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Software Bus Driver - Windows XP Service

Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Software Bus Driver
Service name:swenum
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS\swenum.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Software Bus Driver service is a kernel driver. If the Software Bus Driver 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 swenum service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Software Bus Driver

Automated Restore

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

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

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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