Security Driver (secdrv) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Default Settings

Startup type:Automatic
Display name:Security Driver
Service name:secdrv
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\secdrv

Default Behavior

The Security Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is starting automatically during the operating system startup. If Security 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 secdrv service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Security Driver

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

2. Save the Win8_secdrv_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.