What is symc8xx?

The genuine symc8xx.sys file is a software component of Microsoft® Windows by LSI Logic.
The "symc8xx.sys" file is a Windows driver file from LSI Logic for the SCSI controller on the Symbios (LSI) chipset. The file is a miniport driver that controls SCSI functionality. Microsoft works with many manufacturers to provide compatibility within their Operating Systems and to integrate the product's functionality within the Windows system.

SymC8XX stands for Symbios Controller 8XX SCSI Miniport Driver

Symc8xx.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if symc8xx.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Symc8xx.sys file information

The process known as Symbios (version 8XX SCSI Miniport Driver) or LSI Logic (version 8XX SCSI Miniport Driver) belongs to software Microsoft® Windows (version 2000 Operating System) or Microsoft Windows Operating System by LSI Logic (

Description: The original symc8xx.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. Symc8xx.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 32,640 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. It is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window. Symc8xx.sys is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. The service has no detailed description. symc8xx.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify symc8xx.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as symc8xx.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the symc8xx.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

is corrupted
my dell computer will not boot up
It's a driver for a SCSI chip from Symbios (LSI)
Symbios 8XX SCSI Miniport Driver

Summary: Average user rating of symc8xx.sys: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think symc8xx.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade symc8xx.sys ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving symc8xx issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with symc8xx. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the symc8xx.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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