Storvsc Service Defaults in Windows 8

Storage VSC Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Storvsc
Service name:storvsc
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storvsc

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Storvsc

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config storvsc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The storvsc service is using the storvsc.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.