1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 12, 2015 1:07 PM by joe_intel

    Intel Rapid Start Drivers


      I have tried asking in Toshiba forums, manufacturer of the laptop, but I have not had any luck; therefore, I'll try seeing if anyone has any suggestions in here since the root of the issue is finding a driver that is compatible with the Intel infrastructure to see the drives during a Windows 7 installation.


      I have a laptop, Toshiba Satellite U845-S406, that has a Hitachi 500 GB SSD drive and a SanDisk 32 GB SSD drive (as seen by the BIOS).  From what I am reading in the Toshiba forums.  The drives are in a RAID configuration and the 500GB uses the 32 GB as a swap drive.  In the BIOS, it says that the system is using the Intel Rapid Start Technology.  There are no options to switch the drives from IDE, SATA or RAID; therefore, I am restricted on the drive configuration.


      The system was initially getting BSOD on the IASTOR.SYS while using Windows 7.  It progressively got worse to where the system was not usable.  I thought it might be a rootkit; therefore, I backed up what data I could and then tried to use the recovery partition on the drive.  It came back with the same BSOD.  Safe mode same thing.  I wiped the drives of all data and partitions using GParted (Linux based).  I tried to install Windows 7 but none of the RAID drivers from the Toshiba site are working.  They will either show no drives or produce a BSOD on IASTOR.SYS.


      My question for the Intel Community is how do I find out what Intel driver works with this system?  Is there a bootable utility that will show me this?  I am not sure what else to try.  I have tried to install Windows 8 and Windows 10 thinking that maybe they would have more recent drivers that would be compatible but have had no luck.  What puzzles me is how can I see the drives with GParted but I cannot see them with Windows installation?  I have even tried to install Linux on the system but it cannot see the drives.  For some reason only, GParted has something that allows it to see the drives.