Intel Processor Driver (intelppm) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Processor Device Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Intel Processor Driver
Service name:intelppm
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\intelppm.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\intelppm

Default Behavior

Intel Processor Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If Intel Processor Driver 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 intelppm service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Intel Processor 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 intelppm start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The intelppm service is using the intelppm.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.