Vsmraid Service Defaults in Windows 8

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Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Vsmraid

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

2. Save the Win8_vsmraid_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The vsmraid service is using the vsmraid.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.