Windows XP Services

Dmboot - Windows XP Service

NT Disk Manager Startup Driver by Microsoft Corp., Veritas Software.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Since Dmboot 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 Boot Disabled Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Dmboot
Service name:dmboot
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Dmboot service is a kernel driver. If the Dmboot 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 dmboot service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Dmboot

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreDmbootWindowsXP.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 dmboot.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.

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