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susanssb
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Driver Updtae for the 'Standard SATA AHCI Controller' on my Intel NUC8i5BEK

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I am looking for an updated driver for the 'Standard SATA AHCI Controller' on my Intel NUC8i5BEK. The current driver is 'storahci.sys' and is dated 2006-06-21. I have tried looking for a driver update with no success. I have had repeating blue screens of death on this so-called new computer, with example error codes 'DPC Watchdog Violation', 'BAD POOL CALLER', to name a few. When I googled the errors, it suggests that the Standard SATA AHCI Controller driver may be the problem and to up-date it the driver to 'iastor.sys'... So where can I get this driver? All the other computer drivers have all been updated (using the Intel Driver & Support Assistant) except this one... Any help would be much appreciated.   

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Do the following:

  1. Download the latest Chipset Device Software package referenced for this NUC (here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27998/Intel-Chipset-Device-Software-for-NUC8i7BE-NUC8i5BE-...).
  2. Extract the ZIP file contents into a temporary folder.
  3. Open a Command Window and made this folder the current.
  4. Execute command "SetupChipset /overall".
  5. Reboot.
  6. Delete temporary folder.

What this does is make sure that every driver is fully updated. It isn't actually installing any drivers (in fact, the package doesn't ever install any drivers); it is just optimally configuring the driver supplied in the Microsoft catalog. It should set the date to the right value.

...S

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Do the following:

  1. Download the latest Chipset Device Software package referenced for this NUC (here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27998/Intel-Chipset-Device-Software-for-NUC8i7BE-NUC8i5BE-...).
  2. Extract the ZIP file contents into a temporary folder.
  3. Open a Command Window and made this folder the current.
  4. Execute command "SetupChipset /overall".
  5. Reboot.
  6. Delete temporary folder.

What this does is make sure that every driver is fully updated. It isn't actually installing any drivers (in fact, the package doesn't ever install any drivers); it is just optimally configuring the driver supplied in the Microsoft catalog. It should set the date to the right value.

...S

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susanssb
Beginner
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Thank you Scott... I will give it a try and let you know how it works out....

Susan

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Just so you understand, iastor.sys is a part of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) facility, which you use whrn using Intel RAID or Intel Optane Memory. It is not a 'better' replacement for the standard storage driver (though it was, once upon a time). Still, if you would like to try it and see if it helps, it is the RST package that you need to download and install. It is possible, however, that this package will not install unless RAID is enabled in the BIOS.
Hope this helps,
...S
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