Arcsas Service Defaults in Windows 7

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Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Arcsas
Service name:arcsas
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI miniport
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\arcsas.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\arcsas

Default Behavior

Arcsas is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Arcsas fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the arcsas service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Arcsas

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config arcsas start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The arcsas service is using the arcsas.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 7 installation media.