Windows 7 Services

S3cap - Windows 7 Service

Microsoft S3 Emulated Device Cap Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter not exists not exists
Home Basic not exists not exists
Home Premium not exists not exists
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Default Properties

Display name:S3cap
Service name:s3cap
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

is a kernel driver. If the S3cap fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the s3cap service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of S3cap

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreS3capWindows7.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.

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