Ntfs Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type:Disabled
Display name:Ntfs
Service name:Ntfs
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:File system
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Ntfs

Default Behavior

Ntfs is a file system driver. In Windows XP it is disabled and isn't loading or starting. If the Ntfs 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 Ntfs service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Ntfs

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc stop Ntfs
sc config Ntfs start= disabled

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.