Windows 8 Services

System Attribute Cache - Windows 8 Service

Attribute Cache Indexer.

This service also exists in Windows 7.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core System not exists not exists
Pro System not exists not exists
Enterprise System not exists not exists

Default Properties

Display name:System Attribute Cache
Service name:discache
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The System Attribute Cache service is a kernel mode driver. If System Attribute Cache fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the discache service has failed to start.


The following services are unable to start if System Attribute Cache is stopped:

Restore Default Startup Type of System Attribute Cache

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreSystemAttributeCacheWindows8.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 discache.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.

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