Floppy Disk Driver (flpydisk) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Floppy Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Floppy Disk 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 flpydisk start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The flpydisk service is using the flpydisk.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.