Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy (MSPCLOCK) Service Defaults in Windows XP

MS Proxy Clock by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy
Service name:MSPCLOCK
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\MSPCLOCK.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSPCLOCK

Default Behavior

Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy 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 MSPCLOCK service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Streaming Clock Proxy

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config MSPCLOCK start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The MSPCLOCK service is using the MSPCLOCK.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.