HpSAMD Service Defaults in Windows 7

Smart Array SAS/SATA Controller Media Driver by Hewlett-Packard Company.

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. Select your Windows 7 edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win7_HpSAMD_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. 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.