Dmvsc Service Defaults in Windows 8

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Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Dmvsc
Service name:dmvsc
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\dmvsc.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmvsc

Default Behavior

The Dmvsc service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Dmvsc 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 dmvsc service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Dmvsc

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config dmvsc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The dmvsc service is using the dmvsc.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.