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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎05-05-2012
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what does it mean when wddm service is not running

what does it mean wddm service not running?

 is it important and if so how do  I get it to run.

 thanks

Provost
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Message 2 of 14 (34,078 Views)

Re: what does it mean when wddm service is not running

Hi,

 

Do you have a Western Digital external HDD ? If yes please check this:

 

   http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-hardware/windows-version-51-at-start-up-...

 

Regards.

BH
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Honor Student
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Re: what does it mean when wddm service is not running

thank you

 Yes , i have  the external drive and never thought of it.

Intern
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Re: what does it mean when wddm service is not running

When I boot this computer it says WDDM is  not running. Task Manager says that WD SmartWare is running. When I click on WD SmartWare on the task bar, System (my computer) information shows, but nothing else. When I try to click on Update Software, Contact us, or anything else, MS Word opens with some html code. I can't do anything else.

Student
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Re: what does it mean when wddm service is not running

Message received is WDDM Service not running.  What does that mean

Distinguished Professor
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Re: what does it mean when wddm service is not running

Hello bAUNTBO,

 

Have you tried the options that are in the second link in this forum thread?

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Honor Student
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Re: what does it mean when wddm service is not running

My HP laptop gave me the message that my WDDM service is not running.  Is it important?  What does it do?  How do I fix it?

Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎09-10-2012
Message 8 of 14 (32,800 Views)

Re: what does it mean when wddm service is not running

Thanks it probablly wants to update and I do not have the Western Digital software or external device on or hooked up.
Intern
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Re: what does it mean when wddm service is not running

I gave up on this thing.

Student
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Message 10 of 14 (26,823 Views)

Re: what does it mean when wddm service is not running

My harddrive is a WD and i havewindows 7 but Ithink it began as vista. I took it in for repair and windows 7 was on it when I got it back. Can you help me - there is a lot on this drive and I know i have space left. It is a 500drive.

 

Thank you so much!

Maggie Gossett

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