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BSOD driver_irql_not_less_or_equal (iaStorA.sys)


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#1 signofzeta

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 01:50 PM

This problem started after the forced upgrade from 8 to 8.1.  (Why can't people upgrade to 8.1 whenever they feel like?)

 

This blue screen seems to happen when I try to run SpeedFan.

 

Here is my PC speccy stuff.

 

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/R4BunzVkkVc7Nzy0CnPT8Lc

 

Here is what I have with BlueScreenView

 

 

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Dump File         : 092014-74218-01.dmp
Crash Time        : 2014-09-20 1:33:42 PM
Bug Check String  : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code    : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1       : ffffd000`235b2beb
Parameter 2       : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3       : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4       : fffff800`63cc6034
Caused By Driver  : iaStorA.sys
Caused By Address : iaStorA.sys+85034
File Description  : Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver - x64
Product Name      : Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver
Company           : Intel Corporation
File Version      : 12.8.0.1016
Processor         : x64
Crash Address     : ntoskrnl.exe+153ca0
Stack Address 1   :
Stack Address 2   :
Stack Address 3   :
Computer Name     :
Full Path         : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\092014-74218-01.dmp
Processors Count  : 8
Major Version     : 15
Minor Version     : 9600
Dump File Size    : 296,304
Dump File Time    : 2014-09-20 1:39:34 PM
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Dump File         : 091914-58312-01.dmp
Crash Time        : 2014-09-19 4:20:59 AM
Bug Check String  : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code    : 0x000000d1
Parameter 1       : ffffd000`98572beb
Parameter 2       : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3       : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4       : fffff800`44b6c034
Caused By Driver  : iaStorA.sys
Caused By Address : iaStorA.sys+85034
File Description  : Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver - x64
Product Name      : Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver
Company           : Intel Corporation
File Version      : 12.8.0.1016
Processor         : x64
Crash Address     : ntoskrnl.exe+153fa0
Stack Address 1   :
Stack Address 2   :
Stack Address 3   :
Computer Name     :
Full Path         : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\091914-58312-01.dmp
Processors Count  : 8
Major Version     : 15
Minor Version     : 9600
Dump File Size    : 296,784
Dump File Time    : 2014-09-19 4:23:24 AM
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Posted 20 September 2014 - 02:50 PM

Hi

 

Try updating the Intel RST Driver

 

Blue Screen View

Caused By Driver  : iaStorA.sys
 Caused By Address : iaStorA.sys+85034
 File Description  : Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver - x64
 Product Name      : Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver
 Company           : Intel Corporation
 File Version      : 12.8.0.1016

 

13.2.4.1000
(Latest)

 

Link: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&FamilyId=42&ProductID=2101&ProdId=2101

 

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 04:35 AM

I have an OEM laptop from ASUS, so I downloaded the drivers from ASUS, installed them, and the same blue screen happens every time I try to run SpeedFan.

 

The file version is exactly the same as the one that is downloadable via the ASUS site.


Edited by signofzeta, 21 September 2014 - 04:40 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 05:13 AM

Since there isn't really an installer for the file I downloaded from the ASUS site, I downloaded the same version from the link you posted, and it all worked out.

 

This is why I was hesitant in upgrading to 8.1, but too bad Microsoft has this KB that forces windows 8 users to upgrade, but at the same time, for my model of laptop, and other users using my model of laptop, I heard that they are sticking to 8 for the reason that ASUS hasn't released everything that would make this model of laptop fully compatible with 8.1 yet.  It seems that they have the drivers and stuff, but as you may have noticed, I had to go to a different site just to get it, as the one from the ASUS site didn't really work, even if it was the same version.



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 06:29 AM

Well, You can see your temperature via speecy... In the SpeedFan website it says "SpeedFan works under Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. SpeedFan works under Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 too. SpeedFan works fine on 64 bit too. The relevant driver is now signed with my digital certificate. And this all costs you absolutely nothing!"

 

It didnt say something about Windows 8.1...

That might be the case.

SpeedFan isnt compatible with Windows 8.1

 

 

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:20 PM

Ok, the same BSOD is back again.  I just finally remembered my brother's laptop, which came with windows 8.1 BSOD when he tried to run SpeedFan, which is the reason why I did not want to upgrade to 8.1.

 

Thanks a lot Microsoft for forcing this burden on me.

 

You have 4 hours to dive and take the plunge, more like 4 hours to walk the plank.


Edited by signofzeta, 22 September 2014 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 02:06 PM

It's not Windows 8/8.1 causing the problem it's IRST.

IRST is really terrible, problematic and completely unnecessary. You need to completely remove it.

 

To remove IRST you need to remove it on the Programs and Features, then go to Device Manager, expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, then click uninstall on each one.
Once removed reboot and it should stop reinstalling IRST.


Edited by Jared44, 23 September 2014 - 02:06 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 02:52 PM

@Jared44

 

That may cause removal of imporment drivers... 



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 03:11 PM

No it won't... IRST isn't needed and does cause a lot of problems. I've seen it so many times.



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Posted 24 September 2014 - 12:13 AM

I know IRST isn't needed.



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 09:18 PM

I FOUND A SOLUTION!!  This was exactly my issue when I loaded Speedfan in order to try and manually conrol my computer fans in case there is a sudden heat rise in my PC to avoid any failure from heat issues.  For some odd reason, I was able to open up Speedfan after my first installation and when I got confused trying to configure Speedfan, I found some guidelines and manuals online and I wanted to try those suggestions.  Before I could even impliment any of them, I kept getting the BSOD with that Driver_IRW_Not_Less-Or_Equal(iaStorA.sys) error after that 1st try!  I later discovered that iaStorA.sys was the driver file for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology software which I'd never actively used.  I first tried to manually remove iaStorA.sys from the System Folder in Windows! (DON'T DO THAT!!!) That will CRASH your system!  To correctly remove that driver, Intel suggests going into Device Manager to fid the listing for IDE/ATAPI Controllers and click on that to see'Uninstall Driver" to safely remove it.  I couldn't even do that as the listing for the IDE Controller did not show up or populate my Device Manager.  I then Google Searched for "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" and found a page to update the drivers for Intel RST.  After installing the newer drivers, my Speedfan now works fine with NO BSOD NOW!  I once had other issues with that BSOD before that resolved after updating all my pC drivers and that is what gave me the idea to try it again here with Speedfan!  Good Luck!  It works!


Edited by alvineng501, 16 May 2015 - 09:21 PM.





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