Kernel Mode Driver Frameworks service (Wdf01000) Defaults in Windows 8

Kernel Mode Driver Framework Runtime by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:Kernel Mode Driver Frameworks service
Service name:Wdf01000
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:WdfLoadGroup
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wdf01000

Default Behavior

The Kernel Mode Driver Frameworks service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If Kernel Mode Driver Frameworks service 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 Wdf01000 service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Kernel Mode Driver Frameworks service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config Wdf01000 start= boot
sc start Wdf01000

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The Wdf01000 service is using the Wdf01000.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.