PDCOMP Service Defaults in Windows XP

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:PDCOMP
Service name:PDCOMP
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PDCOMP

Default Behavior

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

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config PDCOMP start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.