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. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config secdrv start= auto
sc start secdrv

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.