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How to Start/Stop Storage Service

Service name: StorSvc

Display name: Storage Service


Provides enabling services for storage settings and external storage expansion.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Storage Service service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter

To Start Storage Service service:

net start StorSvc

sc start StorSvc

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop Storage Service service:

net stop StorSvc

sc stop StorSvc

To change Startup type:


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\StorSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config StorSvc start= auto


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\StorSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config StorSvc start= demand


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\StorSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config StorSvc start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\StorSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config StorSvc start= delayed-auto

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\StorSvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\StorSvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f