5 Replies Latest reply on Aug 30, 2016 12:35 PM by EstebanC_Intel

    Intel RST crashing Windows 7 64-bit

    cyberpunkdreams

      Hi guys,

       

      New here - because I've never had a problem like this before!

       

      I recently started having my machine power cycle fairly randomly after more than a year of rock steady stability. This started after installing a bunch of optional updates from Microsoft. I did a bunch of reading around and eventually narrowed it down to compatibility problem with the Intel RST drivers and GUI. The Windows service was sitting there constantly churning at the CPU, making it run a little hot, but not hot enough to cause a power cycle. Anyway, I've made sure I've got the latest Intel RST drivers installed, but I've uninstalled the GUI and Windows service. Things now seem to be stable and all my drives are working fine. I've not tested performance properly though.

       

      What I'd like to know, if possible, is whether a) this whole scenario sounds likely, b) should I work to get the GUI and Windows service back (am I really missing out by not having them?) and c), if so, how to go about doing that? I've got a bunch of devices attached to the controller, including a RAID1 and an OCZ Agility3 SSD. Motherboard's an Asus P8P67 Pro, chip's an Intel i7 2600k 3.4 GHz (no over clocking going on). This is the first problem I've had with the system.

       

      I'd really appreciate any help, thanks!