IScsiPort Driver (iScsiPrt) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for IScsiPort Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config iScsiPrt start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The iScsiPrt service is using the msiscsi.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.