Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector (WUDFRd) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector
Service name:WUDFRd
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\WUDFRd.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WUDFRd

Default Behavior

The Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector 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 WUDFRd service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Reflector

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config WUDFRd start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The WUDFRd service is using the WUDFRd.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.