Adp94xx Service Defaults in Windows 8

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The Adp94xx service exists only in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Adp94xx
Service name:adp94xx
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI Miniport
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\adp94xx

Default Behavior

The Adp94xx service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Adp94xx 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 adp94xx service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Adp94xx

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config adp94xx start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The adp94xx service is using the adp94xx.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.