Well I believe I have solved my issue. I uninstalled and reinstalled intel rapid storage technology and then disabled link power management (under performance > power and performance). I have seen solutions where this is disabled through the power plan of the computer but that never worked for me. Seems changing the setting within the intel software did the trick.
When I look for the "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" on the dell drivers support site for my XPS 13 in cant find that. Did you download it from the Dell site or from the Intel site?
Your XPS 13 probably only has a SSD drive. My computer has a HDD and SSD cache so the intel RST technology is used to "speed up" the HDD by storing frequently used data on the SSD. It sounds like you don't need this software on your computer. However, there is still a setting for link power management in the power settings. You might want to try turning it on/off and see if anything changes. If you google event id 129 technet blog an article should come up about it and on page two of the comments a user has more information about it. It sounds like your cause might be different then mine however.
Download just the driver files for the raid controller from intel.
Unzip the files to the desktop.
Open Device Manager/Storage Controllers/Intel Chipset SATA Raid Controller, and perform an update driver function,
pointing to the driver files u will download.
restart pc and u will never ever see this warning or get freezing screen cause of it.
I had exact the same problem on quite a lot of my dell systems. Here is how i solved the issue:
First of all we need to change "AHCI Link Power Management" which is a hidden setting on power management. Open up registry editor and change the following settings.
Change attributes from 1 to 2
And again change Attributes from 1 to 2.
Now go to Control Panel -> System and Security -> Power Options click on "Change Plan Settings" and then click on "Change advanced Power settings".
Now under "Hard disk" you should have AHCI Link Power Management - HIPM/DIPM and AHCI Link Power Management - Adaptive options.
Change "AHCI Link power management" To active, which means there is no power management for AHCI and finally change Adaptive to 0 milliseconds (Although if you enabled "active" this option has no effect).
Finally under "PCI Express" Change "Link State Power management" to OFF.
I hope this will help you.
Thanks a lot. I tried almost everything, but this solution was the only one that finally made the repeated freeze go away.
I tried this method and suddenly my second user account started acting like it had only just been created and was taking me through the new account setup. I tried restoring an earlier drive image I'd made right after both accounts had been created and setup just the way I wanted them, which seemed to work fine, but then a few days later (this morning) I booted up the computer, only to find BOTH accounts acting this way. I finally had to boot into the UEFI BIOS and reset the power management settings. After that, the problem disappeared, though the original Event RAID warnings returned.
The "answer" by Stratosgr is useless. It is a workaround, yes, but a very bad one. It mostly will make the problem go away, but bring in 10 new problems. It might work "fine" on a desktop or laptop (which is connected to ac), but here comes the bad thing:
It will deactivate ALL important energy saving mechanism of the PCIe links and drives. Meaning terrible battery drain on a device with battery (laptop or tablet).
I have the hangs, freezes and bluescreens too on my Venue 11 Pro 7140 with Sandisk X110 ssd, same events in the logs.
When I deactivate LPM, the hangs go away, but the tablet stays warm (can feel it) in sleep mode, and has a drain of terrible high 2400mWh, resulting of 100% battery drain in just a few hours in connected standby.
I hate Dell, and how they dont care about their customers.
I have the hangs, freezes and bluescreens too on my Venue 11 Pro 7140 with Sandisk X110 ssd, same events in the logs
Since the storahci driver is a basic Microsoft SATA driver, have you installed the Intel driver from the download site for that system?
You might look through the Device Manager and see what is using storahci.
... ... I am not a basic user, I am an IT expert. It doesnt matter if you use the MS AHCI driver or the Intel, both show the same events in the log.
My understanding is, there is a hardware design flaw with ALL Venue 11 Pro (7130, 7130, 7140), and the SSD is incompatible with the board or drivers are faulty. Can also be, there is a bug in the bios.
When the SSD goes into LPM sleep, Windows cant reach it anymore and will freeze, bluescreen, or corrupt data on the drive. This is the problem and it will show different event logs, the most common one is the 129 though.
I think I will try to get my money get, because it seems Dell wont/cant fix it. I am also sure, ALL owners of all Venue 11 Pro have this issue. Though some may not notice it much, because they use it in their Dock, or dont know, it had a bluescreen over night.