Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer (DMusic) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer
Service name:DMusic
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\DMusic.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DMusic

Default Behavior

Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the DMusic service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer

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

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.

The DMusic service is using the DMusic.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows XP installation media.