Floppy Disk Controller Driver (fdc) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Floppy Disk Controller Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Floppy Disk Controller Driver
Service name:fdc
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\fdc.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fdc

Default Behavior

Floppy Disk Controller Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Floppy Disk Controller Driver fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the fdc service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Floppy Disk Controller Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config fdc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The fdc service is using the fdc.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.