Indirect Displays Kernel-Mode Driver (IndirectKmd) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Kernel mode driver that implements the Indirect Displays framework.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Indirect Displays Kernel-Mode Driver
Service name:IndirectKmd
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IndirectKmd

Default Behavior

Indirect Displays Kernel-Mode Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Indirect Displays Kernel-Mode Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Indirect Displays Kernel-Mode Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config IndirectKmd start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The IndirectKmd service is using the IndirectKmd.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.