Security Driver (secdrv) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Default Settings

Startup type: Automatic
Display name:Security Driver
Service name:secdrv
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\secdrv

Default Behavior

Security Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it is starting automatically on the operating system startup. If Security Driver 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 secdrv service is not running because of the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Security 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 secdrv start= auto
sc start secdrv

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.