Microsoft Standard NVM Express Driver (stornvme) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Microsoft NVM Express Storport Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Standard NVM Express Driver
Service name:stornvme
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:SCSI Miniport
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\stornvme.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\stornvme

Default Behavior

Microsoft Standard NVM Express Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Microsoft Standard NVM Express Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 attempts to record the error details into Event Log and restart the PC, using the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration cannot be applied or working improperly, Windows 10 startup process halts with a Stop error. If you disable or delete the stornvme service, Windows 10 won't start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Standard NVM Express 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 stornvme start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The stornvme service is using the stornvme.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.