Brother MFC USB Fax Only Modem (BrUsbMdm) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Brother USB MDM Driver by Brother Industries Ltd..

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Brother MFC USB Fax Only Modem
Service name:BrUsbMdm
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\Drivers\BrUsbMdm.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BrUsbMdm

Default Behavior

Brother MFC USB Fax Only Modem is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Brother MFC USB Fax Only Modem fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the BrUsbMdm service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Brother MFC USB Fax Only Modem

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config BrUsbMdm start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The BrUsbMdm service is using the BrUsbMdm.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 7 installation media.