Don't you test your software before release it?
The 11.6 interface can't be opened, debug errors shows. All this under windows 7 ultimate 32 bits. Tested on two different pc's.
Yes I must agree that the IRST GUI in version 22.214.171.1240PV will not start in Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.
Of course, I don't have the 126.96.36.1992 OROM that is paired with this version of IRST, but who does?
Doesn't seem to be part of the latest BIOS updates for Intel Z77 mother boards, which are still on OROM 188.8.131.527, or earlier.
Before installing this application or requesting technical support from Intel, first contact your system manufacturer. They typically provide software which is specifically configured for your system.
And below is the disclaimer from Intel download center:
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Yes we all know about the disclaimer and contact your system manufacturer (which would be me) unless you mean the Motherboard manufacturer to which they list 10.6.0.1002 for P55 yet works fine on 10.8.0.1003 and as for the P965 the manufacturer of the Motherboard lists 184.108.40.2067 yet works fine with 220.127.116.110.
This problem could likely happen on the newest Intel chipset to which Motherboard manufacturer will expect the newest drivers from Intel to work and if it doesn't it will get fixed. Now the drivers in 18.104.22.1680 seem to work because if they didn't my system would have crashed so it just the RST application not working which maybe a indirect result of the drivers in how the RST application runs and loads like in the registry for iaStorF under Enum where it lists my two RAID's and two HDD and ODD yet why should it list the HDD and ODD when they are not even on Intel ports? Maybe thats the problem?
Peter, that might be due to Windows having some control over the registry, although I agree that is odd.
Although I'm not using an Intel mother board, I am using a Z77 board, and this driver is listed for Intel's Z77 boards. The Release Notes states it needs MS .NET Framework 3.0, 3.5, or 4.5 installed when you install this version of IRST. To quote " in order for the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology User Interface to install." I had 4.0, so installed an earlier version of IRST, installed .NET Framework 4.5, and installed 22.214.171.1240 again. Same result, the Window GUI fails. It obviously installs (partially?), but the Windows hidden Icon for IRST shows it endlessly in the "starting" state, and the entry in Control Panel to start the GUI also fails the same way. Perhaps a confused registry entry is causing this (unrelated to what you noticed Peter... hmm, I wonder...)
My board has a 11.2 Option ROM, although the Release Notes states: "The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver and user interface version of this release is 126.96.36.1990 and the RST OROM/UEFI version is 188.8.131.522". As I said, I don't see how even Intel mother boards have that OROM installed, I was lucky that my boards manufacture updated to a 11.2 OROM.
(No offense IRST developers) It is worth skimming the release notes, if only to see all the "Resolved Issues", as well as issues that remain. I noticed a couple that might be what some people in other manufactures forums are experiencing with their SSDs, for example.
Again no offense, but contacting my "system manufacture" (me... Ok, my mother board manufacture) would result in at best, "use IRST 184.108.40.2066". Yeah but come on, that's what I should do...
I posted about this issue in a different forum, and a member posted a picture of a working 220.127.116.110 Windows GUI. Still waiting to see his detailed system specs, but apparently it does work for some people.
I have my SATA mode set to RAID, with one RAID 0 volume of SSDs, and several other drives connected, but only the one RAID volume. Using the UEFI/BIOS from the manufacture, with no hacked OROMs added. I've used many version of IRST on the affected PC, but this is the first one I've had an issue with. As I said, I've installed it twice with the same result. Did I download again the second time, hmm...
Ok, I have the IRST Windows GUI working fine on a Z77 board. I'm not exactly sure what did the trick, besides reading the Readme file displayed during the driver installation, and going back to make sure I was set up correctly.
The OS support is limited for this version, and consists of:
Microsoft Windows 7*
Microsoft Windows 7* x64-bit Edition**
Microsoft Windows 8*
Microsoft Windows 8* x64-bit Edition**
Microsoft Windows Server* 2008
Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 x64-bit Edition**
Microsoft Windows Media Center* Edition
Yes, that is all, check the Readme if you like. That list of OS support is also in the Release notes. Then again, the list of supported processors seems strange, so who knows. The list of supported SATA RAID controllers is short, and the supported list of supported AHCI controllers goes back to ICH7R.
Then the "Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility" must be installed, which is the .inf files, and a few others mixed in there. That is really a given for anyone using an Intel chipset board, so nothing special. If you haven't updated it in a while, that might be the problem.
The Release notes mentions the .Net Framework versions needed, that I listed earlier, which is not stated in the Readme.
I may narrow down what I have wrong on my other Z77 board PC, when I get around to doing it... May I say that newer is not always better, since IMO IRST 10.8.0.1003 on my P67 chipset board is very fast, and I don't yet know if this new version is "better".
Antonio, when you say it detects all HDDs as RAID, do you mean as SCSI devices (which may be displayed in Windows as RAID in your native language I'm guessing)? Otherwise, I don't understand what you mean.
I have a Z68 board and have been running v18.104.22.1686 but in hopes of fixing /message/167268# 167268 this problem I tried to update to v22.214.171.1240 and discovered it causes the system to hang at the "Starting Windows" screen at the post-install reboot. The only fix to this that I have found is to revert to the most recent restore point that predates the v126.96.36.1990 installation. I too think that this update is not yet ready for prime-time distribution.
System is 64-bit Windows 7 Enterprise with an Intel Core i7 2600K (all stock settings) on a MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 motherboard (MS-7672) with v17.5 BIOS and 16Gb of dual-channel DDR3 memory.
HDD is a WD Caviar Black WDBAAZ0020HNC-NRSN 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA
New Orom released.
188.8.131.524 over at Tweaktown Gigabyte forums, also confirmed to fit RST Enterprise !
And another from station drivers :
scroll down page http://www.station-drivers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=4058&start=45 www.station-drivers.com • Afficher le sujet - new official Intel RST 184.108.40.2060-whql-September 17,2012
still unsure if this will fit RSTe, looks like a wait until Intel release a proper x79 version.
I had the same issue on my Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 mobo with the latest BIOS. I sent the following to Gigabyte:
I had to reinstall windows, and since I couldn't find the original CD for the motherboard, went to your website to download the drivers for the chipset, etc. I downloaded and installed the Intel RST version 11.6 you provided. After I had set up my SSD to be a cache disk, I rebooted, and it worked fine for a little. Then, after a few more reboots, Windows refused to start up, and just hung at the 'Starting Windows' screen. I did a little research and it seems like other people are having similar issue with the Z68 chipset and RST 11.6. After my third reinstall of Windows, I have now reverted back to version 10.6 of Intel RST and everything is working.
Erik, you should be able to use earlier IRST 11 versions, like 11.0 or 11.2. They are listed for Intel's own Z68 boards. But, Gigabyte may still be on the version 10 OROM on your board. Also, 11.6 and 11.7 are used with Windows 8, which may be a factor. I've used 11.6 and 11.7 on a Z77 board, Win 7, and they are fine besides the GUI issue, but my boards have a version 11 OROM. I don't use SRT.
FWIW, I went back to IRST 10.8.0.1003 on my P67 board, it's faster on that board than IRST 11. Try 10.8 if you can find it. Just because there are new versions does not mean they are better in every aspect. Check the issue list in the IRST 11.x Release Notes, there are several SRT issues.
Thanks parsec. I am running the 10.6.x OROM on my motherboard, even with the latest BIOS update. I was not sure if that was something that I could update, but my guess is no.
It has been working for 2 days now, so I will stick with RST 10.6.
The reason for stopping the service IRST 220.127.116.110 in my case has been HDD, connected to an additional controller Marvell SATA 6G 91xx (MB GA-Z77X-D3H, 2 gray ports), operating in the AHCI mode. When disconnecting the HDD or change the Marvell controller mode to RAID IRST service works! This is an obvious bug IRST, hopefully Intel will fix it in the next version.
Sergey, OMGawd, you are right!!
I disabled the ASMedia chipset on my Z77 board (no RAID mode), which I was using with one drive connected, and now the IRST 18.104.22.1680 Windows GUI works!
It was driving me crazy, I had it working on one PC, and then it stopped working, but I did not realize that was caused by using a drive on the ASMedia controller SATA port. That seems like a strange issue, but as these things usually go, if you knew why it would make sense.
I wanted to use the IRST 22.214.171.1240 GUI on another Z77 PC, to experiment with different settings for a RAID 0 volume of SSDs, but it would not work. I changed to IRST 126.96.36.1996 and the GUI worked fine. But of course I had a drive on the ASMedia chipset on that board too. I haven't tried that PC yet, but I will now!
I am certain that the Z77 boards I am using (not Intel boards) have the ASMedia 1061 SATA III (cough) controller. They do not support RAID on the ASMedia chipset, only IDE and AHCI. So, this issue seems to be not simply related to the Marvell chipset.
Good call Sergey, I don't know how long if ever I would have figured that out!