ...like me! Sorry to drag up an old post, but this scenario was very close to mine. I found the clue on MS site, then came looking here.
I've searched the Intel site all day trying to find the right driver, searched the Asus site but to no avail - they still have the old Matrix driver 22.214.171.1242 dated 7/08/2009 (dd-mm-yyyy). The Intel Driver Update gave me no updates and despite searching for hours, I couldn't find what I (apparently) needed. I ran the Intel Chipset ID util and it gave these results.
Mobile Intel PM45 Express Chipset
Memory Controller: Mobile Intel 82PM45 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
I/O Controller: Intel(R) 82801IMB Intel(R) I/O Controller Hub (ICH9M-B) SATA Controller found in AHCI mode
Integrated Graphics: This chipset does not contain integrated graphics.
Note that Windows Device Manager says I am running Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller with driver 126.96.36.1992 dated 7/08/2009 (dd-mm-yyyy), whereas the Intel ID util says it's an ICH9M-B, not sure if that changes anything?
Intel Core2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz 4GB, 1TB HDD (new 4k AF, hence the problem)
Speccy reports -
Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Model N50Vn (Socket 478)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model PM45
Chipset Revision 07
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801IM (ICH9-M)
Southbridge Revision 03
I am not changing OS's, I have simply moved up to a larger HDD and even cloned the partitions (something I've done many times) the same size to start off with, but still had a lot of problems. The OS is Win Vista Ultimate 32 SP1.
Can you please just confirm whatever latest driver that would be suitable for my Asus N50Vn machine would be (or if you need more info), as the reply is now nearly 2 years old. Kevin mentioned 2 different ones. Also is there anything special I need to do to install it? This is my main machine, so I really want to get it back to normal as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance!
I'm a little rusty about all the ins and outs now, as this happened to me just under 2 years ago.
However, I received valuable help on this thread here. I hope this helps - as it gives you step-by-step instructions for remedy; if not, feel free to ask again.
On checking the thread now, I was instructed to uninstall it and leave it.
Yes I did go and read all of that, very involved that's for sure. I was getting a bit lost with it, but gathered in the end that you just yanked it and left it at that, but there was a lot of other things that were removed (old bits of AV, etc.) as well and in any case I'm not running 7, I'm on Vista, so I didn't quite know how it would go. I might put up a post on MS - that's where I first saw NoelDP replying to somebody advising to update the drivers (my first real clue). I assume everything is still running fine without the driver? Did you find it slower without them?
Thanks for your help, you are one person who will know how frustrating it is!