Vhdmp Service Defaults in Windows 8

VHD Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Vhdmp

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

2. Save the Win8_vhdmp_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The vhdmp service is using the vhdmp.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.