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Volume Manager Driver - Windows 8 Service

Volume Manager Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

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

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:Volume Manager Driver
Service name:volmgr
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\volmgr.sys
Error control:critical
Group:System Bus Extender

Default Behavior

The Volume Manager Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Volume Manager Driver fails to load or initialize, the error is logged and the computer attempts to restart, using the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration fails, Windows 8 startup also fails, and the boot process halts with a Stop error. If you disable this service, Windows 8 will fail to start. Do NOT change this service startup configuration if your computer is working.

Restore Default Startup Type for Volume Manager Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreVolumeManagerDriverWindows8.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 volmgr.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.