Vsmraid Service Defaults in Windows 8

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Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Vsmraid
Service name:vsmraid
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI Miniport
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vsmraid

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Vsmraid

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config vsmraid start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The vsmraid service is using the vsmraid.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.