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Enhanced Storage Filter Driver - Windows 8 Service

Enhanced Storage Filter Driver.

This service also exists in Windows 10.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core Boot Boot Boot
Pro Boot Boot Boot
Enterprise Boot Boot Boot

Default Properties

Display name:Enhanced Storage Filter Driver
Service name:EhStorClass
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\EhStorClass.sys
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI Class

Default Behavior

The Enhanced Storage Filter Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Enhanced Storage Filter Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the EhStorClass service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Enhanced Storage Filter Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreEnhancedStorageFilterDriverWindows8.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.

Note. Make sure that the EhStorClass.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.