Here is very important to mention that Rapid Start is a feature that allows your computer to go from being in a very deep-sleep to fully awake in a flash. On the other hand, Intel® Smart Response allows accelerating the system mechanical disk using a SSD and it is part of the Rapid Storage technology Software. ; However, you can use only one technology at the time either Rapid Start or Intel® Smart Response
You can get the Rapid Start guide at the following link:
Also, you can access the following link to check the Intel® Smart Response Technology:
This may be the reason why you are having problems using both technologies at the same time.
All of my other posts on these similar issues:
DH87RL Rapid Storage Accelerated Volume Selection
Rapid Start vs Rapid Storage vs Rapid Response, etc.
Rapid Start vs Rapid Response vs Rapid Storage
DH87RL Will Not Boot
Thanks. I think I will avoid using Rapid Start if I can get my system to boot again. I was not aware only one could be used at a time.
According to the Rapid Start guide you've linked to, you can install both Rapid Start and Smart Response on the same system, as long as you install Smart Response BEFORE setting up Rapid Start.
Is the guide in error?
In fact the guide says that you can install the Smart response before setting up the Rapid Start but the system cannot use both at the same time. This is something that is not pointed in the user guide and I will send to be added it to the file.
Thanks for the feedback.