If you keep getting random blue screens with a storahci.sys failed error lately, don’t panic. It’s often quite easy to fix…

To fix storahci.sys 

  1. Update your AHCI controller driver (nearly always fixes the issue)
  2. Run SFC

Fix 1: Update your AHCI controller driver (nearly always fixes the issue)

This storahci.sys failed bsod problem mostly occurs because of corrupt/outdated AHCI controller driver. So you should update your AHCI controller driver to see if it fixes the issue. If you don’t have the time, patience or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to be troubled by the wrong driver you would be downloading, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 steps (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

  3. Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
  4. Restart your computer and see if the storahci.sys issue has been resolved.

Fix 2: Run SFC

Sometimes the storahci.sys issue happens if your system files are corrupt. So you should run SFC (System File Checker), the built-in Windows tool to scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files if it detects any. 

Here’s how to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type cmd. Then right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.
  2. Click Yes when asked to confirm.
  3. In the command prompt window, type sfc /scannow and press Enter.
    It’ll take some time for the SFC to replace the corrupted system files with new ones if it detects any, so please be patient. ?
  4. Restart your computer and hopefully the storahci.sys problem has been fixed.

How have the methods above helped you with the troubleshooting? Do you have any ideas or tips to share with us? Drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts. 

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