Msdsm Service Defaults in Windows 7

Microsoft Device Specific Module by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Msdsm
Service name:msdsm
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:System Bus Extender
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\msdsm.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msdsm

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Msdsm

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

2. Save the Win7_msdsm_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The msdsm service is using the msdsm.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.