Windows 10 Services

Background Activity Moderator Driver - Windows 10 Service

Controls activity of background applications.

This service exists in Windows 10 only.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:Background Activity Moderator Driver
Service name:bam
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Background Activity Moderator Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Background Activity Moderator Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the bam service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Background Activity Moderator Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreBackgroundActivityModeratorDriverWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the bam.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.

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