Windows XP Services

CmdIde - Windows XP Service

This service also exists in Windows 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Since CmdIde is a kernel driver, its startup might be configured depending on installed hardware. Changing its startup configuration might cause unexpected hardware issues. In the table below you can see how it is configured on my system, but your default settings might differ from mine.

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
Home Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
Professional Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:CmdIde
Service name:CmdIde
Error control:normal
Group:System Bus Extender

Default Behavior

The CmdIde service is a kernel driver. If the CmdIde fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the CmdIde service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for CmdIde

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.