Intel(R) Power Engine Plug-in Driver (intelpep) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Intel Power Engine Plugin by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:Intel(R) Power Engine Plug-in Driver
Service name:intelpep
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\intelpep

Default Behavior

The Intel(R) Power Engine Plug-in Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If Intel(R) Power Engine Plug-in Driver fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the intelpep service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Intel(R) Power Engine Plug-in Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config intelpep start= boot
sc start intelpep

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The intelpep service is using the intelpep.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 8 installation media.