Amdsbs Service Defaults in Windows 8

AMD Technology AHCI Compatible Controller Driver for Windows family by AMD Technologies Inc.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Amdsbs

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config amdsbs start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The amdsbs service is using the amdsbs.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.