Windows 10: BSOD, stuck in boot loop, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS(storahci.sys)

  1.    26 May 2016 #1

    BSOD, stuck in boot loop, DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS(storahci.sys)

    So laptop will not boot into windows or safe mode. Soon as laptop get splash screen it goes into preparing automatic repair, then diagnosing your pc, followed by the BSOD, and the error DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS(storahci.sys) .
    Only thing I can do is get into bios and that is it. This laptop is native win7 and updated to win 10 where it seemed fine for a few minutes before it crashed and went into the bootloop upon restart, and have not been able to get out of it since. I have bootable usb drive with win10 and able to get into advance options in troubleshoot menu. Tried startup repair 4 times and is unable to fix any issues, there is no system restore point to go back to, system image recovery, or a previous build. Not sure what to try next. Any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 5,721
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       26 May 2016 #2

    See if you can follow this tutorial to roll back to Windows 7.

    Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows
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  3.    26 May 2016 #3

    Ztruker said: View Post
    See if you can follow this tutorial to roll back to Windows 7.

    Windows 10 - Go Back to Previous Windows
    Will not roll back.
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  4. Posts : 5,721
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       28 May 2016 #4

    Is your data backed up? If yes, you could do a clean install of Windows 10.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install

    If your data is not backed up there are a couple ways you can back it up now, even if you can't boot into Windows 10.

    See here: Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk from KYHI

    It allows you access to a non-working system - and provides a visual means to repair the system. You would have to download the ISO and then burn it to USB or CD to create a bootable WinPE disk or flash drive.

    You could then copy your data to a flash drive or external hard drive or use Macrium Reflect to do an image backuop of your current hard drive. Then after you clean install windows 10 you can install Macrium Reflect Free and browse the backup image to copy your data back to the hard drive.
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  5. Posts : 5,721
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       30 May 2016 #5

    oliverpowell said: View Post
    Hello Neemo6,

    You can switch back to Windows 7 after reading - . The down gradation will not lead to loss your files, but it will remove all those apps which you had downloaded after upgrading to Windows 10.

    Hope it will help you... Good Luck!!!
    He already tried that, not an available option. See post #3.
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