I have 3 drives- main and two data drives-
After a day or two when a wake the computer up- one of the data drives go missing- not even showing up in Disk Management.
The always comes back after I reboot-
Often, when problems are seen immediately after waking the system from a low power state (S3/S4), it is because of issues in the BIOS or (related) drivers that prevent the hardware from being completely restored to the state it was in previously. Thus, it is important that you ensure you have the latest BIOS and the latest driver packages installed. In this case, I am referring to the Chipset (INF Update) package and, if you are using Intel Rapid Storage, its driver package as well.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for the reply N. Scott
The bios version I am running is this: BCZ6810H.86A.0035.2012.0409.1812
I have trouble in the past getting past this version as I recall.
Chip set is this:Intel Z68 (Cougar Point) [B3]
Could you explain a little further the Chipset INF package? I update that as well.
Also Not sure how to upgrade rapid storage- All I seen on this web site is the Raid Mavell driver- so I could use a little help here as well.
You can download the latest BIOS for BC from here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23524/BIOS-Update-BCZ6810H-86A-?product=56461 Download BIOS Update [BCZ6810H.86A]. I suggest that you install it using the Recovery Method (documented here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005630.html?wapkw=bios+recovery Recovery BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® Desktop Boards).
The Chipset package (latest release for BC available here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/21926/Chipset-Intel-Chipset-Device-Software-for-Intel-Desk... Download Chipset: Intel® Chipset Device Software for Intel® Desktop Boards with 6 Series Chipset) does not actually contain any drivers. The drivers necessary are a part of the standard Windows release (or are downloaded from Windows Update if newer versions are available). Instead, this package provides Windows Setup Information (INF) Files that will configure the standard Windows drivers to optimally support your chipset hardware. This is why us old f@rts call it the INF Update package.
Intel Rapid Storage is the package that you use to enable the use of RAID or Disk Caching for drives attached to the standard chipset SATA ports (i.e. NOT for secondary interfaces like that provided by Marvell). If you do not have RAID enabled in the BIOS or you have not enabled RAID or Disk Caching, then you do not need to worry about this driver package. If you do have RAID or Disk Caching enabled, however, you should install the latest available package. I note that there is not one showing up in the downloads list for BC. I suggest you go onto the Download Center site and search for "Intel Rapid Storage" to find the releases available...
Hope this helps,
Updated Chip Set- no problem- rebooted- waited a day to see results- problem still exists
Tried a couple of differant updates for IRStorage and got the shown erroe message each time-
So please advise concerning the above-
I noted that I am running the suggested Bios update-
Maybe I am missing something-
Here is the Link I tried for IRT-
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25165/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver Download Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) RAID Driver
Unless you remember going through the RAID setup process, you likely don't need to worry about the RST package. The important thing is to have the latest BIOS installed and running properly. Do the following:
Here is the information you requested:
Bios Version: BCZ6810H.86A.0035.2012.0409.1812
Intel Management Engine Firmware: 22.214.171.1242
I appreciate you help
BIOS version you have is 0035, I would suggest you to update to the latest BIOS version https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23524/BIOS-Update-BCZ6810H-86A-?product=56461 0042, if you don't have a raid volume you basically don't need to have the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology installed.
Install BIOS 35 using the Recovery Method. This is documented here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/000005532.html?wapkw=bios+recovery Intel NUC BIOS Recovery Update Instructions
Hello Scott & Ivan
I will installing the update as soon as I can dedicate some time to make sure I can follow the directions uninterrupted.
I heard some horror stories about rushing to update it.
Can't afford to make any mistakes- I will post as soon as I have results.
Thanks for the help- I hope it solves the problem as well.
Good Afternoon Scott & Ivan
Well mission accomplished- updated Bios to BCZ6810H.86A.0042.2013.0902.1038
All went well and booted to windows.
Now I have to check in a day or to to see if drives stay alive.
Will keep you posted-
Again- Thanks for the help!!!