I've been happily running Intel Rapid Storage Technology 188.8.131.524 on Windows 7 64-bit for a few months. In past few days the RST icon in the windows desktop tray has shown a yellow triangle after log in, and a pop up bubble saying "Intel RST service not running". Looking at Component Services/Local services from windows control panel, it shows a service named "Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology", with status of blank, and startup type "Automatic (delayed Start)". But now it doesn't start however long one waits after log in. One can start it manually, and it then works ok but it's no longer starting by itself. One can also start it simply by right clicking the tray icon and OPENing.
Actually, I've found over the past week that it doesn't show these symptoms on all boots; sometimes everything works normally.
Anyone have a fix for this?
Thanks, but how does one move it up the startup sequence? As I understand it, Intel RST is a local service which has been configured to start automatically but delayed. Presumably there's a reason for that. Is there an order in which Windows starts local services? I thought it did so by reference to their dependencies, rather than by the order in which they occur in a table (actually alphabetical). We are not talking about a program that is started by the msconfig STARTUP list.