Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy (MSPQM) Service Defaults in Windows 10

MS Proxy Quality Manager by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy
Service name:MSPQM
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\MSPQM.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSPQM

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config MSPQM start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The MSPQM service is using the MSPQM.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.