Windows XP Services

Hpn - Windows XP Service

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Since Hpn 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:Hpn
Service name:hpn
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI miniport

Default Behavior

The Hpn service is a kernel driver. If the Hpn 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 hpn service has failed to start.


If the Hpn is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type for Hpn

Automated Restore

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

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.