[Solved] Intel RST service is not running on Windows 10

By April Cai in Common Errors Tags: Windows 10

Intel RST service is not running message pops up on your Windows 10’s task bar shown as this image?

No idea how to resolve such error? No worry! Go on with this post, two tried-and-true methods are right here for you to fix it.  Just read on.:)

Note:  Intel RST service means Intel Rapid Storage Technology service.

1. Update Intel RST driver

2. Reset startup type of Intel RST Service

Method 1. Update Intel RST driver 

On your keyboard, press Windows key + X key together to open quick-access menu.
Then click Device Manager.

On the open window, find and expand Disk drives catalog.
Then right-click on your Intel Rapid Storage Technology supporting platform and choose Uninstall device.

Head to Intel Dowload website.
Type Intel Rapid in the search box and click Intel Rapid Storage Technology Drivers from the result.

Click Intel Rapid Storage Technology.
Then on the following open page, find and click SetupRST.exe.

When it completes downloading, double-click the .exe file to install the driver on your Windows 10.

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Method 2. Reset startup type of Intel RST Service

If update your RST driver didn’t solve the issue, please reset the startup type of Intel RST service.

You need to do these:

On your keyboard, press Windows key + R key together to open a Run box.
Then type services.msc in the box and press Enter.

On the open window, find and right-click on Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology.
Choose Properties.

Choose to view on General tab.
Then set the Startup type to be Automatic and click OK to save your setting.

That’s all there is to it.