Greetings: I have a new Alienware 15r3 that crashes when waking from prolonged sleep. I get the "Driver IRQL not Less or Equal" stopcode, and the failure is in iaStorA.sys, which is part of IRST. I tried updating the IRST driver from 220.127.116.115 to the newest, 18.104.22.1685, and that seemed to fix the problem. However, upon awakening I'd get the message that IRST had removed a SATA disk, i.e., my D drive. The drive totally vanished. It would reappear again just fine on reboot. So, in fixing one sleep problem, I created another. Any advice?
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Please try installing the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) version 22.214.171.1243:
Let us know the result.
Thanks for your suggestion. Before I try it, can you clarify something? The version you recommend is older than the one I have currently installed, and older still than your latest version. When I click on that link, it tells me to use the newer version. I'm just wondering what your thinking is here.
I understand, however is for testing purposes, that version was stable.
You can try installing that version to see if the issue do not longer occur.
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