Windows XP Services

Dmload - Windows XP Service

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

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Since Dmload 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 Boot Boot Boot

Default Properties

Display name:Dmload
Service name:dmload
Error control:normal
Group:System Bus Extender

Default Behavior

The Dmload service is a kernel driver. If the Dmload 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 dmload service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Dmload

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreDmloadWindowsXP.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 dmload.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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