HpSAMD Service Defaults in Windows 7

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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 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If HpSAMD 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 HpSAMD service is not running because of 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 7 installation media.