Retrieves the serial number of any portable media player connected to your computer. If this service is stopped, protected content might not be down loaded to the device.
This service exists in Windows XP only.
|Windows XP edition||without SP||SP1||SP2||SP3|
|Home||not exists||not exists||Manual||Manual|
|Professional||not exists||not exists||Manual||Manual|
|Display name:||Portable Media Serial Number Service|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The Portable Media Serial Number Service runs as LocalSystem in a shared process. It shares an executable file with other services. If the Portable Media Serial Number Service 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 WmdmPmSN service has failed to start.
1. Select your Windows XP edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestorePortableMediaSerialNumberServiceWindowsXP.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
mspmsnsv.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.