Pdc Service Defaults in Windows 10

Power Dependency Coordinator Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:Pdc
Service name:pdc
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:Boot Bus Extender
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\pdc.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\pdc

Default Behavior

Pdc is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting by the operating system Boot Loader as a part of the driver stack for the boot volume. If Pdc fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 attempts to record the error details into Event Log and restart the PC, using the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration cannot be applied or working improperly, Windows 10 startup process halts with a Stop error. If you disable or delete the pdc service, Windows 10 won't start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Pdc

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config pdc start= boot
sc start pdc

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The pdc service is using the pdc.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.