Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy (MSPQM) Service Defaults in Windows XP

MS Proxy Quality Manager by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy
Service name:MSPQM
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\MSPQM.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSPQM

Default Behavior

Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy 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 MSPQM service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Streaming Quality Manager Proxy

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config MSPQM start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The MSPQM service is using the MSPQM.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.