Volume Shadow Copy driver (volsnap) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Volume class filter driver that takes and manages snapshots.

Default Settings

Startup type: Boot
Display name:Volume Shadow Copy driver
Service name:volsnap
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\volsnap

Default Behavior

Volume Shadow Copy driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting by the operating system Boot Loader as a part of the driver stack for the boot volume. If Volume Shadow Copy 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 volsnap service, Windows 10 won't start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Volume Shadow Copy driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config volsnap start= boot
sc start volsnap

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The volsnap service is using the volsnap.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.