Adaptec SAS/SATA-II RAID Storport's Miniport Driver (arcsas) Service Defaults in Windows 8
Adaptec SAS RAID WS03 Driver by PMC-Sierra, Inc.
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The Adaptec SAS/SATA-II RAID Storport's Miniport Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Adaptec SAS/SATA-II RAID Storport's Miniport Driver 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 arcsas service hasn't been started.
Restore Default Startup Configuration for Adaptec SAS/SATA-II RAID Storport's Miniport Driver
1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.
2. Save the Win8_arcsas_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.
3. Run the saved file as an administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
The arcsas service is using the arcsas.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.