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Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver - Windows 8 Service

System Management BIOS Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

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

Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver
Service name:mssmbios
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\mssmbios.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the mssmbios service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftSystemManagementBIOSDriverWindows8.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 mssmbios.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.