AMD GPU drivers kicked my M2 SSD drives

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  1. Scoty

    Scoty Active Member

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    I have a problem. Every time whene i install a new AMD GPU driver (clean install) this kicked my M2 SSD drives out during installation. I have the MSI x570 Unify with 5600x and latest Bios and the 6800 XT Midnight Black. Whene i disabled rBAR in Bios all is fine.
     
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  2. Wolf9an9

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    Have not experienced this problem with my MSI X570-A Pro with 5800X and 6800XT with rBAR active. My NVMe SSD works fine every time. Have done a number of GPU driver updates with no problem. Do not know what to suggest.
     
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  3. Espionage724

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    When installing graphics drivers, they do something with a PCI controller that typically knocks out most devices (I hear 4 disconnect/reconnect sounds, and my USB cuts out twice). Haven't noted it be an issue with internal storage drives though, nor any issue with my M2 NVMe SSD.
     
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  4. Scoty

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    Yes i hear do and lost also USB and sometimes LAN.
     
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  5. Scoty

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    I think i found the problem. Its rBAR. Whene i enabled in the Bios i get this issues. Whene i disable no issues.
     
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  6. mikeysg

    mikeysg Ancient Guru

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    Are other similar board owners reporting this issue as well? This doesn't happen on my X570 Aorus Xtreme + 3900X with SAM enabled, though I'm in the habit of using AMDCleanuputility which has been said to remove certain drivers. I do note that whenever I uninstall drivers using it, my USB devices would undergo some reinstallation, but nothing really bad has happened so far. Is there a newer BIOS for you to try?

    I do have a 256GB NVMe M.2 drive installed for OS, as well as a few SATA SSD's, no issue thus far.
     
  7. Scoty

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    Yes other user have the same. I have 4x M2 installed and use latest Bios
     
  8. mbk1969

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    @Scoty

    If you reboot after GPU driver installation will it return NVMe drives back?
     
  9. Scoty

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    nvme drives come back after gpu driver is finish yes.
     
  10. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    We can assume that installation of GPU drivers stops some PCI-E bus drivers and that unavoidably messes with all PCI-E devices.
     

  11. Scoty

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    With Nvidia Cards (3070 and 3080 with rBAR Bios) i dont have this issues. Only now with my AMD 6800 XT. I have send AMD now a Bug report and hope he can fix this. With Chipset driver i also not have this issues, only with GPU driver.
     
  12. SebastianDI

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    Do not worry about that, because thats totally normal.
    It installs a driver called PCI-Bus or something like that. It locks up other parts for that.
    Nothing gets damaged. Do not worry bout that.

    Edith:

    It does not even give you any Unsafe Shutdowns inside the SMART status of your precious SSD's. Just checked it.
     
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  13. Astyanax

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    enable a pagefile on one of the m2's and it won't do it anymore :cool:
     
  14. Scoty

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    How do you know that? I see Windows use always a pagefile. Its not a pagefile problem.
     
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    Because windows won't unmount devices that have an active page file
     

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    A pagefile on boot drive i have and its unmount to. Windows ceate automatic a pagefile on the boot drive.
     
  17. Astyanax

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    thats impossible, windows won't allow pnp manager to forcibly dismount a system volume.
     
  18. Scoty

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    As you can see it is possible.
     
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    :rolleyes: its really not, because the moment you do all handles to the page file are invalidated and the system will bsod.
     
  20. Scoty

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    And why frezze the complete system, lose usb, lan and all drives for seconds whene i have a pagefile?
     

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