High-Capacity Floppy Disk Drive (sfloppy) Service Defaults in Windows 8

SCSI Floppy Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:High-Capacity Floppy Disk Drive
Service name:sfloppy
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sfloppy

Default Behavior

The High-Capacity Floppy Disk Drive service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If High-Capacity Floppy Disk Drive 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 sfloppy service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of High-Capacity Floppy Disk Drive

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config sfloppy start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The sfloppy service is using the sfloppy.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.