Windows XP Services

FltMgr - Windows XP Service

File System Filter Manager Driver.

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:FltMgr
Service name:FltMgr
Error control:normal
Group:FSFilter Infrastructure

Default Behavior

The FltMgr service is a file system driver. If the FltMgr 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 FltMgr service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of FltMgr

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreFltMgrWindowsXP.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 fltMgr.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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