Secdrv Service Defaults in Windows XP

SafeDisc driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Secdrv
Service name:Secdrv
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\secdrv.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Secdrv

Default Behavior

Secdrv is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Secdrv 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 Secdrv service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Secdrv

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config Secdrv start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Secdrv service is using the secdrv.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.