Microsoft Standard SATA AHCI Driver (storahci) Service Defaults in Windows 10

MS AHCI Storport Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft Standard SATA AHCI Driver
Service name:storahci
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:SCSI Miniport
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci

Default Behavior

Microsoft Standard SATA AHCI 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 SATA AHCI 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 storahci service, Windows 10 won't start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Standard SATA AHCI 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 storahci start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The storahci service is using the storahci.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.