Uninstalled Intel Rapid Storage Technology, now computer won't boot!

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  1. RWUK

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    Ok, so I decided to update to Intel RST from Matrix Storage Manger. Long story short, I decided to go back to Matrix Storage Manager so I uninstalled RST and let it reboot my computer as normal. Problem is, I see the BIOS screen and when the computer goes to load Windows, it crashes and reboots. It never gets past this point, just a reboot and 'Windows error recovery' cycle. Safe mode, Last Known Configuration and Restart Normally all give the same result.

    Will repairing windows just reinstall Vista? Is there any chance I can fix this without needing to reinstall the whole OS??

    This sucks! Of all the problems I 'protect' my comptuer against, it turns out to be an Intel driver that seriously screws me over. :mad: :mad:

    Edit: Forgot to say, the crash is a blue screen. It momentarily flashes on the screen before rebooting.
     
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    A repair won't reinstall the OS, it will just repair whatever files are FUBARed in preventing you from booting.
     
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    Don't feel badly it is very difficult to write software that is totally immune to operator errors.
     
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    Ouch! Lets hope the repair gets the OP out of trouble.

    I will have to admit that I also have been the victim of the PEBKAC syndrome.
     
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    Nooooo, the problem is/was an ill-advised, user-initiated removal/deletion of a critical boot file and driver.

    Until you accept that, the chances of you repeating the same mistake are pretty good........
     
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    The uninstaller for the program removed the files, I didn't pick out anything. The computer doesn't need either RST nor Matrix Storage Manager to boot properly. At one point I was getting better drive speeds without either driver and bootups were unaffected. I'll play with it more tomorrow and see what happens.
     
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    I just uninstalled IRST earlier today and have had no issues. And like he said, he used the packaged uninstaller, so just saying it's "operator error" is a bit of a stretch and also pretty rude in my opinion.

    Good luck getting it worked out.
     
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    Go into BIOS and set the hard drive mode from AHCI/SATA to IDE/compatibility mode.
     
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    Well looks like reinstalling Windows is the only way out of this. Repairing didn't do anything (it didn't even find any problems) and I don't have IDE compatibility selection in my BIOS. I can switch from AHCI to ATA but that's all, still same result.

    Thanks Selenium and namaiki for useful info.
     
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