SFF Storage Protocol Driver for SDBus (sffp_sd) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Small Form Factor SD Protocol Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:SFF Storage Protocol Driver for SDBus
Service name:sffp_sd
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\sffp_sd.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sffp_sd

Default Behavior

SFF Storage Protocol Driver for SDBus is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If SFF Storage Protocol Driver for SDBus 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 sffp_sd service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for SFF Storage Protocol Driver for SDBus

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config sffp_sd start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The sffp_sd service is using the sffp_sd.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.