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I had a very annoying problem on my Windows 8 system recently.

Once in an hour of active use system would suddenly hang for 10-40 seconds. System event log then would contain following records:

Source: iaStorA EventID: 129  Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued.
Source: disk    EventID: 153  The IO operation at logical block address 9e1c5b for Disk 1 was retried.
Source: disk    EventID: 153  The IO operation at logical block address 7af577b for Disk 1 was retried.
Source: disk    EventID: 153  The IO operation at logical block address 7100db for Disk 1 was retried.
Source: disk    EventID: 153  The IO operation at logical block address 5cf489b for Disk 1 was retried.
Source: disk    EventID: 153  The IO operation at logical block address b6fdc73 for Disk 1 was retried.

and so on...

Disk 1 is Intel 520, SSDSC2CW120A310 and it is my boot drive. Motherboard is based on Intel H61 Express chip set. Lastest Intel storage drivers are used.

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Have you checked your cables? SATA is well known for being prone to loose data and/or power cables. –  Stefan Seidel Feb 7 '13 at 14:28
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I'm having a similar problem, which I'm still searching for a better fix. However, I did detail a work around for Win7/8 in the Lenovo forum.

The Win 8 work around is:

  1. Remove Intel's "Rapid Storage Technology Driver" in favour of MS's generic version
  2. Apply registry hack to enable MS's power manger to show the HIPM and DIPM options
  3. Disable HIPM and DIPM located here
  4. Set HIPM/DIPM to active.

My dream is to able to use the Intel AHCI driver and this drive.

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I don't have a solution, but I have a setting that makes it less painful.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\disk] "TimeoutValue"=dword:00000014

I changed this from 3C hex (60 seconds) to 14 hex (20 seconds). This means that when the I/O stack is not responding, Windows will wait for 20 seconds before issuing the reset instead of 60 seconds. My guess is that if it is too long, and there are too many I/O's stacked up, Windows bluescreens on purpose.

For me, it only happens on startup or resume from hybrid sleep on Windows 8.1. The HIPM and DIPM suggestions did not help me, nor the PCI Express LPM (Link State Power Management). I also have a normal disk, not SSD. I am running version 12.9.0.1001 of iastora.sys.

EDIT: Well now, I installed version 12.8.2.1000 of Intel Rapid Storage Technology, and now I can suspend and hybrid sleep no problem now, even though (perhaps on Windows 8, not 8.1) I had the problem with that installed.

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Really would need a lot more details as to what this is supposed to do. From what I found this was related to the RC of Windows 8 and was patched.

disabledynamictick [ yes | no ]

Enables and disables dynamic timer tick feature. The option is available starting with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

Note This option should only be used for debugging.

"On a computer that is running Windows 8 Release Preview or Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, the system may randomly stop responding (hang) when you work on multimedia or communication activities. This problem may occur during video editing, unified communications, or other multimedia activities.

This problem may occur because of an issue in the interaction between the state-machine driving dynamic tick transitions and the state-machine-driving clock rate changes."

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OK, just sharing experience. I've managed to eliminate a problem by switching SATA controller from AHCI to IDE mode in boot setup.

It is not trivial - OS won't boot after the change. Check out this question: Change from IDE to AHCI after installing Windows 8

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Ancient IDE mode will stress your harddisk a lot less (e.g. only one command at a time rather than a queue of requests). This might simple mask the problem. –  Hennes Feb 7 '13 at 16:55
    
Actually not, but in any case I've tried to exchange the drive, but it was returned to me with a label "Perfectly fine". –  Artem Tikhomirov Feb 12 '13 at 8:03
    
You should not do this. In IDE mode, your SSD will die in months. –  kinokijuf Feb 12 '13 at 8:33
    
Why would it die in months? Can you add a reason for that? (Mind you, I think I can guess that you are referring to TRIM, but right now that is a WAG). –  Hennes Feb 12 '13 at 11:02
    
:) Weird how IT field attracts all kind of suppositions. –  Artem Tikhomirov Feb 12 '13 at 15:32
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bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes
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you might want to explain what this does –  Sathya May 22 '13 at 2:50
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