Npfs Service Defaults in Windows 7

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:Npfs
Service name:Npfs
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:File system
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Npfs

Default Behavior

Npfs is a file system driver. In Windows 7 it is being loaded at Kernel initialization. If Npfs fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the Npfs service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Npfs

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config Npfs start= system
sc start Npfs

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.