Amdxata Service Defaults in Windows 8

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Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Amdxata

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config amdxata start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The amdxata service is using the amdxata.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.