Adpu320 Service Defaults in Windows 8

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The Adpu320 service exists only in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Adpu320
Service name:adpu320
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI Miniport
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\adpu320

Default Behavior

The Adpu320 service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Adpu320 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 adpu320 service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Adpu320

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config adpu320 start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The adpu320 service is using the adpu320.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.