BSOD attempting to boot Windows 7

Hi Experts,

I just updated the Intel chipset driver on my PC.

Now all hell has broken loose!

All attempts to boot give BSOD.

I have removed all drives, just leaving the SSD that has the C: and D: volumes.

The good news is that I can boot WinPE and it sees both C: and D: volumes,
I have run "Check for errors" and both volumes pass OK.


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LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Here is the BSOD:

LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
The driver that I installed was downloaded from the Support -> Driver Zone page at

Intel ICH8/ICH9/ICH10/Z68/C216  version:    (Windows 7/8 32/64 bit)
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
0x0007B is about missing storage driver. The fastest problem to resolve it - switching in BIOS the HDD mode to a Compatible.
The different approach is adjusting the hal.dll with third party tool. I would highly recommend Hard Disk Manager 15 Suite or Backup & Recovery 15 Home:
Its WinPE Recovery CD contains a wizard called - P2P Adjust OS which adjusts the OS to new hardware or even allows you installing correct driver for storage.

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As mentioned above, change your BIOS settings for the Disk Controller.

Why do you download and install drivers from such obscure sites? You must always get your drivers directly from the PC manufacturer, or only if necessary, from your chipset manufacturer, in your case from Intel. But never do that from other sites.
LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
noxcho: you say "The fastest problem to resolve it - switching in BIOS the HDD mode to a Compatible. "

The only BIOS setting (my PC is HP Z230) that seems relevant is "SATA Emulation".
It is currently "RAID" (but I'm not using RAID).  The other choices are AHCI and IDE.  

Are any of those choices relevant?
Use AHCI mode.
LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
I just changed BIOS "SATA Emulation" to AHCI and it's booting Windows !!!
noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
Yes, in some BIOSes they call it Compatible, on others IDE or SATA plus AHCI.
Why was it set to RAID? Maybe your problem was in this setting at all? Does it see now the drives ok?
LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Now happily booting, but I still have a "missing" volume, see: NTFS Volume no longer accessible
LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
noxcho asked "Why was it set to RAID".

I unpacked the PC out of it's box, connected the drives, everything worked - so until now I had never looked at the drive's BIOS settings.
LeighWardleAuthor Commented:
Many thanks for your help noxcho.
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