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idata
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Windows 8 Issues

Today i installed Windows 8 Final version from MSDN but it is not working well on Intel Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K.

I recorded some of the problems: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS-6qO4cSW4& Window 8 Problems Intel Z77 - YouTube

As you can see, it is not possible to restart/shut down pc because it hangs. Also when it boots, i see the Intel image with the windows loading circle instead of the Microsoft / Windows logo.

But there is probably more issues that i haven't found yet.

Someone has same issues on any Intel Z77 board?

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idata
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Solved it, but seems it's not 100% solution.

Open CMD as admin, type:

powercfg.exe -h off

I also used the vbs sript here. http://www.labnol.org/software/shutdown-restart-in-windows-8/20989/ How to Add Shutdown and Restart Shortcuts to Windows 8 to add shortcuts for Restart/Shutdown/Log off to the Start screen.

After first reboot it was fine. At second try it hanged again. Tried 2 more time and it rebooted fine. Tried to shut down but it took 1 minute . I am still troubleshooting this.

The second issue is related to bios i think. It is supposed to show Windows 8 logo but it shows the bios picture while loading Windows 8. I will report the issue directly to Intel Visual BIOS team.

Note: All existing Windows 7 drivers except USB 3 (Windows 8 has built in USB 3 drivers so it does not matter so much) works on Windows 8.

VDerk
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I have Windows 8 Pro x64 running on my DZ68BC (BIOS 0037) with an AMD HD6700 video card. Which video card are you using?

The only glitch I have seen so far was a failed startup. After updating the Intel Rapid Storage to 11.2.0.1006 everything is now rock stable.

Windows 8 comes by default with version 8.x or something of the RAID driver, I can recommend the 11.2 driver. There is also a 11.5 driver but that has been pulled for QA reasons by Intel.

idata
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ASUS GeForce GTX 560 Ti. I have the 302.82 WHQL drivers but windows update shows a update:

"nVidia - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti"

Odd, i don't think that driver on windows update is newer then the offical one. I think it does not detect that the drivers is installed.

I don't use RST, neither the driver at install, nor the software in Windows.

VDerk
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Windows update for Video card doesn't work always 100% reliable. It is often worth to double check which driver is newer: Windows Update or the driver from the NVidia web site. Both AMD and nVidia don't publish their latest drivers on Windows update and require that you use their own website. As they have sometime strange numbering scheme's Windows will show an update for an older driver. My solution is to always check what is the best option and optional hide the driver from Windows Update (to prevent that it is installed automatically)

You can check Windows Device Manager if it shows:

Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO SATA RAID Controller

and iaStorV.sys 8.6.2.1019 Intel (Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver) in the driver details property dialog then you can upgrade to:

Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller

iaStor.sys 11.2.0.1006 (Intel Rapid Storage Technology)

idata
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It seems Windows 8 has the Intel ahci drivers built in.

Shows "Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller - 1E02"

VDerk
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Makes sense as your DZ77GA-70K has the Z77 chipset.

Which driver file does it use (???.sys). This can be seen on the properties dialogbox in Device Manager when you right click on the controller and "driver" tab-page and the "driver details" button.

if you make a restore point you can always try if the 11.2 RST driver improves something for you, a restore point rollback will get you then back to the original Win8 driver.

idata
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storahci.sys

9.3.0.1011

8/26/2011

Edit: Upgraded to 11.5 driver. When i went to restart it was hanging again so i had to press Power Button.

So sometimes it restarts properly and sometimes not

idata
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*double post, sorry about that

idata
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yep, same problems on my dz77ga-70k with Win8 RTM 64. USing latest 0049 BIOS.

Restarts and shutdowns hang, and work only on occasion no matter what bios or UEFI settings.

also sometimes receive a USBPORT.SYS BSOD, but likely due to driver incompatibility with board.

I have two EVGA GTX680's in SLI.... nvidia drivers 304.79 (beta) which are current and only ones that work with Win8 RTM do install, but upon reboot from driver installation if second card is in system, will show windows 8 load screen, then black screen, and bootloop after a few seconds.

Of course, these same drivers for Win7 ulltimate 64bit do the exact same... however prior WHQL drivers work fine in win7 with SLI enabled. So definetely something broken between current NVidia beta's in SLI for both win7 and win8 with this board.

 

Board runs awesome in win7 otherwise, just seems they have some compatibility updates and bug fixes they need to get ready for Win8.
idata
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From another forum:

It was a known problem in Release Preview

In Command Prompt (Admin) type this and press enter

bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes

Reboot and report here if the issue still exists.

As per few forums, the issue has not been completely solved in RTM.

It seems to be working on the first look. But i have to restart some more times to find out.

idata
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Intel has added Windows 8 drivers to the download page.

Following drivers has been updated:

Audio

RAID

Chipset

ME

RST

Graphics

Lan

CIR

In case somebody did not notice.

BF_
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That's strange. I've yet to see Windows 8 listed in the "Select an Operating System" list anywhere that I've looked. Is that what you're talking about?

idata
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BF_
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Ah, OK. I wasn't going in by Series 7 motherboard but rather by other components. That way, Win8 is scarce or non-existent. It's not even mentioned going in by some Series 6 boards that I tried.

idata
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There is a new bios out, 0053. In the release notes it says: "Win8 Support function".

Can anyone try and see if it solves the issues? I am on Windows 7 atm because there is a game that i play that does not work on Windows 8 so i don't feel yet to install Windows 8 just to see issues is fixed.

idata
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I purchased Windows 8 yesterday. You can get it for 14$ legally from Microsoft, the Pro version

The bad thing is: "Win8 Support function" in the bios release notes does not solve the issue with Windows 8. It still hangs at restart/shutdown for me so i am forced to use the power button all the time. It is very annoying and i am back to Windows 7 until Intel or someone else comes up with a solution.

Anyone else with Windows 8 that can confirm that it hangs at restart/shutdown?

I will contact Intel on Monday and report this again.

idata
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Nobody on this forums has Windows 8 or nobody has time to report if the issues is still there?

I have spent money on Windows 8 and i cant use it because basic functions like restart and shutdown is not woking. I have installed Windows 7 again. Really shame.

I noticed that "Win8 Support function" has been removed from the 0053 bios release notes. hmmm

I contacted Intel now again and the guy told me that they have no reports of this issue :/

idata
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Been running Win 8 since Aug 10th (RTM version via TechNet) on my Gasper (DZ77GA-70K).

No problems with normal startup or shut down. Only two issues noted:

(1) The BIOS does not recognize my Apple 23 Inch Cinema HD display during the early part of POST. After initialization, the display comes up fine and I can see the remaining POST messages and Windows boot menu, etc. The problem is probably a defective DDC chip on the monitor. However, entering BIOS setup requires that I disconnect the Apple display and use a different monitor.

(2) Occasionally, but not always, the computer hangs hard when emerging from sleep state S3. Requires reset to recover. Since there are no Windows errors or events recorded when this happens I'm assuming the problem is BIOS related and occurs very early in the wake-from-Sleep process, but I don't know for sure. May be related to the other problem with the display.

idata
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Hmm, so when you restart and shut down it never hangs or takes extra long time to complete?

Can you be kind and post what other hardware you have?

Maybe it is some BIOS setting also.

idata
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Startup from power off, or shut down to power off is completely nominal...no problems at all. Startup takes about 25 seconds from the time I hit the switch to the point where the mouse becomes responsive on the Windows 8 start screen (or whatever they call it).

BIOS 57 _may_ have solved the wake-from-sleep problem, but it's too soon to tell.

Probably the biggest difference between our machines is that I'm still running in legacy mode (BIOS and MBR storage devices) rather than UFI and EPT storage.

The machine is pretty vanilla; i7-3770K, 16GB (4 X 4) Corsair Vengeance RAM with XMP profile set in BIOS, ATI HD5850 video (integrated video disabled), Bose Companion 5 Audio (USB), Intel Series 320 SSD (system drive) and a couple of 1TB WD Caviar (black) hard drives. Nothing overclocked (except the XMP), Intel's RST software installed and the drive controllers are in AHCI mode (no RAID). Bunch of minor stuff hung off the USB ports, but that won't make a difference here since you've already cleared yours (or should if you haven't).

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