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LDDM Graphics Subsystem - Windows 8 Service

Controls the underlying video driver stacks to provide fully-featured display capabilities.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:LDDM Graphics Subsystem
Service name:DXGKrnl
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\dxgkrnl.sys
Error control:ignore
Group:Video Init

Default Behavior

The LDDM Graphics Subsystem service is a kernel mode driver. If LDDM Graphics Subsystem fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Type for LDDM Graphics Subsystem

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreLDDMGraphicsSubsystemWindows8.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.

Note. Make sure that the dxgkrnl.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.