Terminal Device Driver (TermDD) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Terminal Server Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:System
Display name:Terminal Device Driver
Service name:TermDD
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TermDD

Default Behavior

Terminal Device Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is starting right at Kernel initialization. If the Terminal Device Driver 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 TermDD service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Terminal Device Driver

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

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

3. Run the saved file.

4. Restart the computer.

The TermDD service is using the termdd.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.