Bcmfn2 Service Defaults in Windows 8

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The Bcmfn2 Service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Bcmfn2 Service
Service name:bcmfn2
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\bcmfn2

Default Behavior

The Bcmfn2 Service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Bcmfn2 Service 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 bcmfn2 service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Bcmfn2 Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config bcmfn2 start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The bcmfn2 service is using the bcmfn2.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.