Floppy Disk Controller Driver (fdc) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Floppy Disk Controller Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Floppy Disk Controller Driver
Service name:fdc
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fdc

Default Behavior

The Floppy Disk Controller Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Floppy Disk Controller 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 fdc service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Floppy Disk Controller 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 fdc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The fdc service is using the fdc.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.