Service not running happens because the computer does not have the latest Microsoft* Netf ramework https://www.microsoft.com/net
Please make sure you have loaded the latest Intel® Rapid Storage: Download Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) RAID Driver
Allan, thank you for responding
I was SO looking forward to getting my new PC, and it's been a never ending nightmare since it arrived. It's 2 weeks old, and you'd think it'd be at least somewhat 'up to date'??
After your first response I went to the intel download drivers page. Well, it tells me to check my current drivers, and to "first contact your system manufacturer'.
Well, first up, this being all new (Windows 10), I can't seem to find any of my current drivers, so I don't know which versions I do have. Second, I went to Dell (got an XPS 8900) and that was real fun. After checking my tag, it tells me there are 19 new drivers available. 19 ??!!! All of which are dated well before I got my PC btw. Again I'm supposed to check current drivers, and I'm apparently dumb, cuzz I'm unable. I go to Dell's support, and soon as they (webpage) see my tag, they forward me to Germany's Dell (unfortunately I'm currently residing in Germany and bought the PC here)... well, for one thing the entire thing is in German (and I'm not good at that) AND they're closed 'after hours'.... meaning they have the same 'office hours' I do. Someone please tell me how I'm supposed to use a tech support that only is open when MY office is, in other words when I have customers on the phone all day long? It is also very difficult to concentrate on solving just ONE problem, when there are so many of them, and I have crashes all day long. I am SO hating Microsoft right now.
Reason I wanted to talk to Dell tech, was to see if they could help me locate drivers, and maybe would know why on earth I get a 'not running' (on a driver THEY installed) while it DOES seem to be running just fine.
Microsoft tech support in turn also has no clue what is going on. Nor do they know why their own software crashes on me all day long.
I'm so screwed.
Well, I'm now smarter.... The driver Dell wants me to download, is the driver I already have:
Intel Rapid Storage Technology DriverThis package provides Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver and is supported on XPS 8900 running the following Windows Operating systems: Windows 10Version 22.214.171.1241, A00Whereas the new driver that Intel has on its download page is:Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) RAID driver version 126.96.36.1992.newer in other words?The problem I'm having happened right after Windows did these updates: blast, you can't copy and paste from the settings 'update history' pageso typing:Cumulative UPdate for Windows 10 Version1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3124263), installed 12/01/2016Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 x64 Edition - January 2016 (KB890230), installed 12/01/2016So, you think that downloading and installing the above 188.8.131.522 might solve the problem? whatever the 'problem' is.
EUREKA! Problem solved
As the other 2 PCs run just fine on the original Version 184.108.40.2061, I could see no reason mine shouldn't.
So went back to Dell's support site, and downloaded anew that driver. Installed it. Restarted. Same 'error' icon.
Well, this time I was sure it must be a 'ghost problem'. Went into PC Settings, into 'Select which icons appear', switched the RST icon on and off, twice. Closed Settings.
And HURRAH, I've got a nice 'green check mark' icon.
All is well in the state of Denmark, and i'm gonna leave well enough along and stay on this driver for now.
Hope this might help somebody else in a similar situation. And Thanks again Allan for moral support