Intel(R) SATA RAID Controller Windows (iaStorAV) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver (inbox) - x86 by Intel Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Intel(R) SATA RAID Controller Windows
Service name:iaStorAV
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI miniport
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\iaStorAV.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorAV

Default Behavior

The Intel(R) SATA RAID Controller Windows service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Intel(R) SATA RAID Controller Windows 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 iaStorAV service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Intel(R) SATA RAID Controller Windows

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config iaStorAV start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The iaStorAV service is using the iaStorAV.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 8 installation media.