Stexstor Service Defaults in Windows 8

Promise SuperTrak EX Series Driver for Windows x86 by Promise Technology, Inc.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Stexstor

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

2. Save the Win8_stexstor_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The stexstor service is using the stexstor.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.