Atdisk Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type:Disabled
Display name:Atdisk
Service name:Atdisk
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Primary disk
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Atdisk

Default Behavior

Atdisk is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is disabled and isn't loading or starting. If the Atdisk fails to load or initialize, Windows XP start up proceeds without error messages, but information about the failure is being written into Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Atdisk

1. Select your Windows XP edition and service pack, and then click Download.

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.