Windows 10 encounters a lot of problems, and one such trouble is caused by the IAStorDataSvc when it starts using a lot of CPU storage. This can lead to a lot of other problems like temperature rise of the PC and the fan giving out weird noise. It is for the resolution of this issue that we bring this article for you that has all the solutions that you can try.
Know more about the IAStorDataSvc
The term stands for the Intel Storage Data Service that is associated with the Intel Rapid Storage Technology, and this software comes as a pre-installed part of the operating systems in most of the new computers. This process does not cause any harm to the PC and only aims to facilitate faster access to the programs and applications that are used frequently. It does so by saving such programs to the SSD automatically and also retains easy access to the drive of the system’s hard disk.
Basically, it allows the users to access the SSD and HDD feature both. The Rapid Response Technology of Intel is a feature of the Rapid Storage technology, and they share a master-slave like association. This enables faster access to the database. This feature is primarily used in the Server and Enterprise scenarios, and thus you can easily do with disabling or uninstalling it. The SSDs are very fast in any capacity.
Now we must also tell you why technology uses more CPU storage than required. It performs a lot of functions like caching the programs, making an index, clearing the cache, and even upgrading it. The error that happens, as stated by several users, causes a blue screen on the PC.
Let’s move on to the solutions that you can try to manage the software better.
Uninstalling the IAStorDataSvc software
Mostly, the decision of the uninstallation of IAStorDataSvc is the easiest one to perform, and this can actually help you get rid of the problem if the software had some serious faults. So we are going to give you the steps to follow if you want to proceed with uninstalling the software.
1. Press the keys Windows + R together. This will launch the Run box.
2. Enter the command appwiz.cpl. Now hit OK.
3. A list will emerge now showing all the programs installed on the PC. Navigate through the list and find the option of Intel Rapid Storage Technology.
4. Hit double-click on the option. Select the option – Uninstall.
5. The software now stands uninstalled, and all its functions will cease operating on the PC.
If you want to keep the software but not want it running, then disabling the services it runs on the PC can be one option to try. However, this doesn’t guarantee full error troubleshooting. The best option, thereby, is to fully remove the software since you can re-install it anytime you want in the future.
Note: Once you are done with the above process of uninstallation, do not forget to delete all the junk files related to the software as well. Leaving such files can lead them to get corrupted later and cause more errors.
Changing and updating the Intel driver
If you decide not to lose the IAStorDataSvc software, then the best option for you is to fix the program first for preventing it from using a high amount of CPU storage. One way to do that is by updating the Intel Chipset SATA RAID Controller driver.
1. Follow the steps given below for doing that:
2. Press the keys Windows + R together. This will launch the Run box.
3. Enter the command appwiz.cpl. Now hit OK.
4. A list will emerge now showing all the programs installed on the PC. Navigate through the list and find the option of Intel Rapid Storage Technology.
5. Hit double-click on the option. Select the option – Uninstall.
6. This will remove the software from the PC.
Now once you are done with the uninstallation process, reboot the PC. The next step would be to visit the website of Intel Rapid Storage Technology and open its download page. From here, select the particular operating system that you are using. This will fetch you a list of all the downloads available for your Windows version. Select the option of download and install the software. Run them now, and you will see that the issue stands fixed.
If the above method didn’t work well for you or you get confused, then you can get just the website of your system’s manufacturer. Here you can search for the appropriate drivers that you could not find earlier. The download section of the website must list out the relevant product for you as they already know the configuration of the system and they will suggest you the suitable software for it.
Note: Do you also find the process of updating the system drivers manually very tiresome or difficult? If the answer is yes, then you can take help from certain third-party tools that give professional support and make the entire task very easy for you. Driver Easy is one such tool that will do the job for you.
The program performs automatic detection of the necessary drivers and downloads them too. You can also update the outdated and missing drivers with the latest version available in very less time. All it will take is a couple of clicks, and you will be through the update of your device drivers.
The Driver Easy software has a professional version too that has a lot of amazing additional features for the convenience of the users along with providing the feature that allows you to update all the drivers of your device at one go. You can also create backups for your drivers and restore them later quickly for access anytime in the future. It also has very professional tech experts and support team backing up, which is going to help you with anything related to your system drivers. Another great offer that comes with the tool is that you can get a refund within 30 days of the purchase if the services are not to your satisfaction.
Disabling the services to fix IAStorDataSvc issue
If the option of uninstallation of IAStorDataSvc doesn’t go well with you and you don’t want to update the drivers either as the process is too tedious for you, then the option of disabling the services of the Intel software is going to be the best for you. For doing that, follow the steps that we give below:
1. Press the keys Windows + R together. This will launch the Run box.
2. Enter the command services.msc. Now hit OK.
3. Now press the key I (to search for Intel). This will pop up all the options that start from me, and this way; you will be able to locate the option of Intel Rapid Storage Technology faster. Now hit double click over it.
4. Open the box Startup type and set it to the option Disabled. Once you have made these changes, click the tab Apply and then hit OK for saving all the changes.
5. Now exit the Services window.
If these methods helped you out, then it’s great. However, if they didn’t, then let us give you some other solutions that might prove useful.
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Uninstall the antivirus software from the PC
Sometimes the culprit behind the system errors is the antivirus software that you have installed on your PC. It mistakenly suspects IAStorDataSvc software to be malware and puts it on the blacklist. You have to check the system for this only and stop the antivirus program from doing that. The users that uninstalled the AVG and Norton antivirus program reported the resolution of the issue. You can also try doing the same and see if it helps.
Change the BIOS settings
This is one last method that you can try as has been reported by the users to give successful results. What they tried was changing the settings of the SATA controller and set it to AHCI under the BIOS section. However, we would suggest you take caution while doing this and be fully aware of all the steps associated with this method. Any mistake can land your system into serious trouble, as changing the BIOS settings into the wrong configuration can generate serious errors in the PC.
Conclusion on How to Fix Issues Caused by IAStorDataSvc
This was all about dealing with the IAStorDataSvc for its better management and preventing it from causing problems to the system. Any of these methods will work well for you as per your convenience since the software is not imperative to the system functioning.