locked
OCZ Revo Drive 3 and 64 bit unsigned driver problem. RRS feed

  • Question

  • My system details:

    Dell T3500 
    BIOS: A02 
    Chipset: Intel X58 
    CPU: Quad Inter(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3540 @2.93GHz 
    CPU Overclock Speed: 2.933 
    CPU Heatsink: Dell Precision T3500 Heatsink 
    Memory Part Number: Dell Memory 4GBx6 SNPP382H 
    Video Card(s): NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800 
    Sound Card: SoundMAX 
    PSU Model Number: H525AF-00 
    Hard Drive(s): Revo Drive 3 
    Optical Drive(s): HL-DT-ST DVD+/- RW GH50N

    Operating System: I hope to install Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit

    When I try to install Windows 7 Enterprise on Revo Drive 3 (the only drive in system) At the screen "Where do you want to install Windows? I try to load drivers but,  it shows an error after I try to install them:

     "To continue installation, use the Load Driver option to install 32-bit and signed 64-bit drivers. Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unusable Windows installation." 

    Clicking ok takes me back to Load Drivers screen with no visible drives.

    I tried to load the drivers from USB and CD. Same error. 
    I tried to load Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise (and with SP1). Same error.

    What can I do to make it work?

    Thanks in advance for help. 


    Boguslaw Buczek


    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 3:57 PM

Answers

  • So I have finally called the OCZ Technical Support.
    I made it work with their help.
    My steps were:
    1. Boot with the Windows 7 Enterprise MSDN DVD installation (I could use other version but it's a work PC)
    2. When it came to loading drivers I had to load 32-bit drivers first, then I had to format and partition OCZ drive (loading 64-bit would not create system partition).
    3. After partition was created I loaded 64-bit drivers (both drivers were from OCZ website)
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/drivers...voDrive_3_X2_/
    4. Continued with Windows installation. The process was longer than expected and locked at one point but reboot fixed it and now I have a working PC with 64 bit OS and 24GB of memory; smoking fast.
    Afterwards I set BIOS to boot from OCZ drive and plugged in my other SATA drivers - one with OS 32 bit.

    I hope this helps the next guy who has the same problem. Thanks forum for all the help and pointers.
    Overall it may be the Windows installation media that does not like "WHQL approved and signed" 64-bit drivers from OCZ drivers.

    Boguslaw Buczek

    • Marked as answer by Bogdan Buczek Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:53 PM
    Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:53 PM

All replies

  • The drivers for your system are @ http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19

    The Dell community Support forums are @ http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/default.aspx

    Suggest you post in the forum at Dell since there will be a higher concentration of users with like systems.

    Or contact Dell Technical Support if your system is still covered by the warranty.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 4:50 PM
  • @Rick Dee

    And what would I pick to use/download from that list of drivers on Dell drivers site that would be specific for OCZ Revo Drive 3?


    Boguslaw Buczek

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:34 PM
  • For that question, you need to talk to OCZ Technical Support.

    OCZ has a SSD forum @

    http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?233-OCZ-Flash-Support-And-Discussion-Forum

    The Revo forum is @ http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?255-PCIE-based-SSD-including-OCZ-Revo-OCZ-Revo-x2-OCZ-Revo3-Revo-3-Hybrid-OCZ-Ibis-HSDL-support-and-discussion


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:44 PM
  • So I have finally called the OCZ Technical Support.
    I made it work with their help.
    My steps were:
    1. Boot with the Windows 7 Enterprise MSDN DVD installation (I could use other version but it's a work PC)
    2. When it came to loading drivers I had to load 32-bit drivers first, then I had to format and partition OCZ drive (loading 64-bit would not create system partition).
    3. After partition was created I loaded 64-bit drivers (both drivers were from OCZ website)
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/drivers...voDrive_3_X2_/
    4. Continued with Windows installation. The process was longer than expected and locked at one point but reboot fixed it and now I have a working PC with 64 bit OS and 24GB of memory; smoking fast.
    Afterwards I set BIOS to boot from OCZ drive and plugged in my other SATA drivers - one with OS 32 bit.

    I hope this helps the next guy who has the same problem. Thanks forum for all the help and pointers.
    Overall it may be the Windows installation media that does not like "WHQL approved and signed" 64-bit drivers from OCZ drivers.

    Boguslaw Buczek

    • Marked as answer by Bogdan Buczek Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:53 PM
    Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:53 PM
  • So I have finally called the OCZ Technical Support.
    I made it work with their help.
    My steps were:
    1. Boot with the Windows 7 Enterprise MSDN DVD installation (I could use other version but it's a work PC)
    2. When it came to loading drivers I had to load 32-bit drivers first, then I had to format and partition OCZ drive (loading 64-bit would not create system partition).
    3. After partition was created I loaded 64-bit drivers (both drivers were from OCZ website)
    http://www.ocztechnology.com/drivers...voDrive_3_X2_/
    4. Continued with Windows installation. The process was longer than expected and locked at one point but reboot fixed it and now I have a working PC with 64 bit OS and 24GB of memory; smoking fast.
    Afterwards I set BIOS to boot from OCZ drive and plugged in my other SATA drivers - one with OS 32 bit.

    I hope this helps the next guy who has the same problem. Thanks forum for all the help and pointers.
    Overall it may be the Windows installation media that does not like "WHQL approved and signed" 64-bit drivers from OCZ drivers.

    Boguslaw Buczek

    The real reason is the OCZ SSD has something unique about it and it is not compatible with the Windows 7 installation DVD without supplemental software from OCZ to compensate for it's unusual configuration.

    Windows 7 is not at fault.  OCZ is at fault for not following industry standards with its Revo SSD!


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 2:52 PM
  • Thank you for sharing your solution with us Bogdan. However, I followed these steps, but no luck.
    Saturday, September 8, 2012 2:59 AM
  • So I have finally called the OCZ Technical Support.
    I made it work with their help.
    My steps were: . . .

    Boguslaw Buczek

    thank you. at last my windows ultimate 64-bit is working
    Thursday, June 20, 2013 1:51 PM
  • Sorry for my English, I have done so - put REVO DRIVE 3 to a PC with WIN 8.1 X64, install the drivers of the latter with OCZ site, I downloaded -My Drivers-, kept the driver from the operating system on the usb flash, and when installing Windows 8.1 X64 have it to them, Revo Drive 3 has been detected, for Windows 7 32/64, Windows 10, 32/64 and so on did not check, but rather if you can not detect with the installation of your system, you should first install Revo Drive 3. Hope in the working system I helped someone.Win 10 official is not supported.  

    • Edited by j3qq4h7h2 Friday, March 3, 2017 9:30 PM
    Friday, March 3, 2017 8:13 PM