Storage Spaces Driver (spaceport) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Storage Spaces Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Boot
Display name:Storage Spaces Driver
Service name:spaceport
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:System Bus Extender
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\spaceport

Default Behavior

The Storage Spaces Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If Storage Spaces Driver fails to load or initialize, the error details should be automatically logged. Then Windows 8 is restarting the PC and attempting to use the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration isn't working properly, Windows 8 startup ends with a Stop error. If you disable the spaceport service, Windows 8 will fail to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Storage Spaces Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config spaceport start= boot
sc start spaceport

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The spaceport service is using the spaceport.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.