Npfs Service Defaults in Windows 8

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

The Npfs service is a file system driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded and initialized at Kernel initialization. If Npfs 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 Npfs service hasn't been started.

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.