High-Capacity Floppy Disk Drive (sfloppy) Service Defaults in Windows 7

SCSI Floppy Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:High-Capacity Floppy Disk Drive
Service name:sfloppy
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sfloppy

Default Behavior

High-Capacity Floppy Disk Drive is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If High-Capacity Floppy Disk Drive fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the sfloppy service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of High-Capacity Floppy Disk Drive

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config sfloppy start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The sfloppy service is using the sfloppy.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 7 installation media.