Stexstor Service Defaults in Windows 8

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Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Stexstor
Service name:stexstor
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI Storport
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\stexstor

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Stexstor

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config stexstor start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The stexstor service is using the stexstor.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.