FAT12/16/32 File System Driver (fastfat) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Note - dependance on CDROM.SYS only if required to read/write DVD-RAM media (which appears as CD class device). (Core) (All pieces).

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:FAT12/16/32 File System Driver
Service name:fastfat
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:Boot File System
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fastfat

Default Behavior

The FAT12/16/32 File System Driver service is a file system driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If FAT12/16/32 File System Driver 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 fastfat service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of FAT12/16/32 File System Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config fastfat start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.