Modem Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Modem
Service name:Modem
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Extended base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Modem

Default Behavior

Modem is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Modem 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 Modem

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config Modem start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.