Adpahci Service Defaults in Windows 7

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Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Adpahci
Service name:adpahci
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI Miniport
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\adpahci

Default Behavior

Adpahci is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Adpahci 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 adpahci service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Adpahci

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config adpahci start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The adpahci service is using the adpahci.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.