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iaStor.sys causing Blue Screen

I am running SRT in enhanced mode on my brand new Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 board with a 2600K processor. My accelerated drive is a 2TB Hitachi (port 1) and my cache is a 60GB OCZ Agility 3 (port 0) running on a SATA 3 port. I have no other internal hard drives.

Lately, I have noticed that iaStor seems to forget which drive is being accelerated. It will report that the cache drive is operating just fine, but it can't find the drive to be accelerated. Of course, the accelerated drive has my OS on it, so the very fact that I can get to iaStor means my accelerated drive is accessible. Also, in the right hand column, iaStor shows my 2TB drive. Usually I am able to remedy this by resetting my cache drive and assigning it to the 2TB again, but the problem reoccurs on reboot or wake from sleep.

This morning, on wake from sleep, iaStor caused a BSOD (see details below), and after a reboot, shows no cache drive (the SSD is not even visible in the right hand column, it shows port 0 empty).

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Dump File : 123111-17908-01.dmp

 

Crash Time : 12/31/2011 7:38:11 AM

 

Bug Check String : SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

 

Bug Check Code : 0x1000007e

 

Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005

 

Parameter 2 : fffff880`012832c9

 

Parameter 3 : fffff880`03d62818

 

Parameter 4 : fffff880`03d62070

 

Caused By Driver : iaStor.sys

 

Caused By Address : iaStor.sys+94e1

 

File Description :

 

Product Name :

 

Company :

 

File Version :

 

Processor : x64

 

Crash Address : iaStor.sys+3b2c9

 

Stack Address 1 :

 

Stack Address 2 :

 

Stack Address 3 :

 

Computer Name :

 

Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\123111-17908-01.dmp

 

Processors Count : 8

 

Major Version : 15

 

Minor Version : 7601

 

Dump File Size : 291,184

 

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I chose the Z68 chipset specifically because I wanted to run SRT, and I bought the SSD specifically with that in mind. I am very disappointed in the performance (or lack thereof, since SRT hasn't been able to survive a single reboot), and would really appreciate any advice on how to resolve this. Also, let me know if I have left out any important information. I thought I included everything, but I know sometimes seemingly minor details can be important.

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Re: iaStor.sys causing Blue Screen

Hi there!

Let's make sure you are using latest version of the Rapid Storage software version 10.8, according to software release notes, it fixes fail caching after resume from S4, and this might help:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=20624&ProductFamily=Chips... http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=20624&ProductFamily=Chips...

Thanks

Allan.

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Re: iaStor.sys causing Blue Screen

Hey Alan,

Thanks for the tip. I upgraded about a week ago, and turned off sleep mode on the computer to simplify things. I just had another blue screen immediately preceded by an update from iaStor saying something about acceleration being disabled (it blue screened before I could read it). I have pasted dmp information below. Also, now that I have booted up, iaStor reports the following: The accelerated disk or volume associated with the cache device is inaccessible, and the overall performance is no longer optimized. Please reconnect the accelerated disk or volume, or click Accelerate for more troubleshooting options.

dmp:

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Dump File : 011812-45240-01.dmp

 

Crash Time : 1/18/2012 4:48:00 PM

 

Bug Check String : APC_INDEX_MISMATCH

 

Bug Check Code : 0x00000001

 

Parameter 1 : 00000000`7740138a

 

Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000000

 

Parameter 3 : 00000000`0000ffff

 

Parameter 4 : fffff880`09625b60

 

Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe

 

Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7cc40

 

File Description : NT Kernel & System

 

Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System

 

Company : Microsoft Corporation

 

File Version : 6.1.7601.17640 (win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)

 

Processor : x64

 

Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+7cc40

 

Stack Address 1 :

 

Stack Address 2 :

 

Stack Address 3 :

 

Computer Name :

 

Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\011812-45240-01.dmp

 

Processors Count : 8

 

Major Version : 15

 

Minor Version : 7601

 

Dump File Size : 291,160

 

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any other ideas? does iaStor have a log I can look at?

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Re: iaStor.sys causing Blue Screen

Hi therealmitchconnors,

I recently started having this issue with my Dell Inspiron 15z. I'm currently running Windows 8.1 with a Intel Core i7-3517U processor and 8GB RAM. I don't have a solid state drive, however I was having the same issue with having to reset my cache drive and assigning it to the main drive again. After updating my chipset and then re-downloading the Intel Rapid Storage (Version 12.8.0.1016 as of today's date) setup file and selecting the "Repairs errors in the most recent installation by fixing missing and corrput files, shortcuts, and registry entries" option, I was able to remedy the blue screen from coming back. I've put the computer to sleep numerous times after that, to confirm that it worked. Since then, I haven't had this issue again.

However, keep in mind that you will have to continue using the default settings after you've let it repair itself.

I'm not sure if this will really help in what you're trying to accomplish with your hardware setup, but I thought I'd just throw my solution into the mix.

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