Hyper-V Storage Accelerator (storflt) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Virtual Storage Filter Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Hyper-V Storage Accelerator
Service name:storflt
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storflt

Default Behavior

The Hyper-V Storage Accelerator service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Hyper-V Storage Accelerator 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 storflt service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Hyper-V Storage Accelerator

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config storflt start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The storflt service is using the vmstorfl.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.