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Msdsm - Windows 7 Service

Microsoft Device Specific Module by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:Msdsm
Service name:msdsm
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS\msdsm.sys
Error control:normal
Group:System Bus Extender

Default Behavior

The Msdsm service is a kernel driver. If the Msdsm fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the msdsm service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Msdsm

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMsdsmWindows7.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 msdsm.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.