Microsoft Virtual Drive Enumerator (vdrvroot) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Virtual Drive Root Enumerator by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:Microsoft Virtual Drive Enumerator
Service name:vdrvroot
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:Boot Bus Extender
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\vdrvroot.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vdrvroot

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Virtual Drive Enumerator service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If Microsoft Virtual Drive Enumerator fails to load or initialize, the error details should be automatically logged. Then Windows 8 is restarting the PC and attempting to use the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration isn't working properly, Windows 8 startup ends with a Stop error. If you disable the vdrvroot service, Windows 8 will fail to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Virtual Drive Enumerator

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

2. Save the Win8_vdrvroot_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The vdrvroot service is using the vdrvroot.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.