Spot Verifier (svsvc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Verifies potential file system corruptions.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Spot Verifier
Service name:svsvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p
File:%SystemRoot%\system32\svsvc.dll
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\svsvc
Privileges:
  • SeManageVolumePrivilege

Default Behavior

Spot Verifier is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Spot Verifier service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Spot Verifier fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the svsvc service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Spot Verifier

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config svsvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The svsvc service is using the svsvc.dll file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.