Windows XP Services

Perc2 - Windows XP Service

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Since Perc2 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 Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled

Default Properties

Display name:Perc2
Service name:perc2
Error control:normal
Group:SCSI miniport

Default Behavior

The Perc2 service is a kernel driver. If the Perc2 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 perc2 service has failed to start.


If the Perc2 is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type of Perc2

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestorePerc2WindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

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