Power Framework Processor Driver (FxPPM) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Processor Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Power Framework Processor Driver
Service name:FxPPM
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\fxppm.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FxPPM

Default Behavior

The Power Framework Processor Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Power Framework Processor Driver fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the FxPPM service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Power Framework Processor Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config FxPPM start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The FxPPM service is using the fxppm.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.