Blog: Intel

I installed Intel Turbo Memory driver update - but it also updated the Intel Matrix Storage Manager & Turbo Memory driver.  After the installation there were two entries in Programs and Features - one just for the Turbo Memory driver and one for the Matrix Storage Manager & Turbo Memory.

After this installation, my PGP single sign-on stopped working.  I would enter a pass phrase at boot and then credentials again when Windows started.  I changed my password to get things synched back up and it still didn't work. [more]

I uninstalled the Turbo Memory driver, after which there is only one related Intel entry in Programs and Features and now it doesn't mention Turbo Memory.  Then I rebooted and still had to use the old Windows password in the PGP boot loader and the new one when Windows started up.  However, this time, when booting into Windows, it gave me a password error before asking for the correct one (i.e., PGP had passed the old one through this time - I could have saved a password change).  After I entered the correct password things worked correct at the next boot.


I installed a 64bit version of Windows 7 as a virtual machine and when trying to startup, it would hang in a loop of start and restart.  Amongst the loops as the vmware machine would cycle, an error would appear and disappear.  After watching closely I could read enough to see it referred to a bios setting.  That led me to the fix below.

I found out “Virtualization Technology” (VT) must be enabled in the bios settings of my laptop.  VT is an option for Intel CPUs.  This is a requirement VMware implemented for running 64bit virtual machines.  VT is not required for running 32bit virtual machines.

To enable VT, access the Bios Setup Utility on the computer which will host the virtual machine.  Typically, to get to the Bios Setup Utility you press the F1 key when you see the manufactures start up screen when starting or restarting the machine.  When the Bios Setup Utility starts, you will enter Config > CPU.  There you will see the option to Enable VT. [more]

Also, it is documented you must power down the host machine again after enabling VT.  Enabling VT, saving the configuration and continuing with the start up will not enable VT.  It takes and additional cold boot to enable VT.

After the second start, I launched the VMware workstation and powered on the Windows 7 without a problem.