Nvraid Service Defaults in Windows 8

NVIDIA® nForce(TM) RAID Driver by NVIDIA Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Nvraid
Service name:nvraid
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:System Bus Extender
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\nvraid

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Nvraid

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config nvraid start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The nvraid service is using the nvraid.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.