Fix Intel Optane(tm) Memory Pinning error in Windows 10

Many Windows 10 users are complaining about Intel Optane memory pinning error after recent windows 1903 update. Although Intel Optane memory was here for increasing responsiveness of windows 10 system by tracking your usage of files,documents and apps, but somehow it is leading to error message like “Intel Optane(tm) Memory Pinning : can not load the file DLL ´iaStorAfsServiceApi.dll´ : Can not find the specified module. ( Exception HRESULT : 0x8007007E).”. If you also happens to be one of the victim of this error, here are the fixes for this error.

Intel Optane Memory Pinning Error


Fix 1 – Repair and Reset Optane Pinning explorer extensions

1. Click on start menu and then gear shaped icon to open settings.


Settings Default


2. Click on Apps.


Apps Settings



3. Click on Apps & Features from the left menu.

4. locate Intel Optane Pinning explorer Extensions in the right.

5. Click on Uninstall.


Uninstall Pinning Extensions


6. Finally Restart your Computer.

Most probably it will fix your computer. Please leave a comment if it helped.

15 thoughts on “Fix Intel Optane(tm) Memory Pinning error in Windows 10”

  1. Informational steps were easy to follow and the process was quick. Thanks for such good, helpful basic information!!!

  2. The best long-term solution; switch to Linux!
    I am a DBA (database Administrator) and full-stack web developer and I have been on Linux for some years. There are alternatives to just about anything Microsoft for Linux users and in a lot of cases, the Linux alternative is better than the Microsoft version.
    Since Microsoft SQL Server now runs on Linux, I have absolutely no use for Windows.
    Just my 2 cents worth.

  3. Saurav, thanks for the procedure about the Intel Optane error problem. My problem occurred after I applied “Windows 10 November 2019” Update version 1909 (19H1) build 18363.418. Now, problem resolved. Thanks! (Hope this helps others.)

  4. Hi Thank you for this post it’s been driving me nuts. Incidentally my pc has been running like a bag of old spanners since the latest update so is there anything else I need to check. It’s barely a year old yet struggles to play a facebook video now. Half the time it sounds like it’s majorly busy and there isn’t anything open. And it’s driving me insane!

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