Windows is a relatively stable OS; however, sometimes, unknown things can pop out of the blue to surprise users. The operating system can mount virtual devices to help users install games or programs using virtual disks. However, this also adds an XVDD SCSI Miniport at times.
This can be an issue as your computer will demand a restart again and again. In this article, we’re looking at what is XVDD SCSI Miniport and the solutions you can take to fix the problem.
The XVDD SCSI Miniport
The XVDD SCSI Miniport is a virtual device that uses virtual SCSI to emulate CD drives. This can come up when you mount ISO files or install programs like Daemon Tools.
Additionally, some windows settings might also require this virtual device to be installed, so seeing it in the Device Manager isn’t an issue. It’s a perfectly safe and legitimate part of Windows.
How to fix this?
If the error is asking you to reboot repeatedly, you can try out the following fixes.
Update your PC
The first thing you should do is to update your PC. Updating your PC will, in most cases, update your drivers and fix any issues in the process.
Uninstall the Xbox app
If you’ve been installing games from the Xbox app, it can also create these virtual drives to mount virtual CDs and install these games. Uninstalling the Xbox app can potentially remove the XVDD SCSI Miniport as well.
Update your drivers
Updating (or uninstalling the problematic driver can also fix the problem.
Step 1: Right-click Start and select Device Manager from the menu.
Step 2: Expand the problematic driver, right-click on it and click Update driver.
Step 3: Click on Search automatically for drivers. Windows will then automatically look for and download the latest drivers.
While this should help resolve the error, in case it doesn’t, click Uninstall device and restart your PC to force Windows to install the required drivers. You can then update them later.
Run an SFC scan
Corrupt files are the number one reason your PC might behave weirdly. Here’s how you can get rid of them and potentially resolve your issue.
Step 1: Press Windows Key + S to bring up the Cortana/Search box and search for Powershell. Open Windows Powershell from the search results.
Step 2: Type sfc /scannow to scan your system for issues.
Step 3: If the SFC scan finds any problems, use the following command to resolve them.
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
Restart your PC, and the error should be resolved.