X38 & X48 ICH9R/ICH10R Chipset Warning 2 replies

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Sgt. D. Pilla

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#1 8 years ago

Hi Guys,

If you run an X38 or X48 chipset, or anything else running ICH9R or 10R, and run Windows 7, then watch out for the latest Windows Update "Optional" driver update.

WU is deploying "Promise Technologies Raid 1+0 JBOD" drivers which is crippling those chipsets. I lost my raid arrays but was able to get them back by reverting to the driver provided in the IMSM from Gigabyte's website dated 2010/4/29.

I am referring to this driver...

Promise Technologies Inc. - Storage - Promise AHCI Compatible RAID Controller

Installation date: 29/09/2010 12:48 PM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Optional

Promise Technologies Inc. Storage software update released in September, 2010

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kow_ciller

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#2 8 years ago

Sounds about right. Windows 7 crippled my wireless card with their "new" update -.-




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#3 8 years ago

-Update- A customer's PC running the same chipset but a sole drive has reported that after performing windows updates last night, their system has become unbootable.

Seems like it is effecting non-raided drives that are attached to the controller as well. You should be able to boot from a UBCD and download the appropriate driver to the RAM Disk and install from there.