Spot Verifier (svsvc) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Verifies potential file system corruptions.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Spot Verifier
Service name:svsvc
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\svsvc
  • SeManageVolumePrivilege

Default Behavior

Spot Verifier is a Win32 service. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the Spot Verifier service is started, it runs as LocalSystem in a process of svchost.exe, sharing it with other services. If Spot Verifier 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 svsvc service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Spot Verifier

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config svsvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The svsvc service is using the svsvc.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 8 installation media.