Msisadrv Service Defaults in Windows 7

ISA Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:Msisadrv
Service name:msisadrv
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:Boot Bus Extender
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msisadrv

Default Behavior

Msisadrv is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If Msisadrv fails to load, Windows 7 attempts to write the error data into Event Log and restart the computer, using the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration is not valid, Windows 7 startup ends with a Stop error. If you remove or disable the msisadrv service, Windows 7 won't start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Msisadrv

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config msisadrv start= boot
sc start msisadrv

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The msisadrv service is using the msisadrv.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.