OS recovery after accidental removal of Intel Matrix Storage incl. drivers RRS feed

  • Question

  • All this is about a PC with Vista 32Bits on it.

    An Asus laptop with single HDD in it - it is no SSD.

    During booting the BIOS does not offer the ctlr+I option nor it presents "Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM"

    for me that's a sign that  option ROM is not present on this PC.

    However, the Matrix Storage Manager software was installed all the time.

    So, I assume it was installed in order to have the hdd runs in AHCI mode.

    No RAID array exists. Backup of whole system was done few months ago.


    Recently the software Intel Matrix Storage Manager was accidently removed from system by user.

    Unfortunately it was removed inclusively host controller drivers.

    As result the system does not boot any more.


    Taking this situation, is new installation of whole system, inclusively installing all used software,

    performing all personalization, restoring all user data the only one possible way to recover?

    Or, is it perhaps possible to recover by repairing some files/folders by recreating missing items

    upon attaching this hdd to other working system?

    If yes, how will be the procedure?

    Nobody on Intel support forum was able to give answer to above questions.

    • Edited by aapapapa Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:23 PM
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:22 PM

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  • Please see: What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista?  Try the System Restore option first.  If it does not work, then try the Startup Repair option.

    Carey Frisch

    Sunday, March 25, 2012 12:02 AM
  • I tried the Use Last Working option.

    And some Restore.

    Both return to windows boot menu after one second without any action taken over.

    Before I use solutions like repair which results in data loss (os reinstallation, soft reinstallation necessary)

    I like to try all repair options.

    I manuall fixing of driver really not possible?

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012 6:45 AM