Windows 8 Services

FAT12/16/32 File System Driver - Windows 8 Service

Note - dependance on CDROM.SYS only if required to read/write DVD-RAM media (which appears as CD class device). (Core) (All pieces).

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

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:FAT12/16/32 File System Driver
Service name:fastfat
Error control:normal
Group:Boot File System

Default Behavior

The FAT12/16/32 File System Driver service is a file system driver. If FAT12/16/32 File System Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the fastfat service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of FAT12/16/32 File System Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreFAT121632FileSystemDriverWindows8.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.

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