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STEPS TO RESOLVE ISSUE "Intel Optane(tm) Memory Pinning" | Unable to load DLL ' iaStorAfsServiceApi.dll '
Start >> Type: Control Panel >> Launch Control Panel >> Programs and Features >> You should see a specific Intel Optane Software Component >> Click on Intel Optane Software >> Click Uninstall >> Restart PC
 ERROR MESSAGE: Intel Optane(tm) Memory Pinning: Unable to load DLL Unable to load DLL ' iaStorAfsServiceApi.dll ': The specified module could not be found.
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 Details about my experience with this issue
FYI... My Dell laptop doesn't have Intel Optane Memory:
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I just did the below, although I just deleted it and no more notifications!
Uninstalling the indicated module cleared up the problem immediately w/o a reboot. The errors only stared to appear in the last week after a Dell or Windows update.
What I don't understand is why Intel goes ahead and installs Optane when it knows you don't have any Optane memory. Wise-up Intel! Maybe Dell can work with them to not install unnecessary software. It is just software bloat and clutter. I can see from Intel's prespective that it is simpler to install everything. Then in case you ever add Optane memory you're already set to go. However, is adding Optane memory even possible in Dell laptops? If not then it there is no point installing the software for it.