Srv Service Defaults in Windows XP


Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Srv
Service name:Srv
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Srv

Default Behavior

Srv is a file system driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Srv fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the Srv service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Srv

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config Srv start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Srv service is using the srv.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 XP installation media.