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Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver installation guide on Lenovo laptops

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Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver installation guide

AFFECTED CONFIGURATIONS:

IdeaPad Y330, Y430, Y450, Y510, Y530, Y730, Y550, Y650, Y710, Y730, U330, U350, S9, S10, S12, S10-2

Lenovo G230, G410, G430, G510, G530, Y310, Y410, E43, B450

SOLUTION:

Download Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver from here:

Double click the file and extract the drivers to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IMSM

Note:

1. Some Lenovo "Windows XP with SP3 Product Recovery disc" and All "Windows Vista Product Recovery disc" that bundled with computers are integrated with Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver(AHCI model). You can use the discs to install Windows without these steps.

2. If you select "AHCI" mode for Serial ATA (SATA) in the BIOS Setup Utility before installing Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver, your computer will not respond; it will only display a blue screen.

3. A blue screen error will come up on Windows when some models booting with "Compatible" or "IDE" mode instead of "AHCI" mode which is modified from the BIOS Setup. This is caused by an absence of a compatible driver stay default mode when you boot Windows preload.

Clean install in Windows XP

1. Attach a floppy disk drive to your computer.

2. Download Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver from the Web site and extract the driver to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IMSM and copy the driver (all file in C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IMSM) to a floppy disk. Make a copy of the driver in A:\>$OEM$\textmode\.

3. Make sure that SATA AHCI is enabled;

(1)Press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility when the "Lenovo" logo appears on the screen. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed.

(2)Setup the SATA controller to "AHCI" mode. (Interface will be different on each model. Most of them are under "Advanced" menu or

"Configuration" menu.)

(3)Press the F10 key to save the new setup, and then select Yes.

4. Insert the Windows XP CD into the optical drive, boot the computer from CD/DVD.

5. To install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver first, press F6.

6. When prompted, select S for Specify Additional Device.

7. When prompted, insert the floppy disk that you created in step 2, and press Enter.

8. If your system has Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller, select Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller, and press Enter.

If your system has Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller, select Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller, and press Enter.

If your system has Intel ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller, select Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller, and press Enter.

9. To continue the installation, press Enter again. Leave the floppy disk in the drive until the next reboot; the software may need to be copied from

the floppy disk again when the files are copied during setup.

10. Follow the instruction to complete the Operating System installation.

Note:

If you do not have a floppy disk drive, you can install Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver by the following alternative procedure:

Alternative procedure in Windows XP

1. Power off the computer.

2. Power on the computer.

3. Press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility when the "Lenovo" logo appears on the screen. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed.

4. Setup the SATA controller to "IDE" or "Compatibility" mode. (Interface will be different on each model. Most of them are under "Advanced" menu or "Configuration""menu.)

5. Press the F10 key to save the new setup, and then select Yes.

6. Restart the computer.

7. Install Windows XP and Service Pack 3.

8. Download Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver from the Web site and extract the driver to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IMSM.

9. Go to C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IMSM\PREPARE, and double-click "install.cmd" file.

10. Power off and on the computer.

11. Press the F2 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility when the "Lenovo" logo appears on the screen. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed.

12. Setup the SATA controller to "AHCI" mode. (Interface will be different on each model. Most of them are under "Advanced" menu or "Configuration" menu.)

13. Press the F10 key to save the new setup, and then select Yes. The computer will restart and enter Windows XP.

14. When the "found new hardware wizard" screen pop up, select "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)". Make sure "Search for the best driver in these locations" is selected and deselect "Search removable media". Select "Include this location in the search", and then browse to the following directory C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IMSM and click Next button. The Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard appears, and restart the computer.

Determining driver is installed:

1. Click "Start", click "Control Panel", and then click "Performance and Maintenance".

2. Click "System", click the "Hardware" tab, and then click "Device Manager".

3. Double-click "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers".

4. Determine one of the following devices in the list (Include "AHCI" in the device name)

Intel ICH7M/MDH SATA ACHI Controller

Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller

Intel(R) 82801GBM (ICH7-M Family) SATA AHCI Controller

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

Note:

If there is not any "AHCI" device, you can install Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver by the following "Update Install" procedure.

Update Install in Windows XP

1. Start Windows XP.

2. Click "Start", click "Control Panel", and then click "Performance and Maintenance".

3. Click "System", click the "Hardware" tab, and then click "Device Manager".

4. Double-click "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" or Storage controllers category.

5. Right-click one of the following devices and then click "Properties";

Intel ICH7M/MDH SATA ACHI Controller

Intel(R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller

Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller

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

Intel ICH7M/MDH Serial ATA Storage Controller

Intel(R) 82801GBM/GHM Serial ATA Storage Controller

Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM Serial ATA Storage Controller

Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA Serial ATA Storage Controller

Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller

PCI device

7. Click the "Driver" tab.

8. Click the "Update Driver" button.

9. Select "No, not this time" and click "Next".

10. Select "Install from a list or specific location", and click Next.

11. Select "Search for the best driver" in C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IMSM at "Include this location in the search".

12. Click "Browse" button.

13. Locate the driver folder and click "OK" button.

14. Click "Next "button. The driver installation starts.

15. Click "Finish" button when the installation completes.

16. Click "Close" button.

MANUAL INSTALL in Windows Vista 32-bit

1. Start Windows Vista and logon with administrative privileges.

2. Click "Start", and then click "Control Panel".

3. Click "System and Maintenance", and then click "System".

4. Click "Device Manager".

5. Expand the "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" or "Storage controllers" category.

6. Right-click either of the following devices and then select Update Driver

Intel ICH7M/MDH SATA ACHI Controller

Intel(R) 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller

Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller

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

Intel ICH7M/MDH Serial ATA Storage Controller

Intel(R) 82801GBM/GHM Serial ATA Storage Controller

Intel(R) 82801HEM/HBM Serial ATA Storage Controller

Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA Serial ATA Storage Controller

Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller

7. Click "Browse my computer" for driver software.

8. Click "Browse...", then select the driver location and then click "Next".

9. Click "Close" when the installation has completed.

10. Click "Yes" to restart the computer.

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  • Document ID: HT062594
  • Last Updated :26/03/2014
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