FltMgr Service Defaults in Windows XP

File System Filter Manager Driver.

The FltMgr service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Boot
Display name:FltMgr
Service name:FltMgr
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:FSFilter Infrastructure
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FltMgr

Default Behavior

FltMgr is a file system driver. In Windows XP it is starting before Kernel initialization. If the FltMgr fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the FltMgr service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of FltMgr

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config FltMgr start= boot
sc start FltMgr

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The FltMgr service is using the fltMgr.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 XP installation media.