KSecPkg Service Defaults in Windows 8

Kernel Security Support Provider Interface Packages by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Boot
Display name:KSecPkg
Service name:KSecPkg
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\KSecPkg

Default Behavior

The KSecPkg service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If KSecPkg fails to load or initialize, the error details should be automatically logged. Then Windows 8 is restarting the PC and attempting to use the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration isn't working properly, Windows 8 startup ends with a Stop error. If you disable the KSecPkg service, Windows 8 will fail to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of KSecPkg

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config KSecPkg start= boot
sc start KSecPkg

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The KSecPkg service is using the ksecpkg.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.