IScsiPort Driver (iScsiPrt) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:IScsiPort Driver
Service name:iScsiPrt
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\msiscsi.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iScsiPrt

Default Behavior

IScsiPort Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If IScsiPort Driver 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 iScsiPrt service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for IScsiPort Driver

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

2. Save the Win7_iScsiPrt_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The iScsiPrt service is using the msiscsi.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.