RDPCDD Service Defaults in Windows XP

RDP Miniport by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: System
Display name:RDPCDD
Service name:RDPCDD
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Video Save
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RDPCDD

Default Behavior

RDPCDD is a kernel device driver. In Windows XP it is starting right at Kernel initialization. If the RDPCDD fails to load or initialize, Windows XP start up proceeds without error messages, but information about the failure is being written into Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of RDPCDD

1. Run the Command Prompt.

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

sc config RDPCDD start= system
sc start RDPCDD

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The RDPCDD service is using the RDPCDD.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.