Topic: [SLVD] Problem with ICH9M-E/M 11.01

Firstly, thanks again for your efforts with these packs. It's a great testament to your hard work that this is the first time I've had a problem...

I am updating my install disk for what I hope is the last time as we move to Windows 7, and have found a problem with 11.01 (and 11.04r3 beta linked here: http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=5226). I'm installing onto a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650. It successfully gets through the text mode section, reboots into GUI and the next time it reboots, a blue screen happens and the it gets into a circular reboot cycle. I don't know of any way to get the details of the blue screen, but my guess is that it is a Stop 7B because it happens so early in the boot cycle.

Below is an extract from the SaveHWIDS utility identifying PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2929 as the SATA controller (sorry, don't know how to do code blocks)
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PCI Devices
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PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&FB: Intel(R) ICH9 Family SMBus Controller - 2930
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_293C&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&D7: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293C
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2934&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E8: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2934
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_293E&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&D8: High Definition Audio Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2935&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E9: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2935
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2940&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E0: Intel(R) ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2940
PCI\VEN_168C&DEV_002B&SUBSYS_7159144F&REV_01\4&11D53223&0&00E1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2936&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&EA: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2936
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2942&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E1: Intel(R) ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 2 - 2942
PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_2060&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_C1\4&2BC30F68&0&00E0: Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2937&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&D0: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2937
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2948&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&E4: Intel(R) ICH9 Family PCI Express Root Port 5 - 2948
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2448&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_93\3&33FD14CA&0&F0: Intel(R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2938&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&D1: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2938
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A40&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_07\3&33FD14CA&0&00: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Chipset Processor to DRAM Controller - 2A40
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2919&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&F8: Intel(R) ICH9M LPC Interface Controller - 2919
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2939&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&EB: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2939
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A42&SUBSYS_FDE01179&REV_07\3&33FD14CA&0&10: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2929&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&FA: Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_293A&SUBSYS_FF1E1179&REV_03\3&33FD14CA&0&EF: Intel(R) ICH9 Family USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 293A
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2A43&SUBSYS_FDE01179&REV_07\3&33FD14CA&0&11: Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
21 matching device(s) found.

I extracted the mass storage drivers and checked for a matching driver in the INI file, and found it occurs twice, once it the commented out [I4] section and once in the [I8] section. The files in I8 include a text file that clearly states that this driver should support that device. As a test, I thought I'd uncomment [I4] and all the lines in it. I then edited the ms_1_hwids line in [I4] so that my HWID is the only one on the line. Lastly, I edited the ms_1_hwids line in the [I8} section to remove this particular HWID. Re 7Zipped the file and built the ISO, burnt to CD and now it works!

I'm a little concerned that this might cause other problems, but I think that the change I made should only effect this particular hardware and that it should be reliable.

Any thoughts or comments? I'm happy to try any experiments you wish.

Regards,
Rod

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Re: [SLVD] Problem with ICH9M-E/M 11.01

Well, how you described your problem (txtmode works, BSOD after GUI first reboot) indicates that the problem is NOT with the .ini.  The .ini only tells Windows setup how to find the drives during the initial setup (blue screen, white text, where you select the drive to format/install).  Once setup continues into the GUI, the drivers are selected from the %systemdrive%\D\ folder.

Did you also edit the D\M\I8\*.inf file to delete the HWID?

Re: [SLVD] Problem with ICH9M-E/M 11.01

Ahh, yes, you're correct of course. Yet the only change I made was to the INI file (not the INF) and it was definitely getting past TXT mode. Most strange.

Just looking at Device Manager on the machine shows it is using the v10 drivers, which I believe means it is coming from I8.

Rod

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Re: [SLVD] Problem with ICH9M-E/M 11.01

OK, just to clarify for me.
Does the BSOD occur BEFORE or AFTER the GUI phase of setup.  The GUI phase begins with the "39 minutes remaining..." progress bar on the left side.  Also known as T-39, T-38, T-37, T-36...etc.
If the BSOD occurs BEFORE the GUI phase, then the .ini may need to be changed as you indicated.  If you get the GUI phase and the progress bar gets to the T-36 stage (driver load) and then BSOD then something squirrelly is going on with the driver.

Re: [SLVD] Problem with ICH9M-E/M 11.01

It was definitely in the GUI phase (after T-39), during the driver scan, but I think I found the real cause and you'll be pleased to know - not the Driver Pack fault.

This is a CD build, and as you might imagine was very short on space - image size showed as 701MB. The problem didn't occur with a DVD build from the same source files. I removed a few files from the source to make the image size 699MB and it works. Seems that while I can burn a slightly oversized image, reading it back crashes the test machine when it tries to access the files. I think that when I rebuilt the driver pack after editing the INI that either the file was slightly smaller, or maybe the layout as burned to the CD changed.

Have undone the INI file change and reduced the size of the image and it seems completely reliable now. Now that I can see 11.04 is up, I'll try that too.

Sorry to waste your time on a red herring, and thanks again for all your great work.

Rod

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Re: [SLVD] Problem with ICH9M-E/M 11.01

Glad to hear you figured it out.  To be honest, I haven't used a CD-R in over a year.  I keep a few CD-RW discs handy but I've moved entirely to DVD-R and USB thumb drives.  DVDs are dirt cheap.

Re: [SLVD] Problem with ICH9M-E/M 11.01

I hardly use CD's these days, too. But that's another story.

Can confirm that 11.04 works fine for me in both VM and on this Toshiba Laptop.

Thanks again,
Rod

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