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. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_Npfs_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.