KSecDD Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:KSecDD
Service name:KSecDD
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\KSecDD

Default Behavior

KSecDD is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is starting before Kernel initialization. If the KSecDD 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 KSecDD service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for KSecDD

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

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.