Remote Access PPPOE Driver (RasPppoe) Service Defaults in Windows XP

Remote Access PPPOE Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Remote Access PPPOE Driver
Service name:RasPppoe
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasPppoe

Default Behavior

Remote Access PPPOE Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it won't start until the current user starts it. If the Remote Access PPPOE Driver 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 RasPppoe service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Remote Access PPPOE Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config RasPppoe start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The RasPppoe service is using the raspppoe.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.