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Fix High CPU Usage By IAStorDataSvc on Windows 10

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Many Users Reported That After Upgrade their computer To Windows 10 Fall Creators update Version 1709, System Not Responding And Freezes At Startup. On Task manager noticed there was a system process called IAStorDataSvc that took up all the CPU resources. Its Almost 100% CPU Usage By  that mysterious process IAStorDataSvc. Have you ever seen IAStorDataSvc process running on your Windows computer before? Let’s Understand what is IAStorDataSvc process and why is it running on your Windows computer? How To Stop IAStorDataSvc from lot of CPU or system resources usage.

What is IAStorDataSvc process ?

IAStorDataSvc is a system process that represents the Intel Storage Data Service, designed to provide fast access to files and/or RAID if you use it on your computer. This IAStorDataSvc process belongs to Rapid Storage Technology by Intel. And It’s not a virus, malware or a malicious application.




This IAStorDataSvc driver was Automatically installed during the Windows 10 upgrade,  which help to access all your favorite apps much faster and boost overall user experience. Also, the Dynamic Storage Accelerator (DSA) feature of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology is used to adjust the power policies of your system, which helps to boost the SSD’s performance up to 15%.

Why IAStorDataSvc usage High CPU ?

If you are using an Intel processor, then probably the Intel Storage Data Service has been installed on your computer while the windows 10 upgrade process. It’s used to enhance the speed of file access, and thus, improve the performance and user experience of your computer. Nevertheless, if you don’t use any SSD on your PC, then it’s not necessary to keep it.

Now The Big Question on your mind why the IAStorDataSvc process usage High CPU or system resources ?  This is because the technology saves frequently used programs to its cache. If it cache files get over, Or corrupted, System infected with virus or malware, corrupted system files etc are the main reason behind the 100% cpu usage by IAStorDataSvc. and Mostly Reinstall or uninstall the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver solve this problem.

Stop IAStorDataSvc to High CPU usage

As discussed usually, this process works in the background quietly and does not create any issues on your computer. But some times as discussed before Virus infection or Cache corruption mostly cause high CPU usage. If you are also suffering with 100% CPU or System Resource usage by IAStorDataSvc process, Here apply bellow solutions to get rid of this.

Optimize and Check Virus/Malware infection

Before Apply other solutions first make sure any virus or malware infection not causing this IAStorDataSvc high CPU usage problem. We recommend download and install a good antivirus / Anti-malware with latest updates and perform a full system scan.

Also if any missing, broken Registry Causing issue fix them with help of free third party application like CCleaner and optimize system by cleaning cache, Junk, System error files, etc. After perform Full system scan, optimize system performance and fix registry errors using Ccleaner simply Restart windows to get a fresh start and check there is no more System freeze or High CPU or System resource usage problem.

Also if you notice this problem started After install a Security software ( Antivirus / Anti malware application ) then simply Disable them temporally and check problem fixed for you.




Reinstall Intel Rapid Storage Technology

Also if the The Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver is not compatible with Current windows version, may be outdated or corrupted and resulting in the IAStorDataSvc problem. You can Re-install the Rapid Storage Technology Driver . or, if you are not satisfied with the application, you can completely uninstall if you like.

Here’s how to Re-install Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

First Press “Windows” + “R” key then type appwiz.cpl and hit enter key. Now  Locate Intel Rapid Storage Technology, click on it, and then select the “Uninstall” button at the top bar. Then fallow on screen instructions and wait for the uninstall process to finish. After that restart your PC and check There is no more High CPU usage problem.

uninstall Intel Rapid Storage Technology
uninstall Intel Rapid Storage Technology

Now you Can Either left as it is or install Intel Rapid Storage Technology fallowing steps.

In the next step, visit here to search for the latest version of Intel Rapid Storage Technology and then download to your computer. Make sure you download the executable file: setuprst.exe. Otherwise, you have to install it manually by updating the drivers.

Next, install Intel Rapid Storage Technology into your computer and restart it. After that, check your Windows Task Manager again as in most cases, the high CPU usage problem with IAStorDataSvc has been resolved.

Disable IAStorDataSvc in Services

If After Re-install Intel Rapid Storage Technology Still you notice high CPU or System resource usage by IAStorDataSvc process then simply Disable the IAStorDataSvc service by fallowing bellow.




For this first we need to open windows services ( Service is a feature in Windows which starts, stops, and configures Windows services ) To Do this press Win + R, Type Services.msc and hit enter key. Then Scroll down and look for Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Double click on it. Next change the Startup Type Disable and Stop the Servcie next to Service Status As shown Bellow image.

disable Intel Rapid Storage Technology service
disable Intel Rapid Storage Technology service

After That click apply and OK to make save changes, Then Restart windows to make a fresh Start. Now check High System Resource usage or 100% CPU usage problem Resolved.

Run Windows Update

Microsoft Regularly Drop Updates with security improvements and Bug fixes to patch the hole created by Third party applications. However, running Windows Update will improve your PC performance and update your drivers most especially Intel drivers which supports Intel Rapid Storage Technology application. Also If any Bug Cause this issue update and install the latest updates may fix the problem.

Windows 10 is set to install updates automatically but you can manually check and install updates from Settings -> update & Security -> windows update -> check for updates.

check for updates windows 10
check for updates windows 10

If any new updates found this will download and install, After that simply Restart windows to apply the update changes and check High CPU usage bug fixed.

Uninstall Intel Rapid Storage Technology

If after perfrom All Above methods include reinstalling Intel Rapid Storage Technology still having issue High CPU Usage By IAStorDataSvc. Then Simply Uninstall the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver, It is a third-party application so it isn’t essential and won’t damage your Windows computer if you uninstall it.

To uninstall Intel Rapid Storage Technology, open Settings -> Apps -> Under Apps & Features select Intel Rapid Storage Technology and click uninstall option.

uninstall Rapid Storage Technology
uninstall Rapid Storage Technology

After uninstalling it, reboot your computer. That’s it There is no more IAStorDataSvc process to High CPU or System Resource Usage!

Above are most applicable solutions To fix High CPU Usage By IAStorDataSvc process on windows 10 computer. I hope after apply these solutions your problem will be get resolved. Face any difficulty while apply these solutions or have any query, suggestion feel free to discuss on comments bellow.

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