Vsmraid Service Defaults in Windows 7

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Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Vsmraid
Service name:vsmraid
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI Miniport
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\vsmraid.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vsmraid

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Vsmraid

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config vsmraid start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The vsmraid service is using the vsmraid.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.