IPMIDRV Service Defaults in Windows 7

WMI IPMI DRIVER by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:IPMIDRV
Service name:IPMIDRV
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IPMIDRV

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of IPMIDRV

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config IPMIDRV start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The IPMIDRV service is using the IPMIDrv.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.