AMD Processor Driver (AmdPPM) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Processor Device Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:AMD Processor Driver
Service name:AmdPPM
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AmdPPM

Default Behavior

The AMD Processor Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If AMD Processor Driver 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 AmdPPM service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of AMD Processor Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config AmdPPM start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The AmdPPM service is using the amdppm.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.