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S3cap - Windows 10 Service

Microsoft S3 Emulated Device Cap Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 7 and 8.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:S3cap
Service name:s3cap
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\vms3cap.sys
Error control:normal
Group:Video

Default Behavior

The S3cap service is a kernel mode driver. If S3cap fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the s3cap service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for S3cap

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreS3capWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the vms3cap.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.