Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector (WUDFRd) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector
Service name:WUDFRd
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:base
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\WudfRd.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WUDFRd

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config WUDFRd start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The WUDFRd service is using the WudfRd.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.