HpSAMD Service Defaults in Windows 10

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Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:HpSAMD
Service name:HpSAMD
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI Miniport
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\HpSAMD.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HpSAMD

Default Behavior

HpSAMD is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If HpSAMD fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the HpSAMD service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for HpSAMD

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config HpSAMD start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The HpSAMD service is using the HpSAMD.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.