removdrv.txt Driver File Contents (AHCI_Intel_11.5.0.1207_W8x64UW8x86U_A.zip)

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This document outlines the procedure for manually removing 

the Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology driver software and

reconfiguring the system to use the native operating system

driver for managing storage controllers.



To complete this procedure, first print this document for use

as a reference. Then, complete Part 1 to determine the SATA

controller mode. Depending on the mode determined in Part 1, 

complete either Part 2A or 2B.



WARNING: Reconfiguring the system may result in the loss of 

data on any RAID volumes currently used by the system. Removing 

the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver from the boot drive or 

bootable RAID volume may require reinstallation of the 

operating system. To preserve data integrity, back up 

all data before proceeding. 



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* Part 1: Determining the System Mode

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The steps for removing this software differ depending on 

whether the system is running in RAID or AHCI mode.



Accessing Device Manager



To access the Device Manager in Microsoft Windows* 7:

    

     - On the Start menu, select Control Panel.



     - Click 'Category  and then select  Small icons  or  Large icons .



     - Click  System . 

      

     - Select 'Device Manager' in the left pane.



To access the Device Manager in Microsoft Windows* 8:

    

     - On the Start window, click the 'PC settings' tile or the 'Desktop' tile.

  

     - If you chose the 'PC Settings' tile, click 'More settings' to go to the 

       Control Panel.



     - If you chose the 'Desktop' tile, open Windows* Explorer and then enter

       'Control Panel' in the search text box.



     - Select 'System and Security' and then select 'System'.



     - Select 'Device Manager' in the left pane.



Determine the system's mode by identifying how the SATA 

controller is presented within the Device Manager by 

completing the steps below:



1.  In the Device Manager window, look for an entry named Storage Controllers. 

    If this entry is present, expand it and look for one of the following 

    controllers. Otherwise, proceed to step 2:



     - 'Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is an

       ICH7R/DH system in RAID mode. 

       Continue with Part 2A below.



     - 'Intel(R) ICH7MDH SATA RAID Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is an 

       ICH7MDH system in RAID mode. 

       Continue with Part 2A below.

    

     - 'Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is a 

       Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset system in RAID mode.

       Continue with Part 2A below.   

    

     - 'Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is a 

       Mobile Express Chipset system in RAID mode. 

       Continue with Part 2A below.

  

     - If none of the controllers above are shown, then 

       the system is not running in RAID mode. 

       Continue with step 2 below.



2.  In the Device Manager window, look for an entry named 

    'IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers'.

    If this entry is present, expand it and look for one of

    the following controllers:



     - 'Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is an

       ICH7R/DH system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.



     - 'Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is an 

       ICH7M/MDH system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.



     - 'Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is an 

       ICH9M-E/M system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.



     - 'Intel(R) ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is an 

       ICH10R system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.

   

     - 'Intel(R) ICH10D/DO SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is an 

       ICH10D/DO system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.



     - 'Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is a 

       5 Series 4 Port system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.



     - 'Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is a 

       5 Series 6 Port system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.



     - 'Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is a 

       5 Series/3400 Series system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.

      

     - 'Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is a 

       Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.

      

     - 'Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is a 

       Mobile Express Chipset system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.



     - 'Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is a 

       7 Series/C216 Chipset system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.



     - 'Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller'

       If the controller above is present, the system is a 

       7 Series Chipset system in AHCI mode. 

       Continue with Part 2B below.



     - If none of the controllers above are shown, then 

       the system is not in AHCI mode. No other modes are 

       supported by the Intel Rapid Storage Technology 

       software. Continue with step 3 below.



3.  The system does not appear to be running in RAID or 

    AHCI mode. If you feel that the system is running in 

    RAID or AHCI mode and you do not see any of the 

    controllers listed above, contact the system manufacturer 

    or the place of purchase for assistance. You cannot 

    continue with Part 2 below until the system mode is 

    determined.







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* Part 2A: System in RAID Mode

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The procedure in this section can only be performed on a 

system that is in RAID mode. Do not continue with this 

procedure unless you have completed the steps in Part 1

above to determine this is true for this system. Before 

continuing, be sure to read the warnings below.



WARNINGS:

a. If a RAID 0 volume is deleted, all data on that volume 

   will be permanently deleted. Back up all critical data 

   before continuing. 



b. If system files are located on a disk or volume connected 

   to the RAID controller, these files will be deleted and the 

   operating system will have to be reinstalled.





1.  Ensure you have read and understand the warnings listed

    above.



2.  Reboot the system.



3.  Note whether you see a splash screen titled 'Intel(R)

    Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM' during 

    the system startup. If so, continue to step 5.



4.  Continue to step 6 if the UEFI driver is installed. 

    If not, continue to step 7.



5.  Complete this procedure if the option ROM is installed:



    5a. Enter the option ROM Configuration Utility by pressing 

	Ctrl+I when prompted during the system startup.

    5b. In the setup program, select menu option 2 to enter 

	'Delete RAID Volume' menu.

    5c. Select the volume you want to delete using up or down 

        arrow keys.

    5d. Press the 'Del' key to delete the selected volume, and 

        press the 'Y' key to confirm deletion. Repeat this step as 

        necessary to delete all volumes that are present. 

    5e. Exit the setup program.

    5f. Enter the system BIOS Setup (usually done by either 

        pressing the 'F2' or 'Delete' key as soon as the system 

	begins to boot).

    5g. Change the IDE configuration for the Serial ATA

        Controller from 'RAID' to 'IDE'.

    5h. Save changes and exit the system BIOS setup.



6.  Complete this procedure if the UEFI driver is installed:



    6a. Enter the system BIOS setup (usually done by either pressing

        the 'F2' or 'Delete' key as soon as the system begins to boot).

    6b. Navigate to 'Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology' and press

        the 'Enter' key.

    6c. Navigate to the RAID volume you want to delete using the up

        and down arrow keys and then press the 'Enter' key.

    6d. Select 'Delete' to delete the volume.

    6e. Press the 'Enter' key to confirm.

    6f. Press the 'Esc' key to exit 'Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology'.

    6g. Change the IDE configuration for the Serial ATA Controller from

        'RAID' to 'IDE'.

    6h. Save changes and exit the system BIOS setup.



7.  Complete this procedure if neither the option ROM nor the UEFI driver 

    is installed:



    7a. Enter the system BIOS Setup (usually done by either

        pressing the 'F2' or 'Delete' key as soon 

        as the system begins to boot).

    7b. Change the IDE configuration for the Serial ATA

        Controller from 'RAID' to 'IDE'.

    7c. Save changes and exit the system BIOS setup.



8.  Reboot the system.







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* Part 2B: System in AHCI Mode

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The procedure in this section can only be performed on a 

system that is in AHCI mode. Do not continue with this 

procedure unless you have completed the steps in Part 1

above to determine this is true for this system. It is

recommended that you back up all important data 

before continuing. 



1.  Reboot the system.



2.  Enter the system BIOS Setup (usually done by either

    pressing the 'F2' or 'Delete' key as soon as 

    the system begins to boot). 



3.  Change the IDE configuration for the Serial ATA

    controller from 'AHCI' to 'IDE'.



4.  Save changes and exit the system BIOS setup.



5.  Reboot the system. The operating system should 

    start as before.





Note: If you experience any difficulties making these 

changes to the system BIOS, please contact the motherboard 

manufacturer or the place of purchase for assistance.





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