3ware Service Defaults in Windows 8

LSI 3ware SCSI Storport Driver by LSI.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:3ware
Service name:3ware
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI miniport
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\3ware

Default Behavior

The 3ware service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If 3ware 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 3ware service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of 3ware

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config 3ware start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The 3ware service is using the 3ware.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.