Generic Packet Classifier (Gpc) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Generic Packet Classifier.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Generic Packet Classifier
Service name:Gpc
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:PNP_TDI
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\msgpc.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Gpc

Default Behavior

Generic Packet Classifier is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Generic Packet Classifier 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 Gpc service has failed to start.

Dependencies

The QoS Packet Scheduler depends on the Generic Packet Classifier service.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Generic Packet Classifier

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

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.

The Gpc service is using the msgpc.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.