Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer (DMusic) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer
Service name:DMusic
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DMusic

Default Behavior

Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer fails to start, the technical information about the error is added to the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box should be displayed informing the user that the DMusic service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Kernel DLS Syntheiszer

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config DMusic start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The DMusic service is using the DMusic.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 XP installation media.