System Crash after disabling drive surveillance
I had a severe system crash, including RAID degradation on my Win XP Professional Box after disabling internal drive monitoring.
Drive monitor could not read out S.M.A.R.T. Parameters of a iastor.sys controled HW(?)-RAID (SATA) on my ASUS Motherboard.
So I decided to disable monitoring of this drive and only monitor external eSATA drive, where the backups are stored (this drive crashed 2 weeks ago with sector write errors during Acronis-Backup).
After pressing "okay" in the drive-monitor window, the system crashed with a blue-screen and the described RAID degradation. The reconstruction of the RAID I lasted 7 hours (which is, I think normal).
So I uninstalled the drive-monitor. Now the system runns normal again (obviously).
I think that the windows-component "iastor.sys" is the problem.
Did anyone else have similar experience?