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IRST 11.7 interface crashing.

MSmit17
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I updated my asus mobo bios and im running irst 11.2, the bios says supports 11.2 all this under windows 7 32 bits.

Today i installed windows 7 64 bits now i wonder if i could be able to run irst 11,7?

somebody knows if the bios has to match the irst version? I tried to run 11.7 under windows 7 32 bits and the interface crashed all the time.

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J280
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At last I have found the cause of my IRST "Assertion Failed" error and up to now it is not something I have seen reported elsewhere.

I have an internal DVD RW drive and more recently I have added an internal Blu-ray drive too.

Both drives are SATA and are installed and connected at the same time.

This I have just discovered is the cause of my IRST application failing to work.

If both drives are connected at the same time then the IRST application will return an "Assertion Failure" error.

However, if only one of the internal drives is connected (it doesn't matter which) then the IRST application works perfectly - no problems at all.

What do you make of that?

My system reference:

Windows 8 Pro - 64 Bit

Gigabyte Z77-D3H (Rev. 1.0) Motherboard with F18 (Latest Bios)

http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4140&dl=# ov http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4140&dl=# ov

Pioneer DVD Writer - Model DVR-212

Pioneer Blu-ray - Model BDR-207M

Optical Drives connected on SATA ports 3 and 4

HDD Western Digital WD6401AALS-00L3B2 - 640GB

Crucial CT064M4SSD3 64GB M4 SATA III 6Gb/s mSATA MLC Internal SSD (For IRST Caching)

IRST v12.5.0.1066

Thanks,

Jim

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MSmit17
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you will be wasting your time i installed windows 7 64 bits this month (clean install) problem persist.

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J280
Beginner
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You can report this IRST/Optical Drives issue to Intel here -

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport Contact Support

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J280
Beginner
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Re: Optical Drives/IRST

Intel have written back to me regarding this issue.

Thank you Intel for your prompt response.

Here is their reply -

"Thank you for contacting Intel Customer Support.

We appreciate the information you provided to us and note that this will be forwarded to the corresponding department for future considerations.

At this point, we are checking this and I also see that a co-worker is working in that forum and this matter is under investigation."

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JGira3
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Great work guys. I also have two optical drives and was puzzled by why any IRST version above 11.2 crashed when loading the GUI or what have you. Now it makes sense. I guess the question now is, how long until we see a fix?

Here's some info about my own system:

I7 3770k

Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE mainboard

Two Intel 520 240gb SSD drives in Raid 0 on Intel Sata III. Boot "drive".

1 3tb Hitachi HDD

1 3tb Seagate HDD

Pioneer sata blu ray player (1st optical)

Optiarc dvd burner (2nd optical)

All of these on the Intel Sata II ports.

In case anyone else wants to submit a report to Intel, here's a reasonably direct link to the right contact form:

https://supportmail.intel.com/scripts-emf/welcome.aspx?id=42,1090,3466 Intel Corporation - Welcome to E-mail Support

Message was edited by: Nomad_Soul

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idata
Employee
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@ Nomad_Soul

Mr. Fernando has informed the Intel technical support on this issue.

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idata
Employee
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My following setup works with RST 12.5.0.1066

Windows 64bit win 7

P55 PCH

 

RAID ROM 9.5.0.1037 and SATA set to RAID

 

Three SSD and three HDD on Intel ports

 

Two HDD & ODD on Jmicron ports set to RAID/AHCI

The only thing I'm not happy about is SATA ports not by Intel for my other two HDD & ODD on Jmicron show the iaStorF.sys driver installed when Intel has nothing to do with them ports.

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DZand
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@ PeterUK:

It is good news, that the IRST software v12.5.0.1066 is working fine for your system, but you obviously do not have any optical drive connected with an Intel SATA port.

That is a big difference to the systems of Antonio, Jim, telemeh, win7ine and Nomad_Soul, where at least 2 optical drives are managed by the Intel SATA Controller.

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idata
Employee
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I do have another PC with RST 12.5.0.1066 now installed that is fine with an ODD on Intel ports.

Windows 64bit win 7

P965 ICH8R

 

RAID ROM 6.0.0.1022 and SATA set to RAID

 

Only a SSD and ODD on Intel ports

and yes SATA is set to RAID as you don't have to setup a array to use RAID.

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idata
Employee
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@ PeterUK

The problem is observed only in the case of two (3, 4, 5) ODD connected to Intel SATA port.

The problem is watched only in case of use of 2 (3, 4, 5) ODD connected to Intel SATA port.

MB ASUS P8P67 PRO Rev:3.0 BIOS 3602 Intel RST OROM v12.5.0.1815 TRIM mod

Intel i5 2500K

Video ASUS GTX560 Ti DirectCU II

Ram 8192MBx2 1600MHz G.Skill RipjawsX CL10-10-10-30 [F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL]

SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer

Intel SATA port 1 - SSD PX-128M5S

Intel SATA port 3, 4 - RAID0 2x500Gb WD RE4 WD5003ABYX

Intel SATA port 2 - HDD Seagate ST3500418AS 500Gb

Intel SATA port 5 - BD-RW PIONEER BDR-207D

Intel SATA port 6 - DVD-RW/+RW Sony Optiarc/NEC AD-7280S

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JGira3
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PeterUK wrote: I do have another PC with RST 12.5.0.1066 now installed that is fine with an ODD on Intel ports.

The key element here is that folks with two optical drives on the Intel ports are experiencing the crash, as mentioned by others.

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idata
Employee
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Ok fine so they likely coded the interface to expect one ODD on any port and any number of HDD or SSD on any ports with or without a ODD so they might as well test with all ports having a ODD just in case someone dose have a need for 6 ODD.

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MFech1
Beginner
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I also have the "two ODD" problem.

IRST Driver: 11.7.0.1013

HDD Drives:

SATA Port 0: WD Caviar Black SATA 2 WD1001FALS-0

SATA Port 2: WD Caviar Green SATA 2 WD6400AAKS-0

ODD Drives:

SATA Port 3: OPTIARC DVD ROM AD7240S

SATA Port 4: OPTIARC DVD Writer AD7261S

IASTORUI Crashes with error "Assertion failed"

Seems that the problem is mainly due, if there are two ODDs of the same manufacturer (here Sony), the driver is not able to distinguish the dirfferent drives.

If have the same configuration on my work PC with two ODDs, but here is one LG and one Samsung. There IRST works fine.

Best regards,

Michael

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MFech1
Beginner
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I just substituted the Optiarc AD7240S by an LG GH24NS DVD ROM.

Now IRST 11.7.0.1013 is working fine in both, SATA and AHCI mode. Seems mainly that there is a problem, if there are two similar ODDs from the same manufacturer (here SONY).

Best regards,

Michael

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JGira3
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Not in my case. I have the issue with a Pioneer BDR-207D and an Optiarc AD-7280S. It's interesting that a number of us having issues seem to have Optiarc drives. Antonio and Telemeh also mentioned using Optiarcs in their systems previously in this thread. A possible connection or just a coincidental correlation?

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KenF_Intel
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Hello All,

We are looking into these reports. We've tried to recreate it but have not been successful so far, probably due to not having the right combination of ODD models. We will keep trying and update this thread when we have more information.

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KJohn16
Beginner
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I am also having the issue with two optical drives crashing IRST 2X Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S

works fine with one installed crashes with 2..

IRST version 12.8.0.1016

Hardware details

i7 4770k

 

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H

16GB RAM (2*8GB)

RAID 0 - 2 x Samsung 256 GB 840 pro

2 x 2TB wd black (non raid)

2 x ODD Optiarc DVD RW AD-7260S

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VSysk
Beginner
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same problem (GUI crash) after update

Service (in service manager) seem to be running.

If you guys are in Bay Area, I could bring in my computer

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tSE1
Beginner
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Signed up to this forum just to confirm the "multiple-ODD issue". I have two similar, but not identical ODDs, disconnecting one of them fixed the assert/gui/no responsiveness symptoms.

This is the ODD I still have in:

SCSI\CdRomOptiarc_DVD_RW_AD-7260S_1.03

the one I removed was an AD-7220.

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MPasc2
Beginner
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I can confirm the same problem. You can find all the relevant details /thread/46192 here.

The motherboard is an Asus Z87-Deluxe, there are one SDD, 2 HDDs and 2 ODDs connected, and RST version 12.8.0.1016 always crashes on startup. If I disconnect the 2 ODDs, it works correctly.

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RScha4
Beginner
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I can confirm the same problem now in December, 2013. This problem has been going on for about a year now and Intel keeps coming out with new driver versions with the same old bug! My system:

IRST Driver: 12.8.0.1016

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO

CPU: i7-3770k

OS: Windows 7 Pro

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

Drives:

Sata Port 0: Samsung SSD 830 Series

Sata Port 2: Hitachi HDS721010CLA330 1.0GB in RAID 1

Sata Port 3: Hitachi HDS721010CLA330 1.0GB in RAID 1

Sata Port 4: Pioneer BD-RW-207D

Sata Port 5: Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1.0GB

Asmedia 0: Pioneer BD-RW-206D

The 2 Pioneer Blu-ray writers are on different controllers, but the problem still occurs. The second drive is on an Asmedia 106x Sata Controller, but when the drive is connected as the second ODD, IRST fails with an Assertion Error. I have been dealing with this problem for almost a year now and Intel must think it is a low priority issue since they have not corrected it in that period of time.

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