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Removable Storage - Windows XP Service

Removable Storage Manager by Microsoft Corporation.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Removable Storage
Service name:NtmsSvc
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
File:%WinDir%\system32\ntmssvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem

Default Behavior

The Removable Storage service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Removable Storage fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the NtmsSvc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

Removable Storage will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Removable Storage

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreRemovableStorageWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the ntmssvc.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.