Unbootable system, AMD – SCSIAdapter – is back!

1 : Anonymous2021/05/17 06:36 ID: ne8se2

So the driver we love so much that near bricked our systems a week ago is back on Windows update and has auto installed again.

If you're currently sitting on "pending install" you can "pause updates". If it is "pending restart", you need to roll back the raid driver under storage controllers in device manager.

2 : Anonymous2021/05/17 09:26 ID: gyfcrzb

After the last time it happened I disabled driver updates in Windows, good call it seems. I have a Gigabyte Aorus Ultra x570, so I had "fun" getting my system back up and running the last time it happened.

ID: gyfcvbe

Yeah Aorus master here, I've just got windows for one game now after migrating to Linux. Still very annoying

ID: gyfdimw

I built an aorus master system 3 weeks ago. Installed windows, performed updates, restarted, boom! BSoD on startup. I panicked then I installed linux on the second minor SSD and booted. Had to reinstall windows and turn off the driver update option. Gigabyte's app wants me to re-enable it :/

3 : Anonymous2021/05/17 11:24 ID: gyflhf3


4 : Anonymous2021/05/17 18:04 ID: gyh0trj

Easy fix, disable ONLY driver updates from windows update. Leave everything else enabled.

Note this is only for experts that REALLY know how to go get drivers themselves. Or if you're running into this issue today, use this as a temporary fix till AMD/Microsoft get this sorted.

Make this into a .reg file, or just read it and go make the change in regedit.exe

This FULLY disables drivers updates from windows updates, but still allows all normal security and feature updates to windows.

``` Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate] "ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:00000001


To undo this change, delete that key or just set it to "0".

``` Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdate] "ExcludeWUDriversInQualityUpdate"=dword:00000000


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5 : Anonymous2021/05/17 14:13 ID: gyg3q6v

One would think people would have learned by now to disable automatic driver updates.

Some may argue against about this because security, but the risk of bricking a system by a borked update is not worth it, this is exactly why people hate automatic updates.

ID: gygbrvs

Shouldn't be a requirement for normal people. The drivers coming from Windows update must be safe to install, it is in AMD / MS to guarantee that. I don't want my parents or grandparents disabling the updates and then forgetting to install them for next half a decade.

6 : Anonymous2021/05/17 12:51 ID: gyftt44

Pro tip: Always set Windows to postpone updates by at least 7 days, better 14 days and you should mostly be fine. ("mostly" because Windows Updates always fuck up something, make sure to always "sfc /scannow" after an update)

ID: gyfux95

The delay not affect drivers like this. Also sfc after an update is really not useful at all

ID: gyfv2z0

7 out of 10 Windows Updates "sfc /scannow" will always find damaged files, that's how broken Windows Updates are.

7 : Anonymous2021/05/17 15:32 ID: gygeqpt

Fortunately for me, the SCSIAdapter driver is only installed for the first M.2 slot that is connected directly to the processor, which happens to be my games drive.

so all i need to do is to go into device manager and rollback the drivers.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/17 10:26 ID: gyfgwqz

Are you on Insider Preview channel? I have Aorus x570 and it's still not showing up.

ID: gyfgynf

No, just regular 20H2.


9 : Anonymous2021/05/17 19:26 ID: gyhcoii

Is this a Gigabyte issue? I always keep Windows fully updated and I have had zero issues with my Asus motherboard.

ID: gyhtpdm

Yes, Microsoft made a booboo that seems to only affect gigabyte boards


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