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

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.