after multiple different issues I had with IRST I decided to delete my RAID1 volume in IRST and uninstall the software from my computer.
After doing so I restarted the computer and changed the SATA Mode in the UEFI of my ASRock H97 Anniversary mainboard back from "RAID" to "AHCI".
Unfortunately Windows 7 doesn't seem to start anymore after I changed the SATA Mode but when setting it back to "RAID" the system boots just fine again.
However, I do not want to use the "RAID" SATA Mode anymore because I simply do not need it as I no longer have a RAID array in my computer and I also do not want the IRST Option ROM to pop up for a few seconds every single time I boot up my computer.
I found this https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/922976/error-message-occurs-after-you-change-the-sata-mode-... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/922976/error-message-occurs-after-you-change-the-sata-mode-... article from Microsoft regarding the issue and performed the steps listed in that article but that does not seem to help either.
How can I boot Windows in the "AHCI" SATA Mode again and disable the IRST Option ROM?
Hello Chrissi1001 ,
Thank you for contacting Intel Communities.
In this case, the OS has to be reinstalled while SATA mode is set to AHCI in the BIOS, this will remove the IRST Option ROM and will stop the BSOD.
Please let me know how it goes.
I've already read somewhere else that reinstalling the OS would fix the issue but I really want to avoid doing that if there is any other way to get it to work because it would take me a very long time to setup the system again.
I really have A LOT of applications installed and I need all of them frequently. They also require a lot of work and time for installation and configuration so if there is any other possible way that could get the OS to work in AHCI mode again I would certainly prefer to try that out first before reinstalling the entire OS.
Therefore please let me know if there is any other option than completely reinstalling the OS.
At this point, that is the only option; however, to avoid the hassle of reinstalling the OS along with your apps and preferences, you can clone the drive but you may have to get another drive to do so.
Please check the following article from How-To Geek about cloning drives.
https://www.howtogeek.com/199068/how-to-upgrade-your-existing-hard-drive-in-under-an-hour/ How to Upgrade Your Existing Hard Drive in Under an Hour
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I hope this information helps.