this is a last ditch attempt to solve this before I give up and use a sata drive.. which would be a pity.
Im trying use a pair of 600p M.2s in RAID0 as a boot disc for Windows 10. Whether it's RAID or just ahci, if I install windows on either drive, I got a bsod "irql_not_less_or_equal" everytime after logging in to windows. This doesn't happen when booting from sata, and I can load the irst drivers and use the m.2. Raid from windows with no problems.
Tried two different z270 boards - Asus Prime z270a and now Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7. I have used different Memory. I have seen various forums saying to use old drivers, and have replaced the drivers with old ones and that has caused more bsod at startup.
Any thoughts or pointer anyone?
I can install it, but it's the same result. Just doesn't want to be an install Drive it seems!
i have two, so I've tried installing separately on each, in case of a fault with the m.2... still the same.
Just confirming -- In your previous installations of Win10, you loaded the RST driver during setup?
All partitions were deleted before you reinstalled Win10?
Before you reinstalled Win10 using a single 600p, was either of them reset to non-RAID in the RST oprom?
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I loaded the RST driver in setup when attempting to install to the RAID. Obviously didn't need to though when installing on a non-RAID. At the beginning of each installation, I used custom, and deleted all partitions, and then allowed setup to create them from fresh. And I have tried the drives both in ahci and raid mode.
Is the RST driver you're using is version 188.8.131.520? http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/misc/sata/IRST_Win7_81_10_V15201020.zip http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/misc/sata/IRST_Win7_81_10_V15201020.zip (Driver \ 64Bit \ iaStorAC.inf for RAID)
On the off chance that the ASUS download is corrupt, try the Intel version: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26361/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26361/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver...
Also, there's a newer RST you could try, supplied by ASUS: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/misc/sata/RST_15211028.zip http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/misc/sata/RST_15211028.zip
If none of that works, it's strange indeed. I'd do the usual troubleshooting steps:
Update the BIOS.
Use one stick of RAM.
Unplug everything that isn't required.
Set BIOS defaults.
Set only the BIOS options that you require to boot properly (CSM - Disabled, RAID - enabled).
I'd test out the M.2 PCIe RST RAID myself, but I have none of those at hand right now
Gize2, thank you for your help. Great suggestions!
Mikemusician, please let us know if you were able to follow the last suggestion.
/thread/111517 Mikemusician, I am following up your thread.
Were you able to follow the suggestion mentioned? What were the results?