Modem Service Defaults in Windows 10

Modem Device Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Modem
Service name:Modem
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Extended base
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\modem.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Modem

Default Behavior

Modem is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Modem fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Modem

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config Modem start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Modem service is using the modem.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.