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August 5, 2019  1:55 PM

Intel RST Stymies 1903 Upgrade

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Device drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

Sometimes, the Windows 10 upgrade installer blocks 1903 upgrade attempts. As reported in the Windows 10 Known Issues list on August 1, users running Intel RST version 15.1.0.1002 through...

June 26, 2019  12:30 PM

Station Drivers Provides Latest Realtek UAD Drivers … and More

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, device management, Device Manager, Windows 10

I've been a huge fan of the French device driver site Station Drivers for a decade or longer now. Ever since it appeared on the scene in 2004, it's been my go-to source for new, preview and hard-to-find device drivers. I don't know...


June 5, 2019  8:30 PM

Intel Driver Support Assistant Proves Helpful

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Device drivers, Intel Chipset Drivers, Storage devices, Windows 10, Windows Performance Monitor

Once I saw the error message "Stopped Working" from IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe in Performance Monitor, I went searching for a fix. Turns out this module is part of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology environment (aka Intel RST). "Hmmm," thought I to myself, "It's been a while since I've updated any Intel...


May 10, 2019  5:43 PM

Nvidia Driver Update Frequency Musings

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Graphics Card Drivers, video drivers, Windows 10

Yesterday, May 9, Nvidia released a new GeForce driver – version 430.64. “Gosh!” I thought “haven’t there been a LOT of them lately?” Indeed, the search tool reveals 10 released for 2019. Because May 9 falls in the year's 19th week, that's...


April 12, 2019  10:58 AM

Dude, Where Is My SDXC Drive?

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Beta Testing, Device drivers, Windows 10, Windows Upgrades

A funny thing happened when I upgraded my Surface Pro 3 to the latest Release Preview. I'm talking Build 18362.53, otherwise known as 1903 aka May 2019 Update. Before the upgrade, the PC saw its SDXC card and contents without issue. After the upgrade, nada. Before the upgrade, DevMgr saw something...


April 10, 2019  4:26 PM

Samsung Consumer Drivers OEM Friendly

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, NVME Related, Windows 10

Last Friday, a couple of Lenovo loaner laptops showed up at my office. Both include 8th Generation (formerly, Coffee Lake) CPUs and Samsung OEM NVMe SSDs. As I was perusing the TenForums threads yesterday, I noticed a new version of the Samsung NVMe drivers. But my drive's model number is...


February 25, 2019  2:01 PM

Nvidia LiveKernelEvent 141 Error Returns

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Graphics Card Drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

This morning, I checked on Reliability Monitor to see how my production PC was doing. Right away, I noticed a LiveKernelEvent error had occurred on 2/21. That’s the same day I updated my Nvidia GPU driver. Prior experience with this error code means I had reason to think “GPU issue” (see this...


January 24, 2019  12:22 PM

Win10 1809 Update Unknown Device Works

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Given the flak that Win10 1809 is catching lately, I wanted to share some good news in the wake of a recent clean install. Normally, when Device Manager (DevMgr) includes the Other Devices category, one or more Unknown device entries follow. This means that Windows has enumerated devices and found...


January 23, 2019  11:03 AM

Driver Setting Explains Venue Pro Restart Fail

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Troubleshooting, Windows 10

Over the past 2-3 years, I've experienced an intermittent and vexing issue with one of my Insider Pro test machines. It's a Dell Venue Pro 11, model 7130 (i5-4210Y CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Lite-On M.2 SATA SSD). At certain points in time, this PC has repeated suffered from Restart issues. Let me...


December 3, 2018  3:21 PM

Intel Windows 10 Modern Drivers

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Device drivers, Intel, Intel Chipset Drivers, Windows 10

Starting in November, 2018, Intel began supplying Modern Windows Drivers for its products. You can read about this switchover on the Intel site. Find the Support post entitled "Introduction...

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