3ware Service Defaults in Windows 8

LSI 3ware SCSI Storport Driver by LSI.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:3ware
Service name:3ware
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI miniport
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\3ware.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\3ware

Default Behavior

The 3ware service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If 3ware fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the 3ware service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for 3ware

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_3ware_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The 3ware service is using the 3ware.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.