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Storport.sys – Pre Service Pack 3 Revision History for Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008)

Storport.sys – Pre Service Pack 3 Revision History for Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008)

08-Nov-2012 – 6.0.6002.22969 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2780444 – “0x0000012E” Stop error occurs when an application sends a 12-byte SCSI opcode to an iSCSI target in Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

06-Apr-2012 – 6.0.6002.22834 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2528357 – Nonpaged pool leak when you disable and enable some storage controllers in Windows Vista, in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

07-Sep-2011 – 6.0.6002.22711 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2511500 – “0x0000007E” Stop error after you perform a hot removal of a PCI device in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008 R2, in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

17-Jun-2011 – 6.0.6002.22661 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2553708 – A hotfix rollup that improves Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 compatibility with Advanced Format disks

11-May-2010 – 6.0.6002.22402 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983554 – “0x000000BE” Stop error message when you use the Storport.sys driver to manage some storage devices in Windows Server 2008, in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

18-Mar-2010 – 6.0.6002.22367 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981751 – “Stop error code 0x0000007E (SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED) in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista

02-Feb-2010 – 6.0.6002.22327 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979764 – A hotfix is available that improves the logging capabilities of the Storport.sys driver to troubleshoot poor performance issues for the disk I/O in Windows Server 2008

04-May-2009 – 6.0.6002.22128 – Storport.sys – x86/x64 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968675 – The storport.sys driver leaks nonpaged pool memory when volumes are scanned, mounted, or dismounted in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Update rollup for the core printing components in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS2011)

Microsoft have released an update rollup for the core printing components in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Small Business Server 2011 (SBS 2011)

The following issues are resolved by this update rollup:

You can request and obtain the update rollup via Microsoft Knowledgebase article KB 2647753 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2647753

Verify the Health and Operation of your Intel® Processor with the Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool

A 32 and 64 bit version of the IPDT or Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool can be downloaded from here: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/CS-031726.htm

You can also see a video on how to use it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpPOqh_Bq78

You can use the diagnostic tool to test the various features of your Intel Processor and perform a stress test to ensure that it is operating in a  stable manner.

Microsoft Windows based Computers and Laptops – Slow System Startup with Realtek HD Audio Chipset

You may find that Windows based computers and laptops are very slow to startup and in some instances slow to shutdown.  This has been witnessed when out dated drivers are installed for the integrted Realtek HD Audio Chipset.

The Realtek HD Audio drivers offered on Microsoft Update are often dated 2005 and are many years behind those available directly from the Audio Chipset manufacturer.

You can verify your current Audio Chipset and Driver version from “Device Manager”

Please visit http://www.realtek.com/downloads/ to find and download the latest applicable drivers for your Windows system.  They will usually reference the drivers as “High Definition Audio Codecs (Software)” and then under Windows the list Operating System Compatability for each system and provide several download links based upon locations around the world.  Downloads from the Realtek site can be slow at busy times of the day so you may need to be patient and/or download outside peak hours.

As you can see from the table the current drivers from Realtek Support are dated 21st October 2011 and are usually updated every 1-2 months, it would be worth updating to the latest release to resolve your slow startup times and then add updating your audio drivers into your usual computer maintenance schedule.  Once you have updated remember to check Device Manager to ensure that the latest drivers are actually installed and that the device is operating correctly.