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Microsoft Watchdog Timer Driver - Windows 8 Service

Microsoft Watchdog Timer Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Pro Manual not exists not exists
Enterprise Manual not exists not exists

Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Watchdog Timer Driver
Service name:Wd
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\wd.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Watchdog Timer Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Microsoft Watchdog Timer Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Wd service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Watchdog Timer Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftWatchdogTimerDriverWindows8.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 wd.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.