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Volume Manager Driver - Windows Vista Service

Volume Manager Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Boot Boot Boot
Home Basic Boot Boot Boot
Home Premium Boot Boot Boot
Business Boot Boot Boot
Ultimate 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:Boot Bus Extender

Default Behavior

Volume Manager Driver is a kernel mode driver. If Volume Manager Driver fails to load or initialize, the error is logged and the computer attempts to restart with the LastKnownGood configuration. If the LastKnownGood configuration fails, Windows Vista startup also fails, and the boot process halts with a Stop error. If you disable this service, Windows Vista 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 Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreVolumeManagerDriverWindowsVista.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 volmgr.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.