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Startup program entry details:

NvSvc (RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

User's choice - depends whether a user deems it necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.


Initially installed with Vista display drivers for NVIDIA based graphics cards. This entry replaced the "NVIDIA Display Driver Service" or "NVIDIA Driver Helper Service" in XP - which was used in part to maintain overclocked display settings. In a GeForce 8800GT test system this isn't the case. Disabling it caused no ill effects but it's exact purpose isn't known - hence the "U" recommendation

Startup information:

Registry (Start → Run → regedit)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart

Other information:


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