There are several fixes that you can choose if you are facing the error related to srv.sys. Feel free to try any method but you are recommended to try the first one and then try another if the first one is not helping.
Fix 1: Restore the PC back to the newest restore point, snapshot, or backup image before the error happened
In order to start the System Restore on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10, please do these followings:
- First of all, you will need to press the Windows Start button.
- Upon seeing the search box, enter “System Restore” and press Enter.
- Next, find and click System Restore in the search results.
- Do not forget to enter the administrator password if applicable or prompted.
- Please follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to pick a relevant restore point.
- Finally, restore the computer that backup image.
If the Fix 1 fails to fix the srv.sys error, please try the Fix 2 below.
Fix 2: If you are recently installed Microsoft Office Access 2010 or any related software, uninstall then try reinstalling Microsoft Office Access 2010 software
The Microsoft Office Access 2010 software is able to be uninstalled on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 by following these instructions:
- The first thing that should be done is to hit the Windows Start button.
- Then, type “Uninstall” in the search box and press Enter.
- In the next step, find and click Add or Remove Programs in the search results.
- After that, find the entry for Microsoft Office Access 2010 and click Uninstall.
- When everything is done, please follow the prompts for uninstallation.
Once you have uninstalled the software, it is time for you to restart the PC and reinstall the Microsoft Office Access 2010 software.
If the Fix 2 also fails like the Fix 1, please proceed to the Fix 3 below.
Fix 3: Do a Windows Update
If the first two solutions have not fixed the issue that you are facing, you are recommended to try to run Windows Update. A lot of srv.sys error warning that are occurred can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. Please follow these easy steps if you want to run Windows Update:
- At the beginning, you will need to hit the Windows Start button.
- Then, type “Update” in the search box and then press Enter once you have found it.
- In the Windows Update dialog box, the next thing that you will have to do is to click Check for Updates or something similar, depending on the version of Windows that you have.
- If there is an update available to download, do not waste your time and just click the Install Updates button.
- When the install is complete, please restart your PC.
In case no one of the previous three methods have fixed the issue, you can try another approach by downloading and replacing the appropriate srv.sys file version. Please remember that this last step is recommended for the advanced PC users only. You can follow this following guide to download and properly change the file:
- You will need to find the Windows operating system version in the list of below Download srv.sys Files.
- Once you have found the right version, click the appropriate Download Now button and the process of downloading your Windows file version will be started immediately.
- When everything is complete, copy the file to the appropriate Microsoft Office Access 2010 folder location:
- Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver-v1_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.371_none_e75fb6a26157af46\
- Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\
- Windows 10: C:\Windows\Temp\527D94AF-D053-4381-B105-0D815D53791E\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver-v1_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.1029_none_e16dd90c28247045\
- Windows 10: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver-v1_31bf3856ad364e35_10.0.16299.1029_none_e16dd90c28247045\
Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\
- Windows 8: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\
- Windows 7: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\
- Windows Vista: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\
- Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\
- Windows XP: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\
- In the last step, please restart your computer.
If this one is also failed and the error is still there, your only last option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10. Before anything, keep in mind that reinstalling Windows will be a very time consuming and advanced task to fix the srv.sys issues. In order to prevent the data loss, you are encouraged to backup all the important documents, pictures, software installers, and the other personal data before starting the process. You will do it right away if you are not currently backing up the data.
Srv.sys is the name of the Server driver file. This one was created by Microsoft for the development of Windows Operating System. Each SYS file is included in the Win64 EXE (Driver) file type category.
On October 25, 2001, the first version of srv.sys for Windows XP was introduced in Windows XP. The newest one, version 10.0.16299.1029 WinBuild.160101.0800 for Microsoft Office Access 2010 14 launched on July 04, 2011. Srv.sys is the name of the file that is normally found in Microsoft Office Access 2010 14, Trillian 188.8.131.52, and Windows 10.
- File Name: srv.sys
- File Extension: SYS file extension
- Description: Server driver
- Object File Type: Driver
- File Operating System: Windows NT 32-bit
- MIME Type: application/octet-stream
- Software Development: Microsoft Corporation
- Software Program: Microsoft Windows Operating System
- Legal Copyright: Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved
- Character Set: Unicode
- Language Code: English (u.S)
- File Flags: None
- File Flags Mask: 0x003f
- Entry Point: 0x8c010
- Code Size: 355328
There are some reasons why the srv.sys error happens. Most of them involve the Blue Screen of Death or BSOD errors. They are the kinds of srv.sys errors that are able to be caused by the hardware issues, corrupt drivers, outdated firmware, or the other issues related to software such as Microsoft Office Access 2010 update. For those who are curious, some of the errors include Windows failed to start – srv.sys, srv.sys failed to load, srv.sys could not be found, and The file srv.sys is missing or corrupt.
In a lot of cases, you will face the srv.sys BSOD errors after you have installed a new hardware, software, or performed a failed Windows Update. In some other cases, it happens due to software corruption which is caused by a malware infection.
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